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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday, August 15th Mass Schedule:

7 am and 6:30 pm

Labor Day Pork Butt Sale


The Knights of Columbus are taking orders for Labor Day Pork Butts the following weekends (August 11-12), (August 18-19) and (August 25-26) after all Masses. They are $40 each. The butts will be prepared overnight on Friday, August 31 and ready for pickup just outside St. Thomas Hall on Saturday, September 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Religious Education

It’s time to register all Pre-K children–12th graders for Parish Religious Education Programs! Pre-K-6th grade Sunday School begins August 26, 9-10:15 a.m.

Life Teen for 7th-12th graders begins August 19, 6-8 p.m.

All 1st and 2nd graders who do not attend Catholic School are required to attend Sunday School in order to celebrate First Holy Communion in 2nd grade.

Catechists are needed to teach Sunday School Pre-K-6th grade classes August 26-April 28, 9:00-10:15 a.m. Each grade will need 2 Catechists and an assistant, so they may alternate Sundays.  Please contact Mary Catherine at 601-856-5556 or mc.george@stfrancismadison.org for more information or to  volunteer.

*A Catechist Orientation Meeting with lunch will be held this Sunday, August 12, 11:30-1:00 p.m. in St. Clare Hall. All volunteers teaching or assisting in Pre-K-6th grade Sunday School are expected to attend.

Life Teen Core Team members are needed for our 7th-12th grade Religious Ed Program on Sunday nights, August 19-April 14, 6-8 p.m. Core Team members will take turns leading sessions, facilitating small group discussions, leading games, prayer, music, and other activities. Please contact Amy Lipovetsky at amy.lipovetsky@stfrancismadison.org for more information or to volunteer.

*A Life Teen Core Team orientation meeting with dinner will be held this Sunday, August 12, 6-8 p.m. in St. Clare Hall for all who volunteer with 7th-12th grade youth.

¨ Children’s Church leaders are needed beginning in September to lead Liturgy of the Word for 3-5 year-olds on a rotating basis during 10:30 Sunday Masses.

¨ Nursery volunteers are needed beginning in September during the 10:30 Sunday Mass to babysit on rotating basis.

To volunteer for these ministries, please contact Mary Catherine George
at 601-856-5556 or

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.


The crowd asked Jesus what they had to do to perform the works of God. All they had to do was believe in him.  They had just witnessed the miracle of the feeding of the 5000 and yet they wanted another miracle! How often are we like that? “Just show me Lord” we say. But we already know what we should do. “Lord help my unbelief”
(Mk 9:24) Are we willing to follow Jesus, but only on our own terms?

Spread the Gospel to everyone. If you want to learn more about your faith or know someone who wants to learn more about the Catholic Church and what the teaches
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.

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.