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Pastor's Message - Jesus' Eucharistic Teaching

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 8/08/18

Saint Francis of Assisi Church Pastor's Message August 8, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, For five (5) Sundays, the Church proclaims the Gospel from Chapter 6 of Saint John -- July 29 through August 26.  This is Jesus' "Eucharistic Teaching".  Over these five Sundays, my preaching message is on the ... Read More »

Pastor's Message - Jesus' Eucharistic Teaching

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 8/06/18

Saint Francis of Assisi Church Pastor's Message  

July 26, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, Today's Gospel continues from the sixth chapter according to Saint John.  This is Jesus' "Eucharistic Teaching".  Last week Jesus multiplied the loaves and the fish.  Now in verses 24-35, Jesus explained: I Myself am the ... Read More »

Pastor's Message - Dress Down Day is Not Sunday at Church

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 7/31/18

Saint Francis of Assisi Church Pastor's Message July 26, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, When we gather at Mass on Sunday, Catholics believe Jesus is PRESENT in the most profound way -- His REAL Presence.  If this is our belief, how do we prepare to come to Sunday Mass? It ... Read More »

Pastor's Message - Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 7/18/18

Saint Francis of Assisi Church Pastor's Message July 18, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, Beginning on August 7, EVERY TUESDAY MORNING in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, you, the faithful are invited for "Adoration" of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Through a transparent protective glass in a ... Read More »

Pastor's Message - Church Bulletin

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 7/18/18

Saint Francis of Assisi Church Pastor's Message July 15, 2018 Dear Parishioners, Our Church Bulletin you receive each week features important weekly Parish news, events, and the Parish Calendar.  Our bulletin is taken home by thousands of people and therefore reaches out into our homes and community. There is ... Read More »

Pastor's Message - Anniversary and Adoration

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 7/15/18

Saint Francis of Assisi Church Pastor's Message

July 12, 2018

Brothers and Sisters, ANNIVERSARY AND ADORATION Every Tuesday morning, starting August 7th, in our Parish Church of Saint Francis of Assisi parishioners and visitors gather in "Adoration" of the Holy Eucharist. BEGINNING ON TUESDAY AUGUST 7, ADORATION AND BENEDICTION ... Read More »

Pastor's Message - Jesus Prepares for Us but also Asks Us to be Prepared

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 7/15/18

   

 

July 12, 2018

Dear Parishioners,

The Gospel we heard on June 3 surprisingly payed more attention to the preparations than to the dinner (Last Supper) itself.

We keep hearing the word "prepare."  The disciples ask, "Where do you want us to go and prepare for you ... Read More »

Pastor's Message - Our New Baptismal Font

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 7/06/18

Saint Francis of Assisi Church Pastor's Message July 6, 2018 The Parish Pastoral and Finance Councils and the Parish Liturgy Committee together with your Pastor make the following announcement. On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Saint Francis of Assisi Church, we now begin our second project to ... Read More »

Pastor's Message - Religious Freedom Concerns

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 7/01/18

Saint Francis of Assisi Church Pastor's Message

July 1, 2018

 

Brothers and Sisters,

This week we celebrate our Nations Birthday.  In the Fourth of July spirit, let me take the opportunity to ask you to join me and renew our commitment to true freedom and to reflect on ... Read More »

Pastor's Message - Religious Freedom

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 6/23/18

Saint Francis of Assisi Church Pastor's Message

 

June 22, 2018

 

Brothers and Sisters,

Friday, June 29, we honor two of our greatest Saints:  Saint Peter and Saint Paul.  On many occasions both Saint Paul and Saint Peter found themselves in danger when they publicly practiced their Catholic Faith.

One temptation we face today is to think that serious challenges to our faith are something from ancient days, like Daniel and the lion’s den. However, challenge to our faith happens today!  It happens when, like the Apostles, we publicly practice what we ... Read More »