Liturgy Schedule

SATURDAY VIGIL MASS

4:00 PM

SUNDAY MASSES

8:30 AM, 11:00 AM & 6:00 PM

DAILY MASS

Monday to Saturday at 8:00 AM

HOLY DAY MASSES

Evening before (Vigil Mass) - 6:00 PM

Holy Day - 8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 6:00 PM

DEVOTIONS

(After Mass)

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

Parish Campaign

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 currently have raised approximately $488,000 in pledges and contributions. 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.

Sanctity  of   Life   Ministry

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 7:00 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.

Faith Formation

Click HERE for the Faith Formation Website.

Spiritual Library

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.

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A Word of Welcome from Fr. Ross

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 (fr.ross@verizon.net or sfaoffice@verizon.net) or give us call. Once again, Welcome!

Our Mission

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.

 

E-Giving is Alive!

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.

Join Us

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.

We Celebrate

SundayAugust 31

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today's reading describes the cost of discipleship. This translation of a popular Peruvian hymn echoes Jeremiah's words with the refrain "I must keep going; I must continue the struggle; Woe to me if I do not! How can I escape, How can I keep silent, When your word burns within me?" In the Gospel, Peter discovers that following Jesus will have a cost. He is not pleased; he thought he was on a road to glory. So when Jesus said that he would suffer in Jerusalem, Peter said this was not the positive message the people wanted to hear. Jesus's shocking response is "Get behind me, Satan!" Jesus is telling Peter to be a disciple, to walk in His shoes. He states clearly that following Him on the way of the Cross is more important than life itself.

Other Happenings

Monday, September 1

Labor Day Mass, 9:00 AM

Tuesday, September 2

St Anthony Novena, 7:00 PM

Wednesday, September 3

Parish Council, 7:00 PM

Sunday, September 7

9/11 Remembrance, 6:00 PM

Monday, September 8

Finance Committee, 7:00 PM

Wednesday, September 10

Information Meeting for RCIA, 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 2

Healing Mass, 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 4

Meat Raffle, 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 5

Blessing of Animals, 1:00 PM

Next Bingo

Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 PM

The Progressive Number is at 51. The Bonus Ball is at $170. Come for Pull Tabs, Fun, Food and Drink and much, much more. Bring a friend.