Thursday, November 26, 10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception (Holy Day)
Monday, December 7, 6:00 PM
Tuesday, December 8, 8:00 AM, Noon,
8:30 AM, 11:00 AM & 6:00 PM
Monday to Saturday at 8:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua – Tuesday
Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Wednesday
Miraculous Medal – Thursday
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSIONS)
Saturday – 3:00 to 3:30 PM
Before Daily Mass
If you or someone you know is in need, regardless of faith, nationality, race, orientation or political opinion, our St. Vincent de Paul Society here at St. Francis of Assisi Parish is here to help. Please contact us at the Parish Office (716-627-2710).
Have you ever thought about becoming a Franciscan serving God's people as a Brother or Priest? Have you ever thought about serving God's people as a Religious Sister or Diocesan Priest? God might be calling you to serve the Church in one of these ways. As God calls many to the wonderful and beautiful vocation of Marriage, he also calls others to serve his people as Religious and Priests. Maybe you know someone, a son or daughter or friend, that might be open to accept this challenging but very rewarding life of serving God in this way. When and if the time is right, don't be afraid to at least mention the possibility. If you have any questions or concerns or would like more information, please contact our pastor, Fr. Ross, at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on vocations.olaprovince.org.
As members of the Catholic Church, we have been entrusted in a special way to promote, safeguard and protect the Sanctity of Human Life. Together we can make a difference and help bring about a change of heart in our society. To be a part of this most important ministry and work, join us every Friday morning, beginning with Mass at 8:00 AM, followed by prayers and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00 AM. For more information, please contact Fr. Ross at the parish office.
Click HERE for the Faith Formation Website.
Come visit our Spiritual Library located in the Faith Formation Building (formerly Religious Education). It is open whenever the Parish Office is open during the week and during Mass times on the weekend. There are many terrific books, CD's, DVD's, and periodicals waiting for you.
Mobile Lending Library
Don't forget to look for our Permanent Mobile Lending Library located in church "at the break." Please take whatever spiritual book appeals to you and return it to the shelf when you have finished it. Please help and spread the word.
Peace and all good things to all who have entered here. Thank you for visiting us. On behalf of the members of our Faith Community, I would like to welcome you. Please take a look around and, when you get a chance, please come by for a visit and join us for Mass or for any of our many activities, ministries, or gatherings. Checkout below our Weekly Bulletin, Calendar, Sunday Homily and Fr. Ross' Reflection. If you have any questions, suggestions or would like more information about our parish family, please send us an email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) or give us call. Once again, Welcome!
St. Francis of Assisi Parish is a Faith Community of Catholic Christians who are joined in love and guided by the Holy Spirit, called to deepen the awareness of God’s presence in the lives of his people. As a Faith Community, we live God’s Word through Worship, Service, Evangelization, and Community. With Christ as our model and St. Francis of Assisi as our patron, we desire to fulfill our mission for the benefit of all people. An ever vibrant and growing Faith Community is our prayer.
In 2014 St. Francis of Assisi joined the Churches in Action (CIA) Organization. The Organization was started to help the churches of different denominations work together to serve our neighbors locally and beyond who are in need. For more information on Churches in Action please visit their website: http://churchesinaction.com/
As we have been announcing, we have initiated a parish-wide survey. The purpose of this survey is to get feedback from you, our Faith Community members, so that we might better serve you, our parishioners, and address those areas in our parish that might need a little more attention. It is our hope that all Faith Community members will be part of this survey in an honest and constructive manner.
Our Online Giving Program (E-Giving) is set up. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AND REGISTER. If you have any questions, please call the parish office.
If you are with us on a regular basis and have not registered, Click here to download the Registration form PDF. You can mail it in or drop it off in the collections basket when you come to Church. Call us if you have any questions or concerns.
November 29th, The First Sunday of Advent
A Family Welcome for Jesus....... "Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me." (Matthew 10:40)
Today we begin the holy season of Advent, a time of waiting and Christian longing. As a culture, we are not trained in the art of patience; we bristle at long checkout lines, and we dread extended telephone calls. Jesus tells His disciples to "stand erect and raise your heads" as salvation comes to earth. Practice this posture of patient waiting in the weeks ahead, not only in your physical body but in how you reach out to others. With dedication and commitment, seek to enact justice by helping a poor person to feel dignified or by lifting up the head of someone who is sick or weighed down by life. Help others to stand aright and to live with hope, and you will surely not miss the coming of the Son of Man.
Sunday, November 29 after 11:00 AM Mass
New Parishioner Reception, Parish Spiritual Library
Monday, December 7 at 7:30 PM
Parish Council, Meeting Room 1
The Altar & Rosary Society is once again making their famous homemade Pierogis. They are available in the Social Center Kitchen area from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are three varieties available; cheese, sauerkraut and potato/cheese. The requested donation is $5.00 per 1/2 dozen or $10.00 per dozen. Thank you for your continued support!
Wednesday, November 25 at 7:30 PM
The Progressive Number is at 54. Come for Pull Tabs, Fun, Food and Drink and much, much more. Bring a friend.