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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Church

St. Francis of Assisi is a welcoming, intergenerational and multi-cultural Catholic community,
which embraces the teachings of Jesus Christ to foster Spiritual growth.

Church Reopens for Public Masses starting on July 11th

The Saturday 5:30 pm Mass will be open to parishioners. The Sunday 8 am, 10:30 am and 1 pm Masses will also be open to the Parishioners. Per the Contra Costa Health Department, attendance is limited to 100 people. Parishioners who attend should arrive early. Masks are required and parishioners will be seated by ushers to insure social distancing. If there are more than 100 parishioners, there will be another Mass held in the Family Center/Gym.

The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses continues until further notice per Bishop Barber. Also, those who are at higher risk of COVID-19 (e.g., those who are sixty-five and older or who have underlying health conditions) are advised to continue staying at home. Please click on the St Francis of Assisi Church Reopening Plan below for details.

St Francis of Assisi Church Reopening Plan

We are still looking for Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers and volunteers to clean the church after Masses. There are specific Contra Costa Health Department requirements which we will train you on. To volunteer please call the Parish Office on 925-682-5447. Training Meetings are on Monday, July 6th at 7:00 pm, (English) and Tuesday, July 7th at 7:00 pm (Spanish). The meetings will be inside the church. Please remember to bring a mask.

After Mass, communion will continue to be given to people who do not attend Mass but drive through the parking lot in their car after Mass (see below).

Drive-Thru Holy Communion Sundays: 9:00 am -10:30 am; 11:30 am -12:00 pm; and from 2:00 pm -3:00 pm

Drive-Thru Holy Communion Instructions

Parish Office is now open.

The Parish Office is now open Monday thru Friday from 9 am until 5 pm; closed for lunch from noon to 12:30 pm. For safety, parishioners will remain outside and will be able to speak with the staff at the window to the left of the office door. Anyone coming to the Parish Office is required to wear a mask per Contra Costa Health Services.

Schedule of Masses:

Monday - Saturday: 8 am English

Tuesday and Thursday: 4 pm Spanish

Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm English

Sunday Masses: 8 am Spanish and 10;30 am English and 1 pm Spanish

To View St Francis of Assisi Facebook Mass videos live or past recordings, click on link below - you do not need a Facebook account to view these videos. When you click on the link, a pop-up comes asking you to sign in or join Facebook. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the pop-up and click “not now.”

St Francis of Assisi Facebook Mass Videos

Video recordings (no live broadcast) are also available at our St Francis of Assisi YouTube Channel, click on link below

St Francis of Assisi YouTube Channel

Confessions/confesiones

Starting on Saturday July 11th, Confessions will be in the Chapel from 4 pm to 5 pm. Also beginning on Tuesday July 14th Confessions will be held in the Chapel from 6 pm to 7 pm. One person allowed in the Chapel at a time. Others wait in the Baptistry for your turn. See Church Reopening Plan above.

St Francis Emergency Food Distribution

Food will be available at St. Francis of Assisi, on a first come, first serve basis: Thursday, June 25 from 9 am to 11 am. Please drive into the back parking lot, and circle around the gym, food will be placed in your trunk, to have as little contact as possible, for social distancing purposes.

Emergency Food and Meals Information - click on the links below

Emergency Food Resources

Emergency Food Program Flyer

Senior Emergency Food and Helping Hand Programs

MDUSD Free Community Meals

Everyone coming in to Church to pray is required to wear a mask and keep at least 6 feet of distance from others. Also remember to wash your hands frequently.

PARISH FINANCIALS: Due to the Covid-19 crisis, donations have dropped dramatically. We have a SIGNIFICANT SHORTFALL in what we need to pay the monthly bills, in spite of reducing expenditures everywhere we could and the very difficult and sad decision to reduce our Lay staff.

For those who can afford to, you can still mail in your donations to the church or drop them in the white drop-box outside the Parish Office. Better yet, consider donating electronically via our Faith Direct website at https://membership.faithdirect.net/CA762 - you can also text a donation to us. Text $ amount to 925-204-2211 and follow the link to complete a one-time registration. God Bless You!

Thank you to all who continue to support our parish through your donations.

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