Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Thurs. Dec. 8th.
Vigil Mass Dec. 7th 6:00pm
Mass Dec. 8th: 6:00am, 7:45am, 7:00pm
Visit Catholic Answers for scriptural refererences for our belief that the Blessed Virgin was conceived without original sin.
Dec. 8th is also a National Day of Prayer for Life. The church will be open for Eucharistic Adoration Thurs. evening 8:00—11:00pm.
Know Your Faith
Besides Sundays, there are six Holy Days of Obligation in which Catholics are required to attend Mass.
Next Advent Holy Hour
Tuesday Dec. 6th, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Join Father Pollman as he leads this Eucharistic Holy Hour. What better way to prepare for the coming of Our Lord at Christmas?
If you'd like to listen to past Advent homilies, click here
Advent by Taillight
Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 4:00pm
The Adult Faith Formation Team invites the men of St. Francis to begin Advent with a special evening of barbecue, beer, and a bonfire on the SFA fields. The evening begins with 4:00 Mass, after which guest speaker Father James Mason will talk about how to combat things that pull us away from God. Contact Bill for reservations (requested, not required): firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Dec. 9th: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday Dec. 10th: 9:00am to 3:45pm
Sunday Dec. 11th: 8:15am to 9:00am
Priests from St. Francis of Assisi, Queen of All Saints, and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque will be at St. Francis to accommodate Christmas Confessions this weekend. The schedule can be found in the bulletin, where there is also an Examination of Conscience for your use. You needn't be afraid to bring any sin to this place of God's mercy. All you need is a contrite heart and trust. If it's been a while, the priest can help you through it. Why not give yourself the gift of His peace and make a commitment to more frequent reception of this great sacrament throughout the coming year?
As the Pope blesses people and their statues of the Baby Jesus in St. Peter's Square, there will also be a special blessing at St. Francis of Assisi. Bring the statue of Jesus from your nativity set to the 9:00 am Mass where it will be blessed. Donuts and family activities in the rectory basement meeting room after Mass.
Sat., Dec. 24th: 4pm, 7pm, Midnight
Sun., Dec. 25th: 7am, 9am, 11am
Everyone is welcome to praise God with us. Who do you know that might be waiting for an invitation? Click here for information on Christmas Music and Liturgy.
Sharing the Faith at Christmas
Stop by the Lighthouse Media Kiosk in the back of church (currently at the back of the cry room) for CDs ($4), booklets ($3) and books ($5) that make great stocking stuffers. There are many topics so there's sure to be something for everyone. Don't forget you can watch free movies at formed.org. The subscription for St. Francis parishioners is pre-paid. Just enter your email and use parish code W3EFPT