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15 Nov

La Gran Posada

All are invited to La Gran Posada on Sunday, December 16 immediately following the 5 pm Mass. This is a traditional Advent candlelight procession and celebration reenacting Mary and Joseph’s long, frustrating search for a place where Jesus could be born (Luke 2:1-7), but with a twist: a happy ending with the “innkeeper” welcoming Mary and Joseph. La Gran Posada teaches us that by welcoming the poor and the needy, we are welcoming Jesus into our midst. (See Matthew 25:40). There will be a reception in Henke Hall following La Gran Posada with food and piñatas for the children.

Invitamos a todos a la Gran Posada, el domingo 16 de diciembre, inmediatamente después de la misa de las 5 pm. Habrá una recepción en Henke Hall después de la Posada con comida y piñatas para los niños. Interesado en ser voluntario, comunícate con Nina Morales 210.475.2535.

06 Dec

Christmas Mass Times

“Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.” – Pope Francis

Our Mass times for Christmas are as follows (All Masses are in English unless otherwise noted.):

December 24

4 pm Mass in the church and Henke Hall (Children’s Christmas Choir will sing at the Mass in the church)

6 pm Mass in the church

10 pm Caroling in the church

11 pm Mass in the church

December 25

10 am Mass in the church

11:30 am Spanish Mass in the church

Please arrive early and make room for visitors in the pews. Please note that we will not have a 6:30 am Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service on Monday, December 24 or Tuesday, December 25.

29 Nov

Christmas Poinsettia Sale

We are selling Christmas poinsettias for $10 each. Consider purchasing a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one. These poinsettias will be used to decorate the church during the Christmas season. To purchase a poinsettia, you can fill out the Christmas Flower Offering envelope that was mailed with the December offertory envelopes or come to the parish office.

16 Nov

Angel Tree Program

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Angel Tree Program benefiting children from needy families in our community began on November 24. The Angel Tree is located in the gathering space of the church and is decorated with paper angel ornaments, each with a child’s age and gender written on it. Please take as many ornaments from the tree as you wish and then return them with the purchased gift attached. Please do not wrap the gifts. Return them to the Angel Tree by Sunday, December 16. Thank you for being an angel to a child in need this Christmas!

12 Dec

Mass Times for New Year’s

“Most blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:42-43)

January 1, 2019 is a Holy Day of Obligation for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Our Mass times are 5 pm on Monday, December 31 and 8:30 am and 6 pm on Tuesday, January 1. Please note that we will not have a Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service at 6:30 am on Tuesday, January 1.

12 Dec

Parish Office Holiday Closures

The parish office will be closed for Christmas from Friday, December
21 through Tuesday, December 25. The parish office will also be closed from Saturday, December 29 through Monday, January 1 for New Year’s. We wish all of our parishioners a blessed and joyous holiday season!

12 Dec

Faith Formation Holiday Break

Pre-school Faith Formation and Nursery

Break begins: December 23

Resumes on: January 6

 

Elementary and Middle School Faith Formation

Break begins: December 23, 25

Resumes on: January 6, 8

 

Edge

Break begins: December 25

Resumes on: January 8

 

Life Teen

Break begins: December 23

Resumes on: January 6

 

Adult Faith Formation

Break begins: December 23, 25

Resumes on: January 6, 8

 

RCIA and RCIC

Break begins: December 23

Resumes on: December 30

16 Aug

Download Our New Parish App!

Our new St. Francis of Assisi app is now available to download for Apple and Android smartphones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, quick access to online giving, Mass and Reconciliation reminders, easy access to our weekly bulletin and homilies, as well as additional features like prayers, saint of the day, and much more. Download our app today at www.myparishapp.com, text App to 88202, or search your phone’s app store for myParish.

For an app download guide, please click here.

We have added a new Advent button in our parish app. These helpful reflections will aid readers in reflecting on the Mass readings each day as we await Christ’s coming. Several other buttons within the app also have great content for Advent, such as the SFA Resources button and the Inspire Daily button.

We hope for our new app to be a tool for fostering stronger parish life at St. Francis and better engaging the New Evangelization.

06 Dec

End of Year Contributions

We sincerely thank you for your contributions to our parish—those of time, talent, and treasure. If you wish to make any financial contributions to our parish for 2018, checks and mailed envelopes must be dated or postmarked by December 31, 2018. Any contributions received after December 31, 2018 or postmarked after that date will be entered as a 2019 contribution.

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