The People of St Francis Remember Part III
IMPRESSED MOST BY: How friendly the people were; My Father had Pew with family name on it, eight generations of Callahan’s, Granddaughter in current children’s choir; The Stone Chapel building & masonry work; The friendliness of the people, willing to work together for the community; Family type parish; Way it was small enough, Seder Meals, Dances, Deacon Stine big part of church life, Adele played piano; Main building called Worship Center, not church, prominence of Ambo, Baptismal font, feel of one with nature. Choir and musicians kindness and faithfulness with time and talents; Warmth & welcoming people with the feeling you belonged to a special family; Best project was restoring the Stone Chapel, working with Pal Gonzales and Committee, struggling through changes; So many friends in Knights of Columbus; Vatican Council changed a lot, clerical robes added pockets; People were very pleasant, hardworking, unpretentious, honest; Lots of fellowship and moral guidance; Sense of forward moving community, the people have vested interest, much growth in faith; Tremendous amount of social outreach; Music is held important; The beauty and vibrancy and spacious space of Worship Center conducive to hospitality and welcoming people; Fantastic staff spirit of dedication and commitment, no turnover with as many as 800 children in education program and only 40 volunteer teachers; Welcome celebrations with active lay ministers who knew the people thru RCIA; Way parish has gown; People were welcoming; Many parish functions, Senior Prom put on by youth, Palm Sunday Procession, May Procession; Really a sense of family, good music, the children’s choir, welcoming adult leaders, growth of youth program. REMEMBER WE ARE ST. FRANCIS!!