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Category Archives: Parish Announcements

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.

12 Aug

2019 Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Join our pastor, Fr. Tony, and your fellow parishioners on a 13-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land, scheduled for March 23-April 4, 2019. We will visit sites central to the ministry of Jesus—from the Cradle of Bethlehem to the Cross of Jerusalem and the great mystery of God’s overwhelming love. For more information, contact Celina Ríos Mullan at 210-385-8518 or at gemullan@att.net.

5 Sept

Women in the Spirit Meeting

Our Women in the Spirit gatherings include time for friendship, refreshments, prayer, and book study/sharing. The book we have selected for this season is Fr. Ron Rolheiser’s Sacred Fire.

Our gatherings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from September through May, beginning on September 5. 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 raineybed@gmail.com or at 210.380.8939.

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.

02 Jul

Fourth Friday for Us

Interested in enriching your marriage while building community with other couples in the parish? Come join us 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 in 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 January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, and May 24. We will begin at 6:30 pm each of these nights in the Emmaus Room with social gathering time, an approximately 20-minute talk, and then an offsite date.

Please register online at https://connectnowgiving.parishsoft.com/f/f2?formid=2570a9fb-c0d9-474c-87e4-804e2ae029de.

Questions? Please contact Jessica Kozak at 732-539-5396.

08 Dec

Beyond Cana On-Campus Retreat

marriagebanns_4cCalling all married couples! If you’re looking for some special time to reconnect and relax with your spouse, then the upcoming on-campus Beyond Cana retreat is for you! The retreat will be held February 15-17, 2019 on our St. Francis of Assisi campus. The weekend retreat begins Friday at 5:15 pm with check-in and light supper and ends with the Sunday 11:15 am Mass. Childcare is available throughout the retreat!

Beyond Cana® provides practical tools and private discussion time for busy couples in healthy marriages with an understanding of marriage as a sacrament. You’ll share plenty of “couple time” to talk and reconnect and you’ll meet other couples like yourselves striving to have a good marriage.

The retreat cost of $110 per couple for parishioners and $135 for non-parishioners includes Friday supper, Saturday lunch, snacks, and retreat materials. An additional cost of $25 per couple will cover childcare during the retreat. A deposit of $60 will hold your reservation, so check those calendars and make plans to attend.  Brochures with the registration form are in the Gathering Space or you can register online at http://sfasat.org/beyond-cana-registration/. Space is limited to 14 couples, so reserve your spot today! Questions? Contact Kathy & Gerry Caron at 325-227-7570  or gkjgcaron@gmail.com.

February 2018 Beyond Cana Retreatants

16 Mar

Career Transformation Ministry

Career Transformation Ministry provides practical guidance to support job seekers in finding and transitioning to a new position. We tie our discussions to scripture. Examples of topics include: resume assistance, best practices for networking, and interviewing skill development. We invite you to join us anytime for meetings on Mondays from 7–8:15 pm in the Martha Room. While we discuss scripture as it pertains to those looking for their next career, this ministry is open to anyone regardless of faith. For more information, please visit www.crossroadscareer.org.