Saint Francis

“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”  St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis Church

Saint Francis Address

Located in Cranberry Prairie, OH

1509 Cranberry Road
St. Henry, Ohio 45883

Contact Information

Parish Life Coordinator: Mary Schmitmeyer (419-336-7745)

Pastoral Council Representatives: Scott Hartings, Mara Hibner

Prayer Chain: Deb Osterholt (419-678-2914

Basement Rental: Steve & Mary Watercutter

CYO (St. Aloysius/St. Francis): Tom Marchal, Jennifer Ungruhn

Casseroles of Kindness: Katie Huwer

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The restrooms are located in the basement.  Enter basement from the back of church or front of the church. Restrooms are on the west end of the basement.  There are signs directing to them.


The confessional is located in the north-west corner of the church in the side (north) sacristy. 


See our home page or our latest bulletin for an up-to-date mass schedule.

Why St. Francis?

St. Francis' early life was one of luxury without want. He then went to war, was captured, and fell ill. During this time, he began receiving visions from God changing his life forever. After the war, he left behind his life of luxury by leaving his father's dreams of becoming a great merchant. Francis then had to live in the wilderness. Francis considered all nature to be the mirror of God. He is the patron saint of animals and the environment.

Our community is blessed beyond all measure, much like St. Francis was. Together, we strive to live more like Jesus by following Francis' example: leaving behind our material luxuries for a life dedicated to God and our neighbor. Much of our parish members spend their days in nature and with animals working the ground. 

St. Francis, pray for us!

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