updated November 27, 2021

At the Church of St. Francis of Assisi we continue to ask parishioners and visitors to wear a mask at Mass and in other parish buildings for the continued safety of everyone.  We are continuing to distribute Communion only in the hand.  Please keep your mask on as you come forward for Communion.  We have not yet filled the Holy Water recepticals in the church but Holy Water is available in the church lobby.


updated Monday, March 23, 2020

A message to our Parishioners and Friends:

On Saturday, March 14, 2020 the Archdiocese of New York suspended all Masses in the Archdiocese of New York in response to the Coronavirus.  As a parish of the Archdiocese, we are suspending all of our Masses after the 5:15 PM Vigil Mass today, Saturday, March 14th.

Confessions are also suspended for the time being.

These measures are being taken because we must all do our part to slow the spread of the virus.  This will help to protect the most vulnerable among us who may be susceptible to complications from the virus and it is a sign of love and support for all of our medical professionals who continue to work and sacrifice on behalf of all of us.

We invite everyone to follow the sacred liturgy online.  We also invite everyone during this season of Lent to pray for those who are ill, to pray for our medical professionals, and to pray for those who are economically impacted by the interruptions we are experiencing right now.

The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is closed for private prayer as of Sunday, March 22, 2020 in compliance with more stringent directives from civil authorities.
Please know that the Friars are praying for all of our parishioners and visitors at our daily Mass, our morning and evening prayers.  We thank all of you for doing your part for the common good by staying home to curb the spread of this virus.  Please join your prayers at home to ours for our community, for our city, or nation and our world.


Changes in the Adult Education Center:

ALL classes,  programs, talks and 12 step / self-help groups are suspended due to concerns related to the coronavirus.  This includes all the Lenten Afternoon of Prayer.


Pardon and Peace, Lenten Reconciliation Service is cancelled.


This is a very fluid situation and things could change quickly, so we ask you to check back here often for more possible changes.

We are encouraged by your cooperation in these changes, and are grateful for your ongoing financial support as pull together during this time of uncertainty.

Let us continue to pray for those who are suffering from illness, as well as those who are working to care for the sick.