Welcome to

Saint Francis of Assisi Parish

 

We at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish are Catholics who center our lives in the Lord Jesus Christ, His Church and the Sacraments. The humble example of our Patron, Saint Francis of Assisi and his call from God to “Build My Church” reminds us how to live the Gospel Way of life. 

This Church Website invites you to explore the Spirit and Schedule of our Parish. There are the Sacraments that are the heart of our faith and Church Ministry that serves the community.   

May God be with each of you, your family, and all the Parishioners of Saint Francis of Assisi Church.   

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Sacrament of Anointing

Every Monday after the 8:15am Mass

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Thursday after Mass 9:00am - 9:15am

Saturday 3:00pm-3:30pm

Sacrament of Baptism

Contact the Parish Office at

941-697-4899

Sacrament of Marriage

Contact the Parish Office at 941-697-4899 at least six months ahead

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Mass Schedule

Sunday Masses
 
Sunday Vigil (Saturday)
 
After Easter thru January 1
4:00pm
 
January 8 to April 9
3:00pm and 4:30pm
 
Sunday
 
After Easter Sunday until January 2
8:00am, 10:00am
January 9 thru Easter Sunday
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am
 
Weekday Masses
Monday thru Friday 8:15am
 
Holy Days

8:15am and 6:30pm

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Prayer Intention Request

Are you or a loved one in need of prayers?  We firmly believe that prayer is a powerful means of connecting with God.  You're not alone.  Everyone needs prayer.  We would love to pray for you or someone you care for.  We invite you to fill out the Prayer Intention Form below.  

Mass Intention Request

It is a longstanding tradition in the Church that a Priest may be requested to offer a Mass for a specific intention, even when one cannot be physically present at the Mass.  To have a Mass said complete the form below.

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CONGRATULATIONS FATHER MAYER ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD!

Father Mayer’s 12th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood is on October 24, 2021. Let us pray together the following prayer in support of Father Mayer and for his continued service as Pastor of our Parish community.

Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our
Pastor, Father Cory Mayer.
Through him, we experience your presence in the sacraments.
Help Father Mayer to be strong in his vocation.
Set his soul on fire with love for your people.
Grant him the wisdom, understanding, and strength
he needs to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire him with the vision of your Kingdom.
Give him the words he needs to spread the Gospel.
Allow him to experience joy in his ministry.
Help him to be an instrument of your divine grace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.
Amen.

 

May the love of the Lord be with you always. Blessings on the anniversary of your ordination to the priesthood Father Mayer!

Mass Prayer - After Prayer Intentions

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Mass Prayer - At the End of Mass

Mass Prayer - October "Respect Life" Prayer

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Announcements and Events

  • Maintenance Associate - Saint Francis of Assisi Parish
    Tue, Oct 26
    Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Office
    If interested, please contact the Parish Office at (941) 697-4899 or submit the form and we will contact you.
  • Parish Women's Guild Thrifty Treasures & Boutique (VOLUNTEERS)
    Wed, Oct 27
    Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Center
    We need your help this year! VOLUNTEER!
  • Donations for Thrifty Treasures & Boutique Sale - October 27 and 28
    Wed, Oct 27
    Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Center
    Donations for Thrifty Treasures & Boutique Sale - October 27 and 28
    Please drop your donations off at the Parish Center on Oct 27 from 9 am to 3 pm and October 28 from 9 am to 1 pm. Check the donations list to ensure we can accept your donation.
  • Parish Women's Guild - Bake Sale
    Thu, Oct 28
    Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Center
    Parish Women's Guild - Bake Sale
    Don't forget to pick up your homemade baked goods or pure vanilla extract when you are shopping at the Thrifty Treasures and Boutique Sale on October 28 through 30.
  • Thrifty Treasures & Boutique Sale - October 28-30
    Thu, Oct 28
    Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Center
    Thrifty Treasures & Boutique Sale - October 28-30
    Sale begins with the Early Bird Sale on Oct 28 at 3-6 pm, Oct 29 from 9 am to 2 pm and Oct 30 $5 Brown Bag Sale from 9 am to Noon
  • October is Respect Life Month
    Sun, Oct 31
    Saint Francis of Assisi Church
    October is Respect Life Month
    Each October the Church celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between.
  • All Saints' Day - Children's Parade
    Sun, Oct 31
    Saint Francis of Assisi Church
    All Saints' Day - Children's Parade
    All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on Nov 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. This year the All Saints' Day Parade will be at the 10:00 am Mass on 10/31.
  • All Saints' Day Mass
    Mon, Nov 01
    Saint Francis of Assisi Church
    All Saints' Day Mass
    All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on Nov 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven.
  • All Souls Day Mass
    Tue, Nov 02
    Saint Francis of Assisi Church
    All Souls Day Mass
    On All Souls’ Day the universal Church prays for all those in purgatory, people who were much like us, whose offense may have been less than ours. By pleading for them, we are inspired to lead purer lives. On that day, and during the entire month of November, we remember our departed brethren.
  • All Saints' Day - Parish Office Closed
    Tue, Nov 02
    Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Office
    All Saints' Day - Parish Office Closed
    The Parish Office will be closed on All Saints' Day but will re-open on All Souls Day, November 2 at 9:00 am.
  • Parish Outreach Food Pantry
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Nov 03
    Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Center
    We believe that the beginning of fighting hunger is fighting accessibility to food resources. At our food pantry, you are not required to meet any government benchmarks to qualify to receive food items. Register below to volunteer to help in the Food Pantry.
  • THAT MAN IS YOU!
    Thu, Nov 04
    Saint Francis of Assisi - Parish Conf Rm
    That Man is You! honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints.
  • SFOA Parish Book Club
    Thu, Nov 04
    Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Center
    Thurs, Nov. 4 at 6:00 pm invites you to join us for refreshments and discussion. Please read Chapters 2, 3, and 4, discussion begins at 6:45 pm.
  • Parish Women's Guild - Wreaths, Centerpieces and Angels
    Sat, Nov 06
    Rotonda Elks Holiday Bazaar Arts & Craft
    Parish Women's Guild - Wreaths, Centerpieces and Angels
    Stop by the Rotonda Elks at 303 Rotonda Blvd East to purchase handmade one-of-a-kind wreathes, centerpieces, or Christmas angels. These items are for sale by our Parish Women's Guild at the Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Show.
  • Parish Women's Guild - Christmas Cards Sale
    Sat, Nov 06
    Saint Francis of Assisi Church
    Parish Women's Guild - Christmas Cards Sale
    PWG is selling Christmas Cards (12 Cards with Envelopes) for $15. Cards are on sale at the 10/10 Pancake Breakfast and after Masses in October and November.
  • 2021 Diocese of Venice Youth Rally
    Sat, Nov 06
    Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Cent
    "As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world." -- John 17:18 RSVP to save your "seat on the bus"!
  • Annual Parish Picnic
    Sun, Nov 07
    Saint Francis of Assisi Church Grounds
    Come and join the fun at the Annual Saint Francis of Assisi Church Picnic. Bring your family (KIDS UNDER 12 EAT FREE!) and enjoy some good food and family fun. Tickets on sale after all Masses and at the Parish Office. Please register so we know how much food to buy.
  • Parish Women's Guild - General Membership Meeting
    Wed, Nov 10
    Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Center
    Parish Women's Guild - General Membership Meeting
    The mission of our Parish Women's Guild is to build community among all women of our parish through spiritual, social, and parish activities. The PWG welcomes ALL women of the parish to join us in our efforts to support our parish. Please join us for our monthly PWG Meeting.

Help Those In Need

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.”