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For the safety of all face masks are welcome, but not required. Social Distancing will be observed. Hand sanitizing will be offered prior to receiving Communion. Limited seating!

• Saturday at 5:15pm in the CHURCH
• Sunday at 7:30am in the CHURCH
• Sunday at 9:30am in the CHURCH
The 9:30am Mass will be livestreamed as usual (https://bit.ly/37XEfK3).

- Monday, Wednesday and Friday -
Mass will be at 12:10 will be in the church.

For the safety of all face masks are welcome, but not required. Social Distancing will be observed. Hand sanitizing will be offered prior to receiving Communion. Limited seating!

The people of St. Francis Parish celebrate the Installation of Rev. Rey Bersabal as Pastor during the 9:30 Mass on Sunday October 09. Bishop Soto will preside. The Mass will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/37XEfK3


Children’s Faith Formation

2022-2023 Registration is Open…
In-person classes for students in 1st through 8th grades will be held on
Sundays from 11:00am - Noon beginning on Sunday, October 16

Students can be registered using this link:

The program is in need of volunteer catechists and helpers.
If you feel called to ministry with children please contact DFF@stfrancisparish.com


Novena of Prayer: To prepare for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4), Franciscan Media is offering nine days of reflections, prayers, and videos that will help us deepen our devotion to this great saint. Each day from September 25 through October 3, you can receive prayerful meditations sent to your inbox. Use this link to register: https://465210.hs-sites.com/saint-francis-of-assisi-novena

Transitus (Passing) of St. Francis: You are invited to join with the global Franciscan community to celebrate the Transitus (Passing) of St. Francis in a prayer service to be held at 6:00pm on Monday, October 3 in the church. The Transitus is a traditional memorial prayer service that Franciscans bring to the faithful on the evening before the Churchs Feastday of St. Francis. This will also be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/37XEfK3. Sponsored by the Order of Franciscan Seculars.

Blessing of the Animals will take place on Saturday, October 8, with Mass in
the courtyard of the Parish Center, at 7:30am.
All animals are welcome (on a leash or in a carrier!).

The Franciscan Saints

Each week, between August 11, the Feast of St. Clare, and October 4, the Feast of
St. Francis, we will try to highlight an individual who was inspired by the humility, simplicity of life, closeness to the poor, and spirit of prayer of St. Francis. These stories are found in The Franciscan Saints, by Robert Ellsberg.


Franciscan Martyr - 1894-1941

Saint Maximilian Kolbe entered the Franciscans at the age of 16 in Poland. In February 1941 he was arrested and, by May, he was on his way to Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi camp. He passed the time leading his fellow prisoners in prayer, preparing them for death. In July, a prisoner escaped and in retaliation 10 inmates of cellblock fourteen were selected for death. When one prisoner cried out that he would never see his family again, Fr. Kolbe offered to take his place.

In 1982, Pope John Paul II, who as bishop of Krakow had often prayed at the site of Kolbe’s death, presided over his canonization in Rome. Present for the ceremony was the man whose life Kolbe had saved.

Remembrance Mums Ordering - available starting NEXT WEEKEND!

Once again this year we will offer the opportunity for you to remember a loved one who has been called to eternal life by purchasing a potted Remembrance Mum. The mums will be present in our church from Saturday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, November 13. At that time, mums can be taken home for planting or to the cemetery. The cost for each plant is $25. You can designate the person(s) to be remembered.

Orders will be taken after all the Masses or online beginning Saturday, October 8,
and will continue through October 23.


Every day hundreds of migrants who have crossed the Arizona-Mexico border seeking asylum are brought by authorities to Casa Alitas -- a center of care and assistance in Tucson under the auspices of Catholic Community Services. Three parishioners from the St. Francis Pathways for Justice Ministry volunteered at Casa Alitas in July. Jane Potter, Karen Shepard and Doug Thompson will report to the parish on their experiences serving migrants in a Zoom slide presentation Monday, October 24 at 7:00 PM.

Their work included providing meals and clothing, assisting travelers at the airport, and replenishing water stations along desert migrant trails. Perhaps this is a ministry you would like to learn more about, or even participate in.
To sign up for the Zoom link, please email pathwaysforjustice@stfrancisparish.com

Rite of Christian Initiation for
Adults and Children:

If you are looking for a spiritual home or are baptized Catholic but have not yet received Eucharist or Confirmation, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), and RCIA Adapted for Children may be for you. A new group is forming soon. If interested, complete a registration form online at http://bit.ly/SacPrepForm

For any questions, please contact DFF@stfrancisparish.com


The St. Francis Gala Committee wishes to thank Fr. Rey, the staff and parishioners for your generous support of the 14th Annual Homecoming Gala on Saturday, August 27. It was a beautiful evening and a great time was had by all. Special thanks to our musical entertainment Whos Counting, the hospitable staff of the Hilton Hotel Arden West, and the many volunteers and donors who gave so graciously of their time and treasures to make the event possible. We wish you peace and all good!

Judy Miranda, Janet Vitt, Jennie Littlewood, Kellie Parades, Rose Richards, Francine Freitas,
Melba Hinojosa, Mike Falasco and Clayton Whitehead

2022 St. Francis of Assisi Parish Pastoral Coucil
Your 2022 Parish Pastoral Council:
(left to right): Janine Neely, Janet Vitt, Emer McKenna (Vice-Chair), Sr. Libby Fernandez,
Ed Condon (Secretary), Fr. Rey Bersabal, Marco Montano JR, Melba Hinojosa,
Sr. Dorothy McCormack, Marcia Rooney, Darrin Greer (Chair)

St. Francis Church will be open from 9:00am-3:00pm weekdays for private prayer.
Entrance to the church is by the side door in the breezeway.
Please check this page for updates.

Confession: Can be scheduled (call Fr. Rey at 916-443-8084 xt 115)
or after 12:10pm Mass Mon., Wed.,and Fri.

The Parish Office will be open from 9am-12:00pm Mon-Fri.

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

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Sunday - 10/02/22 - The 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4at9kctrjyc
Our Songsheet/Bulletin

Videos can be can also accessed by using these links:
or https://bit.ly/37XEfK3

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.

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.



The Bereavement Ministry of St. Francis of Assisi is offering a Grief Support Group on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month via ZOOM from 6:30-8:00pm. To participate contact a facilitator no later than 2 days before a meeting.
Julie Garcia Swiecicki 1 916 359-2672 juliagds@att.net
Theresa Arciniega 1 916 359-7732 tarciniega333@gmail.com
Kent Meyer 1 916 206-1414 kentonmeyers@stfrancisparish.com


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.


On the first Saturday of each month, 9-10am, we pray the Franciscan Crown Rosary, followed by conversation and fellowship. Please sign up by emailing Louis at louisvasquez123@hotmail.com. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to you.

Office Hours

9:00am-12:00 Mon-Fri.

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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