St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is a very large community of a many walks of life. Most of the parishioners are Spanish speaking. We have two Priests: Fr. Dave Bittmenn, Fr. Jose Rausseo and Deacon Moises Ruiz. Mass is celebrated in a huge church that seats about 1100 parishioners. Upon entering the church into the foyer is a large etched labyrinth, a spiritual
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church has not been without challenges. I was able to sit down with Fr. Dave to speak about these and this is what he had to say: “We’ve had our share of challenges at this church such as:
• Dealing with the integration of two different types of communities
• Ever since they closed Geneva Steel, the church has lost a core of professional people.
• Most Hispanics face the ‘Last Hired – First Fired’
• The church is located in Utah County.
With these challenges, it would normally be impossible for the church to survive and yet it does. That is because the people of the parish want it too and our Saint Francis of Assisi is taking care of us. In many ways this church mimics his life.” Thank you Father Dave for your insight.
If you let him, God will give you the strength and ability to do more than you can believe is possible. And the more you give the more help God will give you. We call this grace. http://www.beginningcatholic.com/catholic-morality.html
My favorite quote from my patron St. Francis of Assisi:
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.