Vatican City, 5 June 2018 (VIS) – In his prayer intention for the month of June 2018, Pope Francis said: “Let us pray together that social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.” ~ Pope Francis
Our fraternity gathering will be on the fourth Sunday instead of the third Sunday of the month due to Father’s Day falling on the third Sunday. 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.
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.
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
Franciscan Quotes: St. Anthony of Padua
"Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. We are full of words but empty of actions and therefore are cursed by the Lord, since he himself cursed the fig tree when he found no fruit but only leaves. It is useless for a man to flaunt his knowledge of the law if he undermines its teaching by his actions."