ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
A Holy Hour is spending an hour devoted to prayer in the presence of the Holy Eucharist where Jesus Christ is truly present in His body, blood, soul and divinity. Please join us every Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM.
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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  



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

VBS 2018





HELP NEEDED
RCIA is a parish-wide process which requires prayer and support from the whole community! We hope all prayerfully consider joining our program this year. If you are a fully initiated Catholic, consider joining our retreat team, serving as a sponsor or helping as an instructor.


Parish Life







DEO GRATIAS!  (Thanks be to God!) We are grateful to all of our parishioners who have remembered this parish in their will or estate plans. Did you know that these individuals receive membership in the Deo Gratias Society? Among other benefits, this includes an invitation to the annual Deo Gratias Society Mass and brunch with Archbishop Gregory in August. If you have already included our parish in your will or estate plans, please contact Juliet Greco at the Catholic Foundation at 404-497-9440 or jgreco@cfnga.org.
 





What if you were following a plan for your money that you KNEW worked? With Dave Ramsey's class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future. If you're interested in learning more about the class, send a message or call Brian Gokey at b@rpen.net or 678-928-1284! Because we're offering it here at St. Francis just for you starting September 10th.
 

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!







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.



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.