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!
Church Council Meeting
The next church council meeting will be held on Jan. 15, 2022, at 10:00 am via zoom. If you are interested in joining, please contact John O. Grady
St. Francis Social After Mass
Regarding everyone's safety, and due to the sharp rise in Florida's positive Covid cases we have paused our church social gatherings after Sunday Mass. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.
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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Reflection (C)
“The Wedding Feast at Cana.”
1st Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5. 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11. Gospel: John 2:1-11.
Today’s liturgy is showing us who Jesus is and what He has revealed about our relationship with God. Jesus, the newborn king of the Jews makes us co-heirs of Israel’s promise, we are the beloved children of God. Last week we attended a baptism. This week we’re at a wedding. We’re being shown another facet of our relationship with God. If we are sons and daughters of God, it’s because we’ve married into the family. Are you curious why the Bible begins and ends with a wedding… Adam and Eve’s in the garden and the marriage supper of the Lamb? Throughout the Bible, marriage symbolizes the covenant relationship God desires with His chosen people. He is the groom, humanity is His beloved and sought-after bride. In today’s First Reading we see this reflected beautifully. When Israel breaks the covenant, she is compared to the unfaithful. Although God promises to take her back, to “espouse” her to Him forever in an everlasting covenant. That’s why in today’s Gospel Jesus performs His first public “sign” at a wedding feast. Jesus is the divine bridegroom, calling us all to His royal wedding feast. It is through His New Covenant, Christ will become “one flesh” with all humanity in the Church. In our baptism, each of us has been betrothed to Christ as a bride to a husband. The new wine that Jesus pours out at today’s feast is the gift of the Holy Spirit given to His bride and body, (the Church-all of us). This is the “salvation” announced to the “families of nations” in today’s Psalm.
Deacon Michael W. Maurice; Worship and Religious Education Ministry. Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church (ECC).