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St. Francis Procession

St. Francis Procession

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, their patron saint, the St Francis Catholic Church in Belmont had a procession through the streets of Belmont, to crown a week of activities celebrating their patron saint, St Francis. This parish community has had to be without their church […]

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The Importance Of Easter

The Importance Of Easter

 (By Karen Granderson) Yes God Loved The World So Much …. For some people, Easter is about the Easter Bunny, chocolates, Easter egg hunts and parades.  However, for all Christians, Catholics included, Easter is the time when we celebrate Jesus Christ rising from the dead.  His resurrection […]

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The Lord Has Triumphed For The People Of Belmont

The Lord Has Triumphed For The People Of Belmont

The St. Francis Pastoral Center was once again filled as parishioners of St. Francis Belmont came out in their numbers to celebrate.  The celebration here was a twofold; celebrating the joy of the Resurrection of Christ Jesus and also the new life that has been given to […]

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We’re Home St Francis Belmont!

We're Home St Francis Belmont!

 With Great Joy Parishioners Celebrate Easter Triduum Yesterday marked the beginning of the Easter Triduum in the Catholic Church.  It also marked the return of our parish – St. Francis, Belmont – to our church compound at #115 Belmont Circular Road, Belmont.  You may recall that we […]

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Built On Goodwill

Built On Goodwill

(With The Kind Compliments of The Catholic News) Belmont Pastoral Centre opens for Triduum By Lara Pickford-Gordon Belmont parish priest Fr Thomas Lawson OP is extending an invitation to the “Belmont diaspora – people who have left Belmont – to come home”. “We have a place for […]

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St Francis Parish – No Room!

St Francis Parish - No Room!

I have heard it said over and over again that the events of the Holy Bible are not meant to be interpreted as just mere historical events, but are applicable to our daily lives.  I am from the parish of St. Francis, Belmont, of the Archdiocese of […]

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Friars Minor The First General Chapter

Friars Minor The First General Chapter

The first general chapter of the Friars Minor was held in May, 1217, at Porziuncola, the order being divided into provinces, and an apportionment made of the Christian world into so many Franciscan missions. Tuscany, Lombardy, Provence, Spain, and Germany were assigned to five of Francis’s principal […]

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Francis’ Journey Continues

In the autumn of the same year (1212) Francis’s burning desire for the conversion of the Saracens led him to embark for Syria, but having been shipwrecked on the coast of Slavonia, he had to return to Ancona. The following spring he devoted himself to evangelizing Central […]

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Francis Responds To The Gospel

On a certain morning in 1208, probably 24 February, Francis was hearing Mass in the chapel of St. Mary of the Angels, near which he had then built himself a hut; the Gospel of the day told how the disciples of Christ were to possess neither gold […]

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The Conversion Of Francis

When about twenty, Francis went out with the townsmen to fight the Perugians in one of the petty skirmishes so frequent at that time between the rival cities. The Assisians were defeated on this occasion, and Francis, being among those taken prisoners, was held captive for more […]

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