As of this week(updated):
Weekday Masses: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:10 Weekend Masses: Sunday 7:30am and 9:30am
The church will be closed for Saturday 5:15 Mass this week due to July 4th! Enjoy, and have a happy and blessed day!
Mass is limited to 100 people.
The Church will open 30 minutes ahead of each Mass
The Bishop's Dispensation is still in effect, all members of the Catholic Faithful in the Diocese of Sacramento are excused from obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and the Holy Days of Obligation.
Before Coming to Mass
If you are sick, please stay at home and watch online our Sunday streaming Masses at 9:30am.
If you are in an “at-risk” group, i.e. older than 65 with pre-existing conditions,
we encourage you to continue to shelter in place.
We are asking all parishioners to wear a mask when attending Mass.
Please bring your own mask.
When Arriving at St. Francis Parish
We are practicing social distancing outside and inside the church.
Masks should be worn outside and inside the church.
Entrance to the church will be only through the side door in the breezeway.
Before entering the church, a greeter will record your name and phone number. This is for the purpose of contact tracing - letting you know as a courtesy if someone who attends the Mass you have attended subsequently tests positive for Covid-19. Records will be kept for 14 days only.
Inside St. Francis
Once inside the Church, an usher will help you and your family find a seat in accord with social distancing guidelines.
Hand sanitizer will be available in various locations throughout the church.
An offertory collection will not be taken but we are still in need of, and appreciate, your generous financial support during these difficult days. A locked box will be located by the door of the Church for your offering.
Holding hands during the Our Father continues to be discouraged and the Sign of Peace will be omitted.
Please observe social distancing in the Communion procession
Continue to wear your mask until you are in front of the Eucharistic Minister (Fr. Des and all Eucharistic Ministers will be wearing masks while distributing Communion)
Receive communion in your hand (receiving Communion on the tongue is discouraged at this time)
The suspension of the Cup will continue until further notice.
Leaving St. Francis
We ask that you leave the Church in a timely fashion as a cleaning crew will immediately begin disinfecting the Church prior to the next Mass.
Please continue to observe social distancing as you leave the church and proceed to your vehicle.
Coffee and donuts will be discontinued at this time.
Bishop Soto has asked that parish churches remain open during regular hours, especially on Sundays, for those wishing to offer private prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. St. Francis Church will be open from 9:00-3:00pm 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.
Act of Spiritual Communion
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.
No Mass on Saturday, July 4th!
There will be no Mass on Saturday, July 4. Have a joyous 4th of July!
Mass will be held on Sunday at 7:30 and 9:30am this weekend.
Parish Fireworks Booth Cancelled!
Unfortunately our TNT Fireworks fundraiser has been cancelled this year
due to COVID-19 compliance issues.
Parish Pastoral Council:
Parish Council meetings will be conducted via Zoom until further notice.
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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