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 and in person. Please 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)
Thank You and God's Blessings!
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 August 21st at 10:00am via zoom. If you are interested in joining please contact John O.Grady
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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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
“Jesus teaches the crowds that he is the “bread of life”
1st Reading: Exodus 16:2–4, 12–15, 2nd Reading: Ephesians 4:17, 20–24, Gospel: John 6:24–35
In today’s Gospel, the crowd asks Jesus for a sign so that they can believe that he has come from God. This is a curious request, because Jesus has just fed thousands of people with just five barley loaves and two fish. How quickly they seem to have forgotten the wonderful thing that Jesus has done for them. Or, maybe they never recognized the miracle in the first place. Sometimes we just don’t recognize the wonderful things that God has done for us. And, sometimes, we simply forget and ask for further evidence of his love and care. We pray that God will remove our blindness so that we can receive with thanks and praise all the wonderful things that God accomplishes in our lives. Together as a family, reflect on and remember the wonderful gifts that God has given you and some of the remarkable deeds that God has accomplished in our world. Observe that it is important to stop to count our blessings because we can easily miss recognizing all the wonderful things that God does for us. Listen and discern today’s Gospel, John 6:24–35. Ask: Why are the people seeking out Jesus? (because he has fed them) What do they want from Jesus? (a sign that he has come from God) What does Jesus tell them? (He says that he will give them something greater and more important than the bread that fed their physical hungers; he will give them bread that will give them eternal life.) Recall that we have received this gift from Jesus “the bread of life” in the Eucharist. Sisters and brothers let us pray together, thanking God for all that he has given to us, especially for the gift of eternal life and the Eucharist.
Deacon Michael W. Maurice; Worship and Religious Education Ministry. Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church. (Lit. Year B).