113 First Avenue Brunswick, MD 21716 Phone: 301.834.9185 Fax: 301.834.4162. Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi and St. Mary’s Catholic Churches. Our “one parish family” is here to assist you with your needs. We hope that your visit is joyful and fulfilling. It is our prayer that you will experience the love of God more fully through the fellowship of our faith community.
In 1867, Bishop Edward Fitzgerald had six parishes in Central and Southern Arkansas, and only six priests. With 1500 parishiones in Arkansas, he needed a priest in the Northeast. In early 1868, Pocahontas businessmen Dr. James Esselman and Dr. Putman and his Catholic wife invited an Irish missionary priest from Memphis, Rev. James P. O'Kean, to come and preach.
We, a Catholic community of diverse multicultural backgrounds, unite as a family under one Baptism in Christ. We come together to pray, evangelize, learn and serve one another, the community and humankind. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we pledge ourselves to pursue this mission by participation in the liturgical, educational, outreach and social ministries of the Church.