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 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).
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Have you been searching for a way to answer Jesus’ call to, “Come, follow me,” and explore ways to deepen your spirituality? Do you want to become a part of a community built on wisdom, productivity, and vitality on a journey to better know, love, and serve Jesus?
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) provides a welcoming group setting where the journey of faith and moments of conversion can be celebrated. If you are interested, please contact Sister Rose in the parish office at email@example.com. Parishioners who are interested in serving as an RCIA sponsor are also invited to contact Sister Rose.
RCIA begins at the 8:30 am Mass on Sunday followed by group discussion and reflection in the Emmaus Room on the first floor of the San Damiano Building. For children 7 and up, contact Larry Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Women in the Spirit gatherings include time for friendship, refreshments, prayer, and book study/sharing to strengthen our community through the sharing of our faith and to grow in the love and knowledge of our Lord.
Our gatherings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from September through May. 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.
Since our meeting time overlaps Daily Mass at 10 am, those who would like to attend Mass may certainly do so.
If you plan to attend or have any questions, please contact Lorraine Beddingfield at email@example.com or at 210.380.8939.