We recognize and appreciate our parishioner and Church ministries participation in past Silent Auctions. We had such wonderful success with gift baskets last year. Though any donation provided is appreciated, would you consider donating a gift basket this year? These baskets can be exclusively constructed by you or your group, or we can gladly accept its contents and our committee members will build the basket for you. Either way, we hope you continue with your generosity. Please contact our Silent Auction Coordinator, Rob Rendon, at 210-372-7007 or email@example.com by Sunday, September 1 to confirm your intent to participate, discuss a potential donation, or maybe even volunteer your time. Thank you!
Support our Parish Festival on Sunday, October 6 by donating your used books to the book booth. A collection box in the church gathering space will be available beginning August 17. Both hardcover and paperback books are welcome as well as fiction/non-fiction and English or Español. If you would like to help with collecting or sorting books prior to the festival, please contact Orlando or Peggy Rangel at 210.888.1529.
We hope you are carefully nurturing some plants for the Parish Festival’s Plant Booth. They will need some extra attention during these hot summer days. Do you have spring or summer flowers that have gone to seed? Why not collect some seeds and put them in a snack size baggie with the name of the plant and the color of the flowers? For each pack you bring in, you can take one pack home to raise in your garden next spring as a seed exchange. If you have some extra pots, especially decorative pots, we could use them to make our plant offerings more attractive. We always need potting soil to graduate our plants to bigger pots. Please call Bruce at 210.493.0571 if you have any questions or would like more information.
Our parish festival celebrates you! You are our parish community, and you make our spirit of welcome come alive. Every year in October, we have a big party to say thank you! This year it’s on Sunday, October 6 from 10 am–6 pm. Our festival is fun for the whole family! We will have food, rides, games, live music, a blessing of pets, and so much more!
We hope you can join us for this joyous celebration of 39 years of parish life. Remember to use the hashtag #SFAfestival for all of the pictures you post on social media!
Our St. Francis of Assisi app is 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 hope for our app to be a tool for fostering stronger parish life at St. Francis and better engaging the New Evangelization.
Have you been searching for a way to answer Jesus’ call to, “Come, follow me,” and explore ways to deepen your spirituality? Do you want to become a part of a community built on wisdom, productivity, and vitality on a journey to better know, love, and serve Jesus?
Our RCIA program (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) provides a welcoming group setting where the journey of faith and moments of conversion can be celebrated. If you are interested in becoming Catholic through Baptism or Profession of Faith or need to receive your First Holy Communion, we invite you to join us at our RCIA sessions in the JP II Room on the second floor of the San Damiano Building on Sundays after the 8:30 am Mass. These first meetings are all about inquiry, so don’t be afraid to ask any questions that you may have. For more information or if you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Sr. Rose in the parish office.
Our Women in the Spirit gatherings include time for friendship, refreshments, prayer, and book study/sharing to strengthen our community through the sharing of our faith and to grow in the love and knowledge of our Lord. The book we have selected for this year is Sue Monk Kidd’s When the Heart Waits. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the first meeting.
Our gatherings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from September through May, beginning on September 4. The registration fee is $25. We will gather at 9 am for refreshments and friendship, followed by our meeting, which will begin promptly at 9:30 am and end at 11:30 am. Our gathering place is the JP II Room on the second floor of the San Damiano Building. All are invited to start our time together at the 8:30 am Mass in the Day Chapel. If you plan to attend or have any questions, please contact Lorraine Beddingfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 210.380.8939.
Attention all St. Francis of Assisi ACTS alumni, please take a moment to go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DZ5YL65 and fill out your information. This will help us update our ACTS records and identify people who would like to serve on team. Thank you!
Do you have a child older than seven who would like to be baptized into the Catholic Church? We offer a Catechumenate for Children program to meet the needs of these children. For more information on Catechumenate for Children, please contact Larry Perry in the office or at email@example.com.