Fraternity History

St. Thomas More, OFS
Inver Grove Heights, MN

. First reception Ceremony. First Profession Ceremony. Franciscan Family Apostolate started (for needy SFO families). Started Coffee & Donut Sundays at local parish (Church of St. Patrick) Began Christmas Family Project (working with Neighbors, Inc.); worked with Catholic Charities helping refugee families. Began Eucharistic Ministry to the sick and homebound. Established Franciscan Memorial Garden at the Church of St. Patrick. Began the Morning Prayer Group: Liturgy of the Hours & Rosary.

Began annual November meeting at the Franciscan Brothers of Peace to help pack Thanksgiving Meals for distribution. Began the Communion and Scripture Services at the Church of St. Patrick.

Meetings. Fraternity meetings are held on the Third Tuesday of the month at church of St. Patrick, 3535 72nd ST. E., Inver Grove Heights, MN (

Council meeting is on the First Tuesday of the month at church of St. Patrick, IGH (see above)


The following is a list of the variety of ministries, projects, and activities in which our members participate:

  • Franciscan Brothers of Peace
  • Franciscan Family Apostolate
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Morning Prayers and Rosary
  • Communion Services
  • Listening House
  • Neighbors
  • Prison Ministry
  • RCIA
  • Sunshine Ladies (Ecumenical)
  • Care giving for relatives
  • Net Ministry
  • Parish Council
  • Blood and Platelet Donation
  • Spirit and Life Team
  • Wakota Life Center
  • Calling Tree (prayers)
  • Trinity Mission
  • Ugly Quilters
  • Eucharistic Home Bound Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Faith formation facilitators
  • Members attended Regional Gathering
  • Nursing Home Scripture & Communion Services
  • Ministries at funerals, weekdays and Sundays –
    sacristans, lectors, servers, Eucharistic ministers and musicians.