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.
THE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE (Sept 27) 106th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2020
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).
NOVENA IN HONOR OF ST. FRANCIS
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:
TRANSITUS OF ST. 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.
BLESSING OF ANIMALS
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.
THE HEALING PRAYER OF LOVE IN ACTION
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 email@example.com. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the celebration.