Lenten Food Boxes for Poor & Elderly

  My dear sisters and brothers, Lent is the season of the year when Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God.   When I was a child, it was also a time when we learned about almsgiving and serving others. Now that I am a missionary, daily, I…

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Fr. Tommy King, Franciscan Missionary

Celebrating 25 years of Franciscan Priesthood On February 3, 2018 about 200 friars, family members and friends gathered  in thanksgiving at Our Lady of the Angels to celebrate Fr. Tommy ‘s 25th anniversary mass as a Franciscan priest.  The homily brought tears to everyone present including his seven siblings and some of his high school…

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Casa Franciscana Loses a Friend

On January 19, 2018 the Casa Franciscana Mission lost a friend.   Dr. Stephen Eugene Flynn IV passed from this world to what is surely his reward for his tireless efforts on behalf of the poor.    As a Phoenix surgeon, he began to work with the Franciscan friars in Guaymas, Mexico in 1968.  Dr. Flynn made…

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A Christmas Blessing for You

    May you have the gladness of Christmas which is HOPE The spirit of Christmas which is PEACE The heart of Christmas which is LOVE   Thank you for your love and support to the poor in 2017!! Fr. Tommy

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The Motorcycle Friar

Fr. Tupper was the riverboat doctor; Brother Ivo, the bicycle friar.  Now we have Fr. Tommy, the motorbike friar. His high school friends donated a motorbike for him to ease the high cost of gas in MX and to avoid constant auto repairs.  Drive carefully, Fr. T, and don’t forget to wear your helmet!

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A Birthday Gift for Jesus

My dear brothers and sisters, Every year, we come together to celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus.  But instead of giving gifts to the guest of honor, we buy gifts for family and friends.   Did you ever wonder, if you were invited to the birthday party of Jesus what you would bring?  The magi brought…

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