Worship

Daily Readings:
For daily readings, please visit the  USCCB website. 
 
Sunday Homily:

Homily  from Bishop Barron
 
Saint Spotlight:

(Sunday Homily and Saint Spotlight are courtesy of Bishop  Robert Barron and Word on Fire website. If you would like to find out more, please visit the website    

Two Devotional Masses - First Fridays and First Saturdays @ 8:30 a.m.
Come join us not only for the First Friday Devotion Mass; we have now added the First Saturday Devotion Mass every month at 8:30 a.m.
Jesus, from His Cross, gave us His mother to be our spiritual mother.  To know and love our Blessed Mother is to know and love Jesus.  Mary draws us closer to her Son, our Lord and Savior.
Each month, let us gather as a family and offer ourselves to God through these two Devotional Masses: 
-          The First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus  
-          The First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary 
Please go to this link for more information on the First Fridays and First Saturdays Devotions. 
Let yourself be transformed by the Twin Hearts of Jesus and Mary!















Elijah Cup Prayers for Vocations
Our parish has a beautiful ministry dedicated in prayerful support of vocations - The Elijah Cup Ministry.  
The Elijah Cup is a consecrated chalice taken home for one week, rotated at each Mass.  There is also the monthly chalice given at every First Friday Devotion Mass.  Each carrying case comes with a chalice, instructions, a selection of prayers, Rosary, book, and spiritual journal to share the experiences felt while praying for those called to religious life.
A receiving family or individual displays the chalice in a prominent place at home and prays for an increase of men and women called to religious vocations:  priests, deacons, seminarians, sisters or nuns.  Knowing that you are praying for them will lift their called hearts ready to serve or to continue as our spiritual leaders bringing us closer to God. 
We always need families and individuals to pray for vocations.   What a blessing ...so let this chalice journey to your home and t hank you for the prayerful consideration!
Please look for the sign-up sheet in the narthex.  For more information, please contact:

Dee Hidalgo
Elijah Cup Ministry Coordinator
St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church
404-374-4920

El Cáliz de Elías
Nuestra parroquia tiene un hermoso ministerio dedicado en apoyo orante a las vocaciones religiosas - el Ministerio del Cáliz de Elías.    
Este es un cáliz consagrado llevado a casa durante una semana, girado en cada Misa.  También está disponible un cáliz en la Misa de Devoción el primer viernes mensual.  Cada estuche viene con un cáliz, instrucciones, una selección de oraciones, un Rosario, y diario espiritual para compartir las experiencias de sentido mientras que ore por aquellos llamados a la vida religiosa.
Una familia de acogida o individuo muestra el cáliz en un lugar destacado en su hogar y reza por un incremento de hombres y mujeres llamados a vocaciones religiosas: sacerdotes, diáconos, seminaristas, hermanas o monjas.  Saber que están orando por ellos se elevará el corazón llamado listo para servir o seguir como nuestros líderes espirituales que nos acercan a Dios.  
Siempre necesitamos familias e individuos orandos por las vocaciones.  Es una bendición... así permite que el cáliz llegue a su casa y gracias por la consideración orante.
Por favor, busque la hoja de inscripción en el Nártex.  Para obtener más información, favor de comunicarse con:
 
Damarys Hidalgo
Coordinadora del Ministerio del Cáliz de Elías
Iglesia Católica San Francisco de Asís
404-374-4920

Vocation Flyers:
Prayer to Know My Vocation download
Six Ways to Discover My Vocation  download
Seven Ways Families can Foster Vocations flyer download


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Finance End of the Year Update  
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Woman of the Year Nomination Announcement
The St Francis of Assisi CCW is accepting nominations for our Parish Woman of the Year for 2017.  If you know of a deserving woman who has given her time and talents to the Parish in 2017 supporting our masses, programs, and other activities please submit her name along with why you believe she is worthy to be St Francis' Woman of the Year to Lynn Anderson at lynn_anderson84@att.net.    The winner will be announced in February and a special mass of celebration will take place on Saturday, March 17 at St Pius X Church in Conyers.  Thanks for your help!

UPDATE
As the year is coming to a close, so is the 2017 Archbishop's Annual Appeal. Through your generous donations, St. Francis has the opportunity to receive just over $40,000. I am grateful to those that have made donations thus far. However, I am asking for those who still have outstanding pledges to please fulfill them. If you have not donated but would like to donate, please do so. With these donations, we will be able to support many of our ministries and we will be able to bring more programs to help enrich our parish.

Anyone Wishing to Become a New Member of St. Francis
If you would like to become a member of our Parish, please visit
stfac.org and click on the Forms tab to download our parish registration form. You can also speak with one of our ushers after Mass and they will provide you with a welcome packet.





This email contains weekly news and updates from our Parish. If you have any questions about any of the activities mentioned above, please contact Laura in our front office at 770-382-4549 and she will be happy to provide any clarification.