Our Ministries
17 APRIL

Thank You to Our Grounds Ministry

Thank you to our amazing Grounds Ministry for their hard work in tending to our parish grounds over the weekend! Your dedication truly makes a difference in creating a beautiful and welcoming environment for our community. If you are interested in joining this rewarding ministry, please contact the parish office at 210.492.4600

17 APRIL

Easter Lilies Pick Up

Thank you to those who made monetary donations for our Easter lilies that filled the church for our Lenten season. We ask those who donated to please pick up your lilies after all masses this weekend.

17 APRIL

Parish Office Closed

The Parish Office will be closed on Friday, April 26 in celebration of the Battle of the Flowers Parade. Fr. Tony, Fr. Jordan, and the parish staff wishes you a safe and happy Fiesta weekend!

09 APRIL

Save the Date for our Edge Retreat

Save the date! Our next Edge Retreat will be April 19 – 21. Keep an eye out for registration information in the coming weeks. Please contact Jordan Lux at jlux@sfasat.org if you have any questions.

09 APRIL

Pancake Breakfast

The Men’s Club invites you to Pancake Breakfast in Henke Hall after the 8 am and 11:15 am Masses on Sunday, April 21. This event is free, but donations are welcome! All proceeds will be donated to organizations within our Parish.

09 APRIL

KofC Pilgrim Icon Program

All members of the community are encouraged to join Knights of Columbus Council #15240 at St. Francis of Assisi on May 1 at 11 am to pray the intercession of St. Joseph in raising, guarding and preparing future generations.

The St. Joseph icon is the latest icon to be a part of the Knights of Columbus Pilgrim Icon Program. Every few years, the Knights of Columbus selects an icon of a saint whose patronage is particularly inspiring to Knights and their communities to be featured in the program. The icons travel from council to council and serve as the centerpieces for prayer services in parishes throughout the Order.

3 APRIL

Volunteer at the Food Bank

Below please find our Food Bank volunteer dates for April. For those who are interested in helping out with Food Bank Curbside Pickup, please sign up below.

Date Time Job
April 17, 2024 9 am – 12 pm St. Stephens CARE Center
April 23, 2024 8:30 am – 11:30 am Food Bank Curbside Pickup

 

3 APRIL

SFA Blood Drive

Save the date for our blood drive from 8:45 am to 1:45 pm on April 28, in Henke Hall. Donors must be at least 16 years old. To sign up to donate, please sign up above. The Men’s Club will be hosting Pancake Breakfast in Henke Hall that Sunday after the 8:30 am and 11:15 am Masses, so you can treat yourself to a warm plate of pancakes after your donation. Our goal is to reach 28 donors!

When Lyric was born, her mother Shanice didn’t know what sickle cell disease was. Discovering her newborn was born with it shook her world.

Some things are a little different: Lyric takes medicine daily and has modified PE classes. Sometimes she can’t always play. Sometimes weather affects her a little more. Medicines give her harsh side effects. Sometimes trips to the hospital are inevitable. But she’s still just like any other nine-year-old girl.

Sickle Cell won’t get this nine-year-old down. Bright and confident, Lyric speaks about her disease candidly and brings awareness to something usually not talked about.

Sometimes though, sickle cell rears its ugly head and Lyric feels excruciating, crippling pains throughout the night and day. She explains it as a stabbing pain that causes her to scream at the top of her lungs.

The only thing that helps are blood transfusions.

Lyric has received five blood transfusions in her life. The most recent was this February. The poking, the pain. Lyric takes everything in stride, and never lets it get her down. Despite pain, her peppiness and strength persevere.

“You can tell it’s done something positive in her body to bring her back from the state she was in.” Shanice explained. “Some patients are on heavy medication…when they get the pain, they give them morphine…it helps temporarily, but when they get the blood transfusions, that’s what really helps sickle cell patients.”

To donors, Shanice says “You’re doing more than you could even imagine as far as saving a life…It affects people in so many ways. For sickle cell, it’s our lifeline.”

With blood donors like you, Lyric can continue to spread awareness and live her best life. To help patients like Lyric, schedule a blood donation by visiting SouthTexasBlood.org or calling 210-731-5590.

-South Texas Blood & Tissue