Saint Francis of Assisi Parish
Rev. Cory Mayer
Whether you are simply surfing the internet or seeking a parish home, it is a pleasure to welcome you to Saint Francis of Assisi Parish. We are a Roman Catholic faith community in the Diocese of Venice (Florida). Our parish name is taken from our beloved Saint Francis of Assisi. I like to think that the beauty of our building and grounds is reflected in the beauty of our faith community. As our Patron Saint stated, “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” You are most welcome to visit our parish either for one of our Masses or for quiet prayer. If you are interested in becoming Catholic or joining our parish complete an electronic registration form on the website or reach out to our parish staff and join us in celebrating the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ!
"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love."
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
St. Francis of Assisi
Sacrament of Anointing
Every Monday after the 8:15 am Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Thursday after Mass 9:00 am - 9:15 am
Saturday 3:00 pm-3:30 pm
Sacrament of Baptism
Contact the Parish Office at
Sacrament of Marriage
Contact the Parish Office at 941-697-4899 at least six months ahead
Sunday Vigil (Saturday)
After Easter thru January 1
January 8 to April 9
3:00 pm and 4:30 pm
After Easter Sunday thru January 2
8:00 am, 10:00 am
January 9 thru Easter Sunday
7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am
Monday thru Friday 8:15 am
8:15 am and 6:00 pm
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 Prayer - After Prayer Intentions
Mass Prayer - At the End of Mass
SOME NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRAISES REFRESH AND RENEW THE SPIRIT. PSALMS 28:7
Praising God in difficult times helps to refresh and renew one's spirit in order not to be too overwhelmed with the situation at hand. Praising God facilitates the necessary help to conquer and be triumphant over difficult times and moments. Praises renew our spirit and strengthen us in challenging times because difficult times will pass which is given to strengthen us in faith.
Our weekend Masses will be celebrated at Saint Francis of Assisi Church as scheduled. Praise the Lord!
The Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:00 pm, 8:00 am, and 10:00 am on Sunday will be celebrated.
Prudential judgment will still apply. No event, including Mass, requires your attendance if you feel that weather conditions are dangerous. It is your right and responsibility to determine whether it is safe and/or wise to travel when road conditions may be hazardous. Those who choose not to travel because of unsafe conditions are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass.
If you can get to the Church, there will be limited parking due to tree debris from the storm... but all driveways are clear.
September 24, 2022
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty has just issued an important alert that constitutes a potential threat to religious freedom. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a new rule interpreting Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act in a way that states it would be considered discrimination for a health care worker, Catholic hospital, and like-minded individuals and institutions, to object outright to performing gender transition procedures, regardless of religious belief or clinical judgment. The proposed rule also suggests that the government may refuse a previous agreement to honor the right of health care workers and providers not to perform or participate in abortions. The USCCB is urging concerned members of the public to file comments with HHS opposing these harmful aspects of the proposed regulation.
The proposed rule also suggests that the government may refuse to honor the right of health care workers and providers not to perform or participate in abortions. The proposed HHS Section 1557 rule could function as both an abortion mandate and a gender transition procedure mandate for health care workers. Your comments can make a difference! Health care workers and medical facilities must be free to object to gender transition procedures conscientiously and should not be forced to perform abortions.
SELECT THE "READ MORE" BUTTON BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Visit FLORIDA CATHOLIC ADVOCACY NETWORK (FLCAN) and select the box "Urge HHS to Do No Harm to Life and Liberty" to leave a comment for HHS.
The deadline for comments is October 3, so time is limited! Leave your comment today.