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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

WOW!  is this week @ Malco in Madison, God’s Not Dead 3, earliest evening showing. All 7-12th graders are welcome!

All current 8th-12th-graders, this year’s Summer Trip is coming up on June 4-11 and will include a fun-filled service conference and a day at the beach and a theme park. Please contact Amy Lipovetsky amy.lipovetsky@stfrancismadison.org

SENIORS – Save the Date for May 20 for the Class of 2018 Senior Appreciation Mass and Reception at 5 p.m.

 

Religious Education

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

All Religious Ed programs, Children’s Church, Disciples of Jesus, and nursery resume this Sunday, April 8 at regular times.

Breakfast with Jesus activity fair will be held next Sunday, April 15, 9:00 a.m.–noon for all children preparing to receive First Holy Communion!

Get SHIPWRECKED and Rescued by JESUS on the Island of VBS on June 18-22! Many crew members are needed in order to offer VBS for pre-k -4th graders for the full week: 5 teachers, 5 assistants, 2 music program coordinators, 2 babysitters, decorators, and kitchen workers.  Contact Mary Catherine now at mc.george@stfrancismadison.org to volunteer.

Thank you to Jenna Murphy and the “Bruin Baseball” Confirmation Service Circle for leading the Easter Sunday egg hunt!

Confirmation service circle night will be on
Sunday, April 15th and begin with supper at 6 p.m. in the FLC.

Floyd Doolittle Golf Tournament hosted by the KC’s

The Knights of Columbus, Council 9543, is hosting the annual Floyd Q. Doolittle Memorial Golf Classic on 14 April 2018, at the Whisper Lakes Golf Course.  It will offer a truly unique and exciting experience for golfers and non-golfers alike; an 18 hole four-person scramble, putting contest, and numerous hole prizes.  Golf cart, beverages, lunch and dinner are also provided. Council 9543 hosts this tournament annually to raise funds to provide financial assistance for the education of our future priests of the Diocese of Jackson.  We invite you to join us for an exciting day of golf, fellowship, and celebration and to be a sponsor for this event.

Registration information is available on the Council Web page at: https://kofcknights.org/CouncilSite/CouncilNews.asp?CNO=9543

 

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

“Alleluia! He is Risen!

 From Christ’s death to resurrection we should all
experience an interior turning from sadness to joy, from a sense of loss to a close bonding, from doubt to faith.

Please join me in welcoming Chase Barmer, Sydney Andrews, Ray Powell, Ann Hollingsworth, McKenzie Dant, Melanie Inclan and Ana and Camelia Reyes to our community of faith.

The next step in the RCIA process is a period called Mystagogy from now till Pentecost. Please continue to pray for them in their journey.”

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.

Childcare is available.

Baptism Class

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

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.

Sharon Barnard

We would like to express to them our deepest sympathies to the family of Sharon Barnard. Please pray for the repose of her soul and also that the Lord may console her husband, John and her children, Nicole, Lauren and Michael and their families and hold them in His comforting love.

Visitation will take place at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, April 2nd at 10 am with the Mass of Christian Burial following at 12 noon.

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.

Ronald Foley

We would like to express to them our deepest sympathies to the family of Ronald Foley who passed away on March 11th. Please pray for the repose of his soul and also that the Lord may console his wife, Sarah, and children, David and Carl and their families and hold them in His comforting love.

 

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.