The Return Plan - Parish News for Tuesday, 5/19/20
A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM FR. DAVE
Clip from Fr. Dave's 5/17/20 Homily
WORSHIP & PRAYER
Join us as we continue to
live stream liturgies on YouTube
Thursdays at 6 pm
: Eucharistic Adoration
Sundays at 10 am
: Holy Mass
The Return Plan
On May 30 & 31, we will begin offering again our 4 weekend public Masses at St. Francis! Thanks be to God! We have missed seeing you, our parish family, and can’t wait to offer the Eucharist to you again, and to celebrate and live our faith together as a community. Below are attached documents with some guidelines that we're implementing and a letter from Bishop Brennan. Please carefully read these documents as you discern joining us on our opening weekend.
The Return_Parishioner Guidelines.pdf
Bishop Brennan's Return Letter to Faithful.pdf
PASSING THE VIRTUAL OFFERTORY BASKET
Father made an appeal during Sunday's homily, stating that our offertory has been down by 20% over these past few months. We really need everyone to make an ongoing pledge to support our mission. Electronic giving is currently the most consistent way to give, safest and most reliable. Will you consider how you can help us during this time?
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
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For reoccurring gifts, you can set up automatic debit to one’s bank account or charges to one’s credit card. Please fill out this
Offertory Commitment Form
to set up recurring payments.
One-Time Online Donation
If you normally donate by envelopes or the basket, we have set up a link to donate online with a one-time donation by credit card.
Click here to complete the form
. You may use this link as often as you like.
Another option is through our new TEXT-to-GIVE number. Donate simply by texting SFDS to 740.240.6093. You can also use this in place of your normal offertory basket giving.
If you would like to continue using your envelopes, please mail your contribution into the parish office at 40 Granville Street, Newark, OH 43055. Checks are preferred as cash is not a safe or secure way to fulfill your offertory through the mail.
Adult Faith Formation
Holy Spirit Lunch with Padre
Grab your lunch and
with Fr. Dave and all the Alpha Online participants on Pentecost Sunday, 5/31 at noon on our
. Father will share his talk,
How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
helping us to discover the power and grace given to each of us by the Third Person of the Holy Trinity.
Unbound Virtual Retreat
Live Free Ministry is presenting a FREE virtual retreat on May 26 - 28, offering options for morning or evening blocks each day. Last year, we had 150 people participate in this life-changing experience where they learned three steps clear the way for the Holy Spirit to enter and restore what was lost, mend what was broken, heal what was damaged, unlock what was bound, and raise what was dead!
Learn more and register here
Let's Stay in Touch
all summer to hear about fun ongoing activities as well as episodes of our weekly Teaching Tuesday and Formation Friday Series!
Elementary Faith Formation
Be on the lookout in the next few weeks for a registration link for our first ever virtual VBS scheduled for the week of 7/13. If you would like to help with VBS planning or have ideas, please
let us know
The Great STEM Toy Giveaway
The Works has seven pallets of toys to give away to children ages 10 and under. The drive-through event will take place on Friday, 5/22, 4 - 7 pm in front of The Works buildings on 2nd Street. In partnership with toys for Tots and DOMI 7, our goal is to continue STEM learning at home. See flyer below for more details.
Essential Workers Project
Join us in a campaign to support essential workers who have become everyday heroes by continuing to work to ensure we can have as normal a life as possible during the pandemic. Attached is a list you can support by sending letters, cards, and/or artwork. Remember, essential workers aren't just those you see...think of the janitors, food production workers and other folks who may be overlooked, but who are the backbone of many of these facilities.
STEM Toy Giveaway flyer.pdf
Essential Workers List - Parish.pdf
PARISH COMMUNITY NEWS
Joyce Blowers was born July 11, 1934 and passed away on May 12, 2020. Your condolences for the family can be sent to Reed-Egan Funeral Home at 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, OH 43055.
We need your help for reopening the parish for public Masses beginning on 5/30 for our AV Tech, Sanitation, Greeter and Usher teams. If you're able to help us keep everyone safe while worshiping together, please contact
. Training begins soon!
Adoration will resume on Monday, 6/1. Anytime is a great time to sign up to adore our Lord, but special prayers are requested for our parish, our community and the world as we navigate our "new normal." Reach out to Julie Muetzel by
or by calling 614.302.6711 with any questions or to schedule a time.
Parish Grant Forms
Families seeking a grant to offset the cost of Catholic education are encouraged to complete the
elementary school grant form
high school grant form
. For more information please contact Parish Accountant
Fr. Dave, the staff and volunteers of St. Francis ask that you pray for the following intentions:
Our planning and implementation of guidelines for The Return to Mass on Pentecost weekend.
For all of our Alpha Online participants and those planning the upcoming
Holy Spirit Encounter.
May all of those on the course feel called to fully immerse themselves in the experience and may the volunteers lean into the Holy Spirit to guide them through this new way of presenting Alpha.
As we draw to the close of our academic year, that our school children are granted a fun and safe summer and that we can return in the fall to a program that allows us to gather safely within the school building.
We are still available to serve you by phone or email. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need us! Please
see a contact list here
St. Anselm of Canterbury
Pray for us!
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on Tuesday, May 19 at 10:19AM