Pastor’s Corner

Pastor's Corner
Reverend Michael Oenbrink
Pastor, St. Francis by the Sea

843-681-6350, ext. 261
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Thank you for visiting our on-line interactive parish website. This website is designed to allow you to become more familiar and active in our parish. I encourage you to visit each page of our website and to check often our current news.  Many times a parish the size of St. Francis by the Sea makes it harder to get to know individual parishioners and can even at times give you a sense that your participation or talents are not needed. That is not what Church is all about and our pastoral leadership has made a commitment to creating a small community experience within our large parish. The focal point of this effort will be the development of Small Church Communities and the continued success of our many ministries & organizations.

The Pastoral Council and I look forward to the growth of Small Church Communities in our parish as a way to be church and to live the mission of the Church defined by Christian Formation; Prayer & Worship; Evangelization; Stewardship; Building Community; and Social Outreach. We also encourage you to review the many ministries that could use your time and talent.  Please feel free to make contact with the coordinators or leaders listed on the web pages if you are interested in more information, would like to join, or just have questions you would like answered. Our parish community is only as strong as the parishioners within it – together we can make our parish vision a reality:

In Christ – United in faith, love and service.