175th Anniversary Gala Cocktail Party
September 20, 2019, 7:00 PM, San Damiano Hall
Enjoy time with friars, other parishioners and friends of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi with food, music, cocktails and dancing as we celebrate this momentous moment in the life of our beloved church.
Click here to purchase your ticket today. Tickets are limited.
All young adults in their 20’s and 30’s are welcome to join us for our annual Young Adult Retreat at the Mt. Alvernia Franciscan Retreat Center in Wappingers Falls, NY.
The retreat is from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon:
September 27-29, 2019
Join us for prayer, reflection, inspiration and sharing. This retreat is a great way to enter the fall season reconnecting with God and with other young adults in our community.
Click here for images from our 2018 retreat on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1578791245561598&type=3
Space is limited.
Registration deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019
Cost includes retreat house cost, retreat materials, meals, Saturday evening social. Transportation not included. Transportation details will be provided.
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The Ugnayan Filipino Ministry of St. Francis of Assisi invites you to a weekend retreat, September 13-15 at San Damiano Retreat Center in upper Manhattan.
Fr. Michael Reyes, O.F.M. will present reflections on Evangelizing in Today’s World.
The cost is $150 and payment is due by Friday, September 6.
For more information, please contact Zeny (718-672-0596), Lou (917-806-7819), Carla (718-503-4637) or email@example.com.
Week of Prayer to Mary, Untier of Knots
We invite you to pray for those whose lives are “tied up in knots” by financial difficulties, unemployment, addictions, etc.
Special prayers will be said after the 11:30 and 4:30 Masses Monday through Friday, August 19-23, 2019
Join us to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Vigil Masses at 4:30 & 5:30 pm
Thursday, August 15, 2019
7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 11:30 am; 12:30, 4:30 & 5:30 pm
All Masses in the Upper Church
Join us at ‘Piyestang Pinoy’ Annual Filipino Fiesta
Celebrate the Culture and Cuisine of the Philippines.
Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
San Damiano Hall
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL ARE WELCOME
How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place:
St. Francis of Assisi Parish at 175
As part of our parish’s year-long jubilee celebration, the St. Francis Adult Education Center is offering a three-week summer program that will look at our parish’s past and present through several lenses: the biblical, the historical, the theological and the artistic. St. Francis of Assisi Parish offers a case study in what it means to be the Catholic Church in America and an oasis of spirituality in the secular city.
12:00–1:15 PM OR 6:15–7:30 PM
San Damiano Hall, 129 West 31st Street
Week One: Biblical Perspectives
Fr. William Beaudin, O.F.M.
Wednesday and Thursday: July 17 & 18
For centuries, God’s holy temple in Jerusalem was the central shrine of Israel’s faith. It was thought to be God’s dwelling place on earth, God’s “headquarters” for governing his good creation, the meeting ground between God’s space and human space. How did the biblical writers understand the complex inter-relationship between a sacred building, the God to whom it was dedicated, the community of faith that worshiped there, and the larger world which that community was sent out to transform? How might this biblical understanding of temple inform our own understanding of the relationship between a parish church, a parish community, and a parish’s mission to and for the world?
Week Two:Historical Perspectives
Fr. Dominic Monti, O.F.M.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: July 23, 24 & 25
The 175-year history of St. Francis of Assisi Parish is a microcosm of the Catholic Church in America. From its roots as an immigrant church, through its many adaptations to the shifting fortunes of the neighborhood in which it is inserted, to its pastoral response to radical changes in the Church and society, our parish has endeared itself to millions of New Yorkers as a place of refuge and welcome, of healing and reconciliation, of lively worship and direct service to the poor. Few historians in the United States are more qualified to tell the story and trace the history of the parish within the wider context of American church history than Fr. Dominic Monti, O.F.M., and even fewer can do so in as lively and engaging a way.
Week Three: Theological and Artistic Perspectives
Joseph Nuzzi and Fr. Timothy Shreenan, O.F.M.
Tuesday and Wednesday: July 30 & 31
What does it mean to be a parish today? What does it mean to be the Church in a specific place like West 31st Street in Manhattan, at a specific time in human history like 2019? Whether you are or are not a parishioner at St. Francis, these questions about the role and relevance a local Catholic Christian community offer stimulating points for reflection and discussion about your own experience of welcome, worship and witness in the parish of your choice. The course will conclude with an exploration of the art and architecture of St. Francis Church and how what we see in this church building challenges us to be the church in New York City and beyond.
Please Note: The days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) for week two are correct in the printed brochure, but the dates (July 22, 23, 24) are incorrect. The correct days and dates are: Tuesday, July 23, Wednesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 25. The information listed in this online post is correct and supersedes the printed material.
We will hold a Week of Prayer dedicated to Parents and Grandparents in honor of Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary, and grandparents of Jesus.
Special prayers will be said after the 11:30 AM and 4:30 PM Masses
Monday to Friday, July 22-26.
Envelopes will be available on which you may write the names of parents and grandparents whom you would like to have remembered on these days.
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.
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