Mass Schedule - this weekend (11/01/20) - in the church!
7:30am and 9:30am - in the church!! The 9:30am Mass will be livestreamed too!
WEEKDAY MASS - Monday - Wednesday - Friday - at 12:10 in the church
PLEASE NOTE: Mass will be held in the church! Enter through the breezeway
door. Social Distancing will be observed. Masks required. Limited seating.
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.
Catholics Care. Catholics Vote. Participate in political life.
In their statement on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Catholic bishops remind Catholics about the call to participate in political life. “In the Catholic tradition,” they write, “responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation” (no. 13). Visit www.faithfulcitizenship.org today to read the statement, watch guidelines and resources.Other parish resources can be found by visiting www.scd.org/faithful-citizenship
- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the California Catholic Conference
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION - REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!
During this pandemic your Parish Pastoral Council has continued to meet monthly via zoom. I am extending to any parishioner the opportunity to attend a meeting on Zoom. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Next meeting November 10th at 6pm.
Peace, Bob Reid, Chair
COMMUNION TO THE HOMEBOUND
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.
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 email@example.com. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to you.
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...