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  

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

Download VBS flyer and registration form

We have received inquiries regarding donations made to the board for the youth mission trip, and whether those donations are tax deductible. The good news is that they are tax deductible, but please be aware that your family name and number must appear on the donation (such as with a check or money order or by simply writing your family name and number on the envelope) so we may be able to identify and record your donation. Then, when we send out the tax donation letters next year, your contribution will show.  

Featured Track - Adult Formation
This year we have added an Adult Formation Track and a Youth Ministry Track in addition to the RCIA and Parish Catechetical Leader Tracks. You may register for all of the workshops in a particular track or mix and match with other workshops. This month we feature the NEW Adult Faith Formation Track:
Whether you are part of an Adult Faith Formation team or facilitate parent meetings, if you encounter adults, these workshops can help you be more effective!

2-09 Nurturing Adult Spirituality - Learn about effective spiritual practices with adults at all stages of spiritual development
3-08 To Teach as Jesus Did - Explore methods that help keep adult learners engaged
4-08 Adult Formation Matters...A Lot - Dive into Church Documents that apply to adult faith formation
5-08 Evangelization: Cultivating Disciples for Christ through Adult Faith Formation - Consider the meaning of evangelization and its role in cultivating disciples

With  64 workshops there is something for every catechist at the Atlanta Catechist Conference!  
Registration is now open / Las inscripciones ya están abiertas
Registration for the conference is going strong!  Be sure to register early for the best selection of workshops and early bird conference fee. / ¡Las inscripciones para la conferencia van muy bien! Asegúrese de inscribirse con anticipación para obtener la mejor selección de talleres y la mejor tarifa:

 Register Here / Inscríbase aqui
Prefer to register by mail?  Download and print the brochure.
¿Prefiere inscribirse por correo? Descargue e imprima el folleto.

Orador Destacado Especial

Recuerde inscribirse para la sesión 5-09, "¡Nuestra esperanza está puesta en el nombre del Señor!", ofrecida por el Obispo Ned. Su charla reflexionará sobre el Misterio Pascual, porque ni siquiera la muerte es más fuerte que el poder del amor de Dios.

Registration Deadlines / Fechas límites de inscripción
  • Early Bird - July 13: deadline for early bird pricing of $25 - Name badges will be mailed to your parish. No waiting in line!
  • Regular Rate - July 14 - August 3: $30 - Pick name badge up at Will-Call window on August 17.
  • Late Registration - August 4 - 11: $35 (Pick up name badge at Will Call window on August 17.)
  • August 12-17 - $45. No online or mail-in registrations will be processed. Please come on August 17th and register on site (limited workshop availability).
  • Registration for those outside the Archdiocese of Atlanta, $55.
  • Tarifa para quienes se registren con anticipación: el 13 de julio es la fecha límite para obtener la tarifa especial de $25 -Las escarapelas serán enviadas por correo a su parroquia. ¡No tendrá que esperar en la línea!
  • Tarifa regular: del 14 de julio al 3 de agosto el costo de la inscripción es de $30 - Las escarapelas podrán reclamarse en la ventana de reservaciones (Will Call) el 17 de agosto.
  • Registro tardío: del 4 al 11 de agosto el costo de la inscripción es de $35 -Las escarapelas podrán reclamarse en la ventana de reservaciones (Will Call) el 17 de agosto.
  • Del 12 al 17 de agosto, no se procesarán inscripciones por Internet ni por correo. El costo de la inscripción es de $45. Por favor, venga el 17 de agosto y regístrese en el sitio de la conferencia (la disponibilidad de los talleres es limitada).
  • El costo de la inscripción para aquellos por fuera de la Arquidiócesis de Atlanta es de $55

Parish Life

Upcoming Military Ministry Meeting
Our Military Ministry is having a meeting on May 25th at 6pm. We will be planning our next visit to Fite Living Center in Cartersville GA. We will be visiting the veterans and veteran widows in either June or July. We will be discussing a planning date and a visiting date. We hope every one can join us!

First Annual Women in Faith Book Sale Fund Raiser on June 15-16
We will be accepting gently used adult, teen and children books, blue rays and DVD through Sunday, 6/2. The collection bins are available in the church foyer. Please no outdated reference books such as encyclopedias.
The book sale will be held the weekend of June 15 and 16 in La Salette Hall.
1) Books may be purchased on:
Saturday, 6/15 from 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
on Sunday, 6/16 from 9 AM-1:30 PM
2) Cost is $2.00 for 4 adult and teen books and $2.00 for 6 children's books, DVDs and/or Blue Rays
3) If you don't need any books, donations are always welcome and appreciated!
Remember, proceeds from this event will be used to create scholarships for teens attending mission trips and retreats as they continue to grow in our Catholic faith and become Christ's hands and feet in this world.
IF you have any questions, contact Maria, 770-757-9069
Download flyer

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.

Around our Community

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.