Warm, Summer Greetings from Fr. Ross
Peace and Blessings. As summer’s heat (and humidity) have arrived and as things continue to open, let us pray for continued openness to the Holy Spirit that we may move forward with vitality and hope. The Diocese has begun the initial stages initiative of its Road to Renewal. This will have a profound impact on all the parishes in the Diocese, including our Faith Community here at St. Francis. Check out the website: https://roadtorenewal.org/. Please, let those in the diocesan leadership positions how you feel about this. Checkout the July 11 bulletin (see “Weekly Bulletin” below) for more information and how to contact the Diocese.
IF YOU HAVEN’T AS YET BEEN VACCINATED, PLEASE DO YOURSELF, THOSE YOU LOVE AND US A FAVOR! IT IS NOT A QUESTION OF PERSONAL FREEDOM OR RIGHTS. I’M SURE YOU WOULD NOT WANT TO BE THE CAUSE OF ANYONE GETTING SICK. ALSO, IF YOU HAVEN’T AS YET BEEN VACCINATED, PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK WHEN YOU COME TO CHURCH!
We continue to celebrate our daily Masses (8:00 AM) and our weekend Masses in person (Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM.) While the obligation to attend Mass has resumed, we continue to Live Stream all our Masses for those who are unable to be physically present. The Masses are also saved if you would like to view Mass a little later on in the day. At the appropriate time click on “Live Stream Mass” below and then click on the “▹” which is found in the center of the screen.
May our closeness to God and each other fill our hearts with hope and confidence. May we continue to bless one another with our kindness, gentleness, patience and prayers.
Click ☞ Live Stream Mass
Our Facebook Evening Chat around 7:30 PM, Monday to Friday, continues to be a little bright spot in the day. It lasts about 10 minutes or so and finishes off with prayer for all those important intentions that we have. To join us, click on “Evening Chat” above.
Don’t forget to check out our Weekly Bulletin, the Sunday Homily and Reflection. (The tabs are found below.) Please do not hesitate to contact me with any of your questions or concerns via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give me call (Office: 627-2710, Ext. 11 / Cell: 410-258-4087).
Our Wednesday evening Bingo has started up again in our Social Center at 7:30 PM and has really taken off. Please tell your family members and friends to join us. A good time is promised to all. And, “Hey, you never know…”