Holy Dormition / Saint Clare Fraternity

The Holy Dormition / Saint Clare Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order was founded in the late 1940s, and today consists of approximately 35 permanently professed members.  The fraternity meets on the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.

Secular Franciscan Fraternity Council
Holy Dormition / Saint Clare Fraternity Council. From left: Theresa Panchison (vice minister), Joan Pesta (minister), Dolores Givens, Frances Cole (treasurer), Ray Szyc, Annette Poppalardo (secretary). Not pictured: Ann Cameron (formation director)

Our fraternity is part of an international secular order of Catholics in communion with Rome. Our fraternity includes members of the Byzantine and Roman Catholic Churches.

Interested In This Way of Life?

We encourage you to “Come and See.” Experience the hospitality, interest and support of Franciscan brothers and Sisters. “Come and See” and let us walk together a spiritual journey that leads from GOSPEL TO LIFE and LIFE TO THE GOSPEL.

Contacts For More Information

joan-p-2014Joan Pesta, OFS
Local Minister
(570) 454-4150
joanpesta@gmail.com

Formation Director
Ann Cameron, OFS
Formation Director
(570) 788-5655

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Fr Jerome Wolbert, OFM
Spiritual Assistant
(570) 788-1212 ext 402