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Father Paul recently celebrated his 31st year of Priesthood. Nigeria is his home, where he eventually entered the Missionaries of St. Paul.  He celebrates mass each Sunday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church located in Bessemer, Alabama

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Founded in 1940 by the Conventual Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Anthony of Padua named after St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226).

  • baptized John Anthony Bernadone and renamed Francesco

  • man of the Gospel

  • 13th century mystic

  • founder of the Francisan Friars and Secular Franciscans

  • feast day celebrated on October 4th

From the Pastor's Desk

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