OmahaFriars2The Community of Saint Francis, located in Omaha, Nebraska, has joined the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America and established a mission there.  This community is a small, lay independent Catholic, Franciscan community whose mission focuses on working in nursing facilities (alongside the Catholic Workers) and prisons, collecting and distributing clothing for the homeless, and visiting shut-ins, to name a few of their activities.   

The brothers in the community endeavor to live and serve by following vows derived through St. Francis of Assisi, the Mirror of Christ.  They strive to detach from material things, have obedience to the Gospel and in so doing are led to a life greater than their own, in love with the social outcast and forgotten.  To find out more, contact Brother Jason at brjayosf71@gmail.com or (800) 603-0644, ext. 717.

 

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The consecration of Bishop Michael Theogene took place at the Parish of Sts. Francis and Clare, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday, October 7, 2018, at 5:00pm.  Bishop Ron Stephens presided, and Bishops Frank Betancourt and Tony Santore co-presided.

Great thanks goes out to the Franciscans of Fort Lauderdale for their very warm and loving hospitality. See slide show below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

 

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Father Paul Pfadenhauer is the newest priest to join the fellowship of the CACINA clergy at Saints Francis and Clare parish. Previously throughout his professional life, he was known as Pastor Paul. He was a Lutheran Pastor for 59 years until the Lord called him to a new ministry in CACINA. He was born in the German neighborhood of Ridgewood, Queens, NY. He attended public school in Cambria Heights, Queens, high school at Brooklyn Technical High School, college at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio and divinity studies at Philadelphia Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA. He served at the following churches in New York, totaling 35 years of parish ministry: St. John's Lutheran Church, Merrick, NY, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, NMY, Grace & Saint Paul's Church, Manhattan, NMY, and Trinity Lutheran Church Middle Village, NY. Fr. Paul relocated to South Florida in 1994 and served as a Chaplain/Spiritual Care Counselor at the Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, Stuart, and Hospice by the Sea, Boca Raton. He also served in Florida as Interim-Pastor at First Lutheran Church, Fort Lauderdale, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Sunrise, and St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Pompano Beach. During the years of parish and hospice ministries, Fr. Paul collected a few more degrees to add to his M.Div. from seminary. He earned a Masters in Professional Studies Gerontology from Southampton/LIU, Southampton, NY, a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Mansfield College, Oxford, UK, and an Advanced Certification in Psychotherapy from the Albert Ellis Institute, Manhattan, NY.

And now after joining CACINA, as Fr. Paul says, “Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks.”—but he promises not to bark or bite!

LoriMitchellOrdinationOn September 29, 2018 at St. John of God Parish in Schenectady, NY, Reverend Lori Mitchell was ordained a priest of the Catholic Apostolic Church of North America by Bishop Frank Betancourt.  See the video of the ordination below: