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. Contact a council member for more 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 meet on Wednesday Jan. 10th, 2021. They will be starting a new book "Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief” by David Kessler. If you are interested in this book and would like to join the group please contact Terry Winslow for more information.
Church Council Meeting
The next church council meeting will be held on January 16th 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 once the church is re-opened.
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Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)
Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (B);
"Jesus calls the fishermen, Simon and Andrew, James and John, to be his disciples."
In the beginning of Mark’s Gospel reading today, Jesus preaches the Kingdom of God in continuity with the preaching of John the Baptist. John is better known as the voice out in the wilderness, he was sent to prepare the way of the Lord. Immediately after describing the work of John the Baptist, Mark reports on Jesus’ baptism and his temptation in the desert. Jesus’ public ministry begins after the arrest of John the Baptist. Mark’s intention here, was for you to understand the important linking connection between the end of John the Baptist’s ministry and the beginning of Jesus’ own ministry. Mark’s Gospel will continue to carry us through this segment of the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. Remember that in Cycle B of the Lectionary, most of the Gospel readings are taken from the Gospel according to Mark. In the same way, John the Baptist and Jesus’ pronouncement of the kingdom is a call to repentance. The most significant difference being Jesus’ preaching is far greater than John’s. Jesus is now the time of fulfillment; for the Kingdom of God is already here. We will recognize this again and again, both in Jesus’ words and in the actions, that will follow. Jesus’ healings and forgiveness of sins are signs of the Kingdom of God that he announces in his teachings. As mentioned last week, it was typical of first-century students attending rabbinical schools to seek out rabbis, asking to be their disciples. In contrast, Jesus takes the initiative in calling his first disciples. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus breaks with this tradition and invites his disciples to learn from him. Jesus is said to have first called four fishermen, Simon, Andrew, James, and John. Simon and Andrew being brothers. Jesus promises that he will make them “fishers of men.” James and John are also brothers. Mark does not report Jesus' words of invitation to them, but he does report that they left their fishing immediately; leaving their father, Zebedee behind in the boat. Mark’s Gospel is both written and read with a great sense of urgency and immediacy. Jesus is a person of action, and events occur in a very rapid sequence. We can see this in today’s Gospel reading. Time is of the essence; the fishermen immediately put their livelihood aside to become Jesus’ disciples. The Kingdom of God is here, and it is now! The time of fulfillment is at hand. How might our lives be different if we more fully shared this sense of the immediacy of God’s kingdom like the disciples?
God’s Blessings +
Deacon Michael Maurice, Worship and Religious Education Ministry. Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church (Lit. Year B).