Town hall Meeting on our new Ministry Center: Come hear updates and plans for our new Ministry Center, Friday, September 28 at 9:30 a.m., Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m., in the Parish Activity Center (PAC)
Our Mass schedule for Saturday, September 22 is as normal. We will be having the 5 p.m. vigil and the 7 p.m. Spanish Mass in church as scheduled. There are no confessions on Saturday, September 22.
St. Francis of Assisi Church Sunday Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil at 5 pm; Confessions (3:30 pm- 4:30 pm)
Sábado 7 pm Santa Misa en Español (confesión 6 pm)
Sunday at 7 am, 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 5 pm Read More for daily Mass times
Daily Mass Times:
Mon, Tues, Wed at 9:15 am Thursday at 9:15 a.m. in church followed by Holy Hour of prayer, and Adoration of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament until 6:30 pm Friday at 8:15 am
Daily Masses are held in either the main church or in the lower level Chapel as listed in the calendar.
We are a parish of many different cultures and languages bound together by a common love of our Lord and a commitment to share God’s love by word and actions with others. Come Worship with Us! Fr. James Conlon, Pastor.
Classes are offered on Sundays and Wednesdays. For a paper form, download paper form here and return to the Parish or Religious Education office. (If your child is not enrolled in St. Francis school, please register your child for Religious Education classes). Looking for dates of classes or meetings? Click here for our calendar.
Sunday, September 16 Open House Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for Sunday Preschool (10:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.). Sign up online here or download and return a paper form here. Read More
You’re invited this Sunday, September 16th from 10:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to come learn more about our new preschool program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Teachers will be there to meet parents and children, and to answer any questions you may have. There will be a short presentation demonstrating a lesson at 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon. We encourage all those signed up, as well as any one interested to come!
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori style class where children encounter the life of Jesus, and the Church using engaging materials that allow them to learn, play, explore and discover. Teachers facilitate the child’s work through demonstration, encouragement and individualized engagement.
Q: Can my child join if we do not participate in Religious Education classes or have our children in St. Francis School?
A: YES! Simply register here: https://stfrancisa2.wufoo.com/forms/sunday-preschool-201819/
Q: Can my child join if I participate in Family Religious Education?
A: YES! The program is located in the Preschool Room and is timed to coordinate. The class starts at 10:20am, and ends at 12:15pm. Drop off your child before heading to the PAC for the program, and pick them up just before you pick up your other children from their classrooms. The tuition fee is covered by the family rate of Family RE classes, so there is no additional fee.
Q: How is the program structured?
A: The program runs every week with new lessons presented each week to the children. Your child will benefit most by attending each week. However, we understand this may not be possible for every family, and believe your child will benefit well from the classes they do attend.
Q: I signed up for session A (or B), can I send my child on my off week?
A: Yes, in fact, we encourage it! Just let us know so that we can provide for your child.
Q: When is the first class?
A: Our first class is Sunday, September 23rd, and runs from 10:20am to 12:15pm
For any other questions about the program, please contact Joan Kangas
(734) 474-4609, or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Religious Education Office at 734-821-2130.
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word Resumes on Sundays at the 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Masses beginning September 23Read More
In the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, children hear the scripture readings proclaimed and explained to them at an age appropriate level. During the 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Masses, at the time the scriptures are to be read, the priest invites the children (aged 5 yrs to 9 yrs) to come to the front of church for the Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Adult volunteers then proceed to lead the children to the chapel, located in the basement of the church. Here the children hear and participate in the Word of God at their own level. At the time of the collection, the children are led back upstairs and return to their parents for the Eucharistic prayers. All children aged 5 yrs to 9 yrs attending the day’s 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Mass are invited to participate. No pre-registration is required. For questions, please contact Tania Justavino Buendia at email@example.com or the Religious Education Office at 734-821-2130.
Nursery and Toddlers & PreKs during the 10:30 a.m. Mass begins September 23Read More
Beginning soon during the 10:30 a.m. Mass, St. Francis is offering the Toddlers and PreKs program for children aged 1 to 4 years of age as part of the nursery. Interactive games, songs, and bible stories designed for the very young will be offered during the nursery Mass times. The nursery is located downstairs in church and is best designed for children aged 1 to 4 (and okay for up to 5) years. No pre-registration is needed. Parents may check their children into the nursery when they arrive for Mass. The Toddlers & PreKs program runs most Sundays until early May. For questions, please contact Suzanne Kaji at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-821-2130.
Religious Education Teachers & Aides are Needed Sign up to Teach or Aid here! Please set aside Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center (PAC) for the Teacher-Catechist-Aide Orientation meeting. Read More
Please contact Ellen Ward at email@example.com or 734-821-2130 for more information or to volunteer to teach or assist in teaching the Faith to our parish children!
Informational meeting on the Pilgrimage to Mexico and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Sunday, September 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the PAC Pilgrimage to Mexico: Sign up Today! Fr. James Conlon, pastor of St. Francis and Steve Ray are leading a wonderful pilgrimage to Mexico November 26- December 5, 2018. The highlights include Read More
climbing to the top of Tepeyac Hill where Our Lady appeared to St. Juan Diego; touring of the Shrine of Guadalupe with Mass in front of the Tilma of our Lady; visiting amazing churches, an Aztec temple, and exploring the pyramids of the Sun and Moon built 2000 years ago. This journey will visit safe and secure areas and be filled with history, beauty, and plenty of opportunities to grow in your faith.
Contact the Reservations Team at 866.468.1420 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Early discount still applies. Learn more here
founded several missions in the UP, often traveling for hours by snowshoe. Declared venerable in 2012, Bishop Baraga played an important role in sharing the love of God in the Catholic faith by his teachings and works, establishing missions, schools,and literary efforts to preserve the Ojibwe native language, and by advocating for both the immigrant and native peoples.
Bishop Baraga understood well the sweetness of the light of Christ, and no amount of darkness or hardship would extinguish his humble reliance on that light.
Join us on pilgrimage with Fr. James Conlon, pastor, on Oct. 9 and 10 to learn and visit some of the sites important to Bishop Baraga. Some planned highlights include:
We’ll visit the Cross in the Woods Catholic Shrine, Indian River; explore an early Baraga mission on Sugar Island located in St. Mary’s River between the United States and the Canadian province of Ontario; tour and walk on the Sault locks (weather permitting) with the army corp of engineers; and see the snowshoes of this holy bishop in St. Mary’s proto-cathedral in Sault Ste. Marie. The spiritual experiences of Mass, worship, and prayer, combined with the glory of God’s nature in the fall season, promise to deepen our love and commitment for our Lord.
We leave a little before 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and return a little after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10. $295/person (double room occupancy) or $540/couple. The price includes transportation by coach, two lunches, breakfast, two dinners and all tour fees. For questions, contact Scott Wright at 734-821-2121 (email@example.com) or Ellen Ward at 734-821-2130 (firstname.lastname@example.org)