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Remember the Feast of St. Clare

St. ClareLet us pray to God together for each other for, by sharing each other's burden of charity in this way, we shall easily fulfill trhe law of Christ.

—— St. Clare of Assisi (Complete Works, page 208)

St. Clare's name is forever linked to her spiritual brother, Francis of Assisi. Together, even at great distance from one another, they revived a weakened and flawed Church. 800 years later they continue to inspire millions who seek a loving union with the Crucified Christ. Her Feast Day was celebrated on August 11.

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation) - August 15
Blessed Virgin MaryMasses will be at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. with St. Francis Elementary School students, 12:10 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All Masses will be in the Church. On this day we celebrate our belief that Mary was taken up into heaven, body and soul, at the end of her earthly life.

"A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars." - Revelation 12:1


Summer Fun


Summer Fun Welcome Brunch

for New & Recently-New Parishioners

Sunday, August 13
10:50 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Brunsman Hall

What makes St. Francis such a special place? Come find out at our welcome brunch hosted by the St. Francis Welcome Team. Meet Fr. Des, our parish staff, volunteers, and others who want to learn more about our Franciscan heritage and what it means to be a Vatican II parish. You do not need to bring anything—just yourselves! Childcare is provided for children three years and older.

If you missed an earlier brunch and would like to join us, you're welcome! If you've been here awhile and want to get more involved, you're welcome, too! Just want to help welcome our new folks? You're also invited to join us! If you can bring a dish to share, that would be great, too!


Volunteers Needed


Planning Team members Needed for the 2017 St. Francis Festival and Picnic • Sunday, October 8, 2017 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Sutter's Fort Park

Step Ministry VolunteerThe Parish is looking for Volunteers to be part of the Festival planning committee. Areas of responsibility include:

  • Set up and Clean Up
  • BBQ
  • Games & Prizes
  • Kid's Games
  • Welcoming Committee

If you would like to be part of this fun-filled committee, please contact Richard Hernandez at 916-443-8084 ext 114 or

No experience required. Teens and olcder are
welcome! Joine the Fun!

Welcome Team needs you!

Volunteer Receptionists Openings

The Parish is looking for one or two or additional people who could be available as a substitute Volunteer Receptionist. These are 4-hour shifts (9am-1pm), as needed and based on your availability. A Job Description for this volunteer position is available. Training will be available. If this ministry is appealing to you, please contact

St. Francis Step and Breakfast Ministry - Your Spirit and Welcoming Presence is needed

Step Ministry VolunteerThis very special ministry is in need of volunteers. Our Step Ministry provides a safe, peaceful and private place for our guests to sleep each night at the Parish Center courtyard. This ministry is rooted in scripture and responds to the call to welcome strangers, provide shelter to the wanderer, and not turn away from the needs of others.

As a Step Minister you would have the opportunity to serve as a welcoming presence for our Step guests as they arrive in the evening or, as a Breakfast Minister, help to provide a simple prepared breakfast before they leave to face the challenges of their day. The time commitment is 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm for the Step Ministry OR 5:30 am to 7:00 am for the Breakfast Ministry. Most Step Ministers commit to one evening a week, and Breakfast Ministers for two mornings a month. However, we are happy to try to create a schedule that works for you! Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a part of the Step/Breakfast Ministry family. We would love to have you join us.

"Homeless not only from the room made of bricks, but homeless from being rejected, unwanted, completely torn out of society....that unwanted one is my brother and my sister....We belong to each other." — Mother Theresa

If you would like more information, or have questions about how you can volunteer for this wonderful ministry, please contact Margaret (


Permanent Baptismal Font Project - Videos and Educational Material


Presented by The St. Francis Baptismal Font Committee.

The committee members are Jean Iacino (chair), Penny Tafoya, Cheryl Tholke, Debbie Clingingsmith, Bob Reid, Evelyn Fallon and Patti Michel-Evleth.

Questions? Contact Jean Iacino at

YouTube Video