• A Peace the World Cannot Give

    March 13, 2020 · Ministry News

    "I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.” John 14 What must the disciples have thought when Jesus spoke these words?

    Support Saint Francis Ministries at MATCH MADNESS!

    March 9, 2020 · Ministry News

    UPDATE: In an effort to avoid the spread of COVID-19 there will not be a live event for Match Madness at the Salina Fieldhouse. Match Madness is a one-day event designed to generate new gifts to help us with our immediate needs. Every gift made to Saint Francis during the event will be matched, up to $.50 for each dollar with a cash operating grant! Help us earn a portion of this year’s $150,000 match pool with your donation.

    Lent calls for a change of heart

    March 6, 2020 · Ministry News

    This is not one of Jesus’ easier sayings.  It’s not because it is saying anything particularly disagreeable, but rather because it just hits a little too close to home for me.  I’ve done pretty well following the commandment not to kill.  That seems to be the easy part.  But how many days am I able to go without getting angry with someone?  Sadly, the answer for me at least, is not many.

    Lent Calls Us To Reorient Our Lives

    February 25, 2020 · Ministry News

    What are you giving up for Lent?  It’s a question that we often hear this time of year.  But I think it may be the wrong question. Traditionally Lent is a 40-day season of spiritual reawakening prior to our celebration of our Lord Jesus Christ’s Resurrection at Easter.

    Our ultimate goal is to help put families back together

    February 25, 2020 · Foster Family Features

    Kristi Fry knows firsthand what a good, safe home means to a child, especially to a child separated from her parents. Just 10 years old when her mother and father passed, Kristi was adopted by a family that took her in and raised her as their own. It made all the difference in her life. Her own loss opened an empathetic space in her heart for children like herself, alone and struggling to make sense of their experience.

    “We’ve always taken those kids with special needs”

    February 21, 2020 · Foster Family Features

    The Shidelers have always known that if they want a family, they must adopt. So, early in their marriage they decided that they would adopt as many children as God provided, trusting that he would give them only as much as they could handle. Yet, Kristen proffered a stipulation: that her family fit in a vehicle no larger than a suburban or a minivan. “Andy’s from a large family, one of 10 siblings, so we’ve always been fine with having lots of children,” said Kristen. “But, growing up, his family had a 15-passenger van, and I wanted no part of that. That was our rule.”

    Love Is All You Need

    January 30, 2020 · Foster Family Features

    José and Margarita started fostering about six years ago after looking around at their large empty nest and lamenting all the unused space they now had. Their two daughters had grown and left home, and it seemed a shame to let their rooms remain unused. A friend told them about foster parenting, so they decided to check it out.