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

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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Mission

               “The Power of Silence”

In our society our access to silence is pretty much zero. We are constantly bombarded by noise of one kind or another. But in order to encounter the Lord Jesus we have to make room for silent prayer, so we can hear the Lord’s call above all the noise.

Join us Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1st  as Fr. Nick Adam discusses the “Power of Silence” with our parish. These nights will include adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction, along with a meal with one another.

Father Nick was ordained in May 2018 and is the Parochial Vicar at St. Richard. He is also the Vocation Director for the Diocese. He earned an Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Communications from the University of Alabama in 2008, and worked as a Sports Anchor and News Anchor at WTOK-TV in Meridian from 2008-2012. He joined the seminary in August of 2012 and received his Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans in May 2018. He was ordained to the Priesthood on May 31, 2018, the Feast of the Visitation.

 

All volunteer ministers are required to attend one
of these sessions as it will also serve as our Spirituality Sessions.

Supper will be served at 5:15 in the Family Life Center.

Religious Education

More volunteers are needed to lead Children’s Church in order to continue to offer this ministry for 3-5 year-olds during 10:30 Mass and to keep nursery during 10:30 Mass. Volunteers will only need to serve every 5 or 6 weeks. To volunteer for either ministry, please contact Mary Catherine George at mc.george@stfrancismadison.org.

 

Confirmation

  • All Confirmation Candidates are required to come this Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 6-8 pm for Liturgical Ministry Spirituality session.
  • Confirmation Candidates and sponsors, please save the date for Sunday, Oct. 6th at 4:30 pm in the Chapel for the our Entrance Ritual during the 5 pm Mass. Candidates, if you do not have a sponsor please contact Melissa Smalley at
    melissa.smalley@stfrancismadison.org to help find a sponsor.  Our meeting will continue after mass from 6-8 pm. Only candidates and sponsors are required to attend.

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

  • YY & FF will host Kid’s Corner games at the Taste of St. Francis on October 6, 11:30-1 pm!  Sign up to volunteer for a shift (10:45-11:30 / 11:30-1:15) while you are at Edge / Life Night or at WOW! or contact Mary Catherine at mc.george@stfrancismadison.org this week. 
  • Senior Bible Break continues every Wednesday, 6-7 pm at M7
    Coffee House
    for all 12th graders for scripture sharing and Fellowship.  Bring a Bible. Friends are welcome.
  • WOW! All 7th-12th graders will meet this Wednesday, Sept 25, 6:30-8 pm in the FLC! SEARCH Retreat for juniors and seniors will be held November 22-24 at Camp Wesley Pines.

Ministry Training Sessions

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

 

Mon., Sept. 23         6:00 pm Altar Server

RCIA

This week in RCIA we went over the Great
Commission—proclaim the Gospel to all nations
(Mt 28:19-20). God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth—Jesus Christ. As such we are to proclaim Christ to the world through the Gospel. The Church is commissioned to interpret and transmit God’s Word through the ages under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. God invites us into a loving relationship with him to which our response is faith. By faith man completely submits his intellect and will to God.

Please pray for our inquirers Suzanne McDaniel, Caleb Clark and Wanda Jones. If you know of anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith please contact
wollie.wolcott@stfrancismadison.org or call the parish office.

Baptism Class

October 13th at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Catherine Lee David

Our parishioner, Catherine Lee David passed away Wednesday, August 21. May God grant her soul eternal rest.  Please keep Catherine’s family in your prayers.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ridgeland-ms/catherine-david-8828987

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.