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29 Jun

Faith Formation Fun Days

Join us this summer for Faith Formation Fun Days! Fun Days are an opportunity for families to reconnect with the parish community through Bible lessons, games, crafts, and so much more. Come as a family to learn together, work as a team, and practice putting your faith into action.

Registration through SignUpGenius is required, and we will be limiting the number of attendees so that we can keep things safe and comfortable for all. Each lesson will be offered on two different dates; please only attend one of those. We hope to be able to accommodate as many families as possible throughout the summer, so we ask that you sign up for just ONE Fun Day and we will allow for repeat attendees to sign up if we are not full within 72 hours of the event.

Evening and Sunday Fun Days are intended for the entire family; parents should attend with their children.

A snack will be served at each Fun Day. We will provide pizza and water at evening and Sunday Fun Days. We are planning for two slices of pizza per attendee; feel free to bring additional snacks to supplement the light meal if this will be your family’s dinner or lunch.

Each family will have a designated table so that each family group is safely distanced from others. We ask children under 12 and anyone not fully vaccinated to wear masks for most of the event except for when they are eating or when we are able to be distanced by six feet or more. Snacktime will take place outside unless the weather prevents us from being able to do so. Most games will not require contact, but in some instances it cannot be avoided. We will encourage participants to wash/sanitize their hands frequently.

If you would like to volunteer at Faith Formation Fun Days, please register using the volunteer SignUpGenius link. Fun Days volunteers should be entering eighth grade or older. Teen and adult volunteers will help with games, activities, crafts, snacks, Bible stories, and more. Volunteers are asked to arrive one hour before the posted start time for the Fun Day.

Contact Miriam Flores in the parish office at mflores@sfasat.org if you have any questions.

 

 

6 Aug

Holy Hour/Hora Santa

On the first Friday of each month, ACTS Core is hosting an hour of adoration between 7 and 8 pm. The next one will take place on August 6. We hope you can join us.

El primer viernes de cada mes, ACTS Core ofrece una hora de adoración entre las 7 y las 8 pm. La próxima tendrá lugar el 6 de agosto. Esperamos que puedan acompañarnos.

17 Jul

Saturday Morning Hike

We’re restarting some in-person Health and Wellness Ministry events!  Our next hike is slated for July 31. We meet at 8 am at the playground at Eisenhower Park (19399 NW Military Hwy). All levels are welcome!

We will also be starting Tai Chi at St. Francis. Tai Chi is a very low-impact form of martial arts that enhances balance, coordination, and flexibility, particularly as we age. Mark your calendars for August 7 and August 21. We will meet at 9 am in the JP II Room on the second floor of the San Damiano Building.

Email healthsfa@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to be added to the Health and Wellness Ministry’s mailing list.

17 Aug

Adult Confirmation Registration

St. Francis will offer a course to prepare baptized adults for Confirmation. This preparation course is for those who have received the sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church but have not been Confirmed into the Catholic Church. It is also open to those interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith. The course will be taught on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm to approximately 9 pm in the St. Anthony Room on the first floor of the San Damiano Building. Classes start on August 17 and will run through October 5. To register, please fill out the form below or click here to download a pdf version of the registration form that you can turn in to the parish office.

In addition to being baptized in the Catholic Church, adults must have a sacramentally valid marriage in the Catholic Church, if married, to be confirmed. If you have questions about your marriage or this Confirmation course, please contact Deacon Johnny Flores at jflores@sfasat.org or call the parish office at 210.492.4600.

Those wishing to receive all three Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and Communion—should contact Sister Rose Kruppa at the parish office regarding the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).

Adult Confirmation Registration

 

Verification

 

 

08 Jul

Silver Stars Fall 2021 Plans

The Silver Stars Board met in June to discuss future events for our members. Since we are still in COVID-19 restrictions in the months to come, we are only planning for the months of September through December of 2021. We would love to see you return and, hopefully, recruit new members. If you become a member, please place these dates on your calendar.

September 6: Your membership must be paid and a reservation made in order to enjoy this free meal. Father Tony will be joining us for this event. After dinner and social time, we are going to discuss future plans with the membership. We want to hear from you regarding events from January to June 2022. Details to be sent to members as soon as possible.

November 15: Thanksgiving dinner and dancing… Details to follow.

December 6: Christmas party—We have reserved the Ballroom at Maggiano’s restaurant again. The Silver Stars Club will be covering the cost of half the meal for all paid members. Details to follow.

We are accepting membership applications with a deadline of August 15, 2021. Please visit www.sfasat.org/silverstars to access the membership application. We miss you and are excited and happy to make these events fun for all of our members. -Lydia Borrero, Silver Stars President

22 Jul

CYO Fall Sports Registration

St Francis CYO Fall Season registration is now OPEN for Soccer, Flag Football, and Cheer.

Registration Open: July 18th

Registration Closes: August 15th

Ages

  • Soccer, ages 3yrs to 14
  • Flag Football, ages 6yrs to 14
  • Cheer, ages 6yrs to 14

REGISTRATION

  • Use QR CODE to link to SportsPilot for Soccer and Flag Football
  • PAPER REGISTRATION for CHEER at SFA HOME Games only
  • Contact Leslie Davalos (210) 421-3798 or Kim Chen (210) 213-6651 for registration

PRICE

Price $140.00 first child, $130.00 additional child

*$60.00 discount CERTIFIED Head Coach (child), and $40 discount CERTIFIED Assistant Coach (child)

Practice Begins: Week of August 16th

Season Begins: Sept 10th

Season Ends: November 14th

If you are interested in coaching or returning as a coach or assistant coach, please contact  Bryan Lopez at (512) 927-6994 or email at lopezbryan1973@gmail.com for more details.

Coach information can also be found at https://www.archsa.org/cyo/Coach-Certification

The Age Requirements are 21 years of age for Head Coach and 18 years of age for Assistant Coaches.

Season Timeline

Age Division Chart

30 Dec

Support St. Francis on AmazonSmile

St. Francis is now on AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our parish every time you shop online at no extra cost to you! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the same selection and convenient shopping experience as the regular amazon.com website. The bonus with AmazonSmile is Amazon donates a portion of your purchase price on eligible items to St. Francis. You can use your same Amazon account on AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, wish list, registries, and other account settings are the same.

Once you log in to AmazonSmile, it will ask you to pick your charity. You can also use the direct link for St. Francis, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2146308.

To change your charitable organization if you already use AmazonSmile:

-Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

-From your desktop, go to Your Account and select Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

-Select a new charitable organization to support.

Note: You can also hover over the Supporting notice in the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the Change link next to the name of the charity you’re currently supporting.

19 Apr

Volunteer at the San Antonio Food Bank

Since its inception in 1980, the San Antonio Food Bank has been a major force in the fight against hunger in the San Antonio community. As a member of the Feeding America national coalition of food banks, the San Antonio Food Bank serves as a regional hub for food distribution to 200 partner food pantries scattered throughout Bexar and 15 surrounding counties in Southwest Texas. In 2020 alone, it collected and distributed 80 million pounds of food, providing meals to 120,000 individuals each week. To provide such a large degree of food assistance, the Food Bank requires the help of more than 100 volunteers each day to sort, package, and distribute the donated food items. Many of these volunteers participate as organized church groups who regularly assist the work of the Food Bank.

ACTS Core of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is currently reviewing ways to better advance the Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service missions of the ACTS movement within the St. Francis community. As part of the Service mission, ACTS Core is organizing groups of St. Francis volunteers to assist in the vital work provided by the San Antonio Food Bank.

St. Francis volunteers will be scheduled to help work in the new Community Kitchen at the Food Bank on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, August 17 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Monday, August 23, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Please email acts@sfasat.org if you would like to sign up.

To date, in conjunction with other volunteers, our St. Francis Food Bank teams have created a total of over 60,000 meals for our San Antonio community.

12 Sep

Adult Faith Formation Registration

God calls each of us to become a saint, and he’s ready to support us along the way by providing abundant blessings. Join us as we seek these blessings by participating in Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD-based program: “Untold Blessing: Three Paths to Holiness.” The first path is “Finding the Center in Christ;” the second is “Knowing You Are a Sinner;” and then the third, “Realizing Your Life is Not About You.”

The study begins on Sunday, September 12 at 10 am and on Tuesday, September 14 at 4:30 pm. You are welcome to attend on Zoom if you prefer. We know that life is busy, so you are always welcome to switch between Sunday morning and Tuesday afternoon. We will cover the same content on both days each week.

There is a study guide available to purchase from Word on Fire. This is an optional supplemental material. Please go to https://store.wordonfire.org/collections/untold-blessing/products/untold-blessing-study-guide-1 to purchase the study guide.

Outside of the optional study guide that you can purchase on your own, there is no cost to register to attend Adult Faith Formation. If you have any questions, please contact Larry Perry at lperry@sfasat.org.

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10 May

Orando Por Los Hijos

Acompañanos todos los Lunes a las 6:30 pm a rezar por nuestros hijos; papás, mamás, abuelos, tios, padrinos todos son bienvenidos. Iniciaremos con una pequeña reflexión seguida por el rezo del Santo Rosario. Favor de mandar un correo con tus datos a claunaredo@hotmail.com para registrarte y recibir información de la junta presencial y/o Zoom. Inicia el 10 de Mayo.

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