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

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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church


11th grade Confirmation candidate/ sponsor/ parent session and Entrance Ritual will be Sunday, October 17. Sponsors and candidates will meet first at 3:45 pm in St. Clare Hall. Candidates, sponsors, and parents will attend 5:00 p.m. Mass for the Entrance Ritual, followed by supper at 6 pm, then a session for all 6:20-7:30 pm in St. Clare Hall.


Religious Education

“Behold, children are a gift from the Lord. Psalm 127:3

Protection of Children Virtus training for new adult volunteers who work with children or teens will take place Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30-7:30 pm in room 109 in the FLC. To attend, please register here.

3 year-olds-5K Children’s Church (Liturgy of the Word) resumes this Sunday.

Nursery for babies 2 years and under will be available during 10:30 Sunday Masses as soon as we have enough adult volunteers. Please contact Mary Catherine to volunteer at mc.george@stfrancismadison.org

All 5th & 6th graders are invited for Pizza & Pumpkins 11 am – 1 pm on Sunday, Oct. 24 in the FLC gym! Come for lunch, games, and Halloweenish activities! Please contact mc.george@stfrancismadison.org by Oct. 22 if attending.

Reconciliation Theology Session will be led by Mary Louise Jones on Wed. Oct. 27, 6-7:30 pm in the Church for all parents of children preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion this year. We request that everyone wear a mask and observe social  distancing.

Life Teen (Edge and Life Night) and 10th grade Pre-Confirmation resumes this Sunday, 6-7:30 pm in the FLC.

No WOW! this Wednesday, due to the return of Parish dinner, but all are welcome to join our parish family in the FLC, 5:15-7 pm!

Revised Mass Guidelines

As we continue to work toward a return to normal, you may have noticed that we are no longer roping off every other pew. The red sticks remain in the pews to encourage social distancing. We have refilled the baptismal font with Holy Water. Masks are not mandatory, but you are welcome to wear one. Please continue to use hand sanitizer as this helps stop the spread of germs, especially as we enter flu season.

Peace, Fr. Albeen



Do you know why we periodically change the color of the alter cloth?  Or why Father’s vestments change colors? This week we’ll discuss the Liturgical Calendar and why it’s important to our Catholic Faith.  We’ll also continue our discussions about differences between Catholic beliefs and traditions and those of our Protestant friends.  We’ll be meeting in St. Clare Hall this week as we continue our discussions.  We invite anyone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith to join us at 6:30 pm Wednesday night.

Please continue to pray for our inquirers as we move through this period in their spiritual journey.

Liturgical Ministry 2021 Training Sessions

Every position is important for our Mass to run smoothly; this year especially. Fr. Albeen requests that you prayerfully consider signing up for one or more of our Liturgical Ministries and attend our training sessions. Our parish needs YOU!  If you have questions or concerns, please call the parish office or email

Tuesday, October 19          6:00  pm    EMOHC

Wednesday, October 20    6:30 pm    Lector

Tuesday, October 26          6:00 pm    Hospitality

Tuesday, November 16      6:00 pm    Hospitality



Protection of Children

All NEW Volunteers must attend an initial training.  Our next class will be held at St. Francis in the FLC Room 109 this Wednesday, October 20th 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.

Fraud Prevention Hotline

The Diocese of Jackson’s Department of Temporal
Affairs has engaged Lighthouse Services to provide an anonymous financial fraud, compliance, ethics, and human resources hotline. This hotline allows for an appropriate method to report occurrences related to the temporal administration within parishes, schools, and the chancery office.

For more information call English speaking USA:
888-830-0004. Spanish speaking USA: 800-216-1288 or visit the website www.lighthouse-services.com/jacksondiocese

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.