“It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.” -St. Francis

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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Religious Education

There will be no Religious Education classes, no Children’s Church or Disciples of Jesus, and no nursery on Easter Sunday.

Thank you to all who helped with Breakfast with Jesus last Sunday!

Thank you to K.C.’s for grilling burgers for our youth last Sunday.

Put on your capes and save the dates for "Hero Central VBS" : June 19-23! Many volunteers are needed!

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

WOW! All 7th-12th grade youth are welcome to our Wednesday night youth group sessions from 6:30-8pm in the FLC. We hope you make WOW! a part of your new routine! All are welcome!
All are invited to a special Holy Week edition of WOW this Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the FLC Guests are welcome.

YY & FF youth who are participating in the Canopy Children’s Solution egg hunt, please meet in the FLC room #110 at noon with your signed permission form.

Anyone entering grades 9-12th for the 2017-18 school year is encouraged to consider joining the Faithful Followers Leadership Council. If you’d like to help plan youth activities, trips and events then please sign-up to join the council in the FLC. The deadline is April 30th.

All current 8th-12th-graders, SAVE THE DATE for this year’s Summer Retreat and Rafting Trip! The trip is July 7-11 and will include a huge, fun-filled retreat and a day of white water rafting. Your $100 deposit to reserve your spot is due on April 30 with the remainder of your fee due on June 1. Please contact Lindsey Binion in the Parish Office for details.

SENIORS – Save the Date for May 7 for the Class of 2017 Senior Appreciation Mass and Reception at 5 p.m.

Elliott F. Thomas Sr.

Parishioner Elliott F. Thomas Sr. passed away at 10:45am on, April 10th. May God grant his soul eternal rest.
Tuesday, April 11: Visitation at St. Francis from 5 pm – 7 pm. Rosary at 7 pm.
Wednesday, April 12: Visitation at St. Francis from 10 – 11 am. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Agape following.

Sr. Mary Magdaleva

Sr. Mary Magdaleva, SND, sister of Fr. Al Camp, passed away on the evening of March 18th. She was 96 years of age and served as a Sister of Notre Dame for 77 years. Services will be on Wednesday at the Sisters of Notre Dame, Lial, Renewal Center.
May God grant her soul eternal rest. Please keep Fr. Camp and his family in your prayers.

Cajun Fest

May 21,2017 from 11am to 4pm.
We would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our 2017 Cajun Fest which is held on the church grounds,

Our event features Bingo, children’s games, video truck, hamster ball, food (crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, boiled crawfish, pulled pork, hot dogs, etc.), drinks, desserts, raffle, vendors, live music, general store, book store, and plenty of opportunity to socialize in a family friendly atmosphere.

We are looking for sponsors for our annual Cajun Fest fundraising event. Your sponsorship can be a monetary amount, an in-kind donation, gift card/prize for our BINGO, or helping us to promote and advertise by displaying a poster/flyer in your place of business. Sponsorships of $300 or more will be included on the back of our Cajun Fest T-shirt. Your sponsorship form must be received by April 14 in order to be included on the back of our T-Shirts.

Holy Thursday Altar of Repose

After the Holy Thursday Service, the Blessed Sacrament will be placed on the Altar of Repose in the Daily Chapel. To ensure we do not leave the Lord alone, a sign up sheet is available in the back of the church; time slots are in 30 minute increments. Please come and spend some time with the Lord in Adoration. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed until midnight.

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt

Our Parish Easter Egg Hunt is Easter Sunday at 11:30 a.m.! In order to have the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny needs many more soft candy filled, tiny toy, and sticker filled eggs. Please bring your donations to the FLC collection boxes by next Sunday, April 9. No nuts, peanut butter, hard candy, or chocolate, please.

Baptism Class

April 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday - April 13th
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 6:30 pm at St. Francis and 4 pm at St. Catherine.
No Morning Masses.

Good Friday - April 14th
Live Way of the Cross at 2 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 6:30 pm and 4 pm at St. Catherine.
No morning services.

Easter Vigil - April 15th
8 pm at St. Francis.
No 5:30 pm Mass.

Easter Sunday - April 16th
8 am, 10:30 am at St. Francis and 9 am at St. Catherine.
No 5 pm Mass.

Live Way of the Cross

Good Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m. The drama begins with the scene of the condemnation of Jesus before Pontius Pilate. Eleven of the fifteen stations are performed at different sites, replicating the final journey of Jesus from the praetorium of Pontius Pilate to Calvary. Please join us for this moving Easter tradition!

CRS Rice Bowl

Please return your family’s CRS Rice Bowl to the church when you come to Mass on Holy Thursday.

Bishop’s Statement on SB 2710

See the statement from Bishop Kopacz on the "Sanctuary Cities" bill: SB 2710.

Friday’s During Lent

We will pray the Rosary at 6pm and the Stations of the Cross at 6:30pm. Followed by a Lenten Meal prepared by the KC.
The meal on April 7th will be Fried Catfish.

Prayer Schedule:
April 7: L.I.F.T.

RCIA

This is the week to bring a friend to Mass! If you know someone interested in learning more about our Catholic faith, invite them to attend one of our Holy Week liturgies, where our most sacred and central beliefs as Catholics are celebrated.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults and older children who are seeking baptism become members of the Catholic Church. We also invite those baptized in other faith traditions, as well as adult Catholics who have never been confirmed. Meetings are held every Wednesday evening, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the RCIA Room and we welcome new inquirers year round. Individuals move at their own pace. Childcare is available.
Contact Deacon Denzil Lobo in the Parish office at:
Denzil.Lobo@stfrancismadison.org.

As we enter Holy Week, please keep in your thoughts and prayers our Elect, Candidates, and Sponsors who are preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation at next weekend’s Easter Vigil. We express our gratitude to the following parishioners who will represent our parish at the Mass of Chrism on Tuesday, April 11 at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, celebrated by Bishop Kopacz: Daryl Thomas (Oil of Catechumens), Tom Sagar (Oil of the Sick), and Holden Honigfort (Sacred Chrism).

Protection of Children

All volunteers working with our youth must attend an initial training session with the Protection of Children. Our next session will be held on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:30 pm in St. Clare Hall (you only need to attend one training session). Please call the church office at 601-856-5556 or email sallieann.inman@stfrancismadison.org to register for a training session.

Communion for the Homebound

If you or someone you know is in a nursing home or assisted care facility and needs communion brought to them please contact the office at 601-856-5556.