The Church earnestly desires that all its members should be led to a “full, conscious and active participation” (Vatican II) in its liturgical celebrations. Here at St. Francis we understand that for most people Sunday Mass is their main point of encounter with our community of faith. It is here that we fulfill the sacred command “to keep holy the sabbath day” (Exodus 20:8) by joining with our brothers and sisters in worship of God through the celebration of the Eucharist. Here in our celebration of the Mass we truly become one with the Risen Christ as we participate and share in his passion, death and resurrection. As a parish community we strive to ensure that all our liturgies, especially Sunday and holyday Masses, are vibrant and prayerful, with excellent celebration, good preaching and a wide variety of music that will enhance the overall experience and lift the human heart into true “worship in spirit and truth.” (Jn 4:23) Our guiding principle is to build up and enhance participation at all levels in music and liturgy and to offer opportunities for all in our community to share their gifts and talents for the glory of God. (Parish Pastoral Plan, 2015-2020)
If you would like more information about any of the liturgical ministries of our parish, please click on one of the links under the “Music and Worship” heading above.