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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.

BIBLE STUDY - JAN 19th to APR 20th

The word of God is a seed. We need to nurture the ground of our lives to allow the seed to grow and bear fruit within us. Plan to attend our parish study of the Gospel of Mathew, Thursdays at either 9:15–10:45 a.m. or 7:00–8:30 p.m. JAN 19 to APR 20, 2017. The program includes individual study with resources provided, as well as weekly prayer and small-group discussions followed by a wrap-up lecture. Please bring your favorite Bible translation. You will find registration forms in the vestibule of the church. You can also print out a registration form by clicking on the link below, fill it out and drop it in the collection basket or return it to the Parish office. For more information contact Fr. Rafal Duda at frrafal@sfaconcord.org or 925 682-5447 x. 30 Bible Study Registration Form

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED MONDAY JANUARY 16TH IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY.

FATHER, I WANT TO KNOW…

Some people have questions about the Catholic Faith and the priests here at St. Francis of Assisi have offered to answer these questions.

Q: WE ARE TOLD THAT WITH CONFESSION WE ARE FORGIVEN OUR SINS. MY QUESTION IS: IF SO, WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO TO PURGATORY?

A: The Church teaches that Purgatory is a place where the soul is cleansed of unforgiven venial sins. In 1st John 1:9 we read: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all un-righteousness.” Purgatory is a place to “purge”, in other words to purify us. Forgiveness per se does not take place in Purgatory. Our sins have already been forgiven through the sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession. Purgatory is considered necessary in order to cleanse us of any imperfections that we might have, due to the fact that we are human and prone to fall. It is a temporary state of the soul where all remaining love of self is transformed into love of God. Sin and selfishness have consequences: murders, wars, hate, hunger, selfishness… In Purgatory, the Lord gives us an opportunity – a gift to enter to our final state in His kingdom. In order to complete your question: ”With God all things are possible” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1031).    ll

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860 Oak Grove Rd, Concord, CA 94518
(925) 682-5447
(925) 682-5491

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