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7 Feb

Beyond Cana On-Campus Retreat


If you’re looking for some special time to reconnect and relax with your spouse, then the upcoming on-campus Beyond Cana retreat is for you!

The retreat will be held February 7-9, 2020 on our St. Francis of Assisi campus. The weekend retreat begins Friday at 5:15 pm with check-in and a light supper and ends with the Sunday 11:15 am Mass. Childcare is available throughout the retreat, but space is limited!

Beyond Cana® provides practical tools and private discussion time for busy couples in healthy marriages with an understanding of marriage as a sacrament. You’ll share plenty of “couple time” to talk and reconnect and you’ll meet other couples like yourselves striving to have a good marriage.

The retreat cost of $120 per couple for parishioners and $145 for non-parishioners includes Friday supper, Saturday lunch, snacks, and retreat materials. An additional cost of $25 per couple will cover childcare during the retreat. A deposit of $60 will hold your reservation, so check those calendars and make plans to attend.  Brochures with the registration form are in the Gathering Space or you can register online at http://sfasat.org/beyond-cana-registration/. Space is limited to 12 couples, so reserve your spot today! Questions? Contact Kathy & Gerry Caron at 325-227-7570  or gkjgcaron@gmail.com.

February 2019 Retreat

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 January 24, 2020; February 28, 2020; March 27, 2020; 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. En. 24, Feb. 28, Marzo 27, 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.

4 Feb

Young Catholic Professionals Executive Speaker Series

St. Francis is hosting Young Catholic Professionals of San Antonio’s February Executive Speaker Series in Henke Hall on Tuesday, February 4. All young professionals in their 20s and 30s are invited to attend this free event. Meet young Catholics committed to professional and spiritual growth striving to make an impact in our city. The event begins at 7 pm with networking with complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers followed by the speaker’s presentation and a Q & A at 7:30 pm. YCP encourages business professional attire. Speaker information to be announced. Come to St. Francis early for Reconciliation from 5:30-6 pm and daily Mass at 6 pm.

11 Feb

Spring 2020 Bible Study

Paul’s letter to the Romans has been at the center of reflection, conversion, and controversy from the very beginning. In Romans: The Gospel of Salvation, theology professor Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins provide an authentically Catholic, comprehensive, and simple way to understand the overarching theme of Romans: salvation.

Dr. Swafford and Cavins provide historical context, highlight the connections to Jesus and Christianity Paul makes with the Old Testament, and explore the ways in which Jesus is the fulfillment of Israel’s prophecies, which leads to the universal, “Catholic” family of God.

In this 8-session program, Catholics learn…

  • The Catholic teaching on salvation
  • How to explain salvation to non-Christians
  • What is required for salvation—faith or works
  • What Paul really means by “works” not leading to salvation
  • How Christ’s death changed our relationship with God
  • The meaning of the difficult passages in Romans
  • How we can enter more deeply into Christ

We are offering this Bible study on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 am in the Emmaus Room and on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm in the Good Shepherd Room.  We begin Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12. The cost is $30. Please register and pay online at this secure link. Questions? Contact Larry Perry in the parish office.

9 Feb

Guiding Children to Holiness

Please join us for a special 4-part series on Guiding Children to Holiness. During these sessions, we will have informative presentations, that will give helpful and practical tips in understanding, talking and journeying with your child through life’s changes and learning about the gift of sexuality. We will also offer time for small group discussions and hear personal testimonies!

Throughout the series we will be referencing the book Raising Pure Teens by Jason Evert and Christ Stefanik, but don’t let that title fool you—this is NOT just for parents with teens! This 4-part series is for anyone who has children of any age, interacts with children, or plans to have children. It is never too early to learn how to teach our children about respecting their bodies, healthy relationships, and striving to be pure and holy!

The cost for all four sessions is $20.00 per family and includes a copy of the book, childcare, and dinner for the whole family and will be conveniently held right after the 5 pm Mass on Sunday. So, grab your family, head to Mass, and then come to this important informational series starting February 9 in the Emmaus Room!

Mark your calendars now for these important dates: February 9, 16, 23, and March 1 from 6:45-8:15 pm (dinner provided at 6:15; more details to come)

If you have any questions, please contact English Miller at swingeng@gmail.com or 210-313-0356.

11 Feb

Consecration to St. Joseph

Fr. Calloway has written a new book, Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, which we will offer as a 4-week class. Scott Hahn says, “This book is a marvel. It is a summary of the whole of the study of St. Joseph—the wisdom of the saints, the teachings of the popes and the reflections of the laity.” It is a 33-day program of consecration, starting February 11. There will be four class meetings on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8 pm in the St. Anthony Room on the first floor of the San Damiano Building beginning on February 11. There is no fee for the class, but you must purchase the book, from either Marian Press by going to www.fathercalloway.com or Amazon Kindle. Sessions will be on February 11, 18, 25, and March 3. Reading is light. Please RSVP and send questions to awgonsalves@satx.rr.com.

15 Feb

Entrenamiento de ministros

El Sabado Febrero 1 habrá entrenamiento de Ministros Extraordinarios de Comunión y Lectores a las 9:00 am en el salón Good Shepard Edificio San Damiano y el Sábado 15 de Febrero el entrenamiento será para ministros de Hospitalidad y Servidores de Altar en la Iglesia principal (niños entre 8 a 13 años deben servir con un adulto). Favor de registrarse con Claudia y Manuel Naredo los5naredos@gmail.com o al 210-487-0399.

29 Feb

Life Beyond Divorce Day Retreat

We will have a Life Beyond Divorce day retreat on our campus on Saturday, February 29 from 8:30 am-5 pm. This is a retreat for those who are divorced, in the process of a divorce, or those who have remarried but are still struggling with a previous divorce. Our goal is to create a safe space that can lead to healing through reconciliation to self and others. Registration forms are available here and in the gathering space. The cost is $25, and the deadline to register is February 22.

We are also resuming our normal Life Beyond Divorce meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the St. Anthony Room. You do not have to attend the retreat or come to every meeting to join us. For more information, please call Sally Gómez-Jung at 210.317.5405.

2 Nov

St. Francis Hiking Group

Join the Health & Wellness Ministry for hiking every Saturday. Social interactions have proven benefits for our physical and mental health, so join us in connecting with our St. Francis community!

We will meet near the playground at Eisenhower Park (19399 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78257) at 8 am.

We will cover a distance of approximately two miles during our hike, with options to turn around sooner if necessary. All fitness levels are welcome, and you are invited to bring your kiddos and dogs! Please bring anything that will make you more comfortable on the hike, including a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a light snack, etc. Water and sneakers or hiking shoes are mandatory for safety purposes.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda at 210-580-4453.