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07 Aug

Join Us for Adult Faith Formation

While your child is participating in faith formation, join us for adult faith formation classes and show by example that you also want to learn more about your faith and grow in a deeper relationship with God. We are glad to offer adult faith formation classes at the following times to coincide with elementary classes.

  • Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m. – Emmaus Room, San Damiano Bldg.
  • Sunday 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Library, Religious Ed. Bldg.
  • Sunday 3:45-4:45 p.m. – Library, Religious Ed. Bldg.
  • Tuesday 4:30-5:30 p.m – Library, Religious Ed. Bldg.

Note: These times coincide with elementary classes. (Minus the Tuesday evening class.)

This year we will be presenting the acclaimed series: Symbolon – The Catholic Faith Explained.

We may be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic Faith … but how does it fit together? And what difference does it make in our lives?

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is a stunning video series that systematically presents the BIG picture of the Catholic Faith. Filmed on location in Rome, the Holy Land, Calcutta, and in the Augustine Institute studios in Denver, dozens of nationally-known teachers clearly present the beauty and brilliance of Catholicism. Our journey this year will look at the following topics:


  1. The Journey of Faith
  2. Divine Revelation
  3. The Bible
  4. The Story of Jesus
  5. Who is Jesus?
  6. The Holy Spirit & the Life of Grace
  7. Why Do I need the Church?
  8. Mary and the Saints
  9. The Last Things


  1. The Sacraments
  2. The Eucharist
  3. Walk Through the Mass
  4. Penance & The Anointing of the Sick
  5. Matrimony & Holy Orders
  6. A Catholir Moral Vision
  7. A Love That Lasts – part 1
  8. A Love That Lasts – part 2
  9. Catholic Social Teaching – part 1
  10. Catholic Social Teaching – part 2

Registration Information

  • The cost for the workbook for this course is $25. You may pay for the workbook in the parish office, at the first class, or purchase it online at the link below this form.


Pay online at https://squareup.com/store/st-francis-of-assisi-catholic-church-3/item/adult-faith-formation-1.

12 Sept

The Bible Timeline

Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is often difficult. The good news is that you can understand the Bible, and The Bible Timeline makes it easy.

The Bible Timeline is a Catholic Bible study that can help anyone to make sense of the Bible and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word. The study takes you on a journey through the entire Bible and brings you deep into each period of salvation history so that you can discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. The study will include a series of 24 videos presented by Jeff Cavins. Each video will be preceded by a lively group discussion.

We will begin The Bible Timeline on Tuesday, September 12 from 9:30-11:30 am and on Wednesday, September 13 from 7-9 pm. We will meet in the Emmaus Room on Tuesdays, and we will meet in the Good Shepherd Room on Wednesdays.

The cost for this Bible study is $30. Registrants can pay online at https://squareup.com/store/st-francis-of-assisi-catholic-church-3/item/bible-timeline or pay in person at the parish office.

Registration Information

  • The cost for the study guide for this course is $30. You may pay for the study guide in the parish office, at the first class, or purchase it online at the link above this form. Please make checks payable to St. Francis of Assisi.


20 Aug

Enjoy Our Famous BBQ Chicken & Sausage

It’s that time again! The Men’s Club’s quarterly BBQ Chicken & Sausage Sale will be Sunday, August 20, after both morning Masses. Chicken is $7 and sausage is $5 for a perfect $12 meal deal. Get yours early! Available until they are gone!

If you have not tried this BBQ before, you have to taste this juicy, flavorful staple of the Men’s Club. Our Men’s Club works hard for a full 24 hours before the sale. To prepare to feed our parish family, they fire up the BBQ pits at 2:00 am on Sunday morning. Check out the video below to see just a brief preview of all that is involved. Thanks to parishioner Jeff Stamets who produced and edited this video.

To learn more information about the Men’s Club, or to join, please click here: Men’s Club

12 Aug

Mobile Loaves & Fishes School Supply Drive

The 2017 Mobile Loaves & Fishes annual school supply drive will be collecting school supplies the weekends of August 12-13 and 19-20. Please drop off new school supplies in the donation boxes placed around the Gathering Space. These supplies will be handed out to the children we serve on our meal delivery stops. A basic back to school kit includes: backpack, crayons, colored pencils, erasers, folders, glue sticks, markers, notebooks, pencils, ruler, and scissors. For additional information, please email Lynn Cruz at cruzer512@att.net. We hope to collect enough supplies to make 100 school kits for the children we serve.

19 Aug

Silver Stars Membership Drive

Are you 50 years old or older? Join the Silver Stars! Our membership drive will be in the Gathering Space after all the Masses on August 19-20 and August 26-27. For only $10 per person, you can enjoy monthly events, delicious food, dancing, social life with friends, and much more! Membership forms are also available in the parish office or can be downloaded by clicking here. Members must pay their dues by October 1 to be subsidized for the Christmas party. For more information, please call Judy Nicastro at 210-240-0013.

20 Jul

Share Your ACTS Testimonials

St. Francis of Assisi is celebrating 25 years of ACTS retreats this year, and we want to hear from you about your ACTS experience! Please share your reflections in the form below.

Your ACTS Experience


Contact Information



6 Sept

Women in the Spirit Resumes September 6

Our Women in the Spirit gatherings will resume on Wednesday, September 6. Our gatherings include time for friendship, refreshments, prayer, and book study/sharing. The book we have selected for this season is Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.

Our gatherings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from September through May. The registration fee is $20. We will gather at 9 am for refreshments and friendship, followed by our meeting, which will begin promptly at 9:30 am and end at 11:30 am. Our gathering place is the JP II Room on the second floor of the San Damiano Building. If you plan to attend or have any questions, please contact Lorraine Beddingfield at raineybed@gmail.com or at 210.380.8939.

12 Sept

ENDOW Begins September 12

Join women to read and learn together our Catholic faith and Church teachings in a casual and friendly environment. Groups meet weekly for two hours. Study is done completely in class… no homework!

Next class: On the Dignity and Vocation of Women (Mulieris Dignitatem)

In On the Dignity and Vocation of Women, John Paul II meditates on the anthropology of man and woman, God’s intention for their relationship, and the result of original sin. He also explores the relationship that Jesus had with women and the reason behind the all-male priesthood. This group will begin meeting

Our ENDOW group will begin meeting on Tuesday, September 12 from 9:30-11:30 am. Register online at www.store.endowonline.org/julie-mellin-p3732.aspx. The cost is $29.95, and babysitting is available with advance RSVP to Julie Mellin at 210.416.4536 or mellinjulie@hotmail.com. To learn more about ENDOW, visit www.endowonline.org.

20 Aug

Elementary Catechist Training

Elementary catechist training will be on Sunday, August 20 at 12:30 pm and on Saturday, August 26 at 9 am (depending on response) in Henke Hall. Lunch will be served at Sunday’s training and breakfast will be served at Saturday’s training. Please RSVP to Miriam Flores at mflores@sfasat.org.

27 Jun

Answer the Call to Serve as a Catechist

Our Faith Formation Ministry is seeking dedicated catechists for all levels. Catechists are faith-filled adults who enjoy sharing the beauty of our faith by word and example. Training, curriculum, and support are provided; you just bring your love of our faith and your passion for working with children. If interested, please email Miriam Flores at mflores@sfasat.org.