Saint Francis
of Assisi
Sacramento, CA    Schedule of Services  |  The Liturgical Year  |  Liturgical Ministries

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Our liturgies are vibrant and welcoming, nurturing people's spirituality and deepening their faith. At St Francis, you will experience:

  • A warm greeting at the doors
  • Art and environment that nurtures our prayer
  • Freshly baked Eucharistic bread (weekend and holy day liturgies)
  • Simply but beautifully adorned altar and ambo
  • Special dramatic presentations of the Word
  • "Singable" and spirit-filled music
  • Committed use of inclusive language
  • Innovative incorporation of sacred movement
  • Challenging and affirming homilies
  • Dedicated service of well-trained ministers

 


Regular Mass Schedule

 
 
   
Monday-Friday 12:10pm in St. Clare Chapel
St. Clare's Chapel is located in the breezeway between the Church and the Friary
Saturday Vigil 5:15pm in the Church
Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am,* Noon in the Church
Holy Days 6:30am, 12:10pm, 6:30pm in the Church
Taizé Prayer Wednesdays, 6:30pm in the Church
 

Note: Hearing-Impaired Devices are available

        Low gluten hosts are available
        Restrooms are located in the breezeway between the Church and the Friary

*Children's Liturgy of the word (CLOW) during 9:30 Mass
  Child Care/Nursery during 9:30am Mass
  Sunday Hospitality after 9:30am Mass

 

 


Christmas Liturgies

 
 
 
Christmas Eve Mass
4:30pm (Family Mass), 7:00pm, Midnight (preceded by concert)

Christmas Day Mass

        9:00am

 

 


Holy Week Liturgies

 
 
 
Passion Sunday
Mass with distribution of palms 5:15pm (Sat), 7:30am, 9:30am, Noon (Sun)
We begin by gathering across the street in the park for our palm procession.
Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:00pm followed by
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:00pm in Brunsman Hall
No 12:10pm Mass on Holy Thursday

Good Friday

Service of the Lord's Passion at 12:10pm and 7:00 pm
With Adoration of the Cross and Communion
No 12:10pm Mass on Good Friday
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil (time TBD) followed by
Reception in Brunsman Hall
No scheduled Reconciliation or 5:15pm Mass on Holy Saturday
Easter Sunday
Mass     7:30 am, 9:30am, Noon

 

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Mass Intentions
people holding hands To request a Mass Intention, please contact SJeanay Willis Bolden, Parish secretary (443-8084 or SJeanayB@stfrancisparish.com.

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Hearing-Impaired Devices
Available at all Masses: Saturday & Sunday
Personal hearing devices are available to assist those attending liturgies at St. Francis. If you would like to use one, please ask an usher for assistance.

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Low Gluten Hosts
We offer a low-gluten communion wafer at our weekend liturgies for those who observe a gluten free/low gluten diet due to medical reasons and are therefore unable to receive communion in the usual form of bread/wafers.

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For Those Who Are Alcohol Intolerant
In 2003, the then Cardinal Ratzinger, as Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, issued a document stating that those who are alcohol intolerant (not only the priest presider at Mass, but also the lay faithful) may share in the fullness of the Eucharist. They may share not only in the Body of Christ, but also in the Blood of Christ, through the use of mustum (wine from which the alcohol has been removed).

In September 2015, Bishop Soto approved our Fr. Ken's request to distribute mustum, but on a trial basis, as it is a new practice in the Diocese of Sacramento. This cup is distributed next to the Extraordinary Minister of Communion who offers the Eucharist for those who are gluten intolerant (at the pillar to the right of the altar). Fr. Ken asks that you let him know if you wish to receive from this cup, as that is one of the guidelines for the practice.

In line with our mission statement, St. Francis Parish is seeking to meet people where they are, responding to their pastoral needs, including rather than excluding those who are otherwise unable to fully share in the Eucharist for reasons of health and well-being.

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