Thank you to all those who helped with our Festival. We could not have it run so smoothly without all who prepared the food, made the decorations, purchased all the needed items and set up and manned the booths. Thanks you to the School who made the baskets for the prize booth and helped with the children’s games. Thank you to all those who helped with the clean-up. This was one of most successful Festivals to date thanks to YOU! We raised about $44,000 which is desperately needed to offset our shortfall in sunday donations.
Congratulations to the raffle winners: 1st Prize - Camilon family ; 2nd Prize – Efrain Garcia; 3rd Prize – Lucille Lloyd
NEW CHURCH LIGHTS
You may have noticed the new light fixture installed several weeks ago in the Church by the statue of St. Francis of Assisi. Would you like to join in beautifying and brightening our House of Worship? If so, you are invited to donate $1,500 per light fixture, which will cover the cost of the fixture and installation of these energy saving lights. We will even put a small plaque on the fixture with the name of the donor’s family or loved one, if requested. If you, or your family or group would like to donate, we ask that you come in to or contact the Parish Office to obtain a donation form to fill out.
May God continue to bless you,
Fr. Ismael Gutierrez
We are in great need of new Sacristans here at St. Francis of Assisi. Some of the Sacristan duties include assisting the Priest by preparing the Church before Mass and then cleaning the sacred vessels after Mass. Training will be provided. If you are interested in helping in this most important role, please contact the Parish Office or let one of our Priests or Sacristans know you would like to volunteer.
Our next Senior Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th at Noon in the John Paul II Center. All seniors are welcome. Come and join other parishioners for a lovely luncheon and companionship!
Food Pantry Activity in the Month of September:
• An emergency supply of food was given to 121 households (521 individuals).
• Food Maxx gift cards were given to 44 eligible families..
• Special Assistance (utility, rent, etc. ) was provided for 4 families.
Most Needed Food Items Every Month: (donation baskets are on the altar stairs) Apple or Grape Juice, Cheerios, Chicken Noodle or Vegetable Soup. Canned Corn, Tuna or Meats, Saltine or Graham Crackers, Cooking Oil, Rice, Dried Pinto Beans, or any non-perishable, non-expired items you wish to donate. We continue to need, and very much appreciate paper grocery bag donations.
We greatly appreciate your generous financial donations in the quarterly second collections for SVdP, especially at this time of year. We are now in the process of signing up low-income families for our annual holiday programs: Thanksgiving turkey & food distribution and the “Adopt-A-Family” for Christmas program. The next SVdP second collection is November 11 & 12th.
Food Pantry Hours: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. Closed on Tuesday and Thursday.
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