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A New Christmas Tradition: Prayer for Opening Gifts

Lord, let us hold this time in our hearts, the wrong sizes, the snippets of ribbon and most important, being together. Help us to remember the immense love you have for each person in this room. With every gift we open, no matter how perfect or imperfect, let us remember the many ways you gift…

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What if there had been NO Christmas?

My dear brothers and sisters, One of the late Senator John McCain’s prisoner of war experiences was shared in memorializing him. It was Christmas Eve and he had been tortured. His hands and feet were tightly bound with course rope. The pain was excruciating and with no circulation, he would have lost his hands and…

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Prayer for our Nation’s Election’s

Prayer for our Nation’s Election We thank You, Lord, for the opportunity that the upcoming election puts before us, to exercise our solemn duty not only to vote, But to encourage others to vote. We pray that Your people realize that while politics is not their salvation, their response to You requires that they be conscientious caring citizens. Awaken Your…

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Prayer for the United States Senate

Prayer for Our Senate I pray for the members of the Senate to find Your peace and direction, and for these men and women to act and lead according to Your Word. A house divided against itself cannot stand, therefore, I pray for them to be unified in doing the right thing for the sake…

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Will God Welcome You at your Transitus

My dear sisters and brothers, Each year as the Transitus (passing from this life to the next) of St. Francis approaches, I reflect on my own life and wonder at times if I am living it with a true Franciscan heart.  St. Francis opened his heart to the poor, to the lepers and to all…

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Help to Send a Child to School

        My dear brothers and sisters, Each year I reach out to you for shoes to help to send the children in the poor neighborhoods of Guaymas to school.  Each year you answer my prayers.  Children cannot go to school without shoes and we need your compassion.  Imagine the heartache of parents…

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Show your Prime for the Mission

Amazon’s annual Prime Day is coming up 3:00 p.m. July 16th and will feature deals exclusively for Prime members. This is a great time to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Casa Franciscana Outreach.   smile.amazon.com   is a program to contribute to the charities chosen by Amazon customers.  Casa Franciscana Outreach is one of the listed charities!!  When…

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Not your Ordinary Father’s Day Prayer

Loving and Merciful God, our thoughts and prayers today are turned toward our fathers. For those whose fathers have increased the joy in their families’ lives, we give You thanks. For those good men who sustain and support us in our living, who love us no matter what, we give You thanks. For those whose…

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Simplify your Donations to your Brothers and Sisters in Guaymas

Consider a monthly donation. It will change the life for our brothers and sisters in Guaymas. $5/month – two round trip bus tickets to get to and from work $15/month – a child’s well visit + immunizations $25/month – a prenatal visit with lab work and vitamin supply $50/month – a complete dental visit and…

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What is a good day in Guaymas?

April 19 th , the Casa Franciscana Outreach board traveled by the night bus to the Mission in Guaymas. Each year we make the trip to meet with our Mexican counterparts (duel boards are required to satisfy the nonprofit status on both sides of the border). We also visit the programs to see first- hand…

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