Saint Francis
of Assisi
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- REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE -

 
 

SATURDAY VIGIL MASS

5:15 p.m.

Eucharist, Choir or Cantor


SUNDAY MASSES

7:30 a.m.

Eucharist, Cantor and Piano

9:30 a.m.

Eucharist, Choir

12 Noon

Eucharist, Cantor and Piano or Contemporary Choir


WEEKDAY MASSES: MONDAY-FRIDAY

12:10 p.m.

Eucharist, Saint Clare Chapel (in the breezeway between the Church and the Friary).

 

Note: Restrooms are located in the breezeway between the Church and the Friary.


ADVENT AND CHRISTMASTIDE SCHEDULE

ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE - December 3 - 6:30 p.m.

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - December 8

6:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
12:10 p.m. 6:30 p.m.


(School Mass)



CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES - December 24

4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Midnight

Family Mass

(11:00 PM Concert)


CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES - December 25

9:00 a.m.


FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY - December 27/28

5:15 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Noon

Saturday - December 27
Sunday - December 28



MARY MOTHER OF GOD - December 31 and January 1

6:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.

Vigil Mass - December 31
Mass - January 1


FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY - January 3 and 4

5:15 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Noon

Saturday - January 3
Sunday - January 4


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The Paschal Triduum
palms The word Triduum ( pronounced “TRIH-doo-uhm”) comes from the Latin and means “three days.”

Triduum refers to the three most sacred days in the church year, beginning with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, reaching its high point at the Easter Vigil and concluding with evening prayer on Easter Sunday. It is one liturgy in three interlocking movements:

  • Holy Thursday: we wash one another’s feet
  • Good Friday: reverence the cross
  • Easter Vigil: light fires in the night, proclaim the stories of our salvation, and welcome new members into the church through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist

All are especially invited to come together as community to celebrate these sacred days.

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Holy Thursday Foot Washing
palms As part of the Holy Thursday Liturgy of the Word, we remember that moment of the Last supper when Jesus washed the feet of the apostles. In the quiet of the first evening of Triduum, after weeks of Lenten journeying, we bathe one another’s feet in warm, scented water.

Stations will be placed throughout the church as we are once again invited to do as Jesus instructed: to be washed and to wash—acts of humility and charity. Those who would like to participate will remove their shoes and socks, and wait, seated, until invited by the ushers to move towards the nearest station. Participants will have their feet washed and will then turn to wash the feet of the next person.

This is a grace-filled experience, an opportunity to practice the gospel message–to be of service to one another, especially to those who are strangers to us.

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Holy Smoke!
smoke curl (photo credit: hermanau) If you are allergic or sensitive to incense,
please note:
we will use incense during our
Holy Thursday and Easter Vigil liturgies.




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Weekend and Holy Day Liturgies
Our liturgies are vibrant and welcoming, nurturing people's spirituality and deepening their faith:

  • A warm greeting at the doors
  • Art and environment that nurtures our prayer
  • Freshly baked Eucharistic bread
  • 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

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Daily Mass
12:10 p.m. in St. Clare Chapel
Mass is held Monday through Friday.
St. Clare Chapel is located in the breezeway between the Church and the Friary.


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Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
children's hands CLOW Program
9:30 a.m. Mass

We invite your children (K-6th grades) to participate in our CLOW program at 9:30AM Mass. This program is offered year-round except during summer. No registration is required, and it's free.

Children are dismissed just after the opening prayers and go with an adult presider to the Parish Center Chapel to hear the Word proclaimed and explained in more age-appropriate language. During CLOW our children's choir sings. The children return during the Preparation of the Gifts.

Parents are welcome to accompany their children to the Parish Center Chapel during the Liturgy of the Word and then return with them for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

More Information:


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Child Care / Nursery
lamb 9:30 a.m. Mass
Nursery Program: During School Year

If you have a toddler (1-3 yrs old) and attend 9:30AM Mass, you may wish to check out our Parish Co-Op Nursery in the "Nap Room" in the adjoining St. Francis Elementary. During the school year, free Childcare is provided by adult and teen volunteers.

Questions?


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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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Healing Prayer
After all Masses: Saturday & Sunday
Healing prayer ministers are available to pray for and with you at the doors of our Church after all Masses. They may be identified by their badges.



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Coffee & Donuts
coffee mug and donut After 9:30 a.m. Mass in Brunsman Hall
Please join us for coffee and donuts in Brunsman Hall (behind the Church) after 9:30AM Mass.
All are welcome!



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