Community Life

St. Joseph Fraternity of the
Secular Franciscan Order (SFO)


"The rule and life of the Secular Franciscans is this: to observe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of St. Francis of Assisi who made Christ the inspiration and the center of his life with God and people." - Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order, Chapter 2 [§ 4]


The Secular Franciscans, formerly known as Third Order Franciscans, follow the Rule of Life developed by St. Francis for men and women living in the world who desire to follow the Gospel in the Franciscan way. The St. Joseph Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order meets at St. Patrick—St. Anthony Church. The affiliation between our parish and this fraternity, which has met here for many years, continues to strengthen.

Meetings are generally held the fourth Sunday of each Month. Please check the weekly bulletin for the date and time of our next meeting. Please contact the Parish Office at 860-756-4034 for more information.