Sister Rose invites you to “Everything you need to know about planning a funeral at St. Francis.” She will guide you through choices and criteria to use in making plans for the Vigil Service, Mass of the Resurrection, and the Committal Service. The information will be provided at 10:30–11:30 am and again at 6:00-7:00 pm in the JPII Room on Monday, January 17, 2022.
Our Spring 2022 Adult Faith Formation begins on Sunday, January 23 and Tuesday, January 25. We will be studying Vatican II and the Church of the Third Millennium by Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz.
Explore the enduring power of Vatican II’s teachings in our day and age. In this series, you will look at Vatican II as a starting point for reflecting on the challenges facing the Catholic Church today. The council laid the foundations for a bold new vision of the Church; now, it is our task to bring that vision to completion. Discover how to make the council’s bold vision a reality today.
Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz is a leading ecclesial expert who received his Ph.D. in systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Gaillardetz has published numerous articles and has authored or edited 10 books, including Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II (co-authored with Catherine Clifford, Liturgical Press, 2012), When the Magisterium Intervenes: The Magisterium and Theologians in Today’s Church (editor, Liturgical Press, 2012), and Ecclesiology for a Global Church: A People Called and Sent (Orbis, 2008).
We meet on Sundays from 10 am to 11 am. We meet on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. You are welcome to join us in person in the San Damiano Building or online via Zoom.
There is a study guide available to download at http://x.co/9gPWp.
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We know that life is busy, so you are always welcome to switch between Sunday morning and Tuesday afternoon. We will cover the same content on both days each week.
St. Francis is offering a course to prepare baptized adults for Confirmation. This preparation course is for those who have received the sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church but have not been Confirmed into the Catholic Church. It is also open to those interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith. The course is taught on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm to approximately 9 pm. Classes begin on Tuesday, January 25. The first class will be on Zoom; if COVID numbers drop, future classes will be held in person at St. Francis. There will be six classes in all. To register, please fill out the form below or click here to download a pdf version of the registration form that you can turn in to the parish office. Deacon Johnny Flores will email students the Zoom information.
In addition to being baptized in the Catholic Church, adults must have a sacramentally valid marriage in the Catholic Church, if married, to be confirmed. If you have questions about your marriage or this Confirmation course, please contact Deacon Johnny at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 210.492.4600.
Those wishing to receive all three Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and Communion—should contact Sister Rose Kruppa at the parish office regarding the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
After prayer and consultation with our Grand Knight LeRoy Garza and Fr. Tony, the Knights have made the decision to cancel the Pro-Life bus trip to Austin on January 22. Out of concern for the safety of our members and the parish community, we felt it necessary to be proactive in not putting anyone in a potential exposure situation with the current COVID strain by attending a large event.
We are asking all parishioners who still wish to participate in the event to join us on a Zoom call to pray the Rosary in support as the event begins in Austin to pray for an end to abortion and an end to this virus. The Zoom meeting ID is 860 8413 6672, and the passcode is 445458. Check-in begins at 12:30 pm, and we will begin praying at 1 pm. Please contact Jaime Piedra at 210.288.2556 or at email@example.com if you would like the Zoom link emailed to you.
The Knights of Columbus, with the support of Fr. Tony, will continue to organize pro-life events and look forward with hope that we will be able to attend the 2023 Pro-Life March next year in Austin.
We invite all men of the parish to join us for an extraordinary weekend of spiritual renewal and brotherhood April 28-May 1, 2022 at Moye Retreat Center in Castroville, Texas. This retreat will provide you with the opportunity to focus on your faith and its application to your daily life. You will build purpose in your prayer life, increase your presence at the liturgy, and cultivate friendships among members of our Church community.
Register online by clicking here. Space is limited to 25 retreatants.
A completed registration form and payment secure your place on the retreat; the total cost is $200. Food and lodging are included in the cost. For more information, please contact Lee Matecko at Lee.Matecko@gmail.com or 512.633.1725.
St. Francis is now on AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our parish every time you shop online at no extra cost to you! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the same selection and convenient shopping experience as the regular amazon.com website. The bonus with AmazonSmile is Amazon donates a portion of your purchase price on eligible items to St. Francis. You can use your same Amazon account on AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, wish list, registries, and other account settings are the same.
Once you log in to AmazonSmile, it will ask you to pick your charity. You can also use the direct link for St. Francis, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2146308.
To change your charitable organization if you already use AmazonSmile:
-Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
-From your desktop, go to Your Account and select Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
-Select a new charitable organization to support.
Note: You can also hover over the Supporting notice in the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the Change link next to the name of the charity you’re currently supporting.
Acompañanos todos los Lunes a las 6:30 pm a rezar por nuestros hijos; papás, mamás, abuelos, tios, padrinos todos son bienvenidos. Iniciaremos con una pequeña reflexión seguida por el rezo del Santo Rosario. Favor de mandar un correo con tus datos a firstname.lastname@example.org para registrarte y recibir información de la junta presencial y/o Zoom.
St. Francis of Assisi depends on the parishioner support and generosity of the weekend offertory contributions. Your continued financial support is needed for the financial obligations of the Church. You can continue to support the Church by mailing in your contributions, by making an online contribution, or by clicking the “Giving” button in our parish app. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
If you have not set up online giving with us, you can also use this alternative online giving link from the Archdiocese of San Antonio. All proceeds will come to our parish. Please be sure to select St. Francis of Assisi – SA – San Antonio.
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.