SUNDAY CATHOLIC SERVICE 10:30 am.
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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. Below is a list of the non-perishables that will be included in these bags.
We encourage you to bring your donations to the pantry on storeroom operating days: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 10 & 1 beginning August 3rd. Donations will be accepted only on these days by placing non-perishables in the grocery basket that will be on the sidewalk between the pantry & the shed on the north side of the church. No donations should be delivered to the pantry on Thursday or Friday.
Non-Perishables Needed for Bags at this time:
Beans (black, kidney, cannellini, pinto, etc.)
Chef-Boyardee (cans & small cups)
Crackers (in sleeves or packages of 6)
Fruit (cans & individual cups)
Jello (box & individual cups)
Mac & Cheese
Nutritional drinks (Boost, Ensure, etc.)
Oatmeal (individual packages)
Potatoes (canned only)
Pudding (box & individual cups)
Rice (regular, not Minute, not boil-in-bags)
Soup (cans & individual)
Vegetables (all kinds)
Plastic and paper grocery bags
Dish & Laundry Detergent
PLEASE, NO: candy, snacks, dry beans, milk, Mexican/Chinese foods, condiments, rice or pasta sides, beverages or plastic containers.
Thank You and God's Blessings!
Wednesday Study Group
The group meets every Wednesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm via Zoom. We are reading the book “Conversations with God” by Neale Donald Walsch. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Terry W. with any questions or for more information.
The final RICA meeting will be held via Zoom on Saturday, Oct 17 from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. We are looking at scheduling the baptism/confirmation on Sunday, Nov 1st. See Fr. Pat for more info.
Church Council Meeting
The next church council meeting will be held on October 10 from 10:00am to 12noon via zoom. If you are interested in joining please contact John O.
We will be having a memorial service for Roland Menard once the church is re-opened.
Hope To See You Soon
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29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME A
“The Pharisees send their disciples to test Jesus with a question about taxes”
In today’s Gospel Jesus and the religious leaders in Jerusalem continue their tense exchange of questions and challenges. At this point the disciples of the Pharisees, together with the Herodians, try to entrap Jesus by their question about the payment of taxes. Jesus’ response to this attempt to trap him exposes the deviousness of his questioners. From his first words to them, Jesus shows that he is very much aware of what they are trying to do. He asks to see a Roman coin, which is readily provided to him. It may have come from the hand of a Herodian, but the Pharisees show themselves to be quite willing to accept this compromise. Jesus has already exposed the Pharisees as hypocrites. Jesus takes his response one step further. He asks that his questioners examine the coin. Agreeing that it is Caesar’s image on the coin, Jesus tells them that it must belong to Caesar. Avoiding the question of lawfulness altogether, Jesus answers their question with simple logic. Then, going further still, Jesus tells them that their obligation is to pay to God that which belongs to God. Jesus’ response to the Herodians and Pharisees suggests the ethic that Christians ought to adopt. It reminds us of the importance of keeping things in their proper perspective. Do we attach ourselves to worldly things at the expense of the love and honor that we owe to God?
Deacon Michael Maurice, Worship and Religious Education Ministry. Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church (Year A; 10//18/2020)