Thursday, July 4 & Friday, July 5:
Mass at 11:30 AM
No confessions; the church offices and the
St. Francis Adult Education Center will be closed.
Our regular schedule will resume on Saturday, July 6.
We wish everyone a happy and safe Independence holiday!
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
::: PRE-PRIDE FESTIVE MASS :::
Saturday | June 29 | 5:15 p.m.
Fr. James Martin, S.J. will be presiding.
::: ALL ARE WELCOME :::
LGBT+ or LGBT+ Ally, all are welcome to attend our beautiful celebration.
::: UNITE IN LOVE WITH US :::
Our LGBT+ Ministry at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi is hosting a weekend of inclusion and prayer. Decorations will festoon our beautiful church and reflect our signature, LGBT+ Ministry colors that have a deep meaning behind them.
::: LET’S CELEBRATE :::
We invite you to our United In Love Celebration, reminding you that you’re beautiful in the eyes of God. You are worthy and wanted. Beautiful. Accepted. Needed. And most importantly, you are lovable.
Identifying as Catholic and gay or lesbian and can sometimes be a challenge, however, we accept you #AsYouAre.
As a ministry, together we recognize that all people are truly created in God’s image and likeness.
::: ONE COLOR, ONE PROMISE :::
When celebrating with us, we have four promises that reflect the environment we’re designing—there’s one promise for every color showcased in our icon.
Green = Safety
We promise you a safe, authentically loving environment.
Yellow = Acceptance
We promise you acceptance with a smile and desire to know more about you.
Blue = Inclusion
We promise you inclusion with open arms and a warm hug.
Pink = Support
We promise you support, as your heart opens up through the good times and those times that are challenging.
The Feast of Saint Anthony is just around the corner!
We will celebrate the feast on Thursday, June 13th with Masses and Devotions to St. Anthony at:
7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 10:30, 11:30 AM;
12:30, 4:30, 5:30
6:30 (Creole, Upper Church) and
6:30 PM (Filipino, Lower Church).
Relics of St. Anthony will be available for veneration in the lower church throughout the day.
Blessed St. Anthony’s Bread will be distributed all day long in the 32nd
Street entrance and in front of the church on 31st Street as long as supplies last.
Fr. Kevin Mullen, O.F.M., Minister Provincial of Holy Name Province will be the principal celebrant at a Mass on Wednesday, June 19, at 5:30 PM for Fr. Dominic Ternan, O.F.M. on the 75th Anniversary of his death during World War II.
Fr. Dominic’s first assignment was at St. Francis of Assisi from 1937 to 1942. His next assignment was as a U.S. Army chaplain. He successfully landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944 where he blessed many dead bodies and wounded soldiers. On June 19th, while ministering to a wounded sergeant, he was killed by a German sniper in Chateau Sevigny, France. Fr. Dominic was the first Franciscan to be awarded the Silver Star.
Members of Fr. Dominic’s family, as well as clergy from Jesuit schools from which Dominic graduated, and a U.S. Army Color Guard from West Point will be present.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The St. Francis of Assisi LGBT+ Ministry is hosting a lecture being given by Fr. James Martin S.J.
Welcome: Showing Respect & Welcome in the Church to LGBT people.
Monday, June 10 at
in the San Damiano Hall.
Jesus broke down barriers between people and proclaimed the Father’s love for all. He erased the divisions between Jews and Gentiles, slaves and free people, and even male and female (Galatians 3:28). Is the Church prepared to follow the Lord’s lead and continue to break down the barriers that divide God’s children today?
During this month that our society celebrates the life and dignity of LBGTQ people, we gather to consider how we can, and must, do better to welcome and respect all of God’s children.
This is free and open to the public.
Fr. Martin will be signing books at the end of the event.
Pilgrimage: The Shrines of France
11 Days: November 6-16, 2019
visiting: Geneva • Annecy • Lyon • Tours
Loire Valley • Chartres • Mont St. Michel Bayeux • Normandy • Caen • Lisieux • Paris
Fr. Andrew Reitz, O.F.M.
$3,199 from New York
For more information email Fr. Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, a holy day of obligation, will be celebrated on Thursday, May 30.
Our regular weekday Mass schedule will be in effect:
7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 11:30 AM;
12:30, 4:30 and 5:30 PM.
The 4:30 and 5:30 Masses on Wednesday, May 29, will also be celebrated for the Ascension.
Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day.
We will observe our holiday schedule with just one Mass at 11:30 AM.
There will be no confessions and the church offices will be closed.
Let us prayerfully remember all those who have given their lives in defense of our country, and for the cause of freedom throughout the world, especially the members of our armed forces who have died while serving in various parts of the world.
“There is no greater love than this –
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
Via Lucis: THE STATIONS OF THE RESURRECTION
Every Friday during the Easter Season after the 12:30 & 5:30 PM Masses
During the Easter season we will celebrate the Via Lucis or Way of Light. The Via Lucis consists of 14 “Stations” which recount the Easter story from the Resurrection to Pentecost.
Please join us for this beautiful Easter devotion!
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