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.
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All Are Welcome To Come And Share Along With Us
The Holy Eucharist
In Christ's Love & Peace
REACH OUT TO THOSE IN NEED
Thank you for your on-going, generous support of the Interfaith Food Pantry. They wouldn’t be able to distribute over 8000 meals a month to the needy in our community without your help. Below is the list of staples which are needed most at this time.
-Potatoes (boxes, packages & cans)
-Boxed Dinners (Hamburger/Tuna
-Veggies (gr. eans/carrots/corn
-Chef Boyardee/Mac & Cheese
-Singles (fruit cups/jello cups/
Thank You and God's Blessings!
November 3, Sunday
Kim's Family Restaurant
We will be going to Kim's after mass. It's located at 2101 Starkey Road. Please sign up on the bulletin board so that we can give them an accurate count of the number of people attending.
November 10, Sunday
Gather up all your change and donate it to the Noisy Collection to help those in need.
November 24, Sunday
Annual Council Election
General Membership Meeting
We have 3 council seats up for election in November, 2 voting positions and 1 ad-hoc position. Voting will happen during the annual meeting. See a council member about absentee voting if you cannot attend the meeting.
March 2 - 7, 2020
2020 Church Cruise
It is a 5 day cruise leaving the port of Tampa. See Mike Heimsath for more information.
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“Jesus teaches what it means to be happy.”
Every year the Church recalls the example, witness, and prayer of the holy women and men who have been identified by the Church as Saints. These saints are more than just role models; they are also the Souls of our family members with whom we continue to share relation, in a bond of prayer.
In Today’s Gospel Jesus teaches us about happiness, the Beatitudes. Notice that none of those Jesus names as “blessed” or “happy” are expected, they are the poor in spirit, the meek, the persecuted. Jesus' blueprint for happiness reflects little of what the world might call happiness.
What does Jesus mean when he uses the word “blessed?” Jesus is saying that divine favor is upon those who are poor, who mourn, who are persecuted.
The Beatitudes are the framework for Christian living. Because of this, it is natural that we proclaim this Gospel on the Feast of All Saints. Saints are people who lived the spirit of the Beatitudes as Jesus lived. Sisters and brothers on this day, we too are challenged to model our lives on the spirit and promises of the Beatitudes.
Michael Maurice, Worship and Religious Education Ministry Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church (Year C, 11/3/2019)