Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 7th - Vigil - 6 p.m.
December 8th - 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
Monday - 8:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. Spanish
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m.
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.
WEEKEND LITURGY -
Saturday - Vigil - 4:45 p.m.
Saturday - Vigil - 7 p.m. - Spanish
Sunday - 7:30 - a.m.
Sunday - 9:00 a.m.
Sunday - 10:30 a.m.
Sunday - 12:00 p.m.
If you require a low-gluten host, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to mass time and request one from the Sacristan or an Usher.
Benediction and Adoration - Thursday at 3 p.m.. (Confessions will be heard)
Divine Mercy Chaplet - Church
Friday at 3 p.m.
Confessions will be 15 minutes before each Daily Mass in the Church Confessionals. Saturday evening Confessions from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.in the Church. If your loved one is in need of Last Rites, please use the pager - 843-533-1757
The Parish office is open 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. - Monday through Thursday. Friday 7:30 a.m. until Noon.
Current Mass & Funeral Schedule
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News from the Vatican
12/02/23 8:07 pm
Address at the recitation of the Angelus on Sunday, December 3, 2023
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12/01/23 7:56 pm
The Holy Father Francis’ Message signed by the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, for the meeting with France’s seminarians
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12/01/23 7:49 pm
"I too, who bear the name of Francis, would like to say to you with sincerity of heart: let us leave behind our divisions and join forces! And, with God's help, let us emerge from the night of war and environmental devastation to transform our common future into a luminous dawn," the Pope told the Summit against Climate Change in an address read by his Secretary of State.
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Welcome to our faith family! We hope you will feel at home at St. Francis and will share your faith experience and talents with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. By worshipping and working together, may we more perfectly reflect the glory of God and help bring about His Kingdom.
- Reverend Michael Oenbrink, Pastor
- Reverend Max Tria, Parochial Vicar
- Reverend Jose Quilcate, Parochial Vicar, Hispanic Ministry
- Reverend Mr. Gerard Hand, Deacon - Retired
- Reverend Mr. Dave Ritter, Deacon
- Reverend Mr. Patrick Sheehan, Deacon - Retired
- Ms. Andrea Smith, Principal - St. Francis Catholic School
- Mr. Dion Jenks, Parish Finance Office
- Ms. Jennifer McGlynn, Director of Adult Faith Formation
- Matthew J. Meloche, Director of Music Ministries
- Mr. Bryan Goll, Director of Maintenance
- Ms. Colleen Rzeczycki, Director of Communications, Safe Environment Coordinator
- Ms. Mitzi Weaver, Director of Children's Faith Formation
- Ms. Merideth Johnson, Parish Secretary
- Ms. Carolina Rozo, Assistant to the Hispanic Ministry
- Ms. Pam Slawson, Finance Office Assistant
- Ms. Sarah Dempsey, Admin. Finance Assistant
- Ms. Jan Halstead, Sacristan
- Lori Jenkins, Faith Formation Office Assistant
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Readings for the week of December 3, 2023
- Sunday: Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 / Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19 (4) / 1 Cor 1:3-9 / Mk 13:33-37
- Monday: Is 2:1-5 / Ps 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9 / Mt 8:5-11
- Tuesday: Is 11:1-10 / Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 / Lk 10:21-24
- Wednesday: Is 25:6-10a / Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 / Mt 15:29-37
- Thursday: Is 26:1-6 / Ps 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a / Mt 7:21, 24-27
- Friday: Gn 3:9-15, 20 / Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 / Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 / Lk 1:26-38
- Saturday: Is 30:19-21, 23-26 / Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 / Mt 9:35—10:1, 5a, 6-8
- Next Sunday: Is 40:1-5, 9-11 / Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14 (8) / 2 Pt 3:8-14 / Mk 1:1-8
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SAINT OF THE DAY
12/04/23 7:00 am
Saint John Damascene has the double honor of being the last but one of the fathers of the Eastern Church, and the greatest of her poets. It is surprising, however, how little that is authentic is known of his life. The account of him by John of Jerusalem, written some two hundred years after his death, contains an admixture of legendary matter, and it is not easy to say where truth ends and fiction begins.
The ancestors of John, according to his biographer, when Damascus fell into the ...Read More
12/03/23 7:00 am
St. Francis Xavier was a Navarrese-Basque Roman Catholic missionary born in the Kingdom of Navarre on April 7, 1506. His father was a privy counselor and finance minister to King John III of Navarre. He was the youngest in his family and resided in a castle which still partially stands today and is in the possession of the Jesuit order.
As the young Francis grew, he was surrounded by war. Navarre was the target of a campaign by King Ferdinand of Aragon and Castile, and the kingdom was ...Read More
12/02/23 7:00 am
St. Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr (Feast day - December 2nd) Other than the name, nothing is known for certain about this saint. However, we have the following account from a later tradition. In the year 363, Julian the Apostate made Apronianus Governor of Rome. St. Bibiana suffered in the persecution started by him. She was the daughter of Christians, Flavian, a Roman knight, and Dafrosa, his wife. Flavian was tortured and sent into exile, where he died of his wounds. Dafrosa was beheaded, ...Read More