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

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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

40 DAYS FOR LIFE 

“Calling all pro-life prayer warriors. St. Francis of Assisi Church is volunteering for 40 Days for Life on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7 am-7pm outside the Jackson abortion clinic. Sign up for 1 hour slots next weekend after all Masses or go to www.40daysforlife.com/Jackson-2. Your peaceful prayers outside the clinic makes a huge difference.”

THE CROSSES IN THE FIELD

The crosses in the field on the east side of the church represent the number of abortions done each hour of every day in the US.

 

Religious Education

Our Reconciliation Theology Session presented by Mary Louise Jones will be held Wednesday, October 17, 6:15 p.m. in St. Clare Hall.

All parents of children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are required to attend this session unless you have attended the session previously within the last 5 years.  RCIA class will also attend.  All parishioners are invited.

Babysitting will be provided during this session if you notify the church office by this Monday, October 15.

The “Shine the Light” activity night for all 2nd grade children and up who are preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be held during the Theology session on October 17, 6:15-8 p.m. in the Family Life Center, room #109.

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

  • NO WOW! This week due to parish dinner. WOW! Will resume next Wed. Oct. 24th with Halloween themed night.
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    High School Seniors are invited to take a Bible Break every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at M7 Coffee House!

Confirmation

  • All 11th grade Confirmation Candidates and 10th grade pre-Confirmation candidates should attend Sunday School from 6-8 pm.
  • If you are a 10th grader who wants to be Confirmed at St Francis next year, our Confirmation program is now a two-year program. Please contact Melissa to make sure you have been registered for the program. Melissa Smalley @ Melissa.smalley@stfrancismadison.org

 

Ministry Training Sessions

All ministers are also required to attend one training session for their ministry. They are as follows:

Tue., Sept. 18            6:30 pm                                                                    Hospitality

Wed., Sept. 19           6:00 pm                                                                    Lector

Thurs., Sept. 20        6:30 pm                                                                             Hospitality

Sun., Sept. 23          6:15 pm                                                                               Lector

Mon., Sept. 24        6:00 pm                                                                               Altar Server

Mon., Sept. 24        7:00 pm                                                                               EMOHC

Protection of Children

All NEW Volunteers must attend an initial training.  Our next class will be held at St. Anthony on Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 pm.

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

There is nothing wrong with money as such, or even with being wealthy. My hold on things is provisional, temporary. A sudden stroke, or a heart attack, and I am separated forever from all my worldly belongings.

How hard it is for people who are weighed down with money and ambitions to enter the Kingdom of God. It belongs to the poor in spirit; not so much economically poor, but detached from riches in their inmost spirit.  The advice of Jesus often seems hard to follow but it is always meant for our own good. It will change our way of thinking if we realize that these are the words of someone who loves us and who knows better than we do what can lead us to eternal life.

Know someone who hungers to learn more about the Catholic faith? Contact Wollie Wolcott at
wollie.wolcott@stfrancismadison.org or call the parish office. Classes meet every Wednesday evening in the RCIA room at 6:30 pm.

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.