SUNDAY CATHOLIC SERVICE 10:30 am.
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We will be continuing to meet
online via Zoom until
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We are now located at
12505 Starkey Road Unit G
"ALL ARE WELCOME"
Welcome to St. Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church where ALL ARE WELCOME! Come join us in worship and celebrate our Catholic, Christian identity with the seven Sacraments. We are truly "INCLUSIVE" and hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
We believe that the door to salvation is always open to everyone and so are the doors to our church.
To live by FAITH, be known by LOVE, and be a voice of HOPE in order to give ourselves in service and better the lives of others.
St. Francis offers "ALL Loving Couples" the traditional Catholic Sacrament and setting for your most sacred celebration. Noninclusive circumstances, that are so denied by other churches may prevent couples from celebrating a true catholic marriage ceremony; we here, warmly welcome "All" at Saint Francis, to include also the: divorced, same sex, (LGBTQ).
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REACH OUT TO THOSE IN NEED
As most of you know, the IFP has been closed since March 16th in accordance with the “Safer at Home” order. They donated almost all of the food which they had on their shelves and in their pantry to the Good Samaritan’s Food Pantry in Pinellas Park, which remained operational.
Thank You and God's Blessings!
Wednesday Study Group
The Wednesday Night Study Group is continuing to review the book called “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. The group meets every Wednesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm via Zoom. Please contact Terry W. with any questions or for more information.
The final RICA meeting will be held once we can meet again face to face. At that time we will be scheduling baptism for those that have completed the program. See Fr. Pat for more info.
We will be having a memorial service for Roland Menard once the church is re-opened.
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14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Jesus prays in thanks to God, who has revealed himself to the lowly.”
Today’s Gospel reading from Matthew follows the discourse in which Jesus reproaches people who have witnessed his mighty deeds but still lack belief. In this context, today’s Gospel explains the reason for this unbelief and makes clear what is necessary for faith. This Sunday’s Gospel also continues to enhance our understanding of discipleship as did last week’s Gospel. Jesus first prays in thanksgiving to God who has made himself known to Jesus’ disciples. He praises God who has made himself known to the “little ones” and not to the wise and learned. As in other recent readings from Matthew’s Gospel, a contrast is made evident between the unbelieving Pharisees, who are wise and learned, and the faithful disciples, tax collectors, and sinners with whom Jesus keeps company with. The second part of this reading calls our attention to the unity between the Father and the Son. God has made himself known through Jesus Christ, and in knowing Jesus, we come to know the Father. It is in Jesus’ life and in his person, God reveals himself to us. In the conclusion of today’s Gospel, Jesus’ teaching is again contrasted to the teaching of the Pharisees. This common theme of Matthew’s Gospel probably reflects the tension that existed between Jesus and the Pharisees and between the Pharisees and the Christian community whom Matthew wrote to. Pharisaic Judaism became the predominant form of Judaism after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem around 70 A.D. Such tension is expressed as alternative paths of holiness. The careful observance of the Mosaic law as taught by the Pharisees could be a difficult and burdensome experience for some. In contrast, Jesus’ way of holiness is presented as uncomplicated and even restful.
Deacon Michael Maurice, Worship and Religious Education Ministry. Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church (Year A, 7/5/2020)