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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.

Our Mission

 

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.

Weddings

 

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 Morning Mass: 10:30 am

 Christmas Eve Mass: 12/24/2021    Friday at 4:00 P.M.

We continue to meet via zoom and in person. Please call the church office for zoom meeting information.

 

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All Are Welcome To Come And Share Along With Us

The Holy Eucharist

 

In Christ's Love & Peace

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.

DONATIONS

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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Thank You and God's Blessings! 

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Church Council Meeting

The next church council meeting will be held on December 11th at 10:00am via zoom. If you are interested in joining please contact John O. Grady  

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St. Francis Social After Mass

On November 14th, we will be resuming our social gatherings after Sunday Mass. Regarding everyone's safety, tables will be set up outdoors in the front of the church, under the canopy. Masks and social distancing is encouraged.

       ALL ARE WELCOME!

      Free Pastry and Coffee! 

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Hope To See You Soon

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

At Saint Francis

Ecumenical Catholic Communion

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible

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The First Sunday of Advent (C)
HOPE
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“Jesus teaches his disciples to be vigilant, that they will be ready        when the Son of Man comes in glory.”

 

1st Reading, Jeremiah 33:14-16.      2nd Reading, 1 Thessalonians 3:12—4:2.      Gospel, Luke 21:25-28,34-36. 

    

 Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of the Lord. In this season, we recall two central elements of our faith: the final coming of the Lord in glory and the incarnation of the Lord in the birth of Jesus. The themes of the Advent season are watchful waiting, preparation, and justice. In Today's Gospel, before the passion narrative in which Jesus is teaching in the Temple. We hear Jesus speak to his disciples about the need for vigilance and prayer as they wait for the coming of the Son of Man in glory; marking the conclusion of a lengthy dialogue in which Jesus predicts the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, warning about the persecution and tribulations to follow, and identifies the signs that will signal the coming of the Son of Man in glory. The community for whom Luke wrote his Gospel may have believed that they were already experiencing some of the events Jesus described. Many Christians interpreted this event as an indication that Jesus' second coming was nearby. Though Jesus predicts a time of destruction and fear, Jesus also indicates that others will be frightened; Jesus' disciples are not to fear but are to stand tall. Jesus does not promise deliverance from anxiety or tribulations. He encourages his disciples to pray for strength. The early Christian communities did not find consolation in the promise of a utopia, nor should we. Instead, we find in our Christian faith how we witness to God's unfailing love for us in all circumstances. Jesus' predictions about the end times may sound frightening, but in the next paragraph Luke tells us that people woke early to listen to Jesus' teaching in the Temple area. In his person and in his message, those who heard Jesus found strength and consolation. Like the first Christians, we may encounter events and circumstances that could lead us to despair. Through prayer, however, we find strength and consolation in Jesus' words and in his continuing presence with us to endure all things and to witness the action of God in our world.

 

 

 God’s Blessings,

 Deacon Michael W. Maurice; Worship and Religious Education Ministry.                                                                           Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church (ECC).                                                                      

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