Saint Francis
of Assisi
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Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
children's hands 9:30AM 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.

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Contemplative Prayer
labyrinth An ancient tradition in the Church, contemplative prayer is a time set apart to rest in God, to open our minds and hearts — our whole being — to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions.  Quietly consenting to God's presence and action within, we find our attention may also move outward to discover God's presence everywhere.   

  • Evening Contemplative Prayer group
    Mondays at 6:00PM in the Parish Center Chapel

    The Parish Center Chapel is located in the Parish Center (across K Street from the Church).

  • Daytime Contemplative Prayer group
    Tuesdays at 1PM in St. Clare Chapel (following Noon Eucharist).
    All are welcome! 

    More info: Please contact the Parish Center at (916) 443-8084 or
    Info@stfrancisparish.com.

    St. Clare Chapel is located in the breezeway between the Church and the Friary.

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Ecumenical & Interreligious Committee
symbols of various religions 2nd Sunday of each month
3-6PM in the Parish Center

The goals of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Ecumenical and Interreligious Committee are:

  • To educate ourselves and our parish about the beliefs, customs, and practices of different religions in order to enrich our lives and our faith journey.
  • To reach out and help to educate the community.
  • To bring understand and friendship to/form relationships with other faith communities.

All are invited to join the committee, which gathers regularly for discussion and potluck, usually on the second Sunday of the month, from 3:00-6:00pm in the Parish Center.

More Information

  • Contact: John or Barbara (916) 482-6976 or
    Mary or Gary (916) 536-9753

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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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Ministries of Care
St. Francis offers spiritual companionship, Eucharist, end-of-life planning, funeral and memorial service planning, and grief support to those who are struggling with a chronic or terminal illness or are physically limited to their homes and need the support or companionship of faith-filled St. Francis parishioners.

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Secular Franciscans
hands with stigmata in front of a cross The Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) is an organic union of all Catholic fraternities scattered throughout the world and open to every group of the faithful. In these fraternities the brothers and sisters, led by the Spirit, strive for perfect charity in their own secular state. They pledge themselves to live the gospel in the manner of Saint Francis.

The rule and life of the Secular Franciscans is: to observe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of St. Francis of Assisi who made Christ the inspiration and the center of his life with God and people.

Secular Franciscans devote themselves especially to careful reading of the gospel, going from gospel to life and life to gospel. They seek to encounter the living and active person of Christ in their brothers and sisters, in Sacred Scripture, in the Church, and in liturgical activity.

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Spiritual Direction
Spiritual direction is the contemplative practice of assisting another in the desire to awaken more fully to the Mystery called God. A person seeking a more conscious connection with God works with a trained spiritual director, usually once a month.

A woman parishioner is participating in the Spiritual Direction Internship offered by the Bread of Life Center. She is available to offer spiritual direction at no cost.

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Tai Chi at St. Francis
Wednesdays at 5:30PM in the back of the Church
Saturdays at 9AM in the Parish Center

What is T’ai Chi Chih? It is a simple meditative movement practice, often done in the company of others. It offers physical, mental and spiritual energy. It is grounding and uplifting.

The Tai Chi Chih Group gathers Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm in the back of the Church and Saturday mornings at 9am in the Parish Center (across K Street from the Church) or in the park across from the Church, if weather permits.

New members are welcome!  Instruction and encouragement are offered.
Please join us for an hour of gentle movement.

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Taizé Prayer
dove with olive branch Wednesdays at 6PM in the Church
Taizé (pronounced tuh-ZAY) is a small village in western France where there is an ecumenical community of Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox brothers.  The brothers of Taizé have developed a unique form of prayer and mediation using music, readings and silence.  

Every Wednesday evening, St. Francis of Assisi Parish hosts Taizé-style evening prayer from 6-7PM in the Church.  Come share this deeply moving experience with us. All are welcome to participate in this contemplative and spirit-filled service.

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