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For the safety of all face masks are welcome, but not required. Social Distancing will be observed. Hand sanitizing will be offered prior to receiving Communion.

• Saturday at 5:15pm
• Sunday at 7:30am
• Sunday at 9:30am (livestreamed)

Livestream Masses will be livestreamed as usual (https://bit.ly/37XEfK3).
Or try our new URL - https://www.youtube.com/@StFrancisOfAssisiSacramento

We are hiring for the part-time position:

Sacramental Ministry Coordinator
(15 hours/week)

Responsible for coordinating the sacramental ministries of the parish (Baptism, Weddings, Funerals, First Communion, Confirmation) under the direction of the Pastor
and in coordination with staff and parish program leaders.

Contact Fr. Rey for job description and further information: resume@stfrancisparish.com

Coffee and Doughnuts in Honor of our Dear Friend George Scherer

George, a long time parishioner and a greeter for our 9:30AM masses
passed away a few months ago. In his honor we invite all to:

Coffee and Doughnuts in Honor of George
Sunday, September 17, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

George loved coffee and doughnuts at St. Francis almost as much as welcoming parishioners and guests at the doors to our church. He is missed, and we are all better due to his love, friendship, and dedication to his church - St. Francis.

Blessings George... your friends!

Summer Bottled Water Drive


Your generosity this year gifted
Loaves and Fishes with
123 cases of water and $325 cash!!!!
They are beyond grateful!!!

Gratitude to all of our volunteers, too!!

Grief: A Journey of Love and Loss

Join us in person! Please come to our next gathering at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 23rd. We will feature song, prayer, storytelling, and small group discussions (tables of 6). Masks are optional and light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend and no RSVP necessary. Wed love to see you for coffee and conversation.

Saturday, September 23, 2023
9:00 11:00 a.m.
Brunsman Hall

Women in Conversation (WinC) is a ministry for women of St. Francis to nurture the Spirit of God alive, growing and abundant. Our focus is on everyday spirituality and ways that women can lead more meaningful lives. We seek guidance from the Holy Spirit, celebrate community, share stories, support one another, and honor the feminine spirit.

2023-2024 Children's Faith Formation

2023-2024 children's faith formation classes will begin on October 15, 2023.
Classes are for students in 1st through 8th grade and
are held on Sunday from 11 am -12 pm in the Parish Center.
For additional information and registration, please visit: https://www.stfrancisparish.com/children_formation.htm

The Franciscan Saints

Each week between August 11, the Feast of St. Clare, and October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, we will highlight an individual who was inspired by the humility, simplicity of life, closeness to the poor, and spirit of prayer of St. Francis and St. Clare. These stories are found in the book The Franciscan Saints by Robert Ellsberg.

Blessed John Duns Scotus, Franciscan Theologian (ca. 1266-1308)

John Duns was called Scotus on account of his birth in Scotland. He entered the Franciscans at 15 and was later ordained a priest. After studies in Oxford and Paris, he went on to hold teaching positions in Parish and Cologne, where he was acclaimed as one of the greatest of the Scholastic theologians. Duns Scotus defined God as infinite love. He taught that incarnatioin was not required as payment for sin, it was willed through eternity as an expression of God's love, and hence God's desire for consummated union with creation.

Duns Scotus died on November 8, 1308. He was beatified in 1993.

Seeking Volunteers for


The Catholic Diocese of Sacramento adheres to Canon Law. Canon Law states: In the building and repair of churches, the principles and norms of the liturgy and of sacred art are to be observed, after the advice of experts has been taken into account. (Can.1216). Thus,
St. Francis of Assisi Parish is seeking volunteers to serve on a
Parish Property Improvement Committee.

The purpose of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Property Improvement Committee is to assist Fr. Rey in the ongoing efforts to maintain and improve the parish and parish complex. Some responsibilities may include, but are not limited to; communication with Fr. Rey and the Parish Finance Council, communicating with contractors and governing agencies/bodies in relation to parish improvement or construction projects, obtaining construction bids for parish maintenance or improvement projects, and contributing to the general knowledge and understanding of compliance with local, state, federal, Sacramento historical society, diocesan and/or Canon Law mandates.

If you are interested in serving on a volunteer basis and/or want to know more about participating in parish improvement efforts, please contact a Parish Council member or email: ParishCouncil@stfrancisparish.com.

Thank you for your interest!

Mark Your Calendars!!!
Sunday Oct 8 from 10:00-1:00


The St. Francis Parish Picnic, to honor our beloved St. Francis, will take place on Sunday, October 8th from 10:00-1:00 (new time!). This is a community building event - not a fundraiser - to share laughter, food, and games. At this time a planning group has been meeting via email and during one in-person meeting. Moving forward, we'll have weekly meetings but a lot of the planning will continue to take place via email.

Be of Service! Please, we always need more volunteers, from donating potluck dishes, bottled water, loaning us canopies/tents, being involved the day of the event with setting up, cleaning up, etc. If you want to be included in the emails sent to the planning group, please send an email to Melba Hinojosa at stepping2016stones@gmail.com and she will add you to the list. Ministry leaders, please think about how/if your groups would like to be involved. The planning group is working hard to involve the school community as well.

We'll continue to provide updates on how the picnic plans are progressing.

Prayer for Priests

Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests. Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments. Help our priests to be strong in their vocation. Set their souls on fire with love for your people. Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom. Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel. Allow them to experience joy in their ministry. Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.

The Office of Priestly & Religious Vocations invites you to celebrate
Priesthood Sunday on September 24, 2023.

St. Francis Elementary

St. Francis Elementary
Back To School BBQ
Save the Date!
Friday, September 29, 2023

PLEASE NOTE: Starting Sept 06 Taize will be from 6:00-7:00,
both in person and livestream.


Each Wednesday join with us from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the church
or livestreamed (YouTube: https://bit.ly/37XEfK3).

St. Francis Church will be open from 9:00am-3:00pm
weekdays for private prayer.
Entrance to the church is by the side door in the breezeway.
Please check this page for updates.

4:30-5:00pm every Saturday or after Daily Mass Mon., Wed. and Fri.
If these times do not work for you, please call the office at 916-443-8084 to schedule.

The Parish Office will be open from 9am-12:00pm Mon thru Fri.

Please continue to check our website as we will be posting new information as
it becomes available. 

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Our new URL: https://www.youtube.com/@StFrancisOfAssisiSacramento


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TigtQ-pv9EY
Our Songsheet/Bulletin

Videos can also be can also accessed by using these links:
Our new URL: https://www.youtube.com/@StFrancisOfAssisiSacramento
or https://bit.ly/37XEfK3

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Office Hours

9:00am-12:00pm Mon-Fri.

Who We Are

Honoring our Franciscan tradition, St. Francis Parish is a Catholic Christian Community building the reign of God in the spirit and path of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. We value vibrant liturgy and personal prayer as a way to worship God and celebrate life.

We are an inclusive community respecting the dignity of all persons and supporting the journey of each person. We respond to the command of Jesus to love by welcoming all, evangelizing, supporting spiritual growth, and being Eucharist to each other.

Challenged by the Holy Spirit, we reach beyond ourselves to care for our neighbors, the poor, the marginalized, and those alienated by our Catholic Church. We aspire to be witnesses and prophets advocating for justice in the world and in the church.

All Are Welcome

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