ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC CHURCH 1537 Rogers Ave. Lancaster, TX 75134 Phone: 972-227-4124 Fax 972-227-2882 Email: [email protected] Website: www.stfrancislancaster.org. OFFICE HOURS—Mon.-Fri.:9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed for Lunch—12:00 Noon-1:00 PM Rev. Manuel Sabando—Administrator VISITORS: We happily welcome you to St. Francis! To register please stop by the office. Emergency only— Cell 214-934-3228 RECONCILIATION: Deacon Victor Carpio-214-695-7555 Saturday: 3:30 - 4:30 PM and Wednesday 5 - 6 PM or by appointment. Deacon Larry Seidemann WEDDINGS/BODAS Sara Raines—Business Manager Must contact the Pastor six months prior to desired date. Preparation classes are required before the marriage. Contact office for regulations and any rental information. Gabriela Vela—Sec. [email protected] Llamar a la oficina seis meses antes para fijar la fecha. Se requieren clases de Nora Goodreau-Organist—972-345-0914 preparación. Llamar para los requisitos o alquilar el Salón Parroquial. Sherry Granello—Religious Education BAPTISMS/BAUTISMOS 972-227-0770 or email to [email protected] First & third Saturday in English at 11 am. Registered member six months prior to schedulSt. Vincent de Paul assistance ing baptismal date. Parents and Godparents must attend preparation class. Godparents if married, must be according to the laws of the Catholic Church. Baptismal Class second Call Hotline # at: 972-218-6605 WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday 5:00 PM (Spanish) 7:00 PM Sunday 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (Spanish) 12:15 PM DAILY MASS SCHEDULE Mon. Communion Service @ 8:00 AM Wed. 6:30 PM Tues, Thurs, & Fri 8:00 AM HOLY DAYS—Call office for Mass times. Saturday of the month in January, March, May, July, September, & November @ 10:00 AM. Primer y tercer sábado en inglés a las 11am; segundo y cuarto sábado en español a las 11am. Registrado como miembro de la Parroquia seis meses antes de planificar fecha de Bautismo. Padres y padrinos tienen que asistir a clase de preparación. Padrinos, si son casados, tiene que ser de acuerdo a las leyes de la Iglesia Católica. Las clases pre-bautismales son el segundo sábado de cada mes en enero, marzo, mayo, julio, septiembre y noviembre a las 10:00am ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI LANCASTER,TEXAS March 15, 2015 MASSES FOR THE WEEK DAY Sat DATE 03/14 TIME 5:00 pm 7:00 pm Sun 03/15 8:00 am 10:00 am 12:15 pm Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri 03/16 03/17 03/18 03/19 03/20 8:00 am 8:00 am 6:30 pm 8:00 am 8:00 am INTENTIONS †Joe Kapavik 7th Anniv. Remembrance offered by daughter Sharon Kapavik †Rafael Perez Trejo, offered by Atziri Patiño †Guillermo Flores, offered by Imelda Flores †Johannes Diki Sudiono, offered by Andy & Pat Mungenast For the People †Artemio Castillo, †Jesus & †Aurora Castillo, †Alvaro Castillo Offered by Patricia Castilllo †Jose Guadalupe Martinez, offered by familia Nieto Communion Service For persecuted Christians and at risk throughtout the world For the elderly and all the sick †All Souls in Purgatory For the Unborn Weekly need for Operational expenses $8400 Sunday Offering Easter Flowers Sun 03/15 Mon 03/16 Tues 03/17 Wed 03/18 Thurs 03/19 Fri 03/20 Sat 03/21 03/08 03/08 $7473.00 $2067.00 This week at St. Francis 9:00 am RE Class Breakfast-CRHP 2:00 pm CRHP Women-CL Jóvenes Instrumentos-CL 7:00 pm Knights of Columbus-PH Walking in Faith-CL Ch. Spanish Choir-CH 4:30 pm Finance Council 7:00 pm RICA-PH CRHP Men-CL Sun Span Choir-CH 7:00 pm RE Class-CL English Choir-CH 10:00 am SVDP meeting-PH 7:00 pm RCIA-English-NX Altar Society-PH 10:30 am Food Pantry-PH 5:00 pm KC’s Fish Fry-PH 6:00 pm Stations-RICA-CH 7:30 pm Renovación Parroquial-PH Sat Span Choir-CH 8:00 am REFOCCUS 10:00 am RICA/RCIA retreat SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Lent; Second Scrutiny Tuesday: St. Patrick Wednesday: St. Cyril of Jerusalem Thursday: St. Joseph Friday: Abstinence; Spring begins READINGS FOR THE WEEK Mon: Is 65:17-21; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13b; Jn 4:43-54 Tues: Ez 47:1-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; Jn 5:1-16 Wed: Is 49:8-15; Ps 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18; Jn 5:17-30 Thurs: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Ps 89:2-5, 27, 29; Rm 4:13:16-18, 22; Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a Fri: Wis 2:1a, 12-22; Ps 34:17-21, 23; Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Sat: Jer 11:18-20; Ps 7:2-3, 9bc-12; Jn 7:40-53 Sun: Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51:3-4, 12-15; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33 Sanctuary Candle burns the week of March 15-21, 2015 Anniversary Remembrance of †Evelyn Macik Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Offered by Daughter Margie Spencer UPCOMING 2ND COLLECTIONS March 15, 2015—Catholic Relief Services March 22, 2015—Building Fund March 29, 2015—Building Fund GOD UPHOLDS ME I take for my sureties: The power of God to guide me, the might of God to uphold me, the wisdom of God to teach me, the eye of God to watch over me, the ear of God to hear me, the word of God to give me speech, the hand of God to protect me, the way of God to go before me, the shield of God to shelter me. —St. Patrick BREAKFAST SCHEDULE March 15, 2015—CRHP March 22, 2015—Cursillistas March 29, 2015—Jovenes Instrumentos Altar Servers Date 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 14-Mar 15-Mar Aryel C . Alexa C. Pablo Rodriguez 21-Mar 22-Mar Luis V. Alex V. 28-Mar 29-Mar Aryel C . Alexa C. 2-Apr 3-Apr Holy Thursday Good Friday Commentators Date 10:00 AM 12:15 PM Carlos Reyes, Jose Rodriguez Lilian Hernandez , Joana H. Josue. Adriana P. Victoria Fogle. Evan Reyna Jr Faith Castilo, Isabel Gamino Pablo R. Emily Victoria Uzu, Jose Rodriguez Alexis, Andrew Torres Josue. Adriana P. Carlos Reyes, Victoria Fogle Lilian Hernandez , Joana H. Carolina S. Alan Rodrigues Pablo Rodriguez Pablo Rodriguez Pablo Rodriguez 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 14-Mar 15-Mar Volunteer needed Venancia N 21-Mar 22-Mar Paul F Juanita B 28-Mar 29-Mar Volunteer needed Salomon B 2-Apr 3-Apr Holy Thursday @ 7 pm Volunteer needed Lectors Date 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:15 PM Sara R Teresa H Federico T Rowland U Carol A Alfonso R Jerry S Wendy A Catalina R Good Friday after stations Volunteer 5:00 PM 7:00 PM-SP 14-Mar 15-Mar Hayley L, Paul F Domingo C, Salomon B 21-Mar 22-Mar Joe T, Louise V Ana C, Patricia T 28-Mar 29-Mar Sherry G Ines P, Herlinda T 2-Apr 3-Apr Holy Thursday @ 7 pm 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:15 PM-SP Jerry S Rodney & Irene C Jose T, Silvia Q Sara R Simona L & Mary L Estela A, Veronica L Rowland U Cassie P & Jim M Good Friday after stations Extraordinary Ministers of Communion March 14 @5:00 pm March 14 @ 7 pm March 15 @8:00 am March 15 @10:00 am March 15 @ 12:15 pm Robin T, Pat A, Deacon Adela B, Rafael B, Ernesto F, Arnolfo E-c, Yolanda D, Deacon Irene C-c, Maria E, Priscilla G, Gaye H, Pauline H, Mary L, Brenda H, Cathy H Ofelia V, Silvia V, Lucy H, Iric, Hipolito C, Barbara C, Doroteo C, Ana C, March 21 @5:00 pm March 21 @ 7 pm March 22 @8:00 am March 22 @10:00 am March 22 @ 12:15 pm Mary B-c, Sherry G, Deacon Lupita M, Jose M, Jose R. Evan R-c, Andy M, Deacon Jackie M-c, Jim M, Ajibola O, Cassie P, Pauline & Alfred S, Teresa W, Wendy A Lupe R, Moises R, Rocio R, Jose R, Josefina B, Adolfo R. Angela R, Silvia Q. March 28 @ 5:00 pm March 28 @ 7 pm March 29 @ 8:00 am March 29 @ 10:00 am March 29 @ 12:15 pm Virginia G-c, Robin T, Deacon Maxi P. Maria P, Lupita M. Sara & Cliff R-c, Deacon Holy Thursday April 2 @ 7 pm Cora C-c, Tom A, Irene C, Maria Silvia V, Ofelia V, Lucy H, Iris C, Hipolito E, Priscilla G, Cathy H, Brenda H, C, Barbara C, Camargo D, Ana C. Gaye H Good Friday April 3 Iris C, Maxi P, Silvia V, Ofelia V. Please keep the sick members of our Parish family in your prayers: Irma Avila, Casey McDaniel, Bill Mayo, Loyda Ramirez, Angel Benson, Christian Andres Garcia, Al Aldinger, Eliseo Martinez, Steve Truett, Priscilla Gonzalez, Norma Sabedra, David Molix, Dakota McKee, Maria T. Garza, Esther Ramirez, Frank Reyes, Richard Brumley, Josefina Aguero, Hattie Brown, Ester Estremos, Mary Bradley, Christopher Dougherty, Maria Socorro Villaldoza, Richard Salas, Mark Seidemann, Bennie Kennedy, Carolyn Gangluff, Enemencio Jaso, Mary Sparkman, Simona Garza, and all those who are not listed and still are in need of our prayers. If you have a person to add on this prayer list, please call the office at 972-227-4124. You can also write the names of your sick loved ones in the notebook on the stand in the Narthex. These and all names above are being prayed for, and the bulletin is updated weekly. May God Bless you and yours! Stations of the Cross are on Fridays during Lent. Listed below are the groups that will be leading them. March 20 March 27 April 3 6:00 pm RICA 6:00 pm Altar Society 6:30 pm Knights of Columbus KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 12484 FISH FRY Friday nights during Lent come join us for GOOD FOOD, GOOD TIMES and FELLOWSHIP Where: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in the St. Claire of Assisi Hall When: March 20 & 27. Dinner will be served from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Menu: 1) Fried Fish, Home Made Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Hushpuppies, Tea, Coffee & Dessert. 2) Baked Fish Platter with, Mixed Vegetables, Cole Slaw or Potato Salad, Hushpuppies, Tea, Coffee and Dessert. COST: $8 per adult, $4per child under 12 years of age. The dinner is open to anyone who wants to attend. So Come one, come all; bring your family, friends and neighbors to join us for Good Food, Fun Times and Great Fellowship. We will also host a 50-50 Pot with the drawing being at 6:50 PM to choose the winner. Winner does not have to be present at the time of the drawing. A representative from AARP will be at the DeSoto Sr. Center at 204 Lion St., DeSoto, TX 75115 (corner of Beltline & Hampton) to assist the elderly with income tax preparation on Wednesdays during tax season from 11 am to 3 pm on a first come, first serve basis. For more information call 972-230-5826. R.E.A.D.Y. SET. ACHIEVE 2015 Summer Camp enrollment at Santa Clara Regional Community Center Enroll now for the 2015 Summer Camp at Santa Clara Regional Community Center! Only 175 spots available! Camp starts on June 15, 2015. Price: $30 a week (9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.) or $40 a week (7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.). Price includes t-shirt, breakfast, lunch and all field trips! To register, contact Santa Clara Regional Community Center staff at 214-337-0175. For more information visit: www.ccdallas.org/summer-camp Please help us be more energy efficient and reduce our electricity bills by turning off lights when you leave and closing doors when meetings take place. Information for the Altar Society Scholarship. Guidelines and applications will be available for pick-up from the Parish Hall from February 23rd to March 13th. Completed guidelines and applications must be returned to the Parish Hall from March 30th to April 27th. If you have any questions or for more information please call Mrs. Molix at 972-227-7237. Recipients of the scholarship will be awarded at the May 21st Altar Society meeting. Lent: Germanic word for spring. Eventually became associated in English speaking countries with the 40 days preparation before Easter. In Latin, the word is Quadragessima – meaning 40 days. Cuaresma: Palabra germana que significa primavera. Eventualmente vino a relacionarse a los países de habla inglesa con los cuarenta días de preparación para la Pascua de Resurrección. En latín, la palabra es cuadragésima que quiere decir cuarenta. St. Francis Catholic Church & Marriage Ministries Living Your Marriage as a Sacrament 2015 Dates of REFOCCUS Classes March 21 May 16 July 25 September 12 Time: 8:00 am—6:00 pm Cost: $125.00 per couple Includes materials, snacks, & lunch Where: St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center 1537 Rogers Ave. Lancaster, TX 75134 Call the Parish Office: 972-227-4124, or Moises & Rocio Renteria @ 469-682-2726 or email: [email protected] ROSARY & PERPETUAL NOVENA—Join us in honoring Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal every Sunday after the 10AM Mass in the Chapel by Our Lady’s Altar. DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET—Please join us in the Chapel every Sunday after the 8:00 AM Mass. Also Friday at 3:00 PM after the Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction. The St. Francis website is now up and running. The name remains the same. Thank you Michelle McKee for your time and talent in the process of reconstructing. Visit us online at: www.stfrancislancaster.org. FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT Dear St Francis Family, We celebrate “Laetare Sunday “(Sunday to Rejoice) this weekend reflecting on the "LOVE OF GOD" as being proclaimed in the Gospel today "God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”(Jn 3:16-17) Love is the best known attribute of God but least understood. God is not a God of wrath or vengeance but a God of love who came in search of the lost sheep of His flock." I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance "(Luke 5:32) As we journey into this season of Lent, let us admit with all humility before the Lord our own sinfulness and unworthiness, and let us thank Him always for His unconditional love towards us. Remember that He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked but tenderly calls sinners to turn from their evil ways and live (Ezekiel 18:32) May this Season of grace continue to keep us connected with God whom we owe all our lives and may St Francis help us always find our way back to God every time we feel apart from God. Amen. Fr. Manny Querida familia de San Francisco: Celebramos el “Domingo Laetare”, (Domingo de regocijo), este fin de semana reflexionado en el “AMOR DE DIOS” proclamado en el Evangelio de hoy “Dios amo tanto al mundo, que entregó a su Hijo unigénito, para que todo el que crea en Él, no perezca, sino que tenga vida eterna. Porque Dios no envió a Su Hijo para condenar al mundo, sino para que el mundo se salvara por medio de Él.” (Jn 3:16-17) El amor es el mejor atributo conocido de Dios pero poco entendido. Dios no es un Dios de ira o venganza, pero un Dios de amor que vino en busca de las ovejas perdidas de su rebaño. “No he venido a llamar a justos, sino a pecadores al arrepentimiento.” (Lk 5:32) Al adentrarnos en este tiempo de Cuaresma, admitamos con toda humildad ante el Señor nuestros propios pecados e indignidad y agradezcámosle a Él siempre por Su amor incondiconal hacia nosotros. Recuerden que Él no se complace en la muerte del malvado, sino pide tiernamente a los pecadores a dejar los caminos del mal y vivir. (Ez 18:32) Que este tiempo de gracia continúe manteniéndonos conectados con Dios a quien debemos toda nuestra vida y que San Francisco de Asís nos ayude siempre a encontrar el camino de regreso a Dios cada vez que sentimos apartarnos de Él. Amén Padre Manny Religious Education General Information About Religious Education Classes : • Religious Education classes at St. Francis of Assisi are offered for students in grades 1-8. Classes for students in grades 1-6 are offered at two sessions on Sunday mornings. The first session meets from 8:309:40 a.m. and the second session meets from 11:00 a.m.-noon. Students in 7th and 8th grades have classes on Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. • The RE year begins after Labor Day and ends in early May. • All classes are conducted in English although most volunteers are bilingual and can assist students with limited English. • St. Francis has only 6 classrooms available for classes. Each classroom can accommodate 24 students. Each class requires two Safe Environment cleared adults. • All students MUST register for classes-new and returning. Families that have been registered members of the parish for at least six months will be accepted first. All those not registered with the parish will be considered if there is still available space after October 1, 2015. • Fees for the classes are charged to help the church provide books and supplies. Fees are $50 for one student, $60 for two students in the same family and $75 for three or more students in the same family. Fees for the current year are due September 30, 2015. • Pre Registration is now ongoing for students who attended this year (2014-15). Registration for new students will be accepted beginning April 7, 2015. Students can continue to register until all available space is filled. • Registration may be done online at our St. Francis website: www.stfrancislancaster.org., email at [email protected], on the phone at 972-227-0770 or in person at the RE Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am-2:30 pm. • Already baptized students needing First Communion and Confirmation must attend classes for two consecutive years. Students are eligible for First Communion at the end of second grade if the students completed first grade RE classes. Students are eligible for Confirmation at the end of eighth grade if they completed seventh grade RE classes. RE classes are intended to help families with the faith formation of their children. Parents and guardians are an important part of faith formation. RE classes are not only for sacraments, but can assist families with strong ongoing formation! Good faith formation can happen only if families are practicing their faith. Help us help you raise strong Catholic children! Parents and grandparents make some of our best volunteers.
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