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For the safety of all face masks are welcome, but not required. Social Distancing will be observed. Hand sanitizing will be offered prior to receiving Communion.

• Saturday at 5:15pm in the CHURCH
• Sunday at 7:30am in the CHURCH
• Sunday at 9:30am in the CHURCH
The Sunday 9:30am Mass will be livestreamed as usual (https://bit.ly/37XEfK3).

- Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:10pm
Thursday is a holy day of obligation, Mass will be at 12:10 and 6:30

For the safety of all face masks are welcome, but not required. Social Distancing will be observed. Hand sanitizing will be offered prior to receiving Communion.

The Church ushers in a new liturgical year on the First Sunday of Advent.

Advent is about waiting waiting for the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, and waiting also for his Second Coming at the end of time. But the waiting is not passive. We stand watch so as not to be caught asleep. We wait in hope, knowing that there is more than the darkness, that even as we wait for Jesus, we know that He is with us.

The Season of Advent brings with it a different look. Liturgically, we make room for watchful anticipation. the lighting of the Advent candles an empty creche praying for Gods mercy in the Confiteor putting away the Gloria to await its return at the first Mass of Christmas.

On the Third Sunday of Advent, we participate in the tradition of recent Popes, bringing the baby Jesus figures from our home nativity scenes for a blessing.

(Check out our schedule for Advent/Christmas here.)

This popular Advent and Christmas book is available after the weekend Masses.
Donations are still only $1.00. Please take just one.

As we have done in years past, we provide links to some sources if you wish to purchase a booklet on your own:

Waiting in Joyful Hope 2022-2023 by Mary DeTurris Poust

Little Blue Book for Advent & Christmas Seasons 2022/2023
by Ken Untener and Catherine Haven

Booklets for Advent from Twenty-Third Publications ($1.49 each)

Remember to sign in to Amazon Smile to place your order!
We receive a percentage of the price of each book - and there is no extra
charge to you.

The 39th Annual California International Marathon will be held on
Sunday, December 4th, 2022.
The race begins in Folsom near the Folsom Dam and travels the same route as it has for thirty-plus years along Oak Avenue, Fair Oaks Blvd, and J Street, finishing at the Capitol. As in previous years, some intersections in the area of the church will be impacted on that morning. PLEASE SEE RUNCIM.ORG FOR MORE INFO!


All of the month of December we will be collecting hats and gloves at each mass.
They will be in a basket in the back of the church.
These donations are for Wellspring Women's Center and Mercy Pedalers.


Are you interested in our parish finances?

Want to know about budget details?
Are you curious about how your stewardship offertory is budgeted, spent and saved?
Do you have questions to ask the Finance Council?

You are invited to attend a finance discussion on Sunday, Dec. 11th following the 9:30 Mass in the church. The Sacramento Diocese audits parishes when there is a change of pastors. Now that our audit has been completed, Fr. Rey and members of the Finance Council will be present to talk with you about the 2022-23 budget and about hopes for maintaining our church and buildings, and will be listening to your wishes and concerns. Our church budget is based upon offertory donations, your donations. Come talk with several members of the St. Francis of Assisi Finance Council, the stewards of your offertory donations.

Taize Prayer IS BACK on Wednesdays

Join us for Taize prayer ON
Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the church.
This will also be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/37XEfK3


Come join the choir as we prepare for Advent and Christmas!

Commitment is a rehearsal on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm and
rehearsal one hour before 5:15pm and 9:30am Mass.
Contact John Iosefa at johni@stfrancisparish.com for more details,
and come talk to us after Mass.

The Christmas Youth Choir Wants YOU!

We are looking for musical kids to sing for
the Christmas Eve Family Mass at 4:00 p.m. on Sat. Dec. 24.

Our first rehearsal will be Sunday Dec. 4 at 8:45 - 9:25 a.m. in the Parish Center Chapel (acrss K St. from the church) and continuing each Sunday until Christmas.

Bring a 1" inch black binder to hold your music.
Please contact Janet Stites janetstites@earthlink.net for more information or to sign up. Or just show up on Dec. 4 and join the fun!

School volunteers will be at the doors of the church:
December 10 and 11th and
December 17 and 18th
at all Masses!


Volunteer help needed for gardening once or twice a month,
on Saturday mornings 7-9am.
Please see Felipe, around the church or Parish Center, any Saturday.

Quarterly Report to The Parish July 1, 2022 to Sept 30, 2022

Is available at


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.

Confession: 4:30-5:00pm on Saturdays, can be scheduled (call Fr. Rey at 916-443-8084 xt 115) or after 12:10pm Mass Mon., Wed.,and Fri.

The Parish Office will be open from 9am-12:00pm Mon-Fri.

Please continue to check our website as we will be posting new information as
it becomes available. 

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Sunday - 12/04/22 - The Second Sunday of Advent

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY5-lVrJtOU
Our Songsheet/Bulletin

Videos can be can also accessed by using these links:
or https://bit.ly/37XEfK3

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.

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.



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

9:00am-12:00pm Mon-Fri.

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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