Sunday October 1st is our annual International Festival - save the date! Great food, games and fun for the whole family. Buy your raffle ticket after Mass on Sunday or in the Parish Office during the week for a chance to win cash prizes of $500, $1,000 or to $2,000. $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 chances to win.
MASSES TIMES WILL CHANGE FOR THAT SUNDAY ONLY. 10 am Multicultural in Church combining the 10 am, 11:30 am and 1 pm Masses together at 10:00 am.
REFUGEE FAMILY UPDATE
As you may be aware, our community at St. Francis of Assisi has adopted a refugee family of 7 from Afghanistan. We are proud to report that the family has been working tirelessly to complete the immigration process and assimilate in the United States. During this time, funding is essential. Therefore, we are asking for your continued support and generosity. Any monetary donation you can make will be greatly appreciated. “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” (Hebrews 13:16)
There is a second collection on November 4th and 5th for our FSA Refugee Fund.
On behalf of Father Ismael and your St. Francis of Assisi Refugee Committee, God bless!
The last meeting for parents for English First Communion will be held on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 PM in the Church.
Forms will be available at the meeting or can be downloaded at http://sfaconcord.com/page/first-reconciliationcommunion-inenglish. Please note that forms will no longer be processed through the Parish Office but only at the meeting.
Nuestra parroquia de San Francisco de Asís con motivo del Centenario de la Aparición de Nuestra Señora de Fátima (1917 –2017) le invita a la Santa Misa bilingüe el viernes 13 de octubre a las 7:00p.m., seguida por el Santo Rosario y procesión de velas.
SFA CYO Basketball sign ups are open. Go to www.sfacyo.org to get information and register. We have an open gym September 8th from 6 to 8 pm in the SFA gym. All 2nd through 8th grade children are welcome. Find more information at www.sfacyo.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Our next Senior Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th at Noon in the St. Pope 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 July:
• An emergency supply of food was given to 96 households (393 individuals).
• Food Maxx gift cards were given to 42 eligible families..
• Special Assistance (utility, rent, etc. ) was provided for 2 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.
SVdP is now collecting school supplies for children of our clients. Watch for sales at stores such as Target, Walmart, Big Lots, etc.. Donations of Backpacks, binders, paper, pencils, erasers, rulers, etc. are very much appreciated.
Food Pantry Hours: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. Closed on Tuesday and Thursday.
Shop or sell on eBay and support St. Francis of Assisi Church. Add us as your Favorite charity on eBay to see us as your preferred charity in eBay checkout. You will also be able to easily donate a portion of your proceeds to us when you sell on eBay AND get some of your seller fees waived and receive the tax credits. Visit our charity page today and be part of a growing eBay community that has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to thousands of charities.
Our HEALTH MINISTRY will have a fund raiser on Sunday, September 24th, from 8 am to 1 pm in the Hospitality Room . They will have donuts, muffins, coffee, flowers and plants for sale. Please stop by and visit and see what they have to offer.