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

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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church


Please support our special projects on #givingtuesday on November 28.  All donations need to be made online and a minimum of $25.   If you need assistance, please call the church office.

Visit:  igivecatholic/stfrancismadison

This year we will have several projects that we want to address. The number one priority is the bell tower. The bell control module has failed and it prevents us from re-programming the ringing times. The estimated cost of repair is $5,380. Help us ensure that the bell rings loud and at the appropriate time, especially as we enter the season of Advent. Our next priority is our Lifeteen song books for our Youth with estimated cost of $3,710. More information about the other projects will be coming soon.


“As we celebrate All Saints Day and recall those “living witnesses” of the joy and peace that living the Catholic life can bring, let us ask for the saints’ intercession for those who are thinking about finding out more about the Church.  If someone you know wants to know more about becoming Catholic please contact Wollie Wolcott at wollie.wolcott@stfrancismadison.org.”

Meetings are held every Wednesday evening 6:30-8:00 p.m.  in the RCIA Room and we welcome new inquirers year round.  Childcare is available.


Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

Thank you to the “Service Sisters” Confirmation Service Circle: Mariette Istiphan, Brennan and Barri Margaret Teeter, and Claire Conn for helping to set up and prepare for Advent Fair, for leading crafts, and cleaning up!

The Fire of the Holy Spirit is Ablaze! All 9th-12th grade youth are invited to the Diocesan Catholic Youth Convention February 2-4, 2018. More info is coming soon!

WOW! –this week, November 29 MOVIE NIGHT @ Malco earliest evening showing. Bring $5 to contribute to movie ticket and money for concessions. All are welcome!

YY and FF Christ in Christmas Project – YY and FF have adopted 2 families (6 children total).  Names and needs of children have begun to be distributed! We will continue on Sunday night, Dec. 3rd.  Gifts will be due back December 10th in the Rec room (FLC). Please make plans to participate.

Registration has begun for our Boy’s Church Basketball Winter league. We are forming 7/8th, 9/10th, and 11/12th grade teams. Registration and money is due by November 29; any questions, please contact Amy Lipovetsky in the parish office or email amy.lipovetsky@stfrancismadison.org

High School Seniors are invited to take a Bible Break every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at M7 Coffee House!

Seniors are also always invited to choose WOW!
on Wednesdays at 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Religious Education

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped with decorating, cooking, serving, leading activities, and cleaning up for Advent Fair last Sunday!

Special thanks to Lance Lee who cooked the gumbo!  Also, thank you to those who decorated and set up, especially, Sandy Penick, Pat Klar, Mary Jane Lemon, Marc McAllister, Rich Blaumuller, Brandy Tucker, and Bronwyn Briseno!

All Pre-K – 12th grade Religious Education Classes, Children’s Church, and Disciples of Jesus resume Sunday, December 3.


Ronnie Brinkley

We would like to express to them our deepest sympathies to the family of Ronnie Brinkley. Please pray for the repose of her soul and also that the Lord may console her daughter, Clair Scheid and their family and hold them in His comforting love.

Visitation will take place at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, November 6th at 10 a.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to be given to St. Anthony Catholic School, Mailing Address: 1585 Old Mannsdale Road, Madison, MS 39110

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.

Baptism Class

December 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

That Man Is You!

That Man Is You! men’s program starts Friday, September 8. Doors to the Family Life Center open for breakfast at 6:00 a.m. and the program starts at 6:30 a.m. It will conclude promptly at 7:30 a.m. That Man is You! Combines solid secular research and a little fun to address the pressures and temptations facing men in our modern culture. It seeks to form authentic leaders who will be capable of transforming homes and society. You can register online at register or email Wes Williams at hww3@comcast.net.

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.