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St. Francis Fraternity
Order Franciscan Seculars 
Located at
St. Mary's Basilica
Phoenix, Arizona


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Prayer Intentions for March 2024

For our Holy Father, Francis, our Bishop John, and for all the Priests, Deacons and Sisters who serve our Diocese.


For peace in Central Europe and the Middle East; for the safety and protection of all innocent people everywhere.

For all migrants, immigrants and refugees seeking shelter and safety among us. For the special needs of our Venezuelan family as they seek justice and protection in our community.

For our elders and aging neighbors to be welcomed, included and watched over in their life journeys.

For San Damiano Fraternity council elections, Sunday, March 4, 2024.

For everyone who is curious, visiting, following or entering into our Secular Franciscan community, that they may  trust their journey and trust God to show them the joy he wants them to have forever.



Every 3rd Sunday of the month:

2:30- 4:30 P.M. (Please check the calendar for possible changes.)

St. Mary's Basilica Social Hall

231 N. 3rd St.

Phoenix, AZ  85004

  • Don't forget your food box items for St. Vincent de Paul.



Every 3rd Sunday, before fraternity gatherings from 12:15- 2:15 P.M.  in the Diocesan Center meeting rooms. For more information, please contact:

Minister: Tom McNamara, OFS  

Formation Director: Dan Medina, OFS



Join us every 4th Sunday at Saint Mary's Basilica for Mass in Spanish. All are welcome!


As our Region prepares to host the National Fraternity Chapter in September we are seeking volunteers for a variety of tasks, from greeting visitors at the airport to preparing and serving evening hospitality events. Watch for more information. 

Please also remember that we are collecting donations to help provide legal services for the family from Venezuela. Look for the collection bottle at our Gathering. We are aiming to collect at least $2500 by the end of March. Please donate if you can.

(If you would like more information please email Tom McNamara, OFS  at

Franciscan Crown Newsletter

Monthly updates from the St. Francis Fraternity


Fraternity In Action

"Let us begin, for up to now, we have done nothing" - St. Francis of Assisi



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Father Francis on the call to holiness in today's world

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