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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Social Concerns – Hope Haven

On Friday, April 13, Bishop J. Kopacz blessed the new Catholic Hope Haven
Residential facility.

Hope Haven is a temporary shelter for teens in crisis and their families to get help and healing.

The shelter is in need of our help. Please aid our Church, Saint Francis of Assisi in supplying the following:

ONLY NEW ITEMS

Board Games                   

Twin bed sheets         

Basketballs-Volleyballs Markers                       

White bath towels         

Paint & paint brushes

Colored pencils          

White wash cloths            

Yarn

Construction paper

Kitchen towels

ALL ITEMS MUST BE TURNED IN BY June 3, 2018-ST. CLARE HALL.

Thank you.

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

 

No WOW! this week! Our Summer WOW activities will kick off on June 27 with Game Night. Look for details in your June mailout!

 

Please send your VBS volunteer form in this week! All youth
workers must attend one training session: June 6 or 13 at 6:00 pm
in order to work VBS week.

Decorating, organizing, preparing supplies is needed! VBS work days are Tuesday, June 5, 10-1 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 1-5 p.m., and the week of June 11-15, by appointment to work in rooms with teachers in the FLC.  Please notify Mary Catherine before coming.

Religious Education

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

All Sunday School Catechists and Life Teen Core Team members are invited to a Catechist Appreciation Fiesta at Sombra this
Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.!

 

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

My daughter and her husband gave birth to a beautiful baby boy several weeks ago. Watching them hold him, looking at him with inexpressible love is the closest reflection of the Trinity that we have in our lives. I go over to their apartment to see their love for him and each other as much as I go to see our grandson. No greater gift God has given to mankind than to be agents of his creation in the garden he has given us.

The Holy Trinity is not a puzzle which might be “solved”; rather, the Trinity is a mystery, a relationship, which can be explored infinitely, endlessly, joyfully, lovingly. God truly IS love! There are Three Persons in the Trinity, the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit and together they represent the fullness of love. The Father loves the Son, the Son loves the Father. The Holy Spirit is their love for each other. 

If you know someone who would like to learn about the Catholic faith please contact wollie.wolcott@stfrancismadison.org or call the parish office. New classes start in June.

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

June 10th 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.  Arrangements will be posted as soon as they are available.

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.