Margo Dean, OFS on the Positive Impact of Accessible Public Transportation in Grand Rapids

Margo Dean, OFS
Margo Dean, OFS

Margo Dean, OFS was quoted in an article about the importance of public transportation in Thursday’s (June 2, 2016) edition of The Grand Rapids Press.  If you missed it, you can read the article by clicking the following link.

5 years after nail-biter bus tax vote, are you ready for another?

Don’t Miss Us On Holy Family Radio!

Representatives from our fraternity will be guests on Holy Family Radio (West Michigan) during their Spring Pledge Drive!

Listen on Thursday, May 19 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM EDT.  They broadcast on the following signals.

  • 1140 AM (Grand Rapids),
  • 91.5 FM (Kalamazoo) and
  • 89.7 FM (Battle Creek)

You can also listen live online at their website…


This is a great opportunity to bring awareness to our fraternity as well as share our message of Gospel living.  Please pray for the success of our efforts as well as the success of Holy Family Radio.

Pax et Bonum

Announcing A Day of Reflection

Come away by yourselves to an out of the way place and rest awhile. Mark 6:31

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Where: Franciscan Life Process Center 11650 Downes St NE, Lowell, MI 49331
Why: To learn, meditate and be in communion with God, mother nature and your fellow Franciscans
Who: You

We will attend Morning Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish at 8:00 AM. Following Mass we will car pool to the Franciscan Life Process Center in Lowell. Our plan is to finish the day by 3:00 PM in case you want to attend a Saturday Mass at your own parish. We will study Pope Francis’ Encyclical and lead into his Papal Bull on the Year of Mercy. The Council Committee is providing a continental breakfast and lunch consisting of Sloppy Joes, a vegetarian soup and food donations from you. Please bring your own dish (and bowl) and utensils. (See food chart on the registration form) The Executive Council has off-set some of the cost. We are asking a $15.00 fee which includes the book, On Care for Our Common Home Laudato Si’. If you signed up for the book in advance they will be available for pick up at St. Thomas beginning Tuesday, September 15. Or they will be available (for those attending) at the September Fraternity Meeting.

Click the link to open the Registration Form.

Registration Form – 2016 Day of Reflection

November Fraternity Meeting Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to the continuing winter weather event, the Executive Council feels that is most prudent to cancel tomorrow night’s Fraternity meeting.  We will receive the Caledonia candidates at our next meeting on Wednesday, December 17.  For who ever can join us, we will compile bird seed packets on Saturday, November 22 immediately after the 8:00 AM morning Mass (approximately 8:30 AM,) in the lower level of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.