Tuesday, August 15
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
(Holy Day of Obligation)
Mass Schedule:
8:30 am-English Mass
7:00 pm-Bilingual Mass


Worship

Additional Confession Days
Fr. Juan has announced that our parish will now be invited to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday evenings, in addition to Saturday afternoon. Starting Wednesday, August 9th, at 6 pm, you will have the opportunity to experience God's love and mercy in this wonderful sacrament of Christ's healing ministry. No appointment is necessary, come experience this gift of Grace on Wednesday evenings or Saturday afternoons.

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    
   
Elijah Cup Prayers for Vocations
Sign-up sheets are available, please see your Mass Captain or contact Dee Hidalgo at mdh4jc@outlook.com to sign up.
Prayer to Know My Vocation download
Six Ways to Discover My Vocation  download
Seven Ways Families can Foster Vocations flyer download


Faith Formation News

Guardian Angels Program Registration Now Open!
Our Guardian Angels Program here at St. Francis helps catechize our children with special needs who need some additional attention and care. Registration for our 2017-2018 year is now open! Please also make sure to attend one of our mandatory parent meetings. For your convenience we have two meeting time options available:
August 27, 2017 from 9am to 10am
or
August 31, 2017 from 6pm to 7 pm
For more information about registration or this program, please contact Kristy Mitchell at 770-324-9834 or Kristy.mitchell@bartow.k12.ga.us.

Homeschool Ministry Planning Meeting
We will begin our school year on Friday, September 1st, with Mass and potluck following Mass in La Salette Hall! Please contact Tiffany Gokey at 678-918-
0566 or tyffyny56@gmail.com with the dish you plan on sharing. We are looking forward to the start of the school year!

Small Group Faith Share
Please join us this fall as we study the Book of Acts. We will learn of the trials and tribulations of our earliest church founders. In our previous studies we have made new friends, laughed, cried, and learned from the scriptures. This has been a journey to deepen our faith with the love, support, and wisdom of others. I hope you will join us as I know your life will be enriched by it as mine has been. There will be 3 different times you may choose from: Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am, Friday night at 7:00 pm and Sunday night at 5:00 pm. The studies will begin the middle of September. For more information please call Paul Eberhard at 770-881-0132 or Peggy Fritz at 404-444-5017.

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.
Tuesdays
Time: 6:30PM- 8:30PM
Church Workshop Location: St. Mathias
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."   


¡Si supieras el amor que Dios te tiene....!
¡Si supieras lo que te quiere regalar, en tus encuentros profundos con El, ...........te sentirías más amada/o y serías así más feliz...!
Por esto, queremos invitarte a vivir el Taller de Oración y Vida del Padre Ignacio Larrañaga donde aprenderás o mejorarás la forma de relacionarte con Él.
¿Cuándo y dónde?
los martes, de 10:00 - 12:00pm, en el salon St. Mathias, Parroquia San Francisco de Asis.
Para información:  Grace Paredes
                                    678-641-5912
                        tov.grace@gmail.com
  
 

Parish Life

Ice Cream Social
It is time for a celebration! Music Director and long time parishioner Dian Hall has recently taken her final vows and is now Sister Dian Hall. Please join us for an Ice Cream Social in her honor. It will follow each Mass August 19 & 20 in La Salette Hall.
Sister Dian is a wonderful example of living her faith and a true blessing to our Parish and community.
Congratulations Sister Dian!

Calling all women of St Francis!  The St Francis Council of Catholic Women (CCW) will be kicking off our new year and would like to invite you to get involved and get to now other women of the parish.   CCW involves service to our community, growing our spirituality, and building comradery with each other.  We encourage you to come, check us out, and participate in this great group of women.   We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in La Salette  Hall.  Our next meeting is August 8th.  Hope to see you there!    Questions?  Reach out to Lynn Anderson at 404-931-5103 or lynn_anderson84@att.net .
 
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.