It is not too late to return your pledge cards! If you did not receive a pledge card in the mail, extras are available in the back of the Church. Please return pledge cards as soon as possible. You may drop them in the collection basket or mail to the church.
All Confirmation Candidates - please turn in your permission forms and fees for the Overnight Confirmation Retreat set for February 11-12. A male chaperone is still needed for the retreat. Contact Lindsey Binion at Lindsey.email@example.com with questions or to volunteer.
Our next Confirmation gathering for ALL Candidates will be Sunday, January 22.
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!
7th-12th grade – Our NET Retreat is at St. Francis on Feb. 3-4! Registration is due by Wednesday
January 25th. Chaperones and host families for the NET team are needed, contact Lindsey Binion at:
Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer!
8th-12th grade – SAVE THE DATE for the Abbey Youth Fest, “Opening Be It Done Unto Me”, on Saturday, March 25th at the St. Joseph Abbey in Covington, LA. Registration packets are available in the church office, the FLC, and the church website!! Cost is $40 plus meals and includes bus transportation and t-shirt. Registration and fee are due by February 17th. Contact Lindsey Binion in the parish office with any questions.
We will have a brief interest meeting on Sunday, Jan. 22 for parents of current 8-12th graders interested in attending our summer retreat. The trip will include an amazing retreat experience plus white water rafting! Join us in the FLC at 6:30 to hear more about the trip – no commitment, just information!
On February 12th we will have a special Mass in St. Clare Hall at 10:30 a.m. for the children (3rd—6th Grade) of our parish. This will be an opportunity for the children to experience the Mass at an intimate level.
Sr. Michele Doyle will lead a study of the Biblical BOOK OF RUTH in the Family Life Center from 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. on Wednesdays. “M & M’ is a group of women interested in furthering their understanding of various aspects of the Catholic faith. All women of the parish are invited. Bring a friend. The book for the study is The Story of Ruth, Twelve Moments in Every Woman’s Life by Joan Chittester.
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 email@example.com to register for a training session.
Boy Scout Troop #716 will be selling their pork butts after all Masses on Jan. 21 & Jan. 22. Cost is $35 and can be picked up on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5.
Bill passed away on Friday, January 20th.
Sunday, January 22: Visitation at Parkway Funeral Home from 1:30 – 3:30 pm with Rosary following in the Funeral Chapel.
Monday, January 23: Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am. Interment at Parkway Funeral Home followed by AGAPE at St. Francis of Assisi FLC.
May God grant his soul eternal rest.
Alice Herrington passed away on Monday, Dec 26th.
Raymond Laakso, father of Dianne Barrett who passed away on January 3, 2017
May God grant their souls eternal rest.
Following Christ This is for anyone who has completed the Discovering Christ program and wants to be a part of Following Christ. The program begins on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. You can email Wes Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Saint Joseph Catholic School's 24th Annual Draw Down is set for February 18, 2017, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. A ticket is $130 and admit two adults; second chance insurance may be added for $20. All proceeds benefit the school.
Congratulations to the following individuals who were received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church on Nov 13: Jon Thomas Myrick, Anna Rose Myrick, Jennifer Myrick and Jay Myrick.
On the same day, the following baptized Catholics received the Sacrament of Confirmation: Justin Moreira, Walter Paiva, and Jason Richards. We welcome the newly confirmed and pledge our prayers and support for them as they continue on their journey of faith.
We also thank their sponsors: Shanda Walenta, Paula Morgan, Angela Ladner, Tessy Sanli, Pat Bergin and Oksana Kalichka who have supported and walked with them on their journey of faith.
For Christmas this year, St. Francis Parish is giving parishioners' Matthew Kelly’s most recent book
entitled Resisting Happiness, we hope you will enjoy it. You may pick up a copy of his book in the back of the church.
In addition, Matthew will be coming to Madison on March 11th. He will give a presentation on everyday living with his book, Passion and Purpose. This event will be held at Madison Central High School, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $39/each and are available at the chancery and online at dynamiccatholic.com.
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.