It’s Not Too Late to Make Lent Meaningful

In this busy world, time passes by quickly and before we know it, we are out of time –  out of time to spend with our loved ones; out of time to worship our awesome God.  Lent is one of the times that is put aside for us, specifically for prayer, fasting and alms giving.…

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Do Not Cast Me Off in the Time of Old Age

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails. Psalm 71:9   Help Brother Hajime carry food to the aged; $40 or whatever you can afford will give a life sustaining food box with some hygiene items to the elderly and disabled homebound in Guaymas.  Please help with alms for the…

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“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Saint Mother Teresa During this holy season, as you journey to the cross and prepare for Easter, please consider the impoverished homebound in Guaymas.  For $40 or whatever you are able to sacrifice, a food box can be delivered from you or your family with…

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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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