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“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;

He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,

to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4



Regional: Dot Himes, OFS

National: Joe Makley, OFS


Local Fraternity Outreach and Apostolates
St. Francis

Fraternity Contact: Tom McNamara, OFS

  • St. Vincent de Paul Food Box

  • 40 Days for Life

  • Hygiene Bags for the Poor


St. Anthony

Fraternity Contact: Benjamin Saenz, OFS

  • Sr. Jose House

  • Poverello House

  • Prayer Vigils at Abortion Sites

  • Prayer Vigils for the Migrants



Fraternity Contact: John Elder, OFS

  • St. Vincent de Paul

  • Andre House

  • Ministry to Homebound

  • Immigration


Our Lady of the Rosary

Fraternity Contact: Carol Bundy, OFS

  • JPIC topics integrated in ongoing formation sessions

  • André House

  • Intercessory Prayer Line

  • St. Maria Goretti Ministry


St. Clare of Assisi

JPIC Councilor: Maria Tiznado, OFS

  • Americare Hospice

  • 40 Days for Life

  • Pet Therapy

  • Rosaries for the Imprisoned

  • Andre House


St. Margaret of Cortona

Fraternity Contact: Loretta Klem, OFS

  • Ministry of Prayer for JPIC Issues


St. Maximilian Kolbe

JPIC Councilor: Cathy Roszhart, OFS

  • St. Vincent de Paul Christmas 

  • Our Lady of Solitude Monastery- Poor Clares

  • Maggie's Place


Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

JPIC Councilor: Cindy McCollum, OFS

  • St. Vincent de Paul Christmas 'Adopt a Family'

  • Adopt a Highway clean up

  •  JPIC topics in ongoing formation

  • Needed items collected for Flagstaff Shelter Service

  • Hope Cottage

  • Flagstaff Family Food Center

  • Catholic Charities Veterans Support Services

San Damiano

Fraternity Contact: Katie Ott, OFS

  • Andre house

  • Mother Teresa Missionary Charities

  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Pope St. John XXIII

Fraternity Contact: Lupe Saldana, OFS

  • Support for pregnant women

St. Daegun Andrew Kim

Fraternity Contact: Julie Nam, OFS

USCCB and Diocesan:
  • Human Dignity
  • Marriage and Family
  • Religious Liberty
  • Environmental Justice
  • Death Penalty
Franciscan Apostolates


In addition to the resources provided by the USCCB and local Dioceses, please see the following Franciscan lead apostolates:



Additional JPIC Web Resources


  • Arizona Catholic Conference

    • Receive Legislative Information, action alerts on current laws that affect the Catholic community.  ACC Represents the Dioceses of Phoenix, Tucson, Gallup and Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix.


  • 40 Days for Life

    • An international group that campaigns against abortion, originally started in 2004 by a local group in Bryan-College Station, Texas, led by David Bereit. The campaign is active in the fall and spring of each year, though local campaigns may continue it year-round.

  • Hope After Abortion

    • Part of the Rachel's Vineyard Ministries, this site give information to those who are in need of healing due an abortion.

  • No More Deaths

    • A group of people working to end the death and suffering of migrants caused by the militarization of the border between Mexico and the US.

  • Rachel's Vineyard Ministries

    • A support group model for counselors, offering a very concrete, emotional experience for women who were grieving the loss of their aborted children.

  • Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate JPIC

    • Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is an OMI initiative to promote an ethic of consistent life, justice, peace, and a clean and sustainable environment for all.

  • Consistent Ethic of Life (formerly called Seamless Garment Network)

    • Committed to the protection of life, which is threatened in today's world by war, abortion, poverty, racism, the death penalty and euthanasia. We believe that these issues are linked under a 'consistent ethic of life'.

  • Courage and Encourage

    • An international apostolate of the Catholic Church, which ministers to persons with same-sex attractions and their family and friends.

  • Video: Desire of Everlasting Hills

    • Three intimate and candid portraits of Catholics who navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith and homosexuality.

  • For Your Marriage

    • An initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops



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