February 18, 2024
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All Are Welcome To Come And Share Along With Us
The Holy Eucharist
In Christ's Love & Peace
Each Sunday 10:30 am
REACH OUT TO THOSE IN NEED
The Interfaith Food Pantry is now open to clients Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The hours of operation will continue to be 9:30 am - 1:00. pm
If you wish to donate to the IFP, here is a list of items that are needed at this time.
Cereal - the food pantry does not buy cereal, so donations are important.
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!
Church Council Meeting
Feb 24, 2024 10:00 am
To our Church Social gatherings after Sunday Mass
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At Saint Francis
Ecumenical Catholic Communion
We Celebrate Unity in Diversity
First Sunday of Lent
When he calls on me, I will answer him; I will deliver him and give him glory, I will grant him length of days.
First Reading Second Reading Gospel__
Genesis 9:8-15 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15
Lent is a time of spiritual re-birth. GOD who has promised to give new growth to plants, has also promised new spiritual growth to us, if we take the time and “lengthen” our time with GOD. We are given the opportunity to focus on what is essential in our covenant relationship with our GOD. That which is dead and non-productive must be removed and buried so that new life which comes from the death and resurrection of Jesus can take effect in our lives. If we make good use of the next 40 days, we will be able to celebrate the paschal mystery of our salvation during the Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil.
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God
First Reading Second Reading Gospel__
Job 7:1-4, 6-7 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 Mark 1:29-39
In our Gospel passage this Sunday, we then heard of the moment when the Lord Jesus healed and ministered to the mother-in-law of one of His disciples, that is St. Peter, whose mother-in-law was very sick. The Lord miraculously healed her, and made her well again, and we heard then how the whole neighborhood found out about what happened, and many people came to the Lord bearing their sick ones, so that the Lord might hopefully heal all of them as well. He cared for those who had been brought to Him and healed them all. Then, curiously, we heard how the Lord went off in the very early morning to pray, disappearing from the place to the consternation from His disciples and the people. That was when He told the disciples that there were still many people that He had to minister to, and they all ought to move on to other places as well.
The Lord Jesus could have stayed on in that place, well-liked and adored by all the people who have witnessed and believed in His miracles. He could very well have gained a large following and popularity without much effort, and lead a rather comfortable and convenient work, instead of having to go from places to places, without proper accommodations and encountering oppositions and challenges throughout His efforts and journeys. Yet, the Lord obeyed will of His Heavenly Father, Who had sent Him, the Son, into this world to proclaim the Good News and the salvation of God to more and more people. Hence, this is why the Lord carried out His mission faithfully and did everything not for worldly comfort or glory, but to fulfil the will of God, and to glorify Him.
Let us all hence be good role models and inspirations and be the worthy bearers of the light of God, His grace and love for us all. May all of us be blessed in our every good works, efforts, and endeavors, now and always.
St. Francis Members,
Here is the information on our group cruise. We hope that you can join us on the St Francis Group - 7404295 Cruise! The dates are January 29th to Feb 3rd, 2024
The link below will take you to a web page designed exclusively for our group, as well as an on-line registration form where you can sign up to join the group.
St Francis Group - 7404295 Website
If the above link does not work, copy and paste the following URL into your browser address bar and press Enter or click the Go button:
Once you fill out the online form, NOTHING will be charged on your credit card until Nancy Lisk, our Vacations to Go Coordinator, speaks with you personally to go over everything. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks.
We have a limited number of cabins locked in at these prices until June 1st. We will be inviting other ECC church members to join us. You can still register after June 1st, but it will be at the current price at that time. If you are not 100% sure if you can make it, you are still welcome to put your deposit down to hold a space. The deposit is fully refundable until October 17th when the final payment is due. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks so much, we are looking forward to a FUN FUN time!!!
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible
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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).
Worship & Services
Sunday 10:30 am. Mass:
We continue to meet via zoom and in person. Please call the church office for zoom meeting information.