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.
St. Francis is sponsoring the "Christmas Is In The BAG" fundraiser.
The IFP will be handing out Christmas bags for those in need this year. The estimated cost per bag is $15, and they plan to make 150 bags to hand out on December 17th. We would like to ask you to consider purchasing one or more bags. To help, you may make out a check to St. Francis but include Food Pantry - Christmas on the memo line. Please mail your check to the church by December 8th.
Thank You and God's Blessings!
Wednesday Study Group
The group will meet Wednesday night. We will be completing the "Inscribe The Word" for November. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Terry W. with any questions or for more information.
The baptism/confirmation ceremony will be on Sunday, Dec 20th. See Fr. Pat for more info.
Church Council Meeting
The next church council meeting will be held on December 5th 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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The First Sunday of Advent (B)
“The First Sunday Of Advent Gospel Reflection”
The Gospel this Sunday is a reminder, a brief reproach from Mark. While the First Reading described more about awaiting the coming of God in the flesh, todays Gospel introduces the theme of hope; waiting in the light of the second coming, the coming at the end of time. It reminds us of a disposition we need to put on: watchfulness, vigilance, attentiveness, all these to be done in a spirit of prayer because of the nature of the coming. The time is uncertain. The Gospel brings back the image of a Master who is absent but who will return. This image is set in the context of the test we, servants of the Lord, the people He has chosen, are going to be subjected to. The watchful doorkeeper will experience the Master’s return. As people of God, the catchword is watchfulness. The practical implications of this righteous disposition of waiting for the Lord remains very debatable and it varies according to people’s spiritual visions and priorities. While some may consider such disposition is best at an old age regardless of a reckless youthfulness, others tend to believe some form of procrastination may not be a bad idea, assuming there will be sure signs from above. For us, the faithful followers of Christ, Advent must make our period of waiting a time of vigilance. Being vigilant means choosing to do the right thing at the right time. We need to stay awake for it is our attentiveness that will keep us away from sin. This disposition must accompany us now, and through all the days of our lives. During this Advent season, the start of a new liturgical year, let us ask the Lord to keep us ready and prepared while we wait vigilantly for His coming.
Deacon Michael Maurice, Worship and Religious Education Ministry. Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church (Year B; 11//29/2020)