Dear Community and Friends of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi,

Peace and All Good!

I love the first reading this weekend. Solomon can ask for anything from God and what does he ask for, an understanding heart, to be able to distinguish right from wrong. To have the gifts he needs to be the best he can be in the service of God. What a great lesson for us to learn for ourselves, for our families, for our worshiping community here at Saint Francis, for our city and for our Church. Give us oh Lord we pray a heart wise and understanding so that we can be the best we can be in Your service. This is my prayer as I come here to serve you as your pastor, for the entire pastoral staff and for all of you parishioners.

I am so happy and honored to be here at St Francis. Please pray for me.

Peace and all Good,

Joseph Juracek, ofm