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

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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church


Registration for Discovering Christ 2017 is now open. You may have heard about last year’s program. Do not miss out on the opportunity to deepen your faith and to grow closer to your fellow parishioners. Seven weeks really can change your life! Enjoy a delicious and free meal, live music, a dynamic teaching, and join in a small group discussion about the meaning of life in Jesus Christ. Complimentary child care is also provided. Space is limited, so please register early. The program starts September 7, 2017. You can register at ChristLife Registration or by calling the church office at 601-856-5556. For more information, email christlife@stfrancismadison.org.

Religious Education

“Behold, children are a gift from the Lord.” 

Sunday School Catechist (teacher/assistant) for preK-6th grade children are needed for this year, Sundays, 9:00-10:15 a.m., beginning on August 27. Children’s Church Leader for 3-5 year olds are needed this year to volunteer on a rotating schedule beginning in September. Leaders guides and teaching resources are supplied.  If interested in volunteering for either of these ministries or if you have questions, please contact Mary Catherine George at mc.george@stfrancismadison.org or 601-856-5556.

Life Teen Religious Education

Anyone who is interested in learning about the new Life Teen religious education/youth ministry program for our 7th-12th

tgraders and how you could possibly be involved in it, please join us for a Life Teen Information Night on Sunday, July 30th from 6:00-7:00p.m. in St. Clare Hall following the 5:00 Mass. We will have light refreshments and will be explaining how the program will work to parents, students, and anyone curious about how they could serve our youth this year. All are welcome!

Yahweh’s Youth and Faithful Followers

Join us this week for WOW! on Wednesday the 26th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.! Guests are welcome!

Faithful Followers – 9-12th Grade

Our FF Kayak/Canoe Trip is on Wednesday, July 26! We will leave from the FLC at 8:00 a.m. and return around 5:00 p.m. A female chaperon is still needed! Please turn in your registration form and canoe/kayak fee ASAP. Contact Lindsey Binion at 601-856-5556 or Lindsey.Binion@StFrancisMadison.org for questions!


Saltillo Mission Book

Saltillo Mission book will be available for sale the weekend of July 15/16 or in the church office. Fr. Mike is the author. The cost is $15 per copy. The profits will benefit St. Anthony Catholic School. The book chronicles the history of  Saltillo Mission since its inception and the contains four chapters on the founder of  the mission, Fr. Patrick Quinn. 

Deacon Applications

The Diocese is accepting applications for the permanent diaconate. Ordination to the diaconate is a sacrament in the Church. It is a vocation that is steeped in service, prayer, and obedience. Formation for the permanent diaconate is a 5-year commitment. So a new class only begins every 5 years also. This ordination class is open to men between the ages of 30 – 55. The expected ordination of the class would be May 2022. Applications are due by July 29, 2017. If you are interested or if you would like an application contact Fr. Albeen through the parish office.


Recently we celebrated the Rite of Welcoming and Acceptance for our RCIA candidates.  These
candidates declared their desire to be accepted into the Church and the Church, in turn, carrying out it’s apostolic mission, accepted them as persons who intend to become its members.

Please join us as we continue to joyfully welcome Chase Baumer into the order of the catechumens. Please pray for him as he prepares for initiation into the Christian Faith by Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist.

We also joyfully welcome the baptized candidates who seek full communion with the Catholic Church—Sydney Andrews, Jamye Arp, Connor Bailey, Gail and Paul Seago, and Donna McCarthy. Please keep them in your prayers as well.

Meetings are held every Wednesday evening 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the RCIA Room and we welcome new inquirers year round.

Childcare is available. If you know someone interested in learning more about our faith and practices, please have them contact  Wollie Wolcott at wollie.wolcott@stfrancismadison.org.

Elizabeth “Liz” King

Parishioner Elizabeth “Liz” King passed away Saturday evening, July 8th. May God grant her soul eternal rest. Wednesday, July 12: Visitation at St. Francis from 10 am – 11 am. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Interment at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery. Followed by Agape held in the St. Francis Family Life Center.

Pilgrimage with Fr. Jason

Pilgrimage "Shrines of Italy” with Fr. Jason and Catholic Charities Jackson.
Where: Rome, Orvieto, Assisi, Florence, Loreto, Lanciano, San Giovanni Rotondo, Pietrelcina, Monte Cassino.
Trip Dates: Oct 07-18, 2017
Cost: $4,499.00 Airfare and ALL-Included
To register, please contact (855) 842-8001 or (508) 340-9370. You can also register online at www.proximotravel.com. 

Baptism Class

August 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Protection of Children

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.

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.