Let us pray for your needs and intentions – you and your members of your family, both living and deceased, will be remembered in the novenas celebrated for your intentions and in the masses offered each day for you.

Our Current Novena

March 2018

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
Then he breathed on them, and said:
“Receive the Holy Spirit”
..John 20:21,22

Dear Friend,

Receive the Holy Spirit! – what a glorious gift our risen Jesus gave the world when he appeared to his friends and followers, poured out his Holy Spirit to them, and sent them off to work in his holy name.

Filled with the gift of the Holy Spirit, our Franciscan missionary friars are sent off into the world to minister to God’s neediest people in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Every day they live the resurrection of Christ by caring for the sick, the elderly, and the suffering. They bring food, medicine and love to starving children and their families. They carry light and hope to lives ravaged by disaster.

And every day they worship and pray, filled with gratitude for friends like you, who are moved by the Holy Spirit to support our work with your prayers and offerings.

We are honored to remember your special petitions and needs in two Novenas of Holy Masses from March 20 to March 28, and from Easter Sunday, April 1 to April 9 at Holy Sepulchre in the Holy Land.

What a wonderful opportunity this is to call on the Holy Spirit to restore hope for a loved one in need, renew the faith of a discouraged friend, or refresh your own spirit through the promise of the resurrection.

And the opportunity, too, to renew and restore the lives of others in dire need by sending an Easter offering of $15, $25, $50, or whatever you can give, to support the work of our missionary friars wherever they serve.

Thanks to your Easter offering of any amount, our friars can continue to offer their prayers and good works in Jesus’ name to thousands of people suffering under the yoke of poverty and oppression.

They will have medicine to restore health to a critically ill child. They will be able to provide crutches and treatment for a crippled and elderly man. They will provide comfort, food, and shelter for thousands left homeless in the aftermath of a hurricane or flood.

And most of all, they will carry the promise of the resurrection to those in greatest need through teaching, prayer, and preaching the gospel in simple churches and parishes built with the offerings of Franciscan Mission friends like you.

In all that we do, we feel your supporting faith and take courage in knowing that you are with us, through every difficult mile, in even the darkest of days.

We joyfully share the triumphs we achieve in the name of our risen Lord with you who have made it possible, and we pray that the miracle of Easter may bring abundant blessings to you and those you love.

May peace be with you.


Fr. Robert, O.F.M.

P.S. Please send your intentions just as soon as you can so we can pray for your special needs in our upcoming Easter Novenas of Masses.  Thank you and God bless you.