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Mass Schedule - this weekend (09/27/20)

We hope we will be able to continue this schedule this weekend.

  • 7:30am and 9:30am
    Outdoors in the courtyard of the Parish Center across the street from the church.
    Enter through the gate in the alley behind the building.
    Social distancing will be observed. Masks are required.
  • At 9:30am Mass will be live streamed from the courtyard, too.

can be found at https://bit.ly/2ROIBM7

In their Pastoral Letter Open Wide Our Hearts, U.S. bishops issued a powerful invitation for all people of God to face courageously the sin of racism, educate ourselves, and make changes to the policies and structures that allow it to persist.  Father Des and the St. Francis Pathways for Justice Ministry invite parishioners to read each week one of the two-page “Backgrounders” the bishops have assembled to assist education and action against the sin of racism. 

The Backgrounder for this week is Racism and Migration (https://bit.ly/2RSK6IY).

To help us prepare for the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Franciscan Media is offering nine days of reflections and prayers from September 25 through October 3, to give us a perspective on the life and legacy of the patron saint of our parish. Here is the link to the novena: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/novena-to-saint-francis-of-assisi/

The Transitus of Saint Francis 2020 will celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi as depicted in the Bardi Dossal of St. Francis.

The prayer service will take place on the evening of Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (GMT -07). Readers will narrate scenes from the life of St. Francis as depicted in the Bardi Dossal of St. Francis. Please register for only one ticket per viewing site. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants closer to the date of the event.


This event is sponsored by the Forming St. Francis Secular Fraternity in Sacramento, California, and Region 6 of the Franciscan Federation.

Traditionally, around the Feast of St. Francis, our parish has incorporated a Blessing of Animals. This year, the blessing will be done on Sunday, October 4, the actual feast day. Those who attend the 7:30 and 9:30 Masses in the courtyard of the Parish Center are invited to bring their pet (on a leash or in a carrier please!). The blessing will also apply virtually to the pets of those who are watching the 9:30 Mass live streamed on that day.

Join us, Monday, October 5th at 7:00 pm, for an online program “The Healing Power of Love in Action: Creation Care in a Time of Pandemic and Partisanship” to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and the Season of Creation. Four Sacramento parishes – St. Francis of Assisi, Sacred Heart, St. Anthony, and St. Joseph (Elk Grove) –  have collaborated to offer this 90-minute program inspired by the Catholic Climate Covenant. Together we will share prayer, readings, video, small group discussion and suggested activities. To register, click here, or email pathwaysforjustice@stfrancisparish.com. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the celebration.

Bishop Soto has asked that parish churches remain open for those wishing to offer private prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  St. Francis Church will be open from 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00pm weekdays for private prayer. Entrance to the church is by the side door in the breezeway. Please check this page for updates.

Individual confession will be offered by appointment only.
Please call Fr. Des directly at (916) 443-8084 (ext 115).

All parish meetings, St. Francis School classes, and parish Faith Formation programs remain cancelled until further notice.
And the Parish Office is closed to the public for the time being.

Please continue to check our website as we will be posting new information as
it becomes available. 

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Sunday Mass, 09/27/20 -
Our Songsheet/Bulletin
JS Paluch bulletin (without songsheet)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB4g9dVTLX8

as well as on this page, and the link on Facebook.

These videos can be can also accessed by using this link:

Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

To help us “Keep Holy the Lord’s Day”,
a number of churches offer Masses live streamed.
The Diocese of Sacramento Live Streaming list of churches:

Loving God, grant that your healing grace may flow to all those who are suffering or ill, and that your strength and love may be with all those close to these brothers and sisters, for those who are providing care for them, and for all those who offer prayer on their behalf. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.



Because of COVID-19 precautions, Faith Formation classes for student in 1st through 8th grades will be virtual this year. We are currently working on the process of developing the remote learning system that will be used. Please check our page for update (https://www.stfrancisparish.com/children_formation.htm). Thank you!

Communion to the Homebound

The St. Francis Communion Visitation Ministry is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please join us in praying the Act of Spiritual Communion during the Eucharist online. In addition, the Ministry is sending prayer cards to anyone who requests them. The cards include the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe from the new oil painting in the south transept of our church, and the Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe for Protection from Coronavirus, as provided by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The prayer card is available in English or Spanish. To receive it, please email your mailing address to the Ministry at sfcommunionvisitation@gmail.com.

Parish Pastoral Council:
Parish Council meetings will be conducted via Zoom until further notice.

Office Hours

Closed to the public. Staff may be reached by leaving an email or voicemail message.

Who We Are

Honoring our Franciscan tradition, St. Francis Parish is a Catholic Christian Community building the reign of God in the spirit and path of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. We value vibrant liturgy and personal prayer as a way to worship God and celebrate life.

We are an inclusive community respecting the dignity of all persons and supporting the journey of each person. We respond to the command of Jesus to love by welcoming all, evangelizing, supporting spiritual growth, and being Eucharist to each other.

Challenged by the Holy Spirit, we reach beyond ourselves to care for our neighbors, the poor, the marginalized, and those alienated by our Catholic Church. We aspire to be witnesses and prophets advocating for justice in the world and in the church.

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