Ash Wednesday: February 14, 2018

Imposition of ashes – Lower church
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and in
the upper church following the 6:30 PM Mass

Mass – Upper Church
7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 11:30 AM
12:30, 1:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 PM
(Please note: due to the frequency of Masses, ashes are not distributed during the liturgy.  All ashes are distributed in the Lower Church.  You may receive your ashes before or after the Mass as you like.)

Confessions – Lower Church
7:30–8:30 AM • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM


Light from Light: Rethinking the Catholic Creed

On Easter Sunday, Catholics throughout the world reaffirm their Christian faith by renewing their baptismal promises. Lent is a preparation for that renewal, a time to reflect more deeply on our beliefs and to become more committed to living them out. Drawing on the insights of Boston College theologian, Fr. Michael Himes, this  five-week course will focus on the creed and cover fresh perspectives on our ancient faith.

Required text: Fr. Himes’s The Mystery of Faith, An Introduction to Catholicism (available through Amazon).

Fr. William Beaudin, O.F.M. will teach this course on

Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21,
from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

Please Note:  Due to the low number of registrants, the Sunday afternoon session of “Light from Light:  Rethinking the Catholic Creed,” scheduled to begin this Sunday, February 18, has been cancelled.  Please join us for the Wednesday evening session of the same course, beginning February 21 at 6 p.m.

Click HERE to register


Tea with Jesus: Lenten Scripture Sharing

Your unconditionally loving LGBT+Ministry warmly invites you to high tea, scripture share and deep discussion, about Lenten Gospels beginning Sunday, February 18 @ 4 p.m. and continuing throughout the Lenten Season.  We welcome all members of the Young Adult Ministry to join us.

After our tea, we’ll then attend the 5 p.m. mass together.

February 18 —4 to 5 p.m..
February 25—4 to 5 p.m.
March – 4 to 5 p.m.
March 11—4 to 5 p.m.
March 18 —4 to 5 p.m.

Come reflect with Jesus, tea, cookies, and your LGBT and LGBT Ally brothers and sisters.

All are welcome.


Stations of the Cross

Fridays after the 12:30 and 5:30 PM Masses







Monthly Immigration Detention Visits.

The Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi is hosting an orientation meeting for its monthly Immigration Detention Visits on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:30 PM in San Damiano Hall, 127 W. 31st Street. For more information and to register, call 212-736-8500, Ext. 238, or email




Mar 16, 2018
9:00 AM  – 3:00 PM
Classroom 4

Spiritual master, Spanish poet, theologian, doctor of the Church—these titles only begin to describe the towering figure of St. John of the Cross in Catholic history. This course will examine excerpts from John’s writings on the mystical life, including The Ascent of Mount Carmel, Dark Night of the Soul, The Spiritual Canticle, The Living Flame of Love and lesser known works.

A specific emphasis of the course will be John’s insights into the connection between the practice of the virtues and one’s progress in prayer. Opportunities for discussion and personal reflection will invite participants to appropriate John’s wisdom for themselves in their own lives of faith.

INSTRUCTOR: Mary J. Gennuso, Ph.D.

Cost $45.00

Click HERE to register.


Lenten Pardon and Peace:
Service of Communal Reconciliation and Sacrament of Reconciliation

At this service we come together to acknowledge our sinfulness together, to pray, to reflect on the word of God, to contemplate God’s infinite mercy and, for those who would like, to receive that mercy in the sacrament of Reconciliation.

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM





Mar 24, 2018 – Mar 24, 2018
2:00PM 5:00 PM
San Damiano Hall

Facilitator: Fr. William Beaudin, O.F.M.

Prepare for Holy Week by taking a few hours to pause, pray and reflect on what the parable of the Prodigal Son tells us about what it is we are celebrating during these most sacred days of the Church year.

The afternoon will include two presentations by Fr. William as well as communal prayer and personal quiet time. Participants are invited to conclude the day by joining the St. Francis of Assisi Parish community at the 5:15 PM vigil mass for Palm Sunday.


[1:30 PM—Late Registration]

2:00 PM—Afternoon Prayer

2:15 PM—Presentation

3:00 PM—Quiet reflection

3:30 PM—Refreshments

3:45 PM—Presentation

4:30 PM—Evening Praye

[5:15 PM—Optional Vigil Mass]

Cost $20.00



Click here to make your Lenten donation online.

Help make sure that the Church of St. Francis of Assisi is open and available for you and for all people who come to us. Our annual budget is $3,300,000 which we must raise each year.

Please help us meet our financial needs with your Lenten donation today.


Holy Week

Note: All Masses are in the upper church unless specified; all Confessions are in the lower church.

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion • March 25

Saturday Vigil Masses (March 24): 4:00 and 5:15 PM

Sunday Masses: 8:00, 9:15 (Korean), 9:30 (Lower Church),

11:00 AM, 12:30, 5:00, and 6:15 PM

Confessions: 8:30 to 9:30 AM; 4:30 to 5:30 PM


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week

Masses: 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, and 11:30 AM; 12:30, 4:30, 5:30 PM

Confessions: 7:30 to 8:30 AM; 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM; 4:00 to 6:00 PM


Holy Thursday • March 29

Masses: 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Washing of the Feet and Procession to the Repository: 6:00 PM

Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Korean): 8:00 PM

Confessions: 7:30 to 8:30 AM; 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Good Friday • March 30

The Seven Last Words: 12:00 Noon

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 3:00 pm

Stations of the Cross, A Scriptural Journey: 5:30 pm

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (Korean): 8:00 PM

Confessions: 8:00 to 11:00 AM ONLY


Holy Saturday • March 31

The Great Vigil of Easter: 6:30 pm

The Upper Church will remain closed until 6:00 pm.

There are no Saturday afternoon Vigil Masses.

The Great Vigil of Easter (Korean): 9:00 PM

There will be no confessions on Holy Saturday.


Easter Sunday • April 1

Masses: 8:00, 9:15 (Korean), 9:30 (Lower Church), 11:00 am, 12:30, 5:00 & 6:15 PM.

There will be no confessions on Easter Sunday.


Easter Monday • April 2

Masses: 8:30 & 11:30 am

There will be no confessions and the

Church offices will be closed for the day.


Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi

Here is some information you might find helpful about our parish community.
If you would like more information about joining our community or
about any of our ministries please contact
Joseph Nuzzi at or 212-736-8500 x365


We are a parish community and an urban ministry center in the heart of New York City.

Click HERE if you have not yet registered for our parish.



Inspired by the Franciscan tradition of ministering to people who are alienated, displaced, or persecuted, the “pilgrims and strangers” in our midst, The Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi welcomes immigrants/migrants of various ethnic backgrounds regardless of political or religious affiliation.

Click here for the Statement of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in support of immigrants.


The Church of St. Francis of Assisi has a vibrant community of young adult Catholics in their 20’s and 30’s who celebrate life and faith together.  Our Young Adult Ministry combines spiritual, social and outreach events to support our life together.

Click here for more information about our Young Adult Ministry.

In the words of St. Francis of Assisi, “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” The Church of St. Francis of Assisi LGBT Ministry is a fellowship where gay and lesbian people of faith are welcome to explore their spirituality and share their experience, strength, and hope with one another. We actively provide and promote faith opportunities that build community for those who have experienced spiritual disconnection. We attempt to fulfill our mission by providing a safe place for spiritual events, educational and social activities, and outreach to the larger parish and Archdiocesan community.

Click here for more information about our LGBT Ministry.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which people can question, search, and inquire into the Catholic faith. It is a journey which leads many to seek full membership in our Church. For others this journey may not lead to full membership. Either way, all are welcome to come and see, to ask questions, and to look more deeply.

Click here for more information about our RCIA Ministry


The St. Francis Bereavement Ministry offers an opportunity for the bereaved to connect with others who grieve, and to seek a path of healing as they come to terms with their loss.

Click here for more information about our Bereavement Ministry