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)
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Wednesday Study Group
The group will finish up discussions on the book "Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief" this Wednesday, April 14th. After that the group has agreed to take the summer off. Please contact Terry Winslow for more information.
Church Council Meeting
The next church council meeting will be held on April 24th 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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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER B
Third Sunday of Easter Gospel Reflection (B);
Jesus appears again to his disciples and shares a meal with them. (Luke 24: 36-49)
In today’s Gospel, we hear the reports of Jesus’ post-Resurrection appearances, Jesus greets his disciples with the words, “Peace be with you,” a most appropriate greeting. The disciples have witnessed the death of someone they loved, and now they fear for their own lives as well. Peace is what they need more than anything else. Jesus often connects this greeting of peace with another gift, forgiveness. Even as they hear Jesus’ greeting of peace, the disciples are startled and terrified. They are uncertain about what to make of the figure before them and understandably so, they mistake Jesus for a ghost. Yet the figure before them is not a ghost; Jesus invites them to experience his resurrected body with their senses, to look and to touch. The figure before them is flesh and bone, still bearing the marks of crucifixion. Although the disciples cannot forget his suffering and death, peace begins to take root in their hearts, as their fears turn to joy and amazement. As further proof of his identity and of his resurrected body, Jesus eats with his disciples. The disciples have known Jesus best through the meals that he has shared with them. Descriptions of these meals are a defining element of Luke’s Gospel. By eating with his disciples after his Resurrection, Jesus recalls all these meals, and most importantly, he recalls the Last Supper. Luke’s report of the Last Supper and the meals that Jesus shared after his Resurrection unveil for us the significance of the Eucharist. Having shared a meal with his disciples, Jesus now uncovers for them the significance of what was written about him in the Scriptures. So, too, our celebration of the Mass is an encounter with Jesus, through the Word and the Sacrament of the Eucharist. As Jesus commissions his disciples to be witnesses to what Scriptures foretold, our celebration of the Eucharist commissions us. Like the disciples, we are sent to announce the good news of Jesus’ forgiveness of sins.
God’s Blessings +
Deacon Michael W. Maurice, Worship and Religious Education Ministry. Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church (Lit. Year B).