Parish News, Thursday, October 24, 2019
St. Francis Fall Fest Social
Sunday, October 27th, Johnson Hall after Morning Masses
Activities and Prizes for Children of all ages
Door Prizes and Fun for Adults
Join us for food, fun, and fellowship
We are celebrating Priesthood Sunday with Fr. Dave.
Encountering Christ in our School: Caring
We Encounter Christ By Caring for Others
Grant Wheaton (6th grade) does just this!
Grant was named Hometown Hero for his work in raising money for Alzheimer’s in honor of his grandmother. The local radio stations visited our school and presented Grant with a plague and $100 towards the cause. God is pleased with Grant’s work. We can all make a difference.
Childcare is available at the 10:45 am Mass.
Feast of All Saints
A Holy Day of Opportunity, the Feast of All Saints, is celebrated Friday, November 1st. Masses will be 9 am (with incense) and 6:30 pm.
For All Souls Day, Saturday, November 2nd, the deceased of our parish will be honored at the 5 pm Vigil Mass. The ushers will be reserving about 50 seats for loved ones of the deceased, who are invited to participate in the Mass by carrying a votive candle in the entrance procession in honor of their loved one. Please arrive early if possible and meet the Bereavement Team in the vestibule. A reception following this Mass will be Johnson Hall.
The evening Grandparent Ministry on October 24 is now in the Mary Room
Calling all Men!
We are going to have an opportunity here at St. Francis to get recharged at our first ever men’s retreat to be held
November 16th from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m
., and will include breakfast and lunch. The theme of this year’s retreat is Encountering Christ and features several great talks on how to encounter Christ on a deeper level within ourselves, our families, and our parish. Wherever you are on your faith journey, this day will impact your life and those you love. Don’t pass up this opportunity to grow in your faith and fellowship with other men who desire the same. You can sign up online or in the parish office.
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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“…for whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Pride and ego is the root cause of most of our sins. Thinking your time is so valuable, your talent is better than anyone else, and your money gives you status is another way of making those things “gods” before God. Remember all those gifts were God-given. Instead we should be humbled by God’s abundant generosity and our hearts should overflow with gratitude.
Learn how you can share your God-given gifts by supporting your parish and contact The Catholic Foundation. Visit www.catholic-foundation.org/development for more information.
Encountering Christ Together: Stewardship
Next weekend begins our Stewardship of Treasure Campaign for Offertory. This year’s goal is to fund the budget completely as we still have many areas that are underfunded and we are short on our budget for this year. Please pick up your family's packet at the back of the Church after Mass on November 2nd and 3rd. We will mail those that were not picked up on Monday 4th.
The following weekend, November 9th and 10th, we will hand out our second edition of our “Stewardship of Treasure” at Mass. The “Stewardship of Treasure” will include information on giving, an assessment of where we are in our mission and where we hope to be, along with an annual accounting of our income and expenses from the prior fiscal year, along with a summary of our budget for the upcoming year. Take time to look through the pages of this booklet as they consider before the Lord how he has called them to financially support the mission of our parish in the coming year.
The weekend of November 16th and 17th will be “Commitment Sunday”. Bring your pledge and drop it in the basket at the base of the Sanctuary. No matter how large or small your pledge all are invited to bring their gift to the Lord. If you are unable to bring your pledge to Mass, please feel free to mail it back in the envelope provided in your packet or drop it by the Office.
If you have any questions, please call Maggie Wright, OFS, Director of Accounting and Development at 740.345.8708 extension 204.
Adoration Service with a Focus
Our November Service will be for all those struggling with mental and emotional health. If you or someone you love, deals with illness such as: anxiety, depression, mental disorders, addictions, neurological diseases, etc. please join us for Adoration, 7-8 pm on Thursday, November 7th. We will intentionally offer our time before the Lord for those who struggle with these issues and for their families. This does not preclude your regular intentions. Adoration is always open to everyone and their personal intentions. If you would like to receive prayer for yourself or a family member, our prayer teams will be present to help you.
on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 2:00PM