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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Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (B);
This week’s Gospel tells of the time when God made an agreement with all of us. "The agreement was sealed with the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ." (Mark 14: 12-16, 22-26)
Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. One time, this day was called Corpus Christi, Latin words for “the Body of Christ.” In the most recent revision of our liturgical rites, the revised name for this day is an expanded and more complete reflection of Eucharistic theology; a transubstantiation. The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. The First Reading; (Exodus 24:3-8) explains how the covenant between God and the people, the Israelites is established. In the Second Reading; (Hebrews 9:11-15, Christ is the mediator of the new covenant). For this reason he is mediator of the new covenant: since a death has taken place for deliverance from transgressions under the first covenant, he entered once and for all into the sanctuary, not with the blood of goats and calves but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. Therefore, all those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance. In today’s Gospel; (Mark 14:12-16,22-26) we read of the account where Jesus shares his Last Supper with his disciples. The preparation of the Passover, the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread; when the “Passover Lamb” was to be Sacrificed. Jesus’ disciples did as he asked. They went and prepared the furnished upper room for the Passover feast. Then later, while they were eating, Jesus took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, "Take it; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many. Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” In the same way, even today, through the Eucharist Sacrament, we too receive the New Covenant; “The Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.” The Eucharist is a memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. We believe that Jesus is truly present to us in the elements of bread and wine. Each time we celebrate this sacrament, we prepare for the Kingdom of God. This celebration, as the Second Vatican Council taught us, is the source and summit of all Christian life.
God’s Blessings +
Deacon Michael W. Maurice, Worship and Religious Education Ministry. Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church (Lit. Year B).