Our Ministries
16 Aug

Unase A Un Ministerio

La misa en español a la 1:30 pm necesíta ayuda. Necesitamos lectores, ministros extraordinarios, ministros de hospitalidad, y monaguillos. Te invitamos a que te unas a uno ministerio. Para más información comunícate con un Beatriz Lozano o Nina Morales después de misa.

16 Aug

Domingo Social — Comunidad Hispana

El domingo social es una tradición de la parroquia que acoge a los feligreses y visitantes. Este evento nos permite disfrutar de una conversación amistosa y social mientras se disfruta de una rica repostería. También nos proporciona una oportunidad para dar la bienvenida a nuevos feligreses y visitantes a la parroquia. El domingo social ocurre el 4to Domingo del mes después de misa de 1:30 de la tarde en el acopio de la iglesia. Te esperamos!

02 Jul

Fourth Friday for Us

Interested in enriching your marriage while building community with other couples in the parish? Come join us each month to foster a community of mutual support through monthly date nights that affirm spousal love, provide continual learning, and encourage spiritual growth. Gain inspirational insights from other couples in our parish on relevant topics that are common in our marriages. Continue to grow and learn about one another as you enjoy a date night with your spouse.

The cost is $25 and covers any and all dates you choose to attend. Childcare is provided with advanced notice. The dates are August 24, September 28, October 26, January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, and May 24. We will begin at 6:30 pm each of these nights in the Emmaus Room with social gathering time, an approximately 20-minute talk, and then an offsite date.

Please register online at https://connectnowgiving.parishsoft.com/f/f2?formid=2570a9fb-c0d9-474c-87e4-804e2ae029de.

Questions? Please contact Jessica Kozak at 732-539-5396.

26 Aug

Barbecue Plate Dinner Benefit

Our parish community will host a barbecue plate dinner to assist Stephanie Stephen and her family after the 8:30 am and 11:15 am Masses on Sunday, August 26 in Henke Hall. We will have to-go plates available if you are unable to stay after Mass. The plates will include our parish’s famous barbecue chicken and sausage, beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and condiments. Iced tea and lemonade will be served. The plates will be $10 each. Desserts will also be available for purchase. Please help us support these members of our parish family and answer our call to action.

19 Jul

St. Francis of Assisi TPC Golf Tournament

Join us at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa on Monday, September 24 for St. Francis of Assisi’s TPC Golf Tournament, hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 15240 and the Men’s Club. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this tournament benefit college scholarships for St. Francis of Assisi, Immaculate Conception, and St. Timothy.

All players will receive green fees, balls, cart with GPS, lunch, beverages, goodies, contests, and more! Come play with fellow business professionals, business owners, college students, young adults, and those who love to either play golf or have fun. Whether you play golf professionally or have never swung a club, everyone will be out to play and can have fun!

FAQ:

– What’s included? — Green fees, balls, cart, goodies, lunch & beverages.
– What do I wear? — Outdoor golf attire
– What do I bring? — Money for mulligans, raffles, silent auction, bribes, etc. and your own clubs, rental clubs are available for rent.
– Who does this benefit? — College-bound students from St. Timothy, Immaculate Conception & St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Churches.
– Should I buy now? — YES! St. Francis is known for selling out golf tournaments, so don’t wait.
– Should I sponsor? — If you have a business or company that wants to be in front of some serious business owners and community leaders, then being a sponsor could greatly increase your awareness, branding and hopefully bottom line! TPC is the golf venue everyone in Texas wants to be at.
– Is there an age minimum? — NO! All are welcome!
– How long should I plan on being there? — Plan on arriving about 7:30 am for check-in and you should be heading out about 1 pm!

I really can’t make it, how can I support? — Buy an Individual Supporter ticket($25) and we’ll put a sign up in your name(or your business).

Learn more and purchase tickets at www.sfagolftournament.com.

Please see below for sponsorship opportunities. If interested, please call Greg at 210-846-8900.

St Francis Golf SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES_071618

17 Aug

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To Be Flesh and Blood

“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.”

Remember all the bread imagery in the readings of the past few weeks? This Sunday we hear the word “eat” six times in the Gospel. Our first thoughts of when this happens probably turn to the action of eating and drinking at the time of Communion at Mass. Has that action—the standing up, walking in procession and the eating and drinking—become routine? Is it something that we just fall in line to do?

When I reflect on the image above, I am reminded of what it means to be in relationship, to be in communion, not just with Jesus but with all of humanity. To remain in communion with Jesus, we are invited to participate in the life of Jesus, to live as Jesus lived.

Who of us would not want to be in this picture? Who wouldn’t want to be at the table with Jesus? What incredible intimacy! What generous companionship! What immense love and acceptance!

To remain in the closeness of this relationship with Jesus, we too are invited to be body broken and blood poured out for others. To remain in Jesus and Jesus in us, we are called to live as Jesus lived. Are we able to love all without exception, to heal the brokenness of others, to be compassionate, to include others at our table, to forgive, to denounce wrong-doing?

The readings, the lyrics of the hymns we sing, the intercessory prayers and the words of our Eucharistic prayers provide clues to how it is that each of us is called to be “flesh and blood” not only to those who celebrate Eucharist with us, but also all our sisters and brothers.

13 Aug

To Celebrate a Life of Love: John Tynan Davis

August 20, 1935-August 9, 2018

You have been told what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).

John T. Davis went to be with our Lord on August 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by Jane Layer Davis, his beloved wife of 47 years; his infant son, Kevin; his parents, William C. Davis and Mary Tynan Davis; and his sister, Mary Sewell Hight. He is survived by his four brothers, Fr. Bill Davis, Robert Davis, Michael Davis, and Donald Davis; his four daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Rick Di Filippo, Beth and Gabriel Font, Laurie and Michael Fillmore, and Shannon and Layton Garrett; twelve grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. He also leaves many devoted family members and close friends.

John T. Davis was born in Austin, Texas on August 20, 1935. He graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio with a business degree. As a gifted salesman, he sold computer systems around the world. His Texas charisma and affection for people transcended language barriers and cultural differences.

John T. knew he was blessed and embraced each person he met with joy and with a compassionate, merciful heart. He encouraged and inspired others to face life’s challenges with faith and hope. John T. always reminded us that upon death we will want mercy not justice and to accept everyone with love and compassion.

John T. loved his family, family reunions, country music, five-star restaurants, honky-tonks, and airplanes. He believed one of his greatest accomplishments was flying solo and living to tell about it.

John T.’s optimism and exuberance for life will be greatly missed. John T. was a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, a member of the Holy Family Guild, the Knights of Columbus and Order of Alhambra.

John T.’s family would like to thank all who loved and ministered to John T., especially, Josh and Shantel Davis, Sam and Shannon Davis, and his dear friend, Mary Claire Cater, the nurses at Compassus Hospice, and the wonderful caregivers at the Village at Incarnate Word Retirement Community.

ROSARY
MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018
7:00 PM
PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH

MASS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018
10:00 AM
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH
4201 De ZAVALA ROAD

Fr. Charlie Banks will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Village at Incarnate Word Nursing Home and Make A Wish Foundation.

10 Aug

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit of God

This weekend’s readings ask us to search our hearts to discover what it is that might keep us from being the bread of life for others. What is it that disrupts the intense unity that Jesus desires for us? After all, the Eucharist, the bread of life—of everlasting life—is the gift of community and unity that we celebrate at each Mass.

Sometimes we need reminders of how we fall short in achieving that unity in ourselves, families, workplaces, communities, country, and the world. In the reading from Ephesians, the author spells out the activities that would “grieve” the Holy Spirit. Those behaviors or attitudes are bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, reviling, and malice.

We all learned the gifts or the fruits of the Holy Spirit when we received the Sacrament of Confirmation. We have a choice to collaborate with or to grieve the Spirit alive in the community. This weekend provides a time for us to do some self-examination, name the attitude or behavior to change, admit it, and finally to determine to get rid of it in our lives. We don’t want to frustrate the Spirit’s living influence in our lives. We don’t want to grieve the Spirit!

Wednesday is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. Remember those? Here is a prayer from Jean Grant that addresses some of Mary’s wishes and dreams for us:

O Mary, you have told us in your many apparitions to pray for peace, through the use of the rosary. Calm the anger within many nations and world leaders. Guide us in extending the olive branch for peace to others. We come to you, today, with a sincere heart, and know that you, Mary, will not abandon us. Even when Jesus was not yet ready to begin his ministry at the wedding feast at Cana, you had faith and told the waiters to do as Jesus wished. Mary, help us to pray often. Bring back respect for others in our daily life. Guard the words that come from our mouths, and do not let us stand by when others are abused. So many people in the history of the world have put themselves above God and treated our world neighbors with disrespect. Protect the innocent children and faith-filled adults who continue to love your Son unconditionally. Amen.

09 Aug

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Cecile Elena Robichaud

August 3, 1940-July 21, 2018

Cecile Elena Robichaud, born August 3, 1940, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, passed away in San Antonio on July 21 at the age of 77.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Elena Roselli, and her beloved husband, James Robichaud.

Cecile is survived by her loving daughter, Lisa Robichaud (Brian Purdy) and three grandchildren, Courtney, Kimberly, and James, and a great-grandson, Kayden. She is also survived by brothers Edward Roselli (Nancy), Anthony Roselli (Hoda), and sister, Barbara Haley (Lawrence Sanders), and other cherished relatives and friends.

She had resided in California for many years before relocating to San Antonio six years ago. Cecile was an active member of the Assistance League of San Antonio and an avid volunteer for the Rodeo Association. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on De Zavala Road in San Antonio, where a memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 16 at 2 pm.

“We will always carry her memory in our hearts.”

Remembrances can be made in her honor to the Assistance League of San Antonio, P.O. Box 13130, San Antonio, Texas 78213. Remembrances can also be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.