Advent is around the corner, with Christmas arriving soon after! Why not decorate your home or office with an evergreen wreath, spray, tabletop-sized Christmas tree or beautiful centerpiece (with a candle), or purchase these items as gifts for friends and family? Members of Boy Scout Troop 498 will take orders for these items after Masses in the Gathering Space on October 19-20 and 26-27. (Your purchased items will be available for pickup at the church on December 7-8.) This annual fundraiser helps support activities that allow our Scouts to learn responsibility and accountability and to practice leadership skills and community service. Thank you in advance for your support.
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 October 25, 2019; November 22, 2019; 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 email@example.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. Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org o Monica y Jorge Bonilla al 210-323-2887 email@example.com.
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WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6 pm
WHERE: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX
WHAT: The Sultan and The Saint: An Interfaith Gathering – Join us for an interfaith evening of film, meeting new friends, sharing food and conversation.
WHY: Presented to honor and commemorate the 800-year anniversary of the interfaith dialogue between Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik al-Kamil during a time of intense conflict, the Crusades. Their example is an invitation to join in respectful dialogue with people of different faiths and cultures.
Also, to recognize and share the Document of Fraternity for Humanity for World Peace and Living Together. This joint Document authored by His Holiness Pope Francis and The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Al-Tayyeb at Abu Dhabi on February 4, 2019, places particular emphasis on the important role of religions in constructing world peace.
Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations to offset costs for the evening are appreciated. Space is limited; a ticket is required. Register at the following link:
This event is presented by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the University of the Incarnate Word Ettling Center, and Raindrop Foundation San Antonio.
As our Conference begins a busier time of year with our Thanksgiving Food Drive and the Christmas Angel Tree Project, the St. Francis of Assisi Vincentians would like to reach out to fellow parishioners to consider joining our ministry. We’ll have Vincentians in the gathering space after each Mass on the weekend of October 19 and 20 to provide information and answer any questions that you might have. Those interested will then be invited to an information meeting on Wednesday, October 23 at 7 pm in the St. Anthony Room of the San Damiano Building.
SVDP Overview and Our Ministry
Inspired by Christ’s words “whatsoever you do for the least of my brethren you do also for me”, the SVDP is an international Catholic, lay, charitable organization established in 1833 with volunteers now exceeding 800,000 worldwide. Here in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Vincentian volunteers number over 2,000 and operate in 63 parish ministries throughout the Archdiocese’s 166 parishes. At St. Francis of Assisi, our ministry involves three dozen volunteers who operate our office for two hours each weekday. We offer help to those in need of food and/or financial assistance for rent & utilities. The generous donations of our parishioners, through the monthly Black Bag collections, food donations, and the Angel Tree project, enable us to help between 90 and 125 families each month. For additional information please stop by and visit with one of our Vincentians after Mass on October 19 & 20 or email Twneubert@aol.com.
-Tom Neubert, President, SFA SVDP
Come shop “small business” and support our Knights of Columbus’ Coats for Kids campaign at our 17th Annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 am-6:30 pm on Saturday, November 2 and from 9 am-3 pm on Sunday, November 3 in Henke Hall and surrounding areas on our campus. Over 60 vendors will showcase an amazing variety of products and crafts that make for great holiday gifts, and a food truck will be here on Saturday for you to enjoy while you shop. We are looking for volunteers to help with set up and vendor move in. Please sign up by clicking the button below. If you have any questions, please contact Nita Hotard at 210.275.7126.
Cool weather is coming, and fall is the perfect time to get moving! Join the Health & Wellness Ministry for hiking the first Saturday of the month. 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 on Saturday, November 2.
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.
Training for the Sick and Homebound Ministry will be offered on Saturday, November 9 from 9 am-12 pm in the Good Shepherd Room. This ministry serves those individuals at home, in nursing homes and retirement centers, and in the hospital. Please consider joining this rewarding ministry. RSVP for the training below.
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. This is often difficult for families. The pain of the loss is confused with the spirit of the season. “Grief and the Holidays” is a workshop 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.
Join co-presenters Sister Rose and Sally Gomez-Jung on November 18 from 7-8:30 pm in Henke Hall for this special workshop. Please RSVP to Sister Rose.