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

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Baptism Class

June 9th at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Religious Education

16 days to lift off!  All astronauts going into Pre-K – 4th grades are going to have a blast at Miraculous Mission VBS, June 17-21, 9:00 a.m.-noon!   Register by June 10 for this out of this world experience! Pre-K 4’s and
Kindergarten spaces fill up fast, so register these children now! Forms are in the FLC, parish office building, and in the church or register through Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44AAAC2CA4FD0-stfrancis2

In order to have a week of VBS, we must have enough volunteers by June 5! Needed are 3 more teachers, 4 more assistants, 2 adult babysitters, several kitchen workers daily, and also decorators before VBS June 10-14, 10-5 p.m.  Please contact Mary Catherine this week at 601-856-5556 or at mc.george@stfrancismadison.org to volunteer.

Parishioners are needed to bring snack items for hungry astronauts!  Snack sign-up sheets are on the VBS table in St. Clare Hall.

These items are needed for decorating and props: large boxes (for rockets and spaceships), empty paper towel rolls, and to borrow space-themed party decorations, black or blue table cloths, white string lights, and space-themed costumes and props! These can be dropped off in front of the art room in the FLC.

Creation Station Creative Arts Camp: 5th & 6th graders are invited to shine, June 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon!  Register this week in the parish office or through Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44AAAC2CA4FD0-stfrancis2

 

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

  • Wow this week, June 5! 6:30 – 8:00 Sport’s Night, games on the lawn! Bring bug spray!
  • Youth are needed for Miraculous Mission VBS to assist June 17-21, 8:30-12:15.  All who assist are required to attend one of these training meetings: Wed., June 5, 6-6:30 p.m. or Wed., June 12, 6:30 p.m. in the FLC.
  • Youth are needed this week to set up, prepare supplies, and decorate before VBS during these times:
  • Tues., June 4, 1-5 p.m. & Thurs., June 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the FLC. Babysitters, decorators, organizers, and set builders are
    needed June 10-14, between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Assistant teachers, babysitters, skit performers, and music leaders during VBS are also needed.

RCIA

THE BIBLE ALONE?

Almost all Protestants follow the doctrine of sola
scriptura—
the Bible alone is the sole authority in
matters of faith. We, as Catholics, accept the Bible as an authority in matters of faith because it is God’s inspired word. We don’t accept it as the only rule of faith for the following reasons…

It goes against the Bible. Christ left a Church with divine authority to govern in His name (Mt 16:13-20, 18:18; Lk 10:16) and Sacred Tradition is to be followed along with Sacred Scripture (2 Thes 2:15, 3:6).

The doctrine of sola scriptura is not found in scripture. Not everything Jesus said and did is recorded in Scripture (John 21:25) and the Bible says that we must hold fast to oral tradition, the preached Word of God (1 Cor 11:2; 1 Pet 1:23). In 2 Pet 3:15-16 we are warned that Sacred Scripture can be difficult to interpret, which strongly implies the need for an authoritative interpreter.

It goes against history. The Church, exercising its authority, determined the canon (the official list of books) of the Bible with the Councils of Hippo (AD 393) and Carthage (AD 397) which stands to this day.

It goes against common sense. Like our Constitution, any written document that plays a crucial role in determining how people live must have a living, continuing authority to guard, guarantee and officially interpret it. Otherwise chaos reigns as everyone interprets the document according to his own personal whim.

 

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.