Parish News, Thursday, December 5, 2019
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Feast of Immaculate Conception centers on the belief that Jesus' mother, the Virgin Mary, was conceived without sin. Pope Pius IX issued an apostolic constitution, known as the Ineffabilis Deus, on December 8, 1854. This document clarified the importance of the Immaculate Conception in the Catholic Church.
At St. Francis de Sales, we will celebrate this Holy Day of Opportunity on Monday, December 9th, with a Mass at 9 am and a Mass at 6:30 pm.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
Hispanic Ministry of St. Francis de Sales presents an Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Celebration is on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Confessions with Spanish speaking Priest in Sanctuary
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Immediately following is a Fiesta with home-cooked Mexican food in Johnson Hall.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
This is a great opportunity for anyone to learn about Latino culture. Questions? Contact St. Francis Parish Office at 740.345.9874.
The annual Women of St. Francis “Before Christmas bake sale” will be this Saturday, December 7, 9 am-2 pm and following the Saturday evening & Sunday morning Masses. We’re counting on our St. Francis bakers to help us! Set up and pricing will begin Friday 12/6 at 4 pm. Please bring baked goods to Johnson Hall before then. We’re counting on our St. Francis family to purchase our goodies too.
Call Carol with questions at @740-366-3090.
Next Alpha Launch party is January 5th at 12:15 PM in Johnson Hall.
Who will you invite?
Women of St. Francis
The annual Women of St. Francis Christmas Party will be Thursday, December 12. Doors open at 6 pm with appetizers, followed by a delicious dinner at 6:30 pm catered by Doug’s Far Side Catering.
Our very own Matt Munhall will provide music and we will have games, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle.
Members who wish may also bring donations for Newborns in Need, they would appreciate baby clothes up to size 6 mos.
All ladies of the parish are welcome! Due to the holiday, we missed the bulletin deadline – stop by the office this weekend for a reservation form, deadline is 12/03. Call Carol with questions at @740-366-3090.
All ladies of the parish are welcome! Cost is $15 for WOSF members and $17 for non-members.Call Carol with questions at @740-366-3090.
with the Women of St. Francis as we sing our way toward Christmas on the evening of
Tuesday, December 10th
at the following locations:
At 6 PM at Hearth Brook at 331 Goosepond Rd
and after we finish there, we will proceed to sing....
PM at Chestnut House at 1065 Johnson Ave
. Music is provided and we will sing approximately 20 minutes at each location. Please spread the word and bring a friend...the more the merrier! If you have any questions, please contact Lori Brown (740)-323-3562.
2nd Sunday of Advent
“Therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” Matthew 3:10
Do you bear good fruit for Christ? Or, do you spend your time, talent and treasure constantly acquiring more toys, clutter and junk. Our time, our talent and our treasure are gifts that God has given us. What we do with them is our gift back to God. What gifts are you planning to give to the Lord during this upcoming Christmas season?
Learn how you can share your treasure by supporting your parish and contact The Catholic Foundation. Visit www.catholic-foundation.org/development for more information.
on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 2:00PM