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

Ash Wed Service       2/26 at noon

 

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The Holy Eucharist

 

 

 

 In Christ's Love & Peace

REACH OUT TO THOSE IN NEED

The Interfaith Food Pantry has told us their biggest needs right now for the month of January are individual single meals, canned chickenmiscellaneous vegetables (spinach, beets, all kinds of greens, water chestnuts, sauerkraut, mushrooms, bean sprouts, black-eyed peas, Lima beams, squash, artichokes, 3 bean salad, etc.) These items are either in constant demand or are things we don't very often receive. Of course, all non-perishables are welcome.  Thank you all, for your generosity and support of the Interfaith Food Pantry.

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Thank You and God's Blessings! 

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February 23, Sunday

Mardi Gras Potluck

The theme is “Anything Goes”. Bring your favorite dish along to share. We have a flyer and sign-up sheet in the social hall.

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February 26 - March 15

Lenten Prayer & Study Group

The group will meet on Wednesday evenings from 2/26-4/15, from 7-8 pm here at the church.  See Debbie F. for more information.

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February 29, Saturday

RICA Program

We will be continuing our RCIA program here at St. Francis for becoming Catholic through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). 

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March 2 - 7

2020 Church Cruise

It is a 5 day cruise leaving the port of Tampa. See Mike Heimsath for more information.

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March 14, Saturday

Rummage Sale

You can start to bring in your items which you would like to donate for this year's sale. If you can help out with organizing and sorting out stuff, please speak with Lorraine & Sharon.  Stay tuned for more information.

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March 18, Wednesday

Aids Partnership Dinner

See Debbie and Terry for more information.

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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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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time  A

          “I have not come to abolish the law and the prophets                 but to fulfill them.”

(Matthew 5:17–37)  

 

Today, Matthew’s Gospel reading is part one and deals with the Law. Part two deals with worship and religious practice and contains the Lord’s Prayer. Part three deals with trusting God and deeds of loving service to our neighbor. When Matthew speaks of “the Law and the prophets” he means the whole Scripture. When the Messiah brings the fullness of the kingdom none of scripture will be done away with. Instead it will be fulfilled. Matthew’s Jesus does not overturn the Law of Moses, nor does he set his followers free from the Law. He requires his followers to go beyond the Law by doing more than the Law requires. The Law condemned murder. Jesus condemns anger. The Law condemned adultery. Jesus condemns even lustful looks. As Jewish Christians who had always been faithful to the Law Matthew’s community needed a way to understand the difference Jesus and the kingdom he brings have made. They affirmed that God had always been at work in history through “the Law and the prophets.” But God’s work goes beyond that to be embodied by the Messiah who reveals the definitive will of God. The written scriptures and their interpretation in tradition are surpassed by Jesus whose life and teaching are the definitive revelation of the will of God.

God’s Blessings,

Michael Maurice, Worship and Religious Education Ministry                                                                         Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church (Year A, 2/16/2020)

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