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

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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Religious Education

Children’s Church leaders for 3 year-olds – kindergarten, Disciples of Jesus leaders for 1st-3rd graders, and Nursery volunteers during 10:30 Mass are needed to volunteer on a rotating basis beginning in September


Sunday School classes & Life Teen begins

Sunday, August 25.

Pre-K-6th grade Sunday School begin at 9:00 a.m. in the FLC gym with family prayer service and classes.

7th-12th grade Life Teen begins at 6:00 p.m. in the FLC gym with supper, followed by Edge and Life Night faith formation programs.  Please register this week if you have not already. Forms are in the FLC, Church, & Parish Office building.

Catechists are still needed to teach/ co-teach, on alternating Sundays, in 3rd-6th grades Sundays, 9:00-10:15 a.m., in order for us to offer these classes.  To volunteer, please contact Mary Catherine George this week.


11th grade Confirmation Preparation begins August 25th.

The first Confirmation Candidate-Parent Session will be held on September 8, 6-8 p.m. beginning with supper in the FLC. Information packets were mailed.  Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation forms for all candidates are due on Sept. 8.

10th grade Pre-Confirmation prep begins August 25th.

Information was mailed.  Please contact the parish office if you did not receive the mailings on Confirmation, for either grade level.

Parish Dinner

Parish dinner returns Wednesday, August 21st, 5:15pm in FLC. This month’s dinner includes grilled chicken, twice-bake potato casserole, green beans, salad and rolls. $5 per person or $15 per family. Please join in the fellowship.

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

  • “Look Up!” Parent-Teen Kick Off event will be held this Sunday, August 18, 5:00-8:00 p.m.  All are invited for 5 p.m. Youth Mass, outdoor cook out at 6:00, and glow-in-the-dark activities with a glowing guest!  Bring a white t-shirt for glow signatures and to change into for games!
  • Wow – All 7th-12th graders are invited to join us Wed., Aug. 28, 6:30-8 in the FLC for food, fun, and fellowship!


RCIA begins August 21st, meeting in the    RCIA room in the Parish Office Building.  The beginning weekly sessions are an informal inquiry into Christianity, as practiced in the Catholic Church. In September, the next stage continues with formal study and lectures.

What is the initial step in RCIA process? The initial stage happens before they ever contact me or the Church office. An individual comes first to know Jesus, forms a relationship with Him and is attracted in some way to the Catholic Church.

Most often contact with people of faith and a personal faith experience leads people to the Catholic Church. This period is formally known as the Period of Evangelization.

If you know anyone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith please contact me through the parish office or at wollie.wolcott@stfrancismadison.org

M & M Group

Living Our Faith:  The Church in the Modern World.  Wed, August 21 from 9:15 to 11:15am, all the ladies of St. Francis Parish (and our friends) are invited to begin our study of “the Church in the Modern World”, a major document of Vatican Council II.  The gathering will be held weekly in St. Thomas  Hall.  “If not now, when? If not you, who?”  BE the change in moving toward a better world.

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.