Sunday, November 25, 2012

Deceased Still Touch Our Lives

Fr. Henry Madigan, OFM Conv
"Friendship and concern does not end at death, but continues," Fr. Henry Madigan, OFM Conv., told some 60 people Nov. 18 at a Service of Remembrance, co-sponsored by St. Joseph Fraternity and St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church. "We have the opportunity to reflect on how they have touched our lives and to reflect on how they are part of the reality of God's church."

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fraternity Elects Servant-Leaders

Joanne Lockwood, OFS, of Barneveld was elected minister of St. Joseph Fraternity on Sunday, Sept. 16.

She and other members of the newly elected council will serve a three-year term.

Joanne was previously assistant formation director and also serves as secretary for the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Regional Fraternity.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Life of Kateri Has Message for Today

Kateri Tekakwitha
Beth Lynch

"It all started with the Franciscans."

That's how Beth Lynch opened her talk on Kateri Tekakwitha, the soon-to-be first Native American saint, at St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church on July 15.

Monday, June 18, 2012

4 New Secular Franciscans

Friar Henry Madigan
“The central act of Francis was to respond to the word of God,” Fr. Henry Madigan, OFM Conv., reminded four candidates at the Rite of Profession on May 20 at St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church. Like the apostles, “Francis and companions received a call to extend the word of Christ and the love of God.”

Likewise, he said, those being professed as Secular Franciscans are accepting the call to bring Christ and the Gospels into their everyday lives.