“Calling all pro-life prayer warriors. St. Francis of Assisi Church is volunteering for 40 Days for Life on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7 am-7pm outside the Jackson abortion clinic. Sign up for 1 hour slots next weekend after all Masses or go to www.40daysforlife.com/Jackson-2. Your peaceful prayers outside the clinic makes a huge difference.”
THE CROSSES IN THE FIELD
The crosses in the field on the east side of the church represent the number of abortions done each hour of every day in the US.
Our Reconciliation Theology Session presented by Mary Louise Jones will be held Wednesday, October 17, 6:15 p.m. in St. Clare Hall.
All parents of children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are required to attend this session unless you have attended the session previously within the last 5 years. RCIA class will also attend. All parishioners are invited.
Babysitting will be provided during this session if you notify the church office by this Monday, October 15.
The “Shine the Light” activity night for all 2nd grade children and up who are preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be held during the Theology session on October 17, 6:15-8 p.m. in the Family Life Center, room #109.
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
All NEW Volunteers must attend an initial training. Our next class will be held at St. Anthony on Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 pm.
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.
There is nothing wrong with money as such, or even with being wealthy. My hold on things is provisional, temporary. A sudden stroke, or a heart attack, and I am separated forever from all my worldly belongings.
How hard it is for people who are weighed down with money and ambitions to enter the Kingdom of God. It belongs to the poor in spirit; not so much economically poor, but detached from riches in their inmost spirit. The advice of Jesus often seems hard to follow but it is always meant for our own good. It will change our way of thinking if we realize that these are the words of someone who loves us and who knows better than we do what can lead us to eternal life.
Know someone who hungers to learn more about the Catholic faith? Contact Wollie Wolcott at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office. Classes meet every Wednesday evening in the RCIA room at 6:30 pm.
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.