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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Looking for the True Meaning of Christmas

    It is 6:00 p.m. in Guaymas and the van is packed with children, mothers, the Mission social worker, the driver, backpacks, wheelchairs, crutches and walkers.  Fr. Tommy is blessing the travelers as they begin the night long journey to Phoenix, AZ.     If all goes well at the border, they will arrive by 7:00…

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Giving Back: A Letter from A Donor

Dear Father, My parents taught me to always thank God for the blessings of having food on our table and a roof over our heads. No matter now tough things were financially, it seemed that God always provided, and those blessings were not to be taken for granted. My late uncle, was a Maryknoll Missionary…

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Thanks Be To God

Thanks be to God when people care, Thanks be for friends and loved ones, Thanks be to God for food and home, Thanks be to God for health and laughter, Thanks be to God for when hatred ends, Thanks be to God for peace and safety. Teach us the way of your peace, Kindle fires…

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Amazon Is Giving Back to the CFO

  Amazon is giving back to the CFO.  Your holiday purchases can get us up to 10% back for qualifying purchases from women’s fashion and jewelry to home improvement and lawn & garden items. And let’s not forget golf accessories, apparel and more! Go to smile.amazon.com to support Casa Franciscana Outreach. To do this now:…

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What Do Matches and Smiles Have in Common?!  

They help Casa Franciscana Outreach with no cost to you. MATCHES:  Hundreds of U.S. companies match their employees’ charitable donations.  Some will even match donations of their retirees.   Please go to this website to find your company: https://www.1800runaway.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/corporate-match-directory.pdf Most matching companies require verification of the amount donated by: Their form which you can email or…

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Prayer for Our Missionaries

Good Father, Full of love and compassion, we ask you for the Pope, the bishops, priests, religious and missionaries that take your Gospel to all the Earth blessing them and giving them your love so they can keep living a life for the love of Christ the missionary. That their message be one of joy…

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