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  

JUNE 15
Please note that on Friday, June 15th, only Mass of the day (English) will be at 11:30 am. All are welcome to attend Mass with us and the students who have participated in VBS all week!
**No adoration will be held on this date due to VBS
 
SAVE THE DATE
May 31, 2018
Fr. Juan's 10th Ordination  Anniversary celebration. 
Mass at  7 PM followed by a reception in  La Salette Hall.  





SUMMER SEMINARIAN
Please be sure to help us welcome Juan Carlos Villota-Vitery , our summer seminarian who will be visiting us from June 4-July 29.
 









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


Faith Formation News

Download VBS Registration form


Catechists Needed
Faith Formation is in need of Catechists as well as classroom assistants for the 2018-2019 Faith Formation year! Our Faith Formation program serves students in grades 1-12 as well as our preschool aged children through the Sunday nursery program. All volunteers and catechists are required to pass a criminal background check and receive Virtus certification through the Archdiocese of Atlanta. There will also be a summer catechist training to learn more about our formation program and parish leadership training. While this is an incredibly rewarding opportunity to serve our parish, catechists must be committed to the religious education or our youth. If you are a fully initiated Catholic in good standing with the Church, please prayerfully consider serving as a catechist at St Francis. For more information, please contact Amy Toft, Director of Faith Formation at
  atoft@stfac.org or 770-382-4549 xt 20
 

Faith Formation Registration is now OPEN!
While the family formation experience is the most important religious education that your child could ever undertake, it is our role as Church to help support and encourage you as parents as the primary educators of your children. Furthermore, sacramental reception and participation in
weekly Sunday mass is foundational to living a holy, Catholic life which our catechesis is built upon. For this reason, we strongly encourage continuous faith formation of your children and offer religious education classes for grades 1-12. Please take special note that weekly mass attendance is required as part of our program.
Faith Formation Registration for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open! Registration packets are being distributed after faith formation classes in the carpool line. Packets may also be picked up in the parish office after mass or in the Faith Formation office throughout the week. Please carefully read the program information, complete all paperwork and return the forms with your family payment to the Faith Formation office NO LATER than June 2018 to ensure your child's placement. Spots fill quickly so please enroll now.
For questions, please contact our Faith Formation Office for program details.  We look forward to serving you and your family.

¡Inscripción de Formación de Fe está ABIERTA Ahora!
Mientras que la experiencia de la formación de familia es la educación religiosa más importante que su niño podría aprender, es nuestro deber de la iglesia ayudarle a apoyar y animarle como padres de familia son los educadores primarios de sus hijos. Además, la recepción sacramental y la participación en la Misa semanal es fundamental para vivir una vida santa y católica en la que se basa nuestra catequesis.
Por esta razón, apoyamos firmemente que contin ú e la formación de la fe de sus niños y
ofrecemos clases de la educación religiosa para los grados 1-12.
Los paquetes de registro se distribuyen después de las clases de formación de fe en la línea de carpool. Por favor noten que la asistencia semanal en la Misa es requerida como parte de nuestro programa. ¡La inscripción para la formación de fe  para el año académico 2018-2019 está abierta!
Los paquetes también pueden ser recogidos en la oficina de la parroquia después de Misa o en la oficina de formación de fe durante toda la semana. Por favor lea cuidadosamente la información del programa, complete todo el papeleo y devuelva los formularios con su pago de familia a la oficina de formación de fe a más tardar en junio del 2018 para garantizar la colocación de su hijo. Las clases se llenan rápidamente así que por favor inscríbase ahora.
Para preguntas, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra Oficina de Formación de Fe para mas detalles del programa. Esperamos poder servirle a usted y a su familia.
 



Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come
Join us for an 11 week study on Revelation beginning July 7th at 9:30 pm. The book of Revelation is one of the most commonly misunderstood books of the Bible. Many Catholics are almost afraid to read it, because it is a heavily symbolic book with mysterious figures and apocalyptic scenes.
But Revelation is actually an incredibly joyful book! It is a revelation of God as our Divine Bridegroom and the Church as his spotless Bride, forever united in a heavenly, holy, and mystical marriage that we enter into every time we celebrate the Mass.
In short, Revelation is about the Mass! Through this study, your Sunday mass experience will no doubt be transformed and come alive in wonder, awe and amazement at the power and love of our awesome God! Jeff Cavins unpacks this mysterious book of the Bible in a way that everyone can understand through a joyful message of hope that is key to our Catholic Faith
Join us starting July 7th on Saturday mornings from 9:30 am - 11:30am.
Cost is $24/book. Bring your Catholic Bible!
Sign up today by contacting Dee Hidalgo at mdh4jc@outlook.com or Amy Toft at atoft@stfac.org, 770-382-4549 xt20


Parish Life

Attention all women of the Parish :   
St Francis of Assisi is hosting the next North West Atlanta Council of Catholic Women (NWCCW) quarterly meeting on Saturday, May 19th, from 10 am - Noon.   We hope you can join us in hosting this event and in turn learn more about all the wonderful things the CCW is doing.   A light breakfast as well as lunch will be served.   The next St Francis CCW meeting will be held on Tues May 8th at 6:30 pm & we will be planning all the details for this wonderful event. We hope you can join us. Questions? Reach out to Lynn Anderson at lynn_anderson84@att.net or 404-931-5103.  

News flash! The parish is no longer charging for the Lighthouse Catholic Media kiosk items in order to make them more available to everyone who seeks to grow their faith. However, in order to help keep the latest titles coming, the parish most gratefully accepts any DONATIONS you care to make in the kiosk slots provided!

SMART DRIVER COURSE
St. Francis of Assisi will be hosting the 'Smart Driver' course, a 'state approved' driver safety course on Saturday, June 9 from 9 AM-4 PM in La Salette Hall. This classroom course qualifies participants for a three year state mandated discount on their auto insurance, few exceptions may apply. The cost is $20/person (possibly $15 for some) and includes a workbook. Course is open to all licensed drivers 25 years of age and over, some insurance companies will extend the discount down to the age of 18. Registration is required and class space is limited. For information or to register call, Paul Galanek, Instructor at
770-591-9347.
 




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 pick up a Welcome Packet at our Welcome and Connect Desk in the Narthex.



From Our Archdiocese

COUPLES CELEBRATING 50th AND 60th ANNIVERSARY IN 2018
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory would like to honor couples married in 1968 and 1958 with an invitation to a Golden/Diamond Wedding Anniversary Mass on Saturday October 6th, 2018, at 12:00 Noon at Saint Brigid Catholic Church. A reception will follow the Mass for the anniversary couples and their families. Space is limited. Please go to https://tiny.cc/anniversarymass to RSVP for this event and for additional information.


 


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.