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.
We know this past year brought many challenges, especially to all who have lost loved ones, and possibly even more to those who lost a spouse. We invite you to gather to reconnect with women you know and meet other women who share the experience of losing their spouse.
At this gathering, we will have time to introduce ourselves, to share our experiences, to pray with and for each other, and to determine how we can move forward by expressing our needs and concerns and remain connected.
When: 10-11:30 am on the second Saturday of each month
Where: JP II Room on the second floor of San Damiano Building
Please kindly RSVP to email@example.com and share this message with other women who may be interested.
Dive into the timeless riches of the Rosary from the perspective of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter written in 2002, Rosarium Virginis Mariae. One of the greatest gifts of our faith is our relationship with Mary, the Mother of God. The Rosary invites us into deeper prayer with Jesus through meditating on his life and mission. If you have never prayed a Rosary or if you pray one every day, this study will invite you deeper into the mystery of the Incarnation, the life of Christ, reignite your relationship with Mary, and bring graces and blessings into your life and the lives of those around you.
The class will be held at St. Francis in the St. Anthony Room on the first floor of the San Damiano Building on Thursdays from 10:30 am-12 pm from September 23 through October 28, 2021. Please order your materials ahead of time and bring them to class. You may order them online at https://endow-groups.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/rosarium-virginis-mariae.
Please email Ann Gonsalves at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Kickoff our Parish Festival weekend at our Country Western Dance in Henke Hall from 7-11 pm on Friday, October 1 with music by Hugo and the Nightlife Band. The band plays different music genres. Tickets are free or by donation to the first 200 parishioners. Tickets are available to registered parishioners only at bidpal.net/festival2021. For more information or if you have any questions, please call Raul Salas at 210-854-7381, Bob Bonner at 210-833-2556, or Juan Cruz at 210-625-0742.
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 email@example.com para registrarte y recibir información de la junta presencial y/o Zoom. Inicia el 10 de Mayo.
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.
On behalf of Archbishop Gustavo and Fr. Tony, we invite you and your family to offer a sacrificial gift of love by participating in this year’s Archbishop’s Appeal for Ministries, “Resilient in Faith and Service.” Your gift will support the formation of priests and deacons to serve you, your families, and individuals locally; support the formation of lay leaders to serve as catechists in our parish religious programs; offer a Catholic education to families in need; broadcast the televised Mass; and share Christ’s love as it feeds, clothes, shelters, and cares for the most vulnerable. The Lord wants us to trust Him completely. The practice of stewardship and giving selflessly in love helps us to grow in trust with our Lord. We are not owners of anything, but rather caretakers of God’s gifts. We are called to share those gifts to make Christ’s love present through ministries serving our community.
Please pray and find it in your heart to make a sacrificial gift to this year’s Appeal. Gifts can be given online at www.archsa.org/archbishops-appeal, by using text-to-give 210.750.6712 keyword APPEAL, by calling 210.734.1604, or with the Appeal envelope that we will have available in the church. Please make sure to indicate that you are giving from St. Francis of Assisi San Antonio so that your gift can go towards our parish goal of 25% participation. Please be aware that submitting a prayer request through the appeal counts towards our 25% goal. You must fill out all of the required information when submitting your prayer request; it cannot be anonymous. Thank you and may God bless you and your loved ones.
A side effect of COVID-19 is the displacement of workers. If you are one of the displaced, underutilized, or just looking, consider joining Career Transformation Ministry. We tie your career search with scripture and provide resources like job search strategies in a recession environment, resume reviews, and mock interviews. Career Transformation Ministry meets every Monday at 7:00 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
For more information, visit the Career Transformation Ministry page.
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.