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    

Please sign up on our website, using our app or using our 
sign-up book in our Narthex.

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

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

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

Faith Formation Family Lenten Calendar 2018 download

Please join the ladies of CCW on Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30 pm for a valentine/mardi gras fun night with beads, cake and mardi gras trivia.

Prayer and Life Workshops
If you want to have a closer relationship with the Lord, the Prayer and Life Workshop is for you.
Through prayer, God delights in our love and we delight in His, as we celebrate each other's company.
Learn different ways to pray which will lead you to an intimate and personal relationship with God that will transform your life.
Date: Feb. 5th                    
Time: 7:00PM- 9:00PM
Church Workshop Location: St. Simon/Peter
Contact:  Luis Herrera 678-641-5911, tov.luis.herrera@gmail.com
"Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you."      Luke 11:9

Si buscas la paz, la estabilidad emocional y crecimiento espiritual,
te invitamos a realizar este hermoso proceso de conversión en losTALLERES DE ORACIÓN Y VIDA donde aprendiendo a orar se aprende a vivir a plenitud.
Te esperamos en: Salon St. Simon/Peter
  Fecha de Apertura: jueves  8 de Febrero  2018 a las  7:00 pm
Información :
Marco Velazco: 502-202-6589, mvelazco61@gmail.com

Is not the Way of the Cross the way of every person's life? Doesn't every life have suffering, falls, hurts, rejections, condemnations, death, burial... and resurrection?
It has been a Catholic tradition through the centuries to meditate on the Way of the Cross, so that it becomes our way of life.
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, made that first way of the cross. These stations, called Mary's Way of the Cross, attempt to present that viewpoint. In these stations we see through Mary's eyes what Jesus was going through on the way of Calvary. Then we try to make practical applications to our lives.
These stations and these words are not the heart of the matter; the heart of the matter is to go deeper and deeper into the sufferings of Christ, so that we might come out of this spiritual journey with an appreciation of what Christ did for us, and a deeper love for him and for our brothers and sisters.
"We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."
Rev Andrew Costello, C.Ss.R.
Everyone is welcome to join us For Mary's Way of the Cross
March 22nd at 10:30 am in the church.
Women in Faith

Parish Life

Please join us for our Lenten dinners every Friday during Lent from 5-6 pm in La Salette Hall beginning February 16.

Congratulations to the 2017 St Francis of Assisi Woman of the Year, Debbie Eberhard.   Debbie is the Treasurer of our CCW (Catholic Council for Women), active with her husband in establishing our small faith bible study groups, part of the newly formed St Vincent De Paul Society volunteers, leader of our Sunday donuts and coffee events, and very active in many other church activities.   Please mark your calendars to attend the Recognition ceremony for this honor which will take place on Sat, March 17 at St Pius X in Conyers at 10 am.   We will also have a special "Thank You" celebration to all the woman nominated (to include Dee Hidalgo and Veronica Rangel) as part of this process at our March 13th St Francis of Assisi CCW meeting starting at 6:30 pm in La Salette Hall. Hope you can join us in congratulating Debbie and all the women who work so hard to support our Parish. Questions? Feel free to reach out to Lynn Anderson at 
lynn_anderson84@att.net or 404-931-5103.  

DACA Permit Renewals -  Those persons with a Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) permit who were unable to renew the permit prior to the September 5, 2017 cutoff, please note that DACA renewals are again being processed by action of a federal court order, until further notice. Please contact Deacon Stuart Neslin at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rome, if you need assistance in completing the renewal. DeaconNeslin@smcrome.org ; tel. 706-506-6904. 

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.

From the Archdiocese

The Tolton Ambassadors-Atlanta invite you to join us for " Cocktails for a Cause" on
Saturday, March 10, 2018,  from  6:30 - 9:30 pm  at the  Atlanta Archdiocesan Lake Park Chancery, located at 2401 Lake Park Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080. Proceeds form the fundraiser will benefit the Tolton Ambassadors-Atlanta's ministry of advocating and supporting the Cause for Canonization of Father Augustus Tolton, the first recognized African American priest ordained for the United States. Tickets are $65 per person, and can be purchased by contacting Tolton Ambassador Janise Miller at 404-753-7738 or via email at jlmmil@aol.com. Please visit www.toltoncanonization.org for more information about Father Augustus Tolton and his life's work, or contact Janise Miller via the aforementioned email for more information about the Tolton Ambassadors-Atlanta organization.

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.