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16 Aug

Faith Formation Registration 2021-2022

Elementary Faith Formation

Sunday, 10:00-11:00 am (Kindergarten – 5th Grade)

Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 pm (Kindergarten – 5th Grade)

Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 pm (1st – 5th Grade)

Homeschool (Kindergarten – 5th Grade)

Register Here

EDGE/Middle School Faith Formation

EDGE – Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 pm (Large Group, Includes Snacks)

EDGE Connect – Sunday, 10:00-11:00 am (Small Group / Traditional, Limited Space)

Homeschool – Traditional Formation

Register Here

Life Teen

Life Teen – Sunday, 6:15-8:45 pm (Large Group, Includes Dinner)

Life Teen Discipleship Group – Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 pm (Small Group, Limited Space)

Register Here

Parent Consent/Liability Waiver

This needs to be filled out for all grade levels. Parents can add all of their children to one form.

Fill Out Waiver Here


Classes begin on September 12 and 14. For more information, please contact Miriam Flores or Monica Harness.

12 Sep

Adult Faith Formation Registration

God calls each of us to become a saint, and he’s ready to support us along the way by providing abundant blessings. Join us as we seek these blessings by participating in Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD-based program: “Untold Blessing: Three Paths to Holiness.” The first path is “Finding the Center in Christ;” the second is “Knowing You Are a Sinner;” and then the third, “Realizing Your Life is Not About You.”

The study begins on Sunday, September 12 at 10 am and on Tuesday, September 14 at 4:30 pm. You are welcome to attend on Zoom if you prefer. 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.

There is a study guide available to purchase from Word on Fire. This is an optional supplemental material. Please go to https://store.wordonfire.org/collections/untold-blessing/products/untold-blessing-study-guide-1 to purchase the study guide.

Outside of the optional study guide that you can purchase on your own, there is no cost to register to attend Adult Faith Formation. If you have any questions, please contact Larry Perry at lperry@sfasat.org.

Register Here

Zoom Links
Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Tuesday 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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1 Oct

Holy Hour/Hora Santa

On the first Friday of each month, ACTS Core is hosting an hour of adoration between 7 and 8 pm. The next one will take place on October 1. We hope you can join us.

El primer viernes de cada mes, ACTS Core ofrece una hora de adoración entre las 7 y las 8 pm. La próxima tendrá lugar el 1 de octubre. Esperamos que puedan acompañarnos.

19 Apr

Volunteer at the San Antonio Food Bank

Since its inception in 1980, the San Antonio Food Bank has been a major force in the fight against hunger in the San Antonio community. As a member of the Feeding America national coalition of food banks, the San Antonio Food Bank serves as a regional hub for food distribution to 200 partner food pantries scattered throughout Bexar and 15 surrounding counties in Southwest Texas. In 2020 alone, it collected and distributed 80 million pounds of food, providing meals to 120,000 individuals each week. To provide such a large degree of food assistance, the Food Bank requires the help of more than 100 volunteers each day to sort, package, and distribute the donated food items. Many of these volunteers participate as organized church groups who regularly assist the work of the Food Bank.

ACTS Core of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is currently reviewing ways to better advance the Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service missions of the ACTS movement within the St. Francis community. As part of the Service mission, ACTS Core is organizing groups of St. Francis volunteers to assist in the vital work provided by the San Antonio Food Bank.

St. Francis volunteers will be scheduled to help work on the following dates:

Date Time Job Type
September 24 10 am-1 pm Home Delivery Driver
September 27 9-11:30 am Warehouse Sorting and Packing
October 1 1:30-4 pm Warehouse Sorting and Packing
October 4 8:30-11 am Community Kitchen
October 6 5:30-8 pm Warehouse Sorting and Packing
October 13 5:30-8 pm Warehouse Sorting and Packing
October 15 8:30-11 am Community Kitchen
October 26 1:30-4 pm Community Kitchen

“Home Delivery Driver” is a half-day session to deliver 50-pound boxes of food to recipient homes and apartments. It is a great way to actually meet the people we serve.

Please email acts@sfasat.org if you would like to sign up.

3 Oct

Parish Festival Silent Auction

The Parish Festival Silent Auction is asking for your generous support! We are accepting gift baskets, art, religious items, gift cards, or any new items we can use to build themed baskets for auction through September 26. The following are some gift basket ideas: fall décor basket, desk décor basket, family game night basket, youth movie night basket, spa basket, camping basket, etc. For more information regarding donations, please contact Stephanie McVea at 210.273.8068 or at gonzotx@sbcglobal.net to discuss your donation ideas. Thank you!

The Silent Auction also needs volunteers to solicit businesses for donation items, make baskets prior to auction day, set up and break down tables, and usher the auction on October 3. Please go to www.bidpal.net/festival2021 or contact our Silent Auction chairperson, Robert Rendon, at 210.372.7007 or rbrendon52@gmail.com to sign up to volunteer and learn more about getting involved.

01 Sep

Parish Festival T-shirt

Support our parish in style by ordering your official 2021 St. Francis of Assisi Parish Festival t-shirt! The prices are $10 for children and $15 for adults. No refunds or exchanges. Place your t-shirt order at www.bidpal.net/festival2021. Order your shirt now so that you can wear it on October 3!

3 Oct

Parish Festival Plant Booth

Did you lose some of your plants during the February freeze? Come by the Plant Booth at the Parish Festival to look for replacements! If you have plants that survived that you would like to donate, we will need plants to sell. We will need volunteers for setup on Saturday, October 2 and during the Parish Festival on Sunday, October 3. Please go to www.bidpal.net/festival2021 to sign up to volunteer. If you have any questions, please call Bruce or Ida at 210.493.0571.

11 Sep

Tai Chi at St. Francis

Tai Chi is a very low-impact form of martial arts that enhances balance, coordination, and flexibility, particularly as we age. The class is just $5. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels. Nameer Kirma of Good Spirit T’ai Chi Ch’uan will lead the class. Nameer has been practicing Tai Chi for over 20 years and has been teaching almost that long.

Our Health and Wellness Ministry will have Tai Chi at St. Francis on the following Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 pm: September 22, October 13, November 3, and December 15.

We will also offer Tai Chi on the following Saturdays from 8-9:15 am: October 2 and 23, November 13, and December 4.

These fall classes will be outside in the parish courtyard.

Email healthsfa@gmail.com if you have questions or want to be added to the mailing list.

Nameer Kirma

17 Aug

Adult Confirmation Registration

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 in the Emmaus Room on the first floor of the San Damiano Building. Classes began on August 17 and will run through October 5. Even though this series of classes has already begun, those who are interested are still invited to register and Deacon Johnny Flores will reach out to you. 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.

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 Flores at jflores@sfasat.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).

Adult Confirmation Registration