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

SundaySeptember 14

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

(Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross)

In the Gospel, Nicodemus has come out of the darkness into the light of Jesus, and is trying to understand Jesus's teaching. Jesus has been speaking of spiritual matters in metaphors and allusions. He now makes it clear that he came because the world - all of creation, and especially the human family - is in need of salvation. He has not come to condemn, but to save.

Other Happenings

Wednesday, September 17

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 17 at 7:30 PM

The Progressive Number is at 53. The Bonus Ball is at $64. Come for Pull Tabs, Fun, Food and Drink and much, much more. Bring a friend.

Trip to Appalachia

See picture in "Photo Gallery"

Mission Trip to Appalachia

In late July four of us ventured with the crew from St. Peter and Paul to Frenchville, PA to be missionaries to those less fortunate. We stayed at Bethany Retreat Center. The entire week we lived simple lives with no cell phones, just 3 meals a day, no pop, just water, and the best part was we bathed in a river. (Well for the kids, not me.) We were with a group from Michigan for the week all totaling 25 people. This mission was with Young people who Care, headed by Sr. Suzanne. We separated into four groups and went to a different site each day. We experienced morning prayer, a social justice teaching and an evening reflection every day. The participants from our parish were Molly McLaughlin, Morgan DiNezza, Carl DiNezza (Morgan's dad) and myself. It was quite memorable and we can't wait to do it again next year. Helping those in need is what it's all about! It really reassured me that teens today are absolutely awesome!

Jean Hymes