ST. FRANCIS FRATERNITY

 SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER

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Celebrate the Transitus and Feast of St. Francis at
St. Francis Parish, Hackensack
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Please pray with our fraternity for the return of our Catholic brothers and sisters
who have strayed from the church or who doubt their faith.
Rebuild My Church
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St. Francis Fraternity meets at St. Francis Parish, 50 Lodi Street, Hackensack, NJ on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Church Hall. Each month we join as a Secular Franciscan fraternity in a form of Liturgical Prayer--either Mass or the Liturgy of the Hours. We have talks and programs presented by our members, our Spiritual Assistant and various guest speakers. Our Apostolates include collecting hats, scarves and gloves for the homeless in winter, a Baby Shower for Birth Right in the Spring and collecting school supplies for the Southwest Missions in the summer and fall. We also contribute to the St. Francis Food Pantry. Our fraternity sponsors the Apostolate of Prayer  for all intentions submitted and the prayer "Rebuild My Church" to inspire those who have left the church to return.

Our Certificate of Establishment

 


St. Francis Fraternity
December 8, 2011


December 14, 2006

Our fraternity was founded in 1926 as an Italian-speaking fraternity with the first three professions taking place in April of 1927. The Capuchin Franciscan Friars of Stigmata Province have always served as our Spiritual Assistants. Today, we are a diverse community: young and old; women and men; English, Italian and Spanish-speaking.

Mission Statement

St. Francis Fraternity is a group of professed Secular Franciscans of varied ethnic heritage, who are part of our Lady of the Angels Region of the Secular Franciscan Order. Our members come from many parishes in Bergen and Passaic Counties. We seek to build community among fraternity members, along with the entire Franciscan family, in our home and work situations, in our service to the Roman Catholic Church, and in the public arena. We strive to promote a life of prayer and simplicity, peace and justice, and respect for all creation. Members pledge themselves "through their baptism and profession to proclaim the 'good news' by their life and words", going from "gospel to life and life to gospel" With the help of St. Francis of Assisi, our titular patron, we nourish our members, providing direction and resources for their understanding of our Rule, our Constitutions, our National Statutes, and our Regional Guidelines.


SPECIAL PICTURES


Brunch
2002;2003;2004;2006;2007;
2008
2009;
 2010 2011; 2012; 2013

Welcoming of Gene Ciaralli
Visit of Fr. Andrew Nisari and Flora Hand
8-14-2014


New Fraternity Council November 8, 2012

 Our Members at the Region Retreat

50th Anniversary Celebration
and Youth Visit

Rite of Admission-Pat Cervino
Welcoming-Emilia Arnone

January 12, 2012

Christmas Gathering 2011

  
 

Parish Feast Days 2013

Parish Feast Days 2012
Blessing of the Animals
Transitus
Feast Day Mass

Parish Feast Days--2005
October 3-4, 2003
Padre Pio Procession 2004

 
Pictures added
Region Pictures and Links
Tony and Laura Buda's Profession-2009
John Nacco's Profession
Profession 2006
Mimma LoMuscio's Profession
Harry Henky's Profession
Teresa Iozzia's Professio
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2004-2008 Rite of Admission
Anniversaries 2007

St. Francis Feast Day 2011
Film Night: Clare and Francis
Feast of St. Clare 2011
Rite of Profession Patricia Moclaire
 Welcoming Pat Cervino

Feast of St. Francis '10
Youth Visit
 Fraternity Christmas 2010

Fraternity Christmas 2009
 Anna's 55th Anniversary
Visitation 2008

Creating Our Banner
Christmas Party 2007 & Banner
Fraternity Christmas Party '04

Fraternity Elections 2009
Fraternity Elections 2006
Our May Meeting
 Coffee Hour '02
Fraternity Elections 2003
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