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

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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Religious Education

It’s not too late register pre-k through 6th grade children for Sunday School classes and 7th-12th graders to participate in Life Teen!  Registration forms can be found in the Church Office, Family Life Center and in the church.

A Nursery is available during 10:30 Mass in St. Thomas Hall for babies 3 months old to 2 years old.

Nursery volunteers are needed now during the 10:30 Sunday Mass to babysit on rotating basis. To volunteer please contact Mary Catherine George at 601-856-5556 or mc.george@stfrancismadison.org.

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

  • We will not have WOW! this week due to parish dinner.


  • Service Opportunity – Many youth volunteers (7-12th gr) are needed to lead children’s games at the Taste of St. Francis on Sunday, September 30.  Please sign-up to help at WOW! or on Sunday nights!


  • 7th-8th grade RETREAT, In His Image; October 13-14. Deadline is September 19 to register, cost is $65.


  • Thank you to all amazing catechists and adult faith formation volunteers for their work each year. We are so grateful.


All 11th grade Confirmation Candidates and 10th grade pre-Confirmation candidates should attend Sunday School from 6-8 pm.

Confirmation Candidate, Sponsor, and Parents please Save The Date for Sunday, September 30th at 4:30 pm in the church.  We will have a Sponsor Meeting, Entrance Ritual at the 5:00 p.m. Mass and Sacramental Prep for both Candidates and Sponsors from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. We highly encourage parents to attend the Mass as well.


All parishioners are encouraged to attend our Mission on either Tuesday, September 25th or Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm. This year our mission will be led by Fr. PJ Curley.  He will also be the main celebrant at our Masses during the weekend prior.

All volunteer ministers are required to attend one
of these sessions as it will also serve as our Spirituality Sessions.

Supper will be served at 5:15 in the Family Life Center.

Ministry Training Sessions

All ministers are also required to attend one training session for their ministry. They are as follows:

Tue., Sept. 18            6:30 pm                                                                    Hospitality

Wed., Sept. 19           6:00 pm                                                                    Lector

Thurs., Sept. 20        6:30 pm                                                                             Hospitality

Sun., Sept. 23          6:15 pm                                                                               Lector

Mon., Sept. 24        6:00 pm                                                                               Altar Server

Mon., Sept. 24        7:00 pm                                                                               EMOHC

Protection of Children

All current volunteers must remain current on their Virtus Bulletins.   VIRTUS Protection of Children – As a part of the ongoing efforts for the Diocese of Jackson’s Protection of Children Program, you will have access to monthly VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children training bulletins. You will receive monthly email reminders from VIRTUS Online when a bulletin is available, which is within the first full week of each month. If you do not receive these emails, please notify Sallie Ann in the church office.


Peter wasn’t able to hear Jesus talking about himself as a broken, failed and rejected Messiah. Yet it was to this end that Jesus trusted God to take his apparent failure and change the world through the cross.

We all have a lot to learn. This is why the broken, the imperfect, the rejected flocked to him and in his presence they became alive. Whole again. We too can accept our own failings because we can approach the One who can make us whole in the
Eucharist and ask for the grace to walk with others in their failings and imperfections.

Know someone who hungers to learn more about the Catholic faith? Contact Wollie Wolcott at
wollie.wolcott@stfrancismadison.org or call the parish office. Classes meet every Wednesday evening in the RCIA room at 6:30 pm.

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.