Holy Thursday, 7:00pm
Good Friday Services, 12 noon, 3:00pm, 7:30pm
Saturday Easter Vigil, 8:30pm
Easter Sunday, 8:00am, 10:00am, 12 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
We are currently running a Campaign which we are calling our PAVING OUR WAY TOGETHER CAMPAIGN in order to redo and replace our Parking Lot and the roofs on five of the church buildings. Our goal is to raise $550,000 through pledges that can be paid off over a three year period. We have a Tree of Life Memorial in the church for those who wish to remember loved ones (living and/or deceased) through a leaf on the tree. We have raised approximately $543,550 in pledges and contributions. We need approximately $6,450 to reach our goal. Please call the parish office (627-2710) to find out how you can be a part of this special endeavor which will insure our future and help us continue to be that wonderful and visible presence of Jesus Christ in our midst.
As members of the Catholic Church, we have been entrusted in a special way to promote, safeguard and protect the Sanctity of Human Life. We know that Life is God's greatest and most precious gift to us. Unfortunately, many in our society today, including our government, have lost sight of the infinite value of each and every life, whether seen or unseen. However, 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. During this special time of prayer, we will pray for a greater awareness and appreciation of the Sanctity of Life from its beginning at conception until natural death. Join us and help spread the word. For more information, please contact Fr. Ross at the parish office.
Click HERE for the Faith Formation Website.
Sunday, April 12 at 9:45AM in Meeting Room 1 and Gym
First Eucharist Class and Mass
Thursday, April 16 at 6:30PM in Meeting Room 1 and Gym
Clothing Drive Class
Friday/Saturday, April 17/18 at 8:00PM in Junior High Youth Room and Gym
Grades 6-9 Sleepover
Come visit our Spiritual Library located in the Religious Education Building. 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 Lenten Lending Library
Don't forget to look for our Mobile Lenten 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, our Online Giving Program (E-Giving) has been 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). 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.
Sunday, April 5
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Four times in this Gospel, John mentions "the other disciple." Although we assume that this is the "beloved disciple," John, it is significant that no name is used. Why? The disciple is nameless because we are to insert ourselves into the story. We run with Simon Peter to the tomb; we are the first to arrive to see the burial cloths; we "see and believe." With trials and tribulations that have been a part of our lives, we peer into the empty tomb. Do we see that no darkness is able to swallow up the light of Christ, that no sin or failure is beyond repair, that death cannot conquer life? Place yourself in this Easter story, encounter the empty tomb, "see and believe."
Monday, April 6 at 7:00PM in Meeting Room 1
Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00PM in Church
Saint Anthony Devotions
Thursday, April 9 at 7:00PM in the Parish Office Meeting Room
Faith Formation and Evangelization Meeting
Monday, April 13 at 7:00PM in the Parish Office Meeting Room
Monday, April 20 at 7:00PM in the Parish Office Meeting Room
Pastoral Care and Social Outreach Meeting
Monday, April 27 at 7:00PM in the Parish Office Meeting Room
Our Faith Community is sponsoring a Baby Bottle Collection for Lent. Help Harvest House "Change" a Life. Harvest House is a ministry that supplies free cribs, strollers, high chairs, baby items and clothing from newborn to size 14 to over 1200 needy families each year. Please take a baby bottle from one of the bassinets in the Church and throw your loose change in it each day throughout Lent. You won't miss the change and it will go a long way to help Harvest House help someone in need. Please have the filled bottles back in the bassinets by Easter Sunday. Thank you for your continued generosity.
Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 PM
The Progressive Number is at 58. The Bonus Ball is at $432. Come for Pull Tabs, Fun, Food and Drink and much, much more. Bring a friend.
Please join us in the Social Center Gym, April 3, 4:00 - 7:00 PM for a BW's catered fish fry. $11 for dinner: Haddock, French fries, cole slaw, macaroni salad and beverage. $3 for children: cheese pizza and beverage. Eat in or take out. Bring a friend or two and enjoy a great meal, fun and friendship.