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Join the St Francis Young Adults (SFYA) – Married Ministry as we invite you for a tasty day of food, music (Cody Canada and The Departed and Third Eyed Blind) and family fun at Taste of Addison 2011 on Saturday, May 21st.

Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Drive
Addison, TX

Open to ALL Young Adults ages College, 20’s, 30’s.

This festival features over 60 Addison restaurants serving generous samplings of their menus at reduced prices and great entertainment.

Gate admission is $5.00 before 5pm.

Bring your blankets and meet up with the SFYA Ministry on the lawn in front of the main stage.

Contact Melissa Hunt at for more information or visit


We thank you, O God, for the Love You have implanted in our hearts. May it always inspire us to be kind in our words, considerate of feeling, and concerned for each other’s needs and wishes. Help us to be understanding and forgiving of human weaknesses and failings. Increase our faith and trust in You and may Your Prudence guide our life and love. Bless our Marriage O God, with Peace and Happiness, and make our love fruitful for Your glory and our Joy both here and in eternity.

I found a great Catholic Update article from May 2009 including 10 Tips for Married Couples: Love for the Long Haul. It states that “Your marriage becomes real when our idealistic love for each other is tested, when forgiveness overcomes annoying habits and when it shares in the sacrificial love of Jesus on the cross.” So many couples in our society today find it difficult to forgive resulting in the astonishing divorce rate. (According to enrichment journal on the divorce rates in America, the divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%: We are called to forgive just as Jesus so willingly forgives our sins. During this Lenten Season may we self reflect and seek forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and in return become forgiving individuals in the relationships we encounter. To read the 10 Tips for Married Couples, check out

The SFYA Married Ministry is excited to host Monica Ashour from the Theology of the Body Evangelization Team (TOBET) on Thursday, March 24th from 7-9:00 at St. Francis.
The ‘Theology of the Body’ is Pope John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person – body, soul, and spirit.  Learning more from Pope John Paul II’s 129 Wednesday reflections from 1979 to 1984 reveals answers to fundamental questions about us and our lives:
  • Is there a real purpose to life and if so, what is it?
  • Why were we created male and female?  Does it really matter if we are one sex or another?
  • Why were man and woman called to communion from the beginning?  What does the marital union of a man and woman say to us about God and his plan for our lives?
  • What is the purpose of the married and celibate vocations?
  • What exactly is “Love”?
  • Is it truly possible to be pure of heart?
Thursday night, we will focus on the last two questions as we discover “True Love in a World of Lies.”  To find out more about TOBET, visit:

Join the St. Francis Young Adults Married Ministry for a family-friendly night out.  We will meet for dinner at the parish Lenten meal on Friday, April 8th at 6:00 pm.  Following dinner, we will head to Main Event Entertainment (Frisco location) for a fun game of bowling. Kids are welcome to attend.  Visit for a $10 off coupon.  Contact Melissa Hunt at for questions and to RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Join the St. Francis of Young Adults Married Ministry as they discover “True Love in a World of Lies.

Come hear author and national speaker, Monica Ashour, MTS; M Hum from TOBET, the Theology of the Body Evangelization Team on

March 24, 2011 from 7-9pm at St. Francis Catholic Church.

*The SFYA Unmarried, College and Hispanic Ministries are welcome to attend!*

Childcare will be provided! RSVP for this event and for childcare at

Monetary donations will be accepted to support the efforts of TOBET!

Save the Date!  Saturday, January 22, 2011…

The SFYA Married Ministry invites all to come together and participate in these amazing events on 1/22/11. We will meet together for the Rosary, Mass, and Walk.  Lets come together and support this important cause. We hope you can join us!!

Please see below for details!

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