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Living through the Franciscan Lens • June 5 & 19 | July 10 & 24 | August 7 & 21
6:30 — 8:00 pm in the Parish Center Library
St. Francis of AssisiLiving through the Franciscan Lens is a six-session journey through the looking glass to see the world through Franciscan eyes. It's a different way of looking and living life that makes all the difference in the world! The class will meet on Monday evenings in the Parish Center Library from 6:30-8:00 pm on June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21.

Contact Debbie Clingingsmith for more information or to reserve your seat, by email at or by phone (805) 574-0441. Space is limited.





Movie Night: Radical Grace • June 7, 2017
7:00 pm in Brunsman Hall

Radical GraceJoin the Adult Ministry of St. Francis to make real the SPIRIT of the PENTECOST SEASON. Inspired by Pope Francis, we are called to respond to the oppression of the world's poor and disenfranchised. The movie Radical Grace tells the story of three religious sisters and their struggle to implement Catholic social teaching in a culture of moral collapse and political turmoil: Sr. Simone Campbell - national lobbyist for the poor; Sister Jean Hughes - advocate for ex-prison inmates; and Sister Chris Schenk - the role of women in the Church. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

No charge, though a free will donation will be appreciated.

Thursday, June 15

In the year 1219 St. Francis of Assisi went to Egypt to visit the Sultan, Malik-at-Kamil. In April of this year Pope Francis also visited Egypt, urging Christians and Muslims to walk together not as enemies but as "fellow travelers." In the spirit of unity demonstrated by both Pope and St. Francis, join us in this event and help create a greater awareness and understanding among our parishioners and our Muslim brothers and sisters. Become a fellow traveler and participate in this informal, interfaith evening as we host an Iftar dinner on June 15 at the Salam Center Mosque in Sacramento.

• Join us for dinner at a cost of $10.00 per person. • Help serve the meal
• Act as a table host • Make an additional cash donation to help defray the costs of the dinner

Find out more at our Iftar Table after each Mass or contact Richard Hernandez at

Women in Conversation

Women in Conversation
Women in Conversation
The Virgin Complex: The Perfect Woman
Saturday, June 17, 9:00 — 11:00 am in Brunsman Hall

The continental breakfast begins at 8:45 a.m.
There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to

How does being women affect our life choices and our relationships with others? Our culture and our church often promote gender stereotypes and defined roles for women. As seekers of a mature faith, how do we react to and come to terms with these varying and complicated aspects of what it means to be a woman in today's world? How do we see ourselves and how does that affect how we see each other?




Volunteers Needed


2017 Parish Council Elections: Are you Called to Serve?

The Parish Council is an elected body of 15 parishioners. Council members serve a term of three years. The Parish Council's mission is to help bring the concerns, the hopes, and the ideas of the parish to Fr. Des. Working together with Fr. Des and the Parish Staff, the Council helps to discern what God is calling us, as a parish, to do. A good example of this was the Pastoral Action Plan that gave us a blueprint to follow in the areas of Evangelization, Outreach, Liturgy/Spirituality, Facilities, Parish/School Relationship, and Finances.

If you are interested in running, pick up an application in the church literature racks, or download the PDF at

Drop off applications at the parish office, or email to (include digital "headshot" style photo).

If you have questions, current members of the Council will be available after the Masses, or you can email questions to

Application deadline extended to May 28.

Office Volunteers

Office volunteers, one Sunday per month following the 7:30 am Mass. Please contact

Sing for Joy!

Sing For Joy: St. Francis Choir has opportunities

The music ministry at St. Francis presents a unique opportunity to serve the parish community. We have over 50 parishioners who volunteer their time weekly to deliver Godís message through song and praise. As liturgical ministers we are striving to grow our relationship with Christ, responding in love to those with whom we share this ministry, and proclaiming the Good News to all.

Do you have an interest in joining our music ministry, but donít know where or when to start? Fear not! We are searching for volunteers to help us proclaim the Word of God and weíll be happy to help you develop your musical skills regardless of experience. We encourage you to try us out and see if the music ministry benefits you in mind, body, spirit, and soul! With your gifts, help us create a beautiful worship environment for our community! Contact Tim Mascarinas (916)-443-8084 x103, for more information.

Welcome Brunch Planning Team Members

Welcome Team Planning Committee needed Three times per year this planning committee comes together to put on a theme-based event that welcomes new parishioners to the parish. The Hospitality team is looking for a few good people to help plan and coordinate these events. Your participation can be as involved (or not!) as your time permits. For further information, please contact Richard at 916-443-8084 ext 114.

St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Francis

Society of St. Vincent de Paul The St. Francis Outreach Ministry would like to establish a St. Vincent de Paul Conference at our parish.

Vincentians gather together in groups called conferences which focus on spirituality, fellowship, and works of charity. Works of Charity may include homeless services and home visits to the poor.

To establish a conference we must first identify a leadership group consisting of volunteers serving as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. We can then develop a plan of action to identify services that can be offered to assist our parishioners.

If you are interested in being considered for a leadership position, please contact Richard Hernandez at or call 916-443-8084 x114 to meet and review the program. Those interested in volunteering should possess a great desire to work with the poor and needy, make the required time commitment, and possess skill sets of working with groups and conducting training.

In advance, thank you very much and we look forward to implementing this very exciting program to serve our parish.

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