stfrancisoffice has written 164 posts for St Francis of Assisi Parkview

Church Inclusive: Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost, 17 October 2021-Celebrating St Francis)

Dear Franciscans The jacarandas are beginning.  It’s that time of year when our city becomes quite beautiful.  I hope you notice and enjoy the purple avenues which are about to surround us! If you haven’t had a chance to see, please come and admire our amazing courtyard creeper.  It’s that one with lilac flowers which … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost, 10 October 2021-Celebrating St Francis)

Dear Franciscans Hello to you all, As we continue to celebrate and remember our identity as Franciscans, we recall the love, joy, energy and faith St Francis lived at a time of political upheaval, corruption and a huge divide between rich and poor, need and want.  Let’s be encouraged!  Please remember our Pet Blessing service on Sunday at 10 … Continue reading

Patronal Festival, 3 October 2021

Dear Franciscans A new month, summer rains and level 1!  These are signs of life and hope as we enter our Patronal month when we celebrate the life and faith of St Francis. Do join us on Sunday for our Patronal Festival.  Ven Lynda Shimmin will share with us and there will be tea in … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost, 19 September 2021 (Season of Creation)

Dear Franciscans Hello to you all Please join us on Sunday for our service – it is at 8.30 online on this link  or in person.  The pew leaflet and liturgy are attached. You are welcome to join us tomorrow (18 Sept) for the walk at The Wilds too – it is at 9.30.  Please contact … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost, 16 September 2021 (Season of Creation)

Dear Franciscans Please remember the Jukskei cleanup tomorrow – all details are in the last week’s pew leaflet or on the WhatsApp thread of the Parish group.  Janet Magner can be contacted too for further information on 083 702 7885. As we look forward to Sunday, so we keep Joshua Driol in prayer along with his … Continue reading

Social Concerns report – St Francis: 31 August 2021

By: Esther K Malia and James Macdonald 1. Feeding a hungry and displaced community The continued success of St Francis’ weekend feeding scheme is largely due to the commitment and support of parishioners and members of the community. Thanks to them, the weekend feeding scheme has become a place for social as well as well … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost, 5 September 2021 (Season of Creation)

Dear Franciscans  The 19th century poet priest Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote, “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.”  Hopkins noticed that despite industry and irreverent greed “nature is never spent.”   Our world now is even more at risk and in need of care and yet remains responsive to all our efforts so that … Continue reading

Pentecost, A Season of Growth and Mission- Franciscan 29 August 2021

This month we celebrate the 28th Edition of the Franciscan with some exciting content including: An encouraging message from our youth pastor Fabian An heartwarming piece on God’s Invitation, a reflection for Women’s Day Biodiversity and spirituality We bid farewell to some members of our parish that have passed away The youth and parent hike … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost, 22 August 2021

Dear Franciscans  Signs of spring remind us of the comfort of the seasons and the faithful new life that emerges quietly and graciously at this time each year.  The Season of Creation is almost upon us.  Please see the brief clip attached shared in our Archdeaconry to inspire our participation in cleaning up the Jukskei … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost, 22 August 2021

Dear Franciscans  As we come to the end of another week in which big and small challenges have been so prevalent, let’s remember Sunday marks the beginning of another week in which there is a chance to love, laugh and live in the company of One who loves us more than we can hope or imagine.  … Continue reading

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