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

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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Social Concerns – Hope Haven

 

Social Concerns would like to thank you for your generous donations and prayers for “Hope Haven”. You have made God’s will  come true by helping for the healing process to teens & families in crisis.

 

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

  •  No Wow this week!
  •  Check your June mail-out for VBS, we need your help and your creative skills to make our VBS happen!
  • VBS youth volunteers (only those who attended a VBS training meeting) are asked to work 8:40 a.m. -12:15 p.m. daily.

 

Religious Education

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

All Sunday School classes will resume in August.  Check the website and bulletins for updates.

Employment Opportunity

Director of Music Ministry
(Part-time 20-25 hours per week)

Responsibilities: plan, and oversee the music ministry at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church; coordinate, lead, and direct music for all weekend liturgies and special feast days; collaborate with the pastor, parish staff, and volunteers.

Qualifications: be active in the Catholic Church and in good standing with the church’s teachings; have music ministry experience and a bachelor’s degree in Music; be able to work well in shared, collaborative ministry.

Please send resume and cover letter to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church: sallieann.inman@stfrancismadison.org. Application deadline is June 15, 2018.

 

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.

RCIA

Insignificant beginnings can lead to wonderful results.  The kingdom of God is like that; it often is expressed initially in what is small and seemingly insignificant.

We can feel that our own faith is insignificant, as small as a mustard seed. Jesus assures us that the Spirit is working in and through such faith. Our various efforts can seem to bear very insignificant results. The parable assures us that the final harvest from those efforts will be abundant.

We must learn to be content with the small contribution that we ourselves can make towards a better world. There are little seeds of the kingdom that all of us can sow.  God’s reign comes in power through the seemingly insignificant actions of each one of us.

If you know someone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith please contact Wollie Wolcott at wollie.wolcott@stfrancismadison.org or call the parish office.

Meetings are held every Wednesday evening 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the RCIA Room and we welcome new inquirers year round.  New classes to begin in June.

Childcare available.

Baptism Class

August 12th at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Rusty Wright

Russell “Rusty” Wright, son of parishioner Heidi Wright, passed away Sunday, May 20th. May God grant his soul eternal rest.

Visitation will be held at St. Francis of Assisi on Thursday, May 24th at 1 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 pm.

Ernest Vetrano

We would like to express to them our deepest sympathies to the family of Ernest Vetrano. Please pray for the repose of his soul and also that the Lord may console his children, Karen Robinson and Tony Vetrano and their families and hold them in His comforting love.

Visitation will take place at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, March 26th at 5 pm.  Rosary will be held at 6:45 pm.  Another visitation will be held 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. Francis of Assisi, National Kidney Association and Mississippi Tennis Association.

Charlie Lowe

We would like to express to them our deepest sympathies to the family of Charlie Lowe who passed away on May 4th. Please pray for the repose of his soul and also that the Lord may console his wife, Ruby and their children and families and hold them in His comforting love.  Visitation will be held at St. Francis of Assisi on Saturday, June 16 at 10 am with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am.

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.