We are forming a St. Francis of Assisi Health and Wellness Ministry to foster health and wellness for our parish, and we are asking for your input through a parish-wide survey as we shape this initiative. Our goal is to provide a path to a healthier lifestyle through education and access to healthy food, nutrition awareness, and fun exercise groups. The survey should take about 3-5 minutes to complete. We appreciate your time and valued feedback!
We invite all men of the parish to join us for an extraordinary weekend of spiritual renewal and brotherhood June 27-30 at Omega Retreat Center in Boerne, Texas. This retreat will provide you with the opportunity to focus on your faith and its application to your daily life. You will build purpose in your prayer life, increase your presence at the liturgy, and cultivate friendship among members of our church community.
You can download the registration form by clicking here, or you can register online by clicking here. A completed registration form and a $75 deposit secure your place on the retreat; the total cost is $200. Food and lodging are included in the cost. For more information, please contact Anthony Martinez at 210-623-0098, Keith Phillips at 210-872-9686, or Jaime Piedra at 210-288-2556.
Our annual Parish Festival celebrates our community to thank God for all of our blessings. As our biggest party of the year, the festival committee has more fun behind the scenes than people know! Make new friends and join in on the fun by becoming a member of the festival committee.
The first committee meeting is on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 pm in the Emmaus Room. The following meetings will be on the last Tuesday of each month leading up to the festival in October. If you cannot make it to this first meeting but want to join the committee, please call Irma Flores at 210-413-1120. This is a great way to give back to our beloved parish community!
Tickets for St. Francis of Assisi’s Casino Night 2019 are now available for purchase! Tickets are $45.00 and can be purchased after Mass in the gathering space June 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 or online at www.sfacasino.com. Your ticket includes 1,000 in chips, elevated cuisine and hors d’oeuvres, an ultra-premium open bar, access to great entertainment and prizes, and free childcare with advanced notice.
St. Francis’ Casino Night benefits the parish’s Mobile Loaves & Fishes ministry, the parish’s youth and young adult missionaries, and Immaculate Conception, St. Timothy’s, and Holy Family parishes.
If you would like to be a sponsor for Casino Night, please call 210.884.3381.
We look forward to seeing you in Henke Hall on Saturday, July 6!
St. Francis of Assisi’s Casino Night is on Saturday, July 6. This annual event benefits the parish’s Mobile Loaves & Fishes ministry, youth and young adult missionaries, and St. Timothy, Immaculate Conception, and Holy Family parishes.
Casino Night offers many sponsorship opportunities, which you can view below. Please click here to download a sponsorship agreement.
The Men’s Club is currently seeking donations for the Silent Auction at Casino Night on July 6. The event raises funds to help support ministries at St. Francis’ Mobile Loaves & Fishes ministry, the parish’s youth and young adult missionaries, and Immaculate Conception, St. Timothy’s, and Holy Family parishes.
Do you have something you’d be willing to donate? Past auction items have included gift certificates, wine and date night baskets, pieces of art, game baskets, experiences, jewelry, or any other items that people might bid on. Even smaller items could be combined with others to make themed baskets. Please contact Mary Claire Becan at email@example.com or 210-430-8440 if you have any questions or would like to make a donation.
Don’t miss out on our Live Auction at Casino Night 2019 on Saturday, July 6 in Henke Hall! We have several great items including the following:
- Dinner at Fogo de Chao with eight guests of your choosing and Fr. Tony, Fr. Izzy, Fr. Pat, and Fr. Juan Carlos
- Dinner with Fr. Krzysztof
- Tickets to a 2019-2020 Spurs home game
On behalf of Archbishop Gustavo and Fr. Tony, we invite you and your family to serve our Catholic community by participating in the 2019 Annual Archbishop’s Appeal, Encounter: Live in Faith, Give in Love. Your prayers and gifts serve all of us by raising up our next generation of priests and deacons, providing sound catechesis and Catholic education for our children, bringing the sacraments to the hospitalized and homebound, broadcasting the Mass and other faith-filled programming to thousands, and bringing Christ’s mercy as it feeds, clothes, shelters, and cares for the most vulnerable.
If you have already responded to the Archbishop’s letter sent to your home, thank you! If you have not yet had an opportunity to respond to this year’s Appeal, please prayerfully consider how to renew your gift, or make one for the first time, to help us reach our parish goal of $151,801.00.
Once you have completed your pledge envelope, you can place your envelope in the offertory during Mass or turn it in to the parish office. You may also make your gift online at www.archsa.org/archbishops-appeal, or by calling the Office of the Archbishop’s Appeal at 210.734.1604.
If this is your first time making a gift to the Appeal and are unsure of how much to give, consider a gift of 1% of your total household income, $1 for each day of the year ($365), or a gift in any amount that your circumstances permit. You may also make pledge gift payments. Gifts of all size are appreciated and 100% of your gift will go directly to ministries. Share the light of hope and the love of Christ with others through the Archbishop’s Appeal.
Thank you for your prayers and generosity. May God bless you!
En nombre del Arzobispo Gustavo y del Padre Tony, lo invitamos a usted y a su familia a servir a nuestra comunidad católica participando en la Campaña Anual del Arzobispo 2019, titulada Encuentro: Vivir en la Fe, Dar en el Amor. Sus oraciones y donaciones son un servicio a todos nosotros al hacer crecer a nuestra siguiente generación de sacerdotes y diáconos, proveyendo una educación católica robusta para nuestros niños, llevando los sacramentos a los que están hospitalizados y a los que no pueden salir de casa, transmitiendo la misa y otros programas llenos de la fe a miles de personas y llevando la misericordia de Cristo al alimentar, vestir, dar albergue y cuidar a los más vulnerables.
Si usted ya ha respondido a la carta que el Arzobispo mandó a su hogar, ¡se lo agradecemos! Si usted no ha tenido todavía la oportunidad de responder al llamado de la Campaña de este año, por favor considere en la oración cómo renovar su donación, o haga una por primera vez. Hay sobres de compromiso y lápices disponibles en las bancas. Una vez llenados, por favor pongan su sobre en la ofrenda de la colecta durante la misa. Usted también puede realizar su donativo en línea en el sitio www.archsa.org/archbishops-appeal, o llamando a la Oficina de la Campaña Anual del Arzobispo al 210.734.1604. Muchas gracias por sus oraciones y por su generosidad. ¡Qué Dios los siga bendiciendo!
Beyond Cana Outreach is forming a team of couples who have attended Beyond Cana and are fluent in Spanish to develop and host a Beyond Cana marriage enrichment retreat weekend in Spanish. If interested, please contact Claudia and Manuel Naredo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Monica and Sam Engler at email@example.com.
Beyond Cana Outreach está formando un equipo de parejas que haya participado en el retiro de matrimonios Beyond Cana y que hablen español para desarrollar y organizar el retiro en español. Las personas interesadas favor de contactar a Claudia y Manuel Naredo firstname.lastname@example.org o
Monica and Sam Engler email@example.com.