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

  • The Great Cross
  • Christ the Teacher
  • The Church

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Baptism Class

February 10th at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Stewardship Commitment

We are still collecting Stewardship Commitment cards. If you were unable to turn yours in last week, please see a hospitality minister for one and return in the basket at the altar this weekend. Thank you for your generosity.

Religious Education

7-12th grade will NOT have Religious Education classes on Sunday night, Jan 20th due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Required First Communion Parent Meeting: At least one parent of all children who will be celebrating First Holy Communion is
required to attend a meeting Sunday, January 27, 9:00-10:15 a.m. in St. Clare Hall.  Babysitting for children 3 and under is available during the meeting if requested by this Wednesday (Please call 601-856-5556).

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

  • WOW! January 23 – bring a friend, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • YY and FF – Turn in your registration for our NET retreat – Feb. 16th at St. Francis! Registration is due by Sunday, February 10th.
    Chaperones and host families for the NET team are needed, contact Amy Lipovetsky at amy.lipovetsky@stfrancismadison.org to


  • 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



The history of The Catechism continued…

The Synod Fathers in 1985 asked for a compendium of all catholic doctrine regarding both faith and morals to be composed. It was to be a point of reference for regional catechisms. They asked that the presentation of doctrine be biblical and liturgical. The Catechism of the Catholic Church was formed as well as the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults which we use in RCIA.

Please pray for our catechumen and candidates seeking full communion with us—Golie Ebrahimian and her husband Brian Rentfro, David Jackson, Heather Strahan, Philip Blount, Sam Meadors and Robert Martinez.

RCIA meets weekly at 6:30 p.m.  If you know someone that is interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith contact Wollie.wolcott@stfrancismadison or call the parish office.

Protection of Children

All NEW Volunteers must attend an initial training.  Our next class will be held at St. Francis in the Library on Wednesday, January 30th 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.

Patricia Ballentine

Our parishioner, Patricia Ballentine passed away Saturday, January 12th. May God grant her soul eternal rest. The funeral service will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Friday morning, January 18th at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Francis of Assisi in Madison. MS.

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.