Welcome to St. Joseph Cupertino Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order. Click on the picture and scroll down for more information
St. Joseph Cupertino Fraternity Council 2016-2019 - Click on the picture and scroll down for more information
The St. Joseph Cupertino Fraternity will hold their Annual Picnic on September 16, 2018, at the Shrine of St. Anthony following the 12 pm Mass. The picnic will be located adjacent to the Chapel parking lot.
The Secular Franciscan Habit - Click on the picture and scroll down for more information
The Rite of Profession into the Secular Franciscan Order - Click on the picture and scroll down for more information
St. Joseph of Cupertino - Click on the picture and scroll down for more information
The Secular Franciscans meet at the Shrine of St. Anthony, Ellicott City, MD - Click on the picture for more information
The Courtyard at the Shrine of St. Anthony - Click on picture for more information
Courtyard at the Shrine of St. Anthony - Click on picture for more information
SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER (OFS) ORDO FRANCISCANUS SÆCULARIS
Vatican City, 4 September 2018 (VIS) – In his prayer intention for the month of September 2018, Pope Francis said: “Let us pray that young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.” ~ Pope Francis
Our fraternity gatherings are on the third Sunday of the month. We start with Mass at 12 PM (Optional) in the friary chapel. After Mass, our social begins at 1 PM in the friary refectory followed by a fifteen to twenty-minute business meeting. Following our business meeting, we will have ongoing formation and ending in the chapel with evening prayer.
On September 16, 2018, St. Joseph Cupertino Fraternity will once again hold its annual family picnic at the Shrine of St. Anthony beginning with 12 noon Mass in the friary chapel. The picnic festivities will begin at 1 pm but not at the Manor House as in past years, as the Manor House is still under renovation. The picnic area will be located across the parking lot where the chapel entrance is located, slightly up the hill to the right of the Stations of the Cross.
We are asking members and visitors to either bring a potluck dish or side dish or a dessert. Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, and water will be served. Unfortunately, there are no electrical outlets in the area so we will not be able to hook up crock-pots or warmers to heat up food.
The picnic will take the place of our September gathering. The St. Joseph Cupertino Fraternity family is looking forward to seeing you and your family at this year’s picnic.
Franciscans Visit the Walters Art Gallery – October 28, 2011
Left to right – Lita Maisel, OFS, Lynne Float, OFS, Jean Singleton, OFS, Bob Longo, OFS, Kevin Corcoran, OFS, Sheila Solomon, OFS, Patrick Caughy, OFS and Visitors
The Missal used by St. Francis during his life
Fraternity Members Walking the Labyrinth at Bon Secour Spiritual Center November 2012
Franciscans Visit the National Art Gallery in Washington, D.C – January 18, 2014
Left to Right – Michael Radcliffe, OFS, Bob Longo, OFS, Patrick Caughy, OFS,
Left to Right – Bob Longo, OFS, Michael Radcliffe, OFS, Patrick Caughy, OFS,
Secular Franciscans performing the traditional “Extraction of Saints” ceremony – January 19, 2014
January 22, 2014
Our brother, Michael Radcliffe, OFS took the pictures below at the
“March for Life” in Washington, DC
September 18, 2016 St. Joseph Cupertino Fraternity Annual Picnic
Our annual fraternity picnic was held on Sunday, September 18, 2016.
Although there was a threat of rain, our fraternity took place inside the friary rectory, all had a wonderful time. We were especially delighted to have several local fraternity’s attend this years annual picnic.
Our newly permanently professed sisters and brothers
October 23, 2016
(L – R front row) Carl Fischer, OFS, Mark McPherson, OFS, John Handiboe, OFS,
Charlie (Charlene) Heyden, OFS, Mary Chandler, OFS, Jeanne Kerins, OFS, Juliana Kim, and Boniface Kim, OFS
Carl Fischer, OFS
Mark McPherson, OFS
John Handiboe, OFS
Charlene Heyden, OFS
Mary Chandler, OFS
Jeanne Kerins, OFS
Juliana Kim, OFS
Boniface Kim, OFS
ST. JOSEPH CUPERTINO FRATERNITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR 2016 – 2019
L – R Councilor: Lita Maisel, OFS, Formation Director: Geri Flynn, OFS, Vice Minister: Ed Burgee, OFS, Secretary: France Staudenmann, OFS
Minister: Bob Longo, OFS, Spiritual Assistant: Br. Lawrence LaFlame, OFM. Conv. Treasurer: Michael Radcliffe, OFS
2016 Regional Retreat at PriestField
L-R Bob Longo, OFS, Lita Maisel, OFS, Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv., Lynne Float, OFS, Sherry Lewis, OFS, Rosemary Whelan, OFS, James Kim, OFS
Quote: 2 Peter 1:10
Be solicitous to make your call and election permanent, surely those who do so will never be lost.