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UPCOMING EVENTS

 


Celebrating St. Francis

Step Ministry VolunteerYou are invited to join with our Friar brothers and the global Franciscan community to celebrate the "Transitus (Passing) of St. Francis in a prayer service to be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 3, in the church. The Transitus is a traditional memorial prayer service that Franciscans bring to the faithful on the evening before the Church's Feastday of St. Francis on October 4. A reception in Brunsman Hall, sponsored by the Secular Franciscan Forming Group, will follow the prayer service. All are welcome!

Also join us for two Blessings of Animals:
Wednesday, October 4 at 8 am in the Parking Lot (St. Francis Elementary), and Saturday October 7 at 2 pm on the church steps (Parish).

Mark your calendars for the Feast of St. Francis Festival & Picnic on Sunday, October 8 at Sutter's Fort Park.


Fr. Tom Bonacci

St. Francis ADULT MINISTRY presents

Back by Popular Demand

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
By Tom Bonacci C.P.

Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm in Brunsman Hall

 

CREATED IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD THE GLORY OF GOD IS A HUMAN BEING FULLY ALIVE PROBING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A HUMAN PERSON IN FOUR VIGNETTES.

The image and likeness of God is found in every human person from those who inspire to those who seriously fail. We are called by our very human nature to see in one another what we often cannot see in ourselves. In four brief reflections, we will probe the Scriptures from the vantage of the real people we meet in our lives. First, there is the poet in the street who speaks of beauty in the midst of decay and decline. Then the night time office cleaner who puts her child through medical school. The lovers who have the courage to be proud of their love for one another. And, finally, the people who know no borders and see everywhere as home. We are all called to claim our dignity, to find our voice, to stand up for what is good, true, just and beautiful.

 


St. Anthony of Padua

St. Francis ADULT MINISTRY presents

Celebrating the Franciscan Tradition

ST. ANTHONY: THE MIRACLE WORKER OF PADUA

Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 pm in Brunsman Hall. Refreshments provided.

 

A dramatic film on the life of St. Anthony, one of the most popular saints in Christian history, tells a story of high adventure, lost love and total dedication to the call of God. A follower of Francis, he became renowned for his powerful preaching and his miracles that won countless souls for Christ. Shot on location in Italy, with top notch acting and glorious cinematography, the film tells the story of his adventurous life from youth to his untimely death at age 36.


Feast of St. Francis Festival and Picnic

St. Clare

Feast of St. Francis Festival and Picnic MMXVII

Sunday • October 8

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sutter's Fort Park
(across from the church)

BBQ and Potluck Picnic • Kids’ Games • Bingo
Face Painting ... and More!

Mark your calendar and plan to join us. Look for more details and a sign-up sheet in upcoming bulletins.

Planning Team Members and Event Help needed!

Pop-up Shade Canopies for our Festival and Picnic

Canopy

Can you loan a pop-up shade tent, or know someone who can?

Prizes for Games for Our Parish Festival and Picnic

Can you donate prizes for bingo or kids' games? "Re-gifting" is fine...you can drop off items at the Parish Center 9:00 am - 1:00 pm during the week. We need lots of small prizes for kids' games!

Please contact RichardH@stfrancisparish.com

Feast of St. Francis Festivel & Picnic: RSVP and Volunteer Sign-Up

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE

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 RichardH@stfrancisparish.com.

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


Can you help one morning per week as a volunteer receptionist?

We have an opening for an ongoing Wednesday volunteer receptionist, as well as a need for one or two additional substitute receiptionists. Volunteer Receptionists serve 4-hour shifts once per week and welcome visitors to the Parish Center Office, answer incoming calls, provide information, and do light office work. A description for this volunteer position is available here. Training will be provided. If this ministry is appealing to you, please contact jdwarrick@stfrancisparish.com.


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 (margaret@cafoodlink.org).

 


Permanent Baptismal Font Project - Videos and Educational Material


Baptism

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 jiacino@sbcglobal.net.





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