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26 Mar

Online Giving

We continue our Lenten journey of fasting, prayer, and giving alms. St. Francis of Assisi depends on the parishioner support and generosity of the weekend offertory contributions. Your continued financial support is needed for the financial obligations of the Church. You can continue to support the Church by mailing in your contributions, by making an online contribution, or by clicking the “Giving” button in our parish app. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

28 Feb

Lenten Fish Fry Fridays Canceled

In compliance with COVID-19 procedures and precautions, the remaining Fish Fry Fridays have been canceled. The Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary thank you for your support these past three Fridays.

23 Feb

2020 Archbishop’s Appeal

On behalf of Archbishop Gustavo and Fr. Tony, we invite you and your family to offer a sacrificial gift of love by participating in this year’s Archbishop’s Appeal, “Accompany with Joy, Give with Grace.” Your gift will support the formation of priests and deacons to serve you, your families, and individuals locally; support the formation of lay leaders to serve as catechists in our parish religious programs; offer a Catholic education to families in need; broadcast the televised Mass; and share Christ’s love as it feeds, clothes, shelters, and cares for the most vulnerable. The Lord wants us to trust Him completely. The practice of stewardship and giving selflessly in love helps us to grow in trust with our Lord. We are not owners of anything, but rather caretakers of God’s gifts. We are called to share those gifts to make Christ’s love present through ministries serving our community. Please pray and find it in your heart to make a sacrificial gift to this year’s Appeal. Gifts can be given using the parish Appeal envelope, online at www.archsa.org/archbishops-appeal, or by calling 210.734.1604. Please make sure to indicate that you are giving from St. Francis of Assisi so that your gift can go towards our parish goal of $154,976.45. May God bless you for your willingness to Accompany with Joy, Give with Grace.

29 Feb

40 Cans for Lent

St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council 15240 is having the 40 Cans for Lent drive again in conjunction with our St. Vincent de Paul Society. We ask that every family in the parish set aside one can a day during the Lenten season to donate to this drive. Our Thanksgiving food drive was very successful, and we thank you for your support and participation. At this time, our St. Vincent de Paul pantry especially needs the following:

Canned Vegetables 15 oz Tuna Fish in Water 5 oz Spaghetti 16 oz Canned Spaghetti 24 oz
No Salt Tomato Sauce 8 oz Beef Stew 20 oz Canned Soups 10 oz Grape/Strawberry Jelly 19 oz
Vegetable Cooking Oil 12 oz Granola Bars 8.4 oz Dry Pinto Beans 16 oz Evaporated Milk 12 oz
Canned Fruit (Light) 15 oz White Rice 32 oz Canned Ranch Style Beans 15 oz Canned Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz
Chili No Beans 15 oz Toasted Oats Cereal 18 oz Peanut Butter 18 oz Saltine Crackers 16 oz
Bar Soap Toilet Paper Toothpaste 6 oz Single Toothbrushes


Please limit donations to new and unopened items and check expiration dates to ensure that donations are current. Donations may be dropped off at the parish office. The Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent de Paul thank you for your generosity.

6 March

EDGE/Middle School Retreat

The date for the EDGE/Middle School Retreat has been rescheduled. A big number of middle school youth had a conflict due to the beginning of spring break for our original dates. Thankfully, Camp Capers had another weekend open for us. The new date is May 1-3, 2020. The cost for retreatants is $170. Come out and join us for a weekend filled with joy, building community, prayer, and growing closer to God and each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. Please contact Monica Harness with any questions.

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27 Sep

Fourth Friday for Us

Are you interested in enriching your marriage while building community with other couples in the parish? Come join us on the fourth Friday of 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 from 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 April 24, 2020 and May 22, 2020. We will begin at 6:30 pm each of these night in the Emmaus Room on the first floor of the San Damiano Building.

For more information please feel free to contact Jessica Kozak at jessica0890@gmail.com or 732-539-5396.

Estas interesado en enriquecer tu matrimonio y hacer comunidad con otras parejas de la parroquia? Acompañanos cada cuarto viernes de mes. Para fortalecer tu matrimonio se necesita tiempo y en esta sesiones se tocará brevemente una temática y después cada pareja se irá en su propia cita para ahondar en el tema. El costo es $25 por todas las sesiones. Abr. 24 y Mayo 22. La guardería tiene lugar limitado y requiere reservación. Edificio San Damiano Salón Good Shepard a las 6:30 pm. Para mayor infomación contacta a Claudia y Manuel Naredo 210-487-0399 los5naredos@gmail.com o Monica y Jorge Bonilla al 210-323-2887 ab@rracis.com.

16 Aug

Download Our Parish App!

Our St. Francis of Assisi app is available to download for Apple and Android smartphones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, quick access to online giving, Mass and Reconciliation reminders, easy access to our weekly bulletin and homilies, as well as additional features like prayers, saint of the day, and much more. Download our app today at www.myparishapp.com, text App to 88202, or search your phone’s app store for myParish.

For an app download guide, please click here.

We hope for our app to be a tool for fostering stronger parish life at St. Francis and better engaging the New Evangelization.