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915 N. River Road  *  Saginaw, MI 48609  *  (989) 781-3150

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Religious Observance

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Faith and Religious Observance help to sustain and nourish many of our residents as we believe complete health includes spiritual care.  St. Francis Home welcomes people of all faiths and offers daily Catholic Mass and the rosary in our Chapel.

Spiritual guidance and other Sacraments such as the anointing of the sick are provided by our Chaplain, Father Thai.

 

Monthly Lutheran Services, a weekly Bible study for Catholic and Christians alike, and spiritual songfests, are all part of our service to our residents.  


 

"Where the elderly is not honored, there is no future for the young."

popefrancis“In the west, scholars present the current century as ‘the century of old age’: there are fewer children and an increase in elderly people. This imbalance is a great challenge to contemporary society. And yet, a certain culture of profit insists on making the elderly appear to be a burden, an extra weight. They are not only unproductive; they are an encumbrance, and are to be discarded. And discarding them is sinful. We do not dare to say this openly, but it happens. There is something cowardly in this inurement to throwaway culture. We want to remove our growing fear of weakness and vulnerability, but in this way we increase in the elderly the anguish of being inadequately supported and abandoned.”

“ … We are all a little fragile, the elderly. Some, however, are particularly weak, many are alone, and affected by illness. Some depend on the indispensable care and attention of others. Will we take a step back for this? Will we abandon them to their fate? A society without closeness, in which gratuitousness and selfless affection — even among strangers — are disappearing, is a perverse society. The Church, faithful to the Word of God, cannot tolerate these degenerations. A Christian community in which closeness and gratuitousness are no longer considered indispensable, would lose its soul with this. Where there is no honor to the elderly, there is no future for the young.”

— General audience, St. Peter’s Square, March 4, 2015, Pope Franics

 

Prayer for America

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Lord God and heavenly King – You alone are the Lord of the earth and King of the universe and You alone can revive and restore the United States Of America and bring us back under Your own Sovereign rule. 

Give our President together with his advisors and the whole of his administration the wisdom and grace to turn from the ungodly path that they are following, and may they set this nation back on the path of trusting in God. 

Motivate all our Congressmen to strive for integrity and wisdom in all the choices and decisions they make and may those that are entrusted as judges and lawmakers, likewise act in righteousness, impartiality and integrity as they work for the benefit of all people and to the honour of Your holy name. 

Heavenly King we place our nation at your feet and pray that we may once again serve You as a nation – and pray – thy will be done in the once greatest nation of the world - the United States of America. 

Amen

  • Testimonials from our families.........

    There aren’t enough words to express our gratefulness to the entire staff of St. Francis Home. You took care of mom with kid gloves and lots of love & friendship. We are so grateful. God Bless all of you.
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