The friars and staff of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi would like to wish all of our parishioners and visitors a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that unites all people of good will in our country, from all faiths and all backgrounds, in a day dedicated to pausing to thank God for all of the blessings of creation. We thank God for the world and its abundance, for the food we eat and the family and friends we share our lives with.
Here is a prayer you might like to use as you give thanks on Thanksgiving Day:
Thanksgiving Table Prayer
O Gracious God, we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us. Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this feast today. Thank you for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those gathered here. Thank you for our health, our work and our play. Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering war and violence. Open our hearts to your love. We ask your blessing through Christ your son. Amen
Here is our Mass schedule for the holiday:
Thursday, November 23, 2017 Mass at 11:30 AM only
Friday, November 24
Masses at 8:00 and 11:30 AM
Please note: There will be no Confessions, and the Church offices will be closed both days.