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

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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Our hearts break as we see the extreme devastation across the area following Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and special second collection will be next weekend Sept. 9th/10th.

Also, keep the people of the Gulf Coast in your prayers.



Registration for Discovering Christ 2017 is now open. You may have heard about last year’s program. Do not miss out on the opportunity to deepen your faith and to grow closer to your fellow parishioners. Seven weeks really can change your life! Enjoy a delicious and free meal, live music, a dynamic teaching, and join in a small group discussion about the meaning of life in Jesus Christ. Complimentary child care is also provided. Space is limited, so please register early. The program starts September 7, 2017. You can register at ChristLife Registration or by calling the church office at 601-856-5556. For more information, email christlife@stfrancismadison.org.

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.


All parishioners are encouraged to attend our Mission on either Monday, September 25th or Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm. This year our mission will be led by Msgr. Elvin Sunds.  He will also be the main celebrant at our Masses during the weekend prior.

All volunteer ministers are required to attend one
of these sessions as it will also serve as our Spirituality Sessions.

Supper will be served at 5:15 in the Family Life Center.

Ministry Training Sessions

All ministers are also required to attend one
training session for their ministry.  They are as

Wed., Sept. 6        6 pm         Hospitality

Mon., Sept.11       6 pm          Altar Server

Wed., Sept. 13       6 pm        Altar Server

Sat., Sept. 16         1 pm          Lector

Sat., Sept. 16         2 pm         EMOHC

Sun., Sept. 17        2 pm         EMOHC

Mon., Sept. 18       6 pm        Soundboard

Mon., Sept. 18        6:30 pm Hospitality

Tues., Sept. 19        6:30 pm Lector

Wed., Sept.20         6:30 pm Hospitality

Wed., Sept. 27         6:30 pm EMOHC

Religious Education

“Behold, children are a gift from the Lord.” 

There will be no Religious Education classes, no Children’s Church/ Disciples of Jesus, and no nursery this Sunday, but all resume next Sunday, September 10th.

All Pre-K-12th graders are welcome to participate in our Religious Education program at St. Francis! Please complete a 2017-18 Parish Religious Education Registration form if your child will be attending any Sunday School classes/Life Teen sessions this year. Forms are located in the Family Life Center, Church, and parish office and should be returned to the parish office.

 All children in 2nd –6th grade who do not attend a Catholic School, are required to attend all Sunday School classes this year in order to celebrate the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Families must be registered parishioners and must begin attending classes on September 10th, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

In order to continue to offer Children’s Church Leaders for 3-5 year olds and Nursery for babies under the age of 3 during 10:30 mass, we must have more volunteers to serve on a rotating basis. Please contact Mary Catherine George at  601-856-556 or mc.george@stfrancismadison.org this week so we can begin our new scheduling on September 10th.

Thank You to Caren Smalley, Sandy Penick, Lynn Watson, Ann Marie Moorman, and Leslie Crawford for preparing our Sunday School Classrooms!


Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

WOW!  It’s Sports Night this Wednesday!   All 7-12th grade youth are welcome to our Wednesday night youth program (Worship On Wednesday) from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the FLC.  We hope you make WOW! a part of your new routine!


Current Indemnity forms are required for all 7th-12th graders who participate in any youth program, event, or class on or off campus.   Please return forms to the parish office this week.

Service Opportunity!   Many 7th-12th grade youth are needed to lead children’s games at the Kid’s Corner during Taste of St. Francis on Oct.1st , 10:30-1:00.  Sign up during WOW or at Life Teen!

Saltillo Mission Book

Saltillo Mission book will be available for sale the weekend of July 15/16 or in the church office. Fr. Mike is the author. The cost is $15 per copy. The profits will benefit St. Anthony Catholic School. The book chronicles the history of  Saltillo Mission since its inception and the contains four chapters on the founder of  the mission, Fr. Patrick Quinn. 


“Life has many storms—distressful relationships, job stress, poor health—situations where we feel
powerless. If you know someone unbaptized or baptized in a non-Catholic Christian tradition who is searching for strength and understanding to weather the turbulence of daily living, invite them to seek the perspective the Catholic Church offers.”

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. If you know someone interested in learning more about our faith and practices, please have them contact  Wollie Wolcott at wollie.wolcott@stfrancismadison.org.


Baptism Class

October 8 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Protection of Children

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.

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.