Beautification Day – Sept. 30th

Beautification Day – Saturday, September 30, 2017

Your help is Needed!

Bring your garden tools, (clearly labeled), hat, heavy duty garden gloves, sunscreen, and plenty of energy.

Water, lunch, and snacks will be available, coffee and donuts in the morning.

“Many hands make work lite”

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: November 12th-14th

HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLES:  “Now may there be such a Oneness between you that, when One cries, the Other will taste salt.” Want to glory in the oneness that comes from your deep married love? Come on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend and bask in the intimacy and romance that God calls married lovers to. Join us on the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend November 12th-14th at the Franciscan Center in Tampa. Space IS limited, so apply early! For more information about taking a private time away, check out or call 813-270-7832.

Welcome Father Timothy

Father Timothy Harris, TOR


Father Timothy Harris, T.O.R., as a member of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Province of the Franciscans Third Order Regular has fulfilled many ministries for our Church. Most recently, he was the Director of Campus Ministry for the Austrian Study Abroad Program for Franciscan University and an Assistant Professor of Theology.

Father Timothy was born in Buffalo New York, but has lived in Europe as well as throughout the east coast of the United States, including spending a decade in Florida. As a T.O.R. friar, he began teaching fourth grade math for a parochial school but would continue to teach at the University level for both St Francis University of Loretto PA and Franciscan University of Steubenville OH. For four years he was a parochial vicar at St Joseph Parish in Northern Virginia. He has also worked with young adults on college campuses in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Washington DC and Gaming Austria as a campus minister. These experiences have aided his retreat work for different groups ranging from high school students to men’s and women’s conferences. He has even been involved with prison ministry and police chaplaincies that have allowed him to tap into his previous education in criminology. His life experiences combined with his Franciscan, Incarnational spirituality gives him a uniquely earthy quality to his teaching and preaching style