The 800th Anniversary of the Encounter between St. Francis and Sultan al-Malik al-Kāmil

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In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the encounter between St. Francis and the Sultan, the General Minister of the Friars Minor, Br. Michael Perry OFM, has sent us a letter. To read the letter, click HERE.

A Message From St. David Fraternity, Washington, MI

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Hello Brothers, and Sisters in Christ:

We, at Saint David Fraternity, are extremely excited to be sending this letter to all our surrounding OFS Fraternities! Saint David Fraternity in Washington, Michigan is requesting that we all come together at Saint Joseph Chapel and Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Pontiac (400 South Blvd. West, Pontiac, MI 48341) on March 25th for the Feast of the Annunciation for Mass and fellowship.

Click HERE to continue reading the message from St. David Fraternity…

Emmaus Road: One Day, One Story

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Full day workshop that includes lunch and childcare

Keynote Speaker: Francisco (Paco) Gavrilides from Sacred Heart Seminary
Other speakers during the day include David Seitz OFS

9:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast (in Parish Activity Center—PAC)
9:30 a.m. Children’s Workshop (drop off 9:15 a.m. in gym)
9:30 a.m. Childcare (ages 6 months to 3 yr. old) drop off in school Preschool classroom
10:00 a.m. Opening Prayer (PAC)
10:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker (PAC): Francisco (Paco) Gavrilides
11:30 a.m. Workshop Session A
12:30 p.m. Portable Lunch available until 2:00 p.m. (eat in or carry to next session)
1:00 p.m. Workshop Session B
2:15 p.m. Workshop Session C
3:30 p.m. Join us for the Sacrament of Reconciliation in church

Cost: Free with Registration
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Ann Arbor, MI

Click HERE for more information.
Registration is necessary. Register HERE.

Registration Form for Day of Formation 2018

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The registration form for our Day of Formation in October has been sent out to each Local Fraternity Minister by email. There is an extra copy HERE in case one is needed.

National Chapter of Elections 2018

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National Elections were held at the Annual Meeting in October. The members of the new National Council are:

National Minister: Jan Parker OFS
National Vice Minister: Mary Bittner OFS
National Secretary: Jane DeRose-Bamman OFS
National Treasurer: Claudia Kauzlarich OFS
International Councilor: Awilda Guadalupe OFS
National Councilor: Josh Molidor OFS
National Councilor: Dennis Ross OFS
National Councilor: Donna Hollis OFS

Regional Chapter of Elections 2018

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Regional elections were held at the Annual Regional Meeting in August. The new members of our Regional Council are:

Minister: Jim Graczyk OFS
Vice Minister: Mike Carsten OFS
Secretary: Theresa Brown OFS
Treasurer: Mike Okragleski OFS
Councilor: Kathleen Carsten OFS
Councilor: Dawn Pulcer OFS
Councilor: Kevin Wahr OFS
Councilor: Jan Kaeding OFS