February 3rd - Feast of St. Blaise - Blessing of the Throats during the 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses
February 6th - 8th, 2023 - 8:30 a.m. Daily Mass only - Parish Priests at Convocation.
February 20th - President's Day - 8:30 a.m. only
February 22nd - Ash Wednesday - 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. - Spanish
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. & 10 a.m. SFCS Mass
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.
Holy Hour - 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 - 843-941-9434
Current Mass & Funeral Schedule
News from the Vatican
01/29/23 12:19 pm
Just two days after the interview with AP, the Holy Father answered a letter in which activist James Martin poses three questions about homosexuality.
The post Pope Francis Clarifies Comments on Homosexuality to Jesuit LGBT+ Activist Father James Martin appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
01/29/23 12:09 pm
President of German Bishops Criticizes the Pope’s Statements on the German Synodal Path.
The post German Bishops’ Leader Answers Pope: It’s Questionable to Lead the Church Through Interviews appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
Pope on the Liturgy: Calls for Formation in Seminaries, Silence before Mass and Laments Disastrous Homilies
01/28/23 2:53 pm
Address to the participants in the course “Living Liturgical Action Fully”.
The post Pope on the Liturgy: Calls for Formation in Seminaries, Silence before Mass and Laments Disastrous Homilies appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
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 worshiping 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 Christopher Loester, 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
- Ms. Colleen Rzeczycki, Director of Communications, Safe Environment Coordinator
- Ms. Lisa Screeton, Director of Music
- Mr. Bryan Goll, Director of Maintenance
- Ms. Mitzi Weaver, Director of Religious Education
- 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
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Readings for the week of January 29, 2023
- Sunday: Zep 2:3; 3:12-13 / Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10 (Matthew 5:3) / 1 Cor 1:26-31 / Mt 5:1-12a
- Monday: Heb 11:32-40 / Ps 31:20, 21, 22, 23, 24 / Mk 5:1-20
- Tuesday: Heb 12:1-4 / Ps 22:26b-27, 28 and 30, 31-32 / Mk 5:21-43
- Wednesday: Heb 12:4-7, 11-15 / Ps 103:1-2, 13-14, 17-18a / Mk 6:1-6
- Thursday: Mal 3:1-4 / Ps 24:7, 8, 9, 10 / Heb 2:14-18 / Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22-32
- Friday: Heb 13:1-8 / Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9abc / Mk 6:14-29
- Saturday: Heb 13:15-17, 20-21 / Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 / Mk 6:30-34
- Next Sunday: Is 58:7-10 / Ps 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (4a) / 1 Cor 2:1-5 / Mt 5:13-16
For the Youth Minister and Assistant to DRE, please email Mitzi Weaver.
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SAINT OF THE DAY
02/01/23 7:00 am
Saint Brigid was born Brigit, and shares a name with a Celtic goddess from whom many legends and folk customs are associated.
There is much debate over her birthparents, but it is widely believed her mother was Brocca, a Christian baptized by Saint Patrick, and her father was Dubthach, a Leinster chieftain. Brocca was a slave, therefore Brigid was born into slavery.Read More
01/31/23 7:00 am
John Bosco, also known as Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco and Don Bosco, was born in Becchi, Italy, on August 16, 1815. His birth came just after the end of the Napoleonic Wars which ravaged the area. Compounding the problems on his birthday, there was also a drought and a famine at the time of his birth.
At the age of two, John lost his father, leaving him and his two older brothers to be raised by his mother, Margherita. His "Mama Margherita Occhiena" would herself be declared venerable by the ...Read More
01/30/23 7:00 am
Virgin and abess, also known as Adelgundis, Aldegonde, or Orgonne. She was a member of the royal family of the Merovingians and was raised by two saints: St. Walbert and St. Bertila, her parents. The family resided in the Hainault region of Flanders, a region of the Low Countries. Aldegundis reflused offers of marriage from other nobles and received the veil from St. Amandius, the bishop of Maastricht. She followed this ceremony of acceptance into the religious life with the foundation of a ...Read More