June 6, 2020

Monthly Fraternity Gathering

The Fraternity of Brother Francis, Secular Franciscan Order will hold their monthly gathering the second Saturday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:30 pm.  We meet in the Holy Family Hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Newton NC.  Please join us.  Come and see….  

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ARG 2019 – Ridgecrest NC

  Brothers & Sisters of St. Francis Region will hold their Annual Regional Gathering (ARG) August 9-12, 2019.  Mark you calendars for fun, formation and Franciscan spiritual growth!  Reservations due before June 12th.  

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Elections – Fraternity of Brother Francis

Fraternity of Brother Francis will prayerfully elect new officers for the Fraternity at the July Fraternity gathering.  Regional Visitors Sara Nell B. & Joanita N.  will be in attendance.  May we be open to serve our fraternity with the humble example of St. Francis.  

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Transitus – October 2018

The Transitus Service is an annual Franciscan devotion for religious and secular alike observed over the past three decades.   Each year on the evening of October 3rd, we remember the passing of Francis of Assisi from this life into God through a Transitus ritual. The Transitus has become a significant annual event where we ritually revisit the story of Francis’ passing. It specifies the living memory of Francis; it intensifies our commitment to follow Christ in the way of the poor man of Assisi.   The Fraternity of Brother Francis, Newton NC celebrated the annual Transitus service with …

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Carole’s 25th OFS Anniversary & Paula’s Profession to the OFS – August 11, 2018

Saturday, August 11th – The Feast of St. Clare-Two Celebrations!!!   The Fraternity of Brother Francis celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Profession for our minister, Carole Marmorato, OFS. August 8th was the actual anniversary and how fantastic it was  to celebrate this achievement on The Feast of St. Clare. Also celebrated was the Mass of Permanent Profession to the Secular Franciscan Order for Paula Coleman, OFS.  Paula is now the newest permanently professed member of the Fraternity of Brother Francis, Secular Franciscan Order. The day was filled with celebration and joy!  Thanks be to God.

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Bernie’s Profession to the Secular Franciscan Order – February 2018

February 24th, 2018 Mr. Bernard Taft, OFS made his solemn profession to the Secular Franciscan Order!  Bernie was joined in a Franciscan Mass of Profession presided over by Father Jim Collins of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Newton, NC.  Bernie’s friends and Franciscan family were all present and the celebration continued afterward in the Holy Family Hall. Father Jim & Bernie

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The Bible Timeline – The Story of Salvation – April 2017

Fraternity of Brother Francis is proud to offer a new Bible Study class based on Jeff Cavins The Bible Timeline series. First class is Monday April 24th, and will meet each 2nd and 4th Monday evenings each month 6:30pm to 8:00pm at St Josephs Catholic Church in Newton NC. Parishioners Welcome !!! Bring your Bible and Catechism to each class. Class workbook $35 and we will try to help those who cannot afford the cost. This is a wonderful study of the Bible Narrative books of the old testament and puts old testament in context of the new …

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