The Moms Ministry will have its first evening meeting for the year on Thursday, October 19. The guest speaker will be board-certified pediatrician Dr. Gonzalez. Dr. Gonzalez opened Huebner Pediatrics in August of 2008. She was born and raised in San Antonio and is a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi. She will be here to answer any questions regarding pediatrics.
Decorate your home for the holidays or surprise a friend or family member with the gift of a beautiful Christmas wreath from Boy Scout Troop 498. The Boy Scouts will be selling Christmas wreaths after Masses in the Gathering Space on October 21-22 and 28-29.
The Moms Ministry invites you to celebrate Halloween with Trunk or Treat in the church parking lot on Friday, October 27. Trunk or Treat is a fun alternative to traditional trick-or-treating for the entire family! Parents decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy or treats in a safe environment. Parents may also come in costume to join in on the fun! Parents should try to park their cars by 6 pm, and kids will start “treating” around 6:30 pm. For more information, call Diana Adams at 210-343-9832.
We will celebrate 25 years of ACTS retreats at St. Francis of Assisi on Saturday, October 28 at the 5 pm Mass followed by a reception in Henke Hall. We invite you to wear your favorite ACTS shirt, ACTS cross, and old nametag. Childcare is available; please RSVP with the number of children needing childcare to the parish office. For more information, please contact Jody Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 210-643-5639.
The 15th Annual Holiday Crafts Bazaar will take place at St. Francis on Saturday, November 4 from 10 am-5 pm and Sunday, November 5 from 9 am-3 pm. Vendors with beaded serving pieces, candles, crafts, dolls, jellies, jewelry, paintings, quilts, and so much more will transform St. Francis into a shopper’s paradise! Come Saturday, November 4 and have a bite to eat at the Go’Shen BBQ food truck with special treats available on Sunday. If you would like to volunteer to help make this year’s bazaar very special, please contact Nita Hotard at 210-275-7126 or email@example.com.
The holidays are an especially hard time when grieving the loss of a loved one. The season renews memories, family ties, and traditions. We become painfully aware that our special loved one is no longer present. The pain of loss is confused with the spirit of the season.
“Grief and the Holidays” is designed to help those who are grieving and their families to better understand the grief process, how it affects us during the holidays, and how we can use this special time to continue to heal. If you are looking for an opportunity to continue the healing process this holiday season, please join us on Thursday, November 9 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Good Shepherd Room. Please RSVP by calling the parish office.
We invite all women of the parish to join us for a life-changing weekend at our Women’s ACTS Retreat November 16-19 at the beautiful Omega Retreat Center in Boerne, 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 fill out the form below to register online. A completed registration form and a $50 deposit secure your place on the retreat. To pay online, please visit https://squareup.com/store/st-francis-of-assisi-catholic-church-3/item/wacts-retreatant-fee. For more information, please contact Meredith Baca at 210-862-1037 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, Amanda Wetegrove-Romine at 210-422-0917 or at email@example.com, or Bebe Unruh at 210-643-6991 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite all parishioners and their families and friends to join us to celebrate the Patroness of the Americas on Tuesday, December 12 starting with a bilingual Mass at 6:30 pm followed by a reception in Henke Hall. You can bring flowers to present to Our Lady after the Mass.
There will be a planning meeting for preparations for Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Good Shepherd Room on Thursday, October 26 at 6:45 pm. If you are interested in helping, please join us in planning this beautiful event. Please contact Raul Salas at 210-854-7381 for more information.
CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) is a family ministry that supports our children in sports. St. Francis currently supports fall sports (soccer and flag football), winter (basketball and track) and spring sports (baseball and softball). For the Sports Schedule and additional information, please go to www.stfranciscyo.org. A family account can be created to receive emails on upcoming sports and registration. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lutton at email@example.com or 210-862-8532. Basketball registration is now open through October 29.
The St. Francis of Assisi Music Ministry invites you to our Taizé Prayer Service on Friday, December 1 at 7 pm in the church. The service is a gentle, yet powerful, experience in calming candlelight built around the beauty of simple music and chant, sacred scripture, and meditative common prayer that continues in the silence of one’s heart. This prayer service is a great way to begin our Advent journey.