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St. Francis of Assisi Parish
21-17 45th Street, Astoria, NY 11105 718-728-7801
Msgr. Ralph J. Maresca, Pastor
The U.S. Bishops have written, "The parish is where the church lives. Parishes are communities of faith, of action, and of hope. They are where the gospel is proclaimed and celebrated, where believers are formed and sent out to renew the earth. Parishes are the place where God’s people meet Jesus in word and sacrament and come in touch with the source of the church’s life."
We are an active community of people who try to live these words. Young and old, lifelong residents and newcomers, those who have long lived with Christ and those who are now hearing God’s call for the first time or after being away for a while, all of us come here to strengthen one another and to meet Christ.
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish is a Catholic community that is centered in Jesus, gathers in worship, and witnesses to the gospel message. The parish values and welcomes each person’s gifts of time, talent and treasure. As a faith-filled community, we are committed to minister to the spiritual, educational, and material needs of all people.
ALL ARE WELCOME!