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Our 175th Anniversary year will culminate this fall with the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4th. Please join us as we close our 175th Anniversary!


Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi

October 3, 2019, 7:00 PM

Each year on the eve of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Franciscans around the world commemorate the passing of this beloved saint at a special prayer service called the Transitus. If you have never attended this moving commemoration of St. Francis’ final moments please consider joining us during our 175th anniversary celebrations.


175th Anniversary Festive Mass

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, October 4, 2019, 5:30 PM

Our year will come to a close the best way we know how, with a festive celebration of the Eucharist on the feast of our Patron Saint.

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will be joining us and presiding at the Mass. He will be joined by Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, Provincial Minister of Holy Name Province, as well as our Pastor, Fr. Andrew Reitz, OFM, our friars in ministry at St. Francis and visiting friars from the Province.


175th Anniversary Commemorative Book Release

Capturing our history and vibrant spirit, Church of Saint Francis of Assisi: Welcome, Worship & Witness in the Heart of New York offers readers a colorful keepsake to commemorate our parish’s 175th anniversary.

This handsome limited edition book includes chapters on our history (“Humble Beginnings and a Hopeful Future”), parish life (“We Are St. Francis!”), and the liturgical year (“Times and Seasons”).

Our 175th Anniversary Commemorative Book will be one sale during the reception after the Festive Mass on October 4th in the San Damiano Hall.

These commemorative books will also be available for sale at the reception desk in the Parish House after September 20th.

Or you may purchase your book online and have it shipped to you for $25.00.
Click HERE to order your book today.


Everyone is welcome to join us as we thank God for 175 years of ministry, grace and love in this sacred place.