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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.

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St. Francis Fraternity May 12, 2022


St. Francis Fraternity November 14, 2019


St. Francis Fraternity October 13, 2016

St. Francis Fraternity March 12, 2015

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.



Fraternity Election May 12, 2022

St. Francis Brunch 2019

Profession-Angie and Domenica November 8, 2018

Rite of Admission

Angie, Domenica and Jacquie

Welcoming 5-12-16
Angie, Domenica and Jacquie

Visit: National Minister of Cuba

 2010 2011; 2012; 2013
2014  2015 2016  2017 2018  2019

 Introductions of Angela Mariniello, Domenica Panuccio & Jackie Taveras October 8, 2015

Welcoming of Gene Ciaralli
Visit of Fr. Andrew Nisari and Flora Hand


Rite of Admission
Josephine Cigna March 14, 2024


June 25, 2023

Alessandra, Rosellina, Vivian
October 14, 2021

Rite of Admission JoAnn Rean

School supplies 2018

Packing School supplies 2017

St. Francis Fraternity Council

November 2015

 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 2015

Parish Feast Days 2014
Parish Feast Days 2013

Parish Feast Days 2012
Blessing of the Animals
Feast Day Mass

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

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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

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
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Fraternity Christmas 2009
 Anna's 55th Anniversary
Visitation 2008

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Fraternity Christmas Party '04

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Fraternity Elections 2003
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