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.
CELEBRATION OF THE TRANSITUS OF ST. CLARE OF ASSISI
The Forming St. Francis Secular Fraternity in Sacramento, California, is hosting a remembrance of the Transitus of Saint Clare on Monday, August 10, 2020, at 7:00 PM on Zoom. The service will remember the life of St. Clare as it is depicted in the Dossal of St. Clare, an altar screen in the convent of St. Clare in Assisi created around 1280. Members of the Franciscan Family will be our guides to these scenes from St. Clare's life. You are cordially invited! Space is limited to 300 Zoom participants.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Debbie Clingingsmith, OFS, at cell phone 805.574.0441 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are first come, first served, until we run out of space. A zoom link will be emailed to you once your reservation is confirmed.
Additionally, the following link will take you to a 9-day Novena beginning on Sunday, August 2, leading up to the Transitus. Each day includes a 2-minute audio and text reflection from the writings of St. Clare.
(This work, by Discerning Hearts, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International license)
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.
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.
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.
In January 2016, following the Provincial Chapter of Franciscan friars, a meeting took place to develop new administration plans for the future. This included assignments of friars and ministerial endeavors. continue reading...