December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is a Holy Day of Obligation and Patronal Feastday of the USA. Masses are at 7 am & 6:30 pm. At the 6:30 p.m. Mass, we will Expose the Blessed Sacrament for the Solemn Benediction (we will be praying for our Nation) being held after the Mass. Children of all ages are invited to bring a fresh white flower and participate in the procession of flowers for Mary, our Blessed Mother, at the Immaculate Conception Mass. Children are to meet in the Daily Chapel at 6:15 p.m. with their flower.
The second collection for these Masses will be for Habitat.
Our Parish Reconciliation will be held on December 6th at 6:30pm.
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 religious education classes resume this Sunday.
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!
It's Sports Night on Dec 7th.
Christ in Christmas Project - YY and FF have adopted 2 families (7 children in all). Names and needs of children will be distributed on Sunday night, Dec. 4th. Please make plans to participate.
Mom’s Morning Out: We need volunteers to work our Mom’s Morning Out fundraiser on Saturday, December 10 from 9am-1pm. Sign up at WOW! On Wednesday November 30th or Sunday night December 4th. Contact Lindsey Binion with questions at the church office 601.856.5556 or Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date. Sunday, Dec 18th for our Christmas Service Blitz! This will be a fun, competitive service activity that lasts all afternoon and ends with a party and Christmas Caroling! We will meet in the FLC at 1pm to divide teams. Let us know, if you plan to come, by Dec 14th.
Our Yahweh's Youth and Faithful Followers will be offering babysitting services (fund-raiser) on Saturday, December 10, from 9am - 1pm in the FLC. Take advantage of this convenience especially if anyone needs time to do some kid-free Christmas shopping. Contact Lindsey Binion with questions at the church office 601.856.5556 or Lindsey.email@example.com.
The Spanish community of St. Francis will come together to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 11. The program will begin at 6:30pm in St. Clare Hall with prayers followed by a procession towards the Church. The Aztec dancers will honor her with dancing followed by the Spanish Mass. After the Mass, the Aztec dancers will honor her with more dancing and finish with a reception in St. Clare Hall.
Congratulations to Jennie Ann Jones, daughter of Brandon & Nickie, who was Baptized on Nov. 26 and to Gabrielle Dawn Sosa, daughter of Jose & Kelly, who was Baptized on Nov. 27.
The next Baptism Class for parents wanting their child(ren) Baptized is on Sunday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the Daily Chapel.
The 2016 Starry Night Gala, All is Bright, will be held on Saturday, December 10, at St. Anthony Catholic School in Madison, MS. General Admission tickets are $100 per couple and can be purchased by calling Kristian Beatty at St. Anthony 601.607.7054.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a training session.
If you would like to adopt a family (or one child) please send your request to email@example.com.
Social concerns is asking those who want to participate to contact them now prior to their November weekend signups. The following information is needed: Size of family (number of children) or single child, age(s) of child(ren), male or female. We want to give these children a joyous Christmas and in order to do that, we need parishioners to adopt a child or family and we need to plan early.
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.
Thank you to everyone that participated in #iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday. Of the participating institutions in our Diocese, St. Francis ranked 2nd on the leaderboard with 75 donors and we ranked 6th for donations with $5,805 in online giving. We made an additional $1,100 in other contributions. We wish to thank everybody that contributed. The funds will go toward the maintenance/repair of the St. Clare building. May God bless each and every one of you!
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.