On October 16th, 2022, St. Simon and St. Jude Church in Francois celebrated its 100th anniversary. A supper and dance were held on Saturday night, and a service of celebration was held on Sunday afternoon. As we worshipped, we gave thanks to God for the faith, the dedication, and the commitment of all those who 100 years ago took on the task of establishing the church in its present location, overlooking the community.
This beautiful church has long been a focal point as one enters into Francois. One hundred years later, the people of the community still take pride in their church which is a very warm and inviting place. As we remembered the past, we gave thanks for the present, and we are looking to the future with hope and trust in God, who promises to be with us wherever we are and through all the events in our lives. No matter what the future holds for us, God is with us!