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

  • The Great Cross
  • Christ the Teacher
  • The Church

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Ash Wednesday and Lent

Ash Wednesday is on February 26th.  Masses are a 7 am & 6:30 pm.

Please join us every Friday of Lent:

6:00 pm         ROSARY

6:30 pm         STATIONS OF THE CROSS

7:00 pm         LENTEN MEAL 

FASTING: The norms of fasting are obligatory from age 18 until 59 of age. The law of fasting allows only 1 full meal a day, but does not prohibit taking some food in the morning and evening.

ABSTINENCE: Catholics 14 years of age and older are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Fridays of Lent and
Good Friday; unless health is an issue.

PRAYER:  A sincere conversation with God with a promise to be better and clean from sin during Lent.

Religious Education

  • More Children’s Church leaders and Nursery volunteers are needed to serve about every 6 weeks. Please contact Mary Catherine this week at mc.george@stfrancismadison.org to volunteer for either of these ministries.

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

  • WOW! This Wednesday, 6:30-8 PM in the FLC .
  •  All 7th– 12th grade youth are invited to our retreat, Anchored in Hope, on Saturday, February 22nd, 9 AM- 6 PM.  The retreat will be led by the National Evangelization Team (NET) and will include witness talks by team members, games, small groups, Mass, and more!  Youth from around the diocese will join us at St. Francis for this awesome event.  Please register by February 14th.
  • Abbey Youth Fest will be March 21st.  Contact William Green at
    william.green@stfrancismadison.org for more information.
  • All 12th graders are invited to Senior Bible Break Wednesdays,
    6-7 PM at M7 Coffee House!

Confirmation

  • Our Confirmation Retreat for all candidates will be held on Sunday, February 23 at the Gray Center in Canton.

RCIA

This week we went over the Sacrament of
Marriage
. Christ’s grace protects the essential
purposes of marriage—the good of the couple and the generation and education of children. These goods are protected and fostered by the permanence of the marriage bond and mutual fidelity of a man and a woman. The Church declares every valid sacramental consummated marriage to be indissoluble and obliges marital fidelity between the spouses. By their mutual fidelity, the spouses make present the love of Christ and lead each other to greater holiness through the grace they receive from the Sacrament. The fruitfulness of married love includes the moral, spiritual and faith life the parent hands on to their children. However, not all couples can have children. “Spouses to whom God has not granted children can nevertheless have a conjugal life full of meaning…[and] can radiate a fruitfulness of charity, of hospitality and of sacrifice.” CCC 1654

 

Baptism Class

February 9th at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Parish Dinner

FAMILY PARISH DINNER!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

5:15 – 7:00 pm

Come, and support our Parish Dinner.  Chicken and Rice will be served.  ($5 per person or $15 per family)

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.