We invite all women of the parish to join us for a spiritually enriching weekend at our Women’s ACTS Retreat April 25-28 at the beautiful Moye Retreat Center in Castroville, Texas. It will be an opportunity for spiritual renewal and the making of many wonderful friends. 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 Beverley McClure at 210-913-0868, Kathy Hassenger at 210-602-5476, or Veronica Galindo at 210-273-4089.
Scherer Communications will be offering a LinkedIn workshop open to all high school parishioners on April 28 at 3 pm in the JP II Room. Attendees will learn how to utilize LinkedIn as a powerful networking tool, one that will aid them in their future careers.
Please join us as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on April 28 with a prayer service in the church at 3 pm. The prayer service will include the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet in song with the Divine Mercy image. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
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 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.
We are offering an opportunity for our parishioners to give blood to assist people in the San Antonio area. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will be in Henke Hall on Sunday, May 12 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. This coincides with Social Sunday hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 15240, so we will have donuts and refreshments available in Henke Hall.
Tickets for St. Francis of Assisi’s Casino Night 2019 are now available for purchase! Tickets are $45.00 and can be purchased 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!
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!
Learn Natural Family Planning as taught by The Couple to Couple League. NFP is not the old Calendar Rhythm method! Come learn about the beauty of fertility through the eyes of JP II’s Theology of the Body.
In the classes, couples learn to track their natural cycle without harmful artificial hormones. This method is equally effective for couples who want to avoid or achieve pregnancy. It’s scientifically-based, medically safe, and 99% effective, and it is the only method morally acceptable by the Catholic Church. Build intimacy and increase communication in your marriage. Share the responsibility for your family planning.
There are two class options: a live class at St. Francis of Assisi (May 4, June 1, and July 13) with onsite babysitting available with prior registration — contact Cara or Victor Argumedo for more information at 603.731.9014 or email@example.com — or a virtual class — contact John and Cathy Nix if you have questions at 210.695.8020 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration for both is online at https://register.ccli.org.
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 email@example.com or Monica and Sam Engler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com o
Monica and Sam Engler firstname.lastname@example.org.