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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.

Mass and Stations of the Cross Video Schedule The church will remain locked during these celebrations since no public gatherings are allowed.

Daily Masses:

English Monday through Saturday 8 am

Spanish Monday through Friday 4 pm

Sunday Masses:

English 5:30 pm Vigil (Saturday), Sunday 10 am

Spanish 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Stations of the Cross (Bilingual) 6 pm Fridays

To View St Francis of Assisi Facebook Mass Videos, click on link below - you do not need a Facebook account to view these videos.

English Mass Video

Spanish Mass Video

Stations of the Cross Video

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Also available at YouTube - St Francis of Assisi Channel, click on link below

St Francis of Assisi YouTube Channel

Letter and Video from Fr. Ismael, Pastor, to St. Francis of Assisi Parishioners (English and Spanish)

Fr. Ismael Letter

English Video

Spanish Video

We invite everyone to pray during this coronavirus crisis

Emergency Food and Meals Information - click on the links below

Emergency Food Resources

Emergency Food Program Flyer

Senior Emergency Food and Helping Hand Programs

To City of Concord Parishioners and Residents,

We are working with the City of Concord to provide food distribution at our Concord Catholic parishes. This opportunity is available to Concord residents only, and proof of residency will need to be provided. Food will be available at St. Francis of Assisi, on a first come, first serve basis: Thursday, April 2nd from 9 a.m. - 12 noon. 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. If you, your family, or anyone you know of, needs help getting food, medicine, or other necessary items, please call the Parish Office at 925-682-5447 or email us at Church@SFAconcord.org and leave the person's name, telephone number, and other pertinent information, and we will pass it along to the City of Concord, who is helping in this regard.

Please know that the St. Francis of Assisi Clergy and Staff have you all in our thoughts and prayers, and if you need anything, please contact us at the phone or email above. Stay in community with us by viewing Daily Masses and Stations of the Cross at www.sfaconcord.com

Yours in Christ, Fr. Ismael Gutierrez

Pope Francis March 27 Message

Pope Francis meditated on the calming of the storm from the Gospel of Mark during the prayer service over which he presided on the steps of St Peter's Basilica on Friday evening March 27, 2020.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis Grants Emergency Plenary Indulgences Emergency Plenary Indulgences

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE EFFECTIVE 3-20-2020 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order for all residents to ‘stay at home’ amid a coronavirus outbreak. The stay home order is in place untill further notice.

Essential services will stay open such as pharmacies, grocery stores, takeout and delivery restaurants, gas stations and banks.

Everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance from others and wash your hands frequently.

Bishop Michael Barber has issued the following instructions:

All public Masses are suspended until further notice. St Francis of Assisi priests will continue to celebrate private Masses for the intention specified for the date and time of the Mass as well as for all the parishioners here at St Francis of Assisi. Due to the above mentioned order, no parishioners will be permitted to attend these Masses.

Churches will remain open to provide a place of private prayer and solace for people. St Francis of Assisi Church will be open every day from 8:30 am until 8 pm except when a Mass or Stations of the Cross are being celebrated. The church doors will be locked during these times since public gatherings are prohibited. Please feel free to come and pray when the church is open. Proper hygiene and social distancing will continue to be emphasized per CDC guidelines as posted on their website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/), especially washing your hands often and maintaining at least an arm's length distance from others.

All other events at parishes and schools are to be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled until further notice. ALL programs for Confirmation, Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Bible Study, Senior Luncheon and Sacraments (e.g. Reconciliation) etc. are cancelled until further notice.

PARISH FINANCIALS: Due to the closure of the Church and no Masses during this Covid-19 crisis, donations have dropped dramatically. We now have a SHORTFALL of over $16,000 in what we need to pay the monthly bills.

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!

February Year to Date 2020 Expenses for Parish = $190,364

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

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