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MASS SCHEDULE - this weekend (11/29/20)

• 7:30am – Mass on patio in the courtyard of the Parish Center Terrace.
PLEASE NOTE: Social Distancing will be observed. Masks required. Limited seating.

• 9:30am – A Drive In Mass - in the parking lot behind the church
Use the 25th Street gate entrance (school entrance) and follow directions.
The Altar will be placed under the Brunsman Hall overhang.
Communion will be provided after the Mass in a 30-minute window to those parked in the church lot or elsewhere around the church.

The 9:30am Mass will be livestreamed.

• WEEKDAY MASS - Monday - Wednesday - Friday - at 12:10 outside, on patio in the courtyard of the Parish Center Terrace. Communion will be provided after all Masses.
PLEASE NOTE: Social Distancing will be observed. Masks required. Limited seating.

Little Books for Advent

Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, we will not have Advent reflection booklets available this year as we usually do. The following are links to some sources for you to purchase a booklet on your own.

• Waiting in Joyful Hope - Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas (the booklet we had last year) Order a hard copy for $2.00 or request a free digital sample https://litpress.org/dailyreflections

• Little Books for Advent Order a hard copy or ebook for $4.00; large print version for $5.00 https://bit.ly/3pH3fO6

• Twenty Third Publications Several different booklets of Advent reflections for $.99. https://bit.ly/3lBdjFI

• Messages of Joy for Advent and Christmas - Daily Reflections Order for $1.00 https://bit.ly/3lFRHIv

View Advent Resources to help prepare us to celebrate the birth of Jesus (PDF)

Save the date: March 27, 2021
for our first-ever combined Gala!

St. Francis Parish and Elementary School
will join forces next year in celebration of the school’s 125th Anniversary.

Watch for additional information and ticket sales beginning in early 2021.

Do you have items to donate for the live/silent auctions or raffle? Contact Gala chair Clayton Whitehead at

St. Francis of Assisi Elementary

See’s Candies Fundraiser 20

Last year was one of the biggest See’s Candies sale we had in history of the school.  Each year the candy sale has increased.  For us to make this year a BIGGER SUCCESS, we are hoping each student can sell at least 6 boxes ($141 worth).  See’s Candies can be great gifts to friends, relatives and neighbors for the holidays! We can still make our goals during this pandemic.

Order Online - CLICK HERE

In order for students to get credit, please email Rosa Dinh (rosa.dinh@yahoo.com)
a copy of the order form with student’s name and grade.
Subject Heading: See’s Candies Order Form

UP TO $35.00  $6.95
$35.00 - $65.00 $4.95
OVER $65.00 FREE

Amazon eGift Card to:
Top Seller: $100!! Second Place: $75!! 3rd Place: $50!! 4th Place: $25.00!!
TOP SELLING CLASS: Pajama Party with Movie!

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 9:00am-3:00pm weekdays for private prayer. Entrance to the church is by the side door in the breezeway. Please check this page for updates.

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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or via Online Giving

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Sunday Mass, 11/29/20 - First Sunday of Advent
Our Songsheet/Bulletin
JS Paluch bulletin (without songsheet)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuysHrZOfUk

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.



Registration open! Check our page for registration (https://www.stfrancisparish.com/children_formation.htm).
Please note that because of COVID-19 precautions, Faith Formation classes for
students in 1st through 8th grades will be virtual this year.
Thank you!


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

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.

All Are Welcome

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