SUNDAY CATHOLIC SERVICE 10:30 am.
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"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).
Sunday Morning Mass 10:30 am
We continue to meet via zoom. Call the church office for zoom meeting information.
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REACH OUT TO THOSE IN NEED
The Interfaith Food Pantry is now open to clients ONE DAY A WEEK. The hours of operation will continue to be 10-1. The pantry will be open to our clients only on Thursdays for a “drive thru” food distribution. On Thursdays, we will be distributing pre-determined bags of food to our clients who will not be allowed to enter the pantry.
If you wish to donate to the IFP, here is a list of items that are needed at this time.
Soup (not broth), Ramen Noodles, Tuna (cans), Meat (stew, Spam, ham, chicken, etc.), Fruit (cans), Vegetables (cans), Pork & Beans (Baked Beans), Instant Oatmeal (indiv. pkgs), Breakfast Bars, Chef Boyardee, Manwich, Hash, Chili Spaghetti or Pasta (boxes), Spaghetti Sauce (Pasta Sauce), Pudding & Jello (small boxes), Peanut Butter Jelly/Jam (no glass), White Potatoes (cans or pkgs), Coffee-ground (no K-cups or flavors), Plain White Rice (not Minute), Mac & Cheese, Cereal (boxes), Black Beans, Misc. Beans (not dry), Tomatoes (Diced, Sauce, Paste), Tea Bags (not Family Size or Iced Tea), Crackers (in sleeves) Brownie Mix, Stuffing, Gravy (cans).
Not needed: Snacks, Candy, Beverages (no juice, soda, etc)
Thank You and God's Blessings!
Wednesday Study Group
The group continues to meet on Wednesdays at 7:00pm to discuss the book "Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief". All are welcome to join. Please contact Terry Winslow for more information.
Church Council Meeting
The next church council meeting will be held on March 13th from 10:00am to 12 noon via zoom. If you are interested in joining please contact John O.
St Francis Social Hour
We get together every Friday at 7pm via Zoom for some social time. If you are interested in joining contact John & Leo for an invitation.
We will be having a memorial service for Roland Menard and others we have lost during this pandemic once the church is re-opened.
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Ecumenical Catholic Communion
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible
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THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (B)
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT GOSPEL REFLECTION (B);
Today Johns Gospel tells the story at the Temple in Jerusalem, where the buyers and sellers are exchanging money for those from far away who bring foreign currency or making change for their purchases and sales. We might be reminded of a country fair with its noisy displays of cattle, sheep and birds. It would barely seem like a church. Like todays tourist boutiques, markets and malls, all geared to those that grace our shrines; all legitimate, like a worshippers’ convenience store. Christ called out loudly for peace and quiet “Take all this out of here and stop turning my Father's house into a market.” “Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days, I will raise it up.' he was speaking of the sanctuary that was his body." He was also reforming worship and the whole idea of temple sacrifices. The external act of killing animals, offering their blood as a way of purification or appeasement is not enough. By doing such, we miss the whole meaning of prayer. A human being is more important than the temple. In fact, a human being is the temple. Christ and the Father make their home in us, according to John. If we truly are temples, as we must believe, how then are we to treat one another? Surely, with reverence before the presence of God.
The body of Christ is a sacrifice of thanksgiving: Eucharist, true worship. We are to worship God in spirit and in truth, giving thanks to God always for everything. Jesus' true worship was his life in obedience to the human condition and the plan of God. In preparation for that moment when he would breathe out his life and commend his spirit into the hands of God, Jesus used to go off alone into the hills to pray. Prayer is communion; not sacrifices of blood, but with presence, love and obedience of heart, spirit, mind and body, and with charity toward our neighbors. Questions to reflect on this week: What in me needs cleaning up? What needs to be acknowledged as true worship? And if Christ comes to cleanse the temple which I am, what does he ask me to "take out of here"? Always remember, Jesus’ body is the Sanctuary.
God’s Blessings +
Deacon Michael W. Maurice, Worship and Religious Education Ministry. Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church (Lit. Year B).