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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Religious Education

“Behold, children are a gift from the Lord. Psalm 127:3

If you have not registered 4 year-olds–6th graders for Sunday School or 7th-12th graders for Life Teen this year, please register here.

Sunday School and Life Teen will not meet on October 3rd for Cajun Fest.

Children’s Church (Liturgy of the Word) will be offered during the 10:30 Sunday Masses when we have enough volunteers to lead. Also, Nursery for babies 2 years and under will open during 10:30 Sunday Masses as soon as we have enough volunteers.

Volunteers for each of these ministries will be placed on a rotating schedule.  Children’s Church Leader’s Guides are provided. Please contact Mary Catherine at mc.george@stfrancismadison.org to volunteer.

7th-12th Grade Life Teen and YY and FF Youth Programs: 

WOW! this Wednesday is at a special time: 5:30-7:30 pm, beginning with supper in the FLC with our parish community. All are invited!

Senior Bible Break meets each Wednesday at 6:00 pm at M7 Coffee House. Bring a Bible and a friend!

7th & 8th grade Middle School Retreat: Saturday, October 23-24 in Macon, MS. Parent chaperones and drivers are needed. Register by September 26, for more information contact Maggie at maggie.spence@stfrancismadison.org.

Lunch for the homeless with Why Not Now of Mississippi will be served by St. Francis youth and parents in Poindexter Park on October 10, 11:30 am-1 pm.  We are currently collecting new socks to distribute. Please place socks in the boxes
provided in the gym. Please contact Mary Catherine if you can come serve.

Confirmation

10th & 11th grade Parent-Candidate Confirmation Session is this Sunday 3:45-7:30 p.m. All 10th grade pre-Confirmation candidates and parents and all 11th grade Confirmation candidates and parents will meet in St. Clare Hall at 3:45-4:45, attend 5 pm Mass, and return for supper at 6 pm. 11th grade parents will
attend orientation while all 10th and 11th graders will attend a youth session, 6:20-7:30 pm.

 

Revised Mass Guidelines

In light of the recent CDC announcement that vaccinated individuals no longer have to wear masks, the bishop has issued some revised
guidelines:

  • Please follow the directions of the hospitality ministers.
  • Apply hand sanitizer as you enter the Church.
  • Face masks are no longer mandatory, but encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated, or for anyone who has a compromised immune system. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you are welcome to do so. Eucharistic ministers are required to wear a mask while distributing Holy Communion.
  • Maintain 3 feet social distancing. With the exception of one section of pews, the yellow caution tape has been removed. You may sit in any pew but maintain 3 feet of separation from anyone not part of your family/group.
  • Eucharistic ministers will no longer walk through the pews distributing Holy Communion. We will return to our traditional style of distribution with the exception of the marked off section and the Daily Chapel.  Holy Communion will be distributed at Mass in the hand only.
  • The cry room is open. However, parents are encouraged to wipe down/spray any furniture used by their family so that the space will be sanitized for the next person.
  • Offertory baskets will continue to be in the gathering area and you are encouraged to give online.
  • We will continue to dismiss by section at the end of Mass.
  • The Dispensation from Sunday Mass will end on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Saturday and Sunday, June 5/6.  The Sunday obligation will be restored on this great feast when we can satisfy our hunger for the Bread of Life, in Word and Sacrament with the reception of Holy Communion.  Keep in mind that the Church always dispenses from the Sunday obligation when any of the faithful are confronting serious health concerns.  Therefore, someone can validly make the decision to attend Mass during the week, if able, and to participate in the Mass on the Lord’s Day through live streaming.

Thank you for your faith and we appreciate your cooperation during this time of many changes.  I want to express my gratitude to the many
volunteers that have guided us and assisted us.  Step by step we will get back to normal.  Pray for healing and one another.

Peace, Fr. Albeen

RCIA

RCIA CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY ACTIVE
EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 6:30-8:00 PM

 

Reception of the Eucharist: Jesus offers us the greatest gift imaginable by entering into us with His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. We need to make sure we are not taking this gift for granted or even putting up obstacles to it in our life. Making a conscious effort to receive Jesus worthily will make an enormous difference in our spiritual lives and will bring us into a deeper communion with Him.

If you know someone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith please contact the parish office.

 

Fraud Prevention Hotline

The Diocese of Jackson’s Department of Temporal
Affairs has engaged Lighthouse Services to provide an anonymous financial fraud, compliance, ethics, and human resources hotline. This hotline allows for an appropriate method to report occurrences related to the temporal administration within parishes, schools, and the chancery office.

For more information call English speaking USA:
888-830-0004. Spanish speaking USA: 800-216-1288 or visit the website www.lighthouse-services.com/jacksondiocese

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.