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Secular Franciscan Order
St. Padre Pio
Secular Franciscan Fraternity

Meeting Nights:  Third Wednesday of the month.
January - June
April 16 (Information Gathering)
May 21
June 18
Living Scripture Dinner Meeting.

March 16
2:00PM
in the
"Atrium"
of the
Pope John Paul II Family Life Center
at the Holy Family Ministry Center

THE SEDER MEAL (
The Jewish Passover Meal) THE LAST SUPPER
We will have the opportunity to experience the meal in which Jesus instituted the
Eucharist and the Priesthood bringing these Sacraments even more alive in our hearts.

Come and bring your family.
Please RSVP to Debby Pope by March 8  
806-231-3914


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St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
4100 S. Coulter Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79109

All are welcome to attend a meeting to "Come and See"
Contact Maggie Lippincott, Minister of the Fraternity at 381-1230 or
Nan Weber, Formation Director at 806-365-4651


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"INFORMATION GATHERING"
Learn what it means to be a Secular Franciscan.
April 13, 2008
2:00 PM
Place to be announced

The evening will include:
  •  Presentations on the Franciscan Calling
  • Time for questions and answers
  • Refreshments
  • Opportunity to fellowship with Secular Franciscans
Is God calling you to become a follower of Jesus
in the footsteps of St. Francis,
going
"from Gospel to Life and Life to Gospel"?



Amarillo has been strongly formed in the Franciscan spirit with
6 Franciscan  orders of Sisters, as well as,
the Franciscan Priests at the St. Lawrence Cathedral on Spring Street.


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NEW INQUIRY CLASSES

Classes will begin on APRIL 16


Pictured below are members of the Fraternity with Fr. Adelberto, a Franciscan priest and our Spiritual Assistant.  Also from left to right are Ed Weber, Nan Weber (Formation Director), Susan Dolph (Sr. Mary Margaret), Father, Mary Biggers (Treasurer), Joseph Manno, Theresa Manno, Willie Faye Huseman.   Mary, Joseph, Theresa and Willie Faye served on the Council from 2004 - 2007.
The council helps to guide the Fraternity in the way of St. Francis with prayer, teaching, Mass and Adoration, service, outreach in the community and brother and sisterhood to one another.
  
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Holy Family Ministry Center has been Franciscan in its ministry from the beginning.  The union of Divine Mercy and Franciscan Spirituality makes an intimate connection to the cross of Jesus and its "victory over sin and death".  The work of St. Francis, St. Clare, St Camillus, St. Padre Pio, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and the teachings of Pope John Paul II have greatly influenced our lives and our mission to those vulnerable people who cannot speak for themselves and to help others in need regardless of economic status, race, creed or capacity as we are able, with the help of God.

St. Francis's life has been written by many but the edition written by Thomas of Celano is one of the 2 official copies of his life, call and his mission.  This particular addition is found in a book called "The Omnibus", the collection of writings including the "Little Flowers of St. Francis"; The 2 lives of St. Francis;

Another of the resource websites for Secular Franciscan materials is www.rc.net/sfo/laverna/resources.htm

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New Council
Maggie Lippincott  - Minister
Annette Birkenfeld - Vice-Minister
Debbie Pope - Secretary
Mary Biggers - Treasurer
Nan Weber - Formation Director
Ed Weber - Counselor
Branden Kratochvil - Counselor

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