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

RCIA Looking for Adult Catechists
Are you interested in becoming a part helping someone on their faith journey? St. Francis of Assisi is looking for Adult Catechists who would like to be a part of our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program. Our RCIA program for the coming church year will begin in September and run through the Lenten season of 2020.  We are looking for volunteers who are interested in the following opportunities:
  1. Leading a once a month discussion based on the teachings of the church (we use the text: This is Our Faith, by Michael Pennock)
  2. Assist with our communications efforts (publicizing our RCIA program, weekly emails to the candidates/catechumens, updating our parish on our program, etc.)
  3. Serving as a point of contact for Sponsors (soliciting volunteers to be a Sponsor, helping Sponsors with understanding the role of a Sponsor, etc.)
  4. Social Committee (helping our Candidates and Catechumens feel a part of our parish)
If you feel a call to become a part of our Adult Faith Formation program, please come to a meeting on Sunday afternoon, June 30, at 3 pm, or Sunday, July 14 at 9 am in the St. Thomas classroom. For further information, please contact Deacon Tom at tacoffey@mindspring.com , or call 770-403-8109.

RCIA Classes begin September 15
Would you like to learn more about our Catholic faith? Do you know someone who would like to become Catholic? Come join us every Sunday at 9:00 AM following the 8:00 AM Mass beginning Sunday, September 15 in the St. Thomas classroom. For more information, contact Deacon Tom Coffey at tacoffey@mindspring.com , 770-382-4549, ext. 12, or Dian Hall at dhall@stfac.org , 770-382-4549, extension 20.
Las Clases de RICA empiezan el 27 de Agosto
Para todas las personas que quieren optimar todos sus sacramentos de iglesia católica, el programa de RCIA comenzara el martes 27 de agosto en La Salette Hall.
Todos están invitados y si sabes de alguien comunícaselo para que se escriben en el programa.
Para más información contactar al Diacono Miguel 770-382-4549, ext. 12, o echevarria9923@gmail.com.
Here's an invitation for every woman who's ever felt she isn't godly enough, loving enough, isn't doing enough........Do you sometimes wonder how you can fit EVERYTHING in your day and still find time with God? Do you find intimacy with God in the busyness of life? Do you struggle with feeling good enough with how much time you can give God? Come join us as we have a Morning of Reflection on Thursday, August 15th at 9:30 a.m. and learn how to balance your time with God and this crazy thing that we call life. 
Free Nursery is available and light breakfast snacks will be provided.
Please RSVP by August 13th to Kristy Leischow at kristy@kristysattic.com with the names and number of ladies attending.

Brochure download

Parish Life

Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program
T he Archdiocese of Atlanta is committed to helping children and young people learn and grow in a healthy and safe environment. St. Francis of Assisi complies with archdiocesan safe environment policies and procedures in accordance with the U.S. Bishop's  Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People . Safe Environment programs are in place to assist parents and children-and those whose duties involve contact with minors-in preventing harm to young people. If you are a volunteer who will be working with children and/or vulnerable adults, you are required to have a background check and attend a VIRTUS training. We are offering two VIRTUS trainings here at St. Francis. Below are the dates and information on the classes. To sign up for either training, please use the following link.

Protecting God's Children VIRTUS Training

Where: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Cartersville) 
850 Douthit Ferry Rd.
When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 
9:00 AM
Estimated length of session: 3 hrs
Spaces remaining: 36 of 40
Language: This session will be conducted in English
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 850 Douthit Ferry Rd., Cartersville, GA. 30120
La Salette Hall (parish hall)
No one under 18 years of age permitted.
Participants must attend the entire 3 hour class to receive credit
No late arrivals please. IF YOU ARRIVE LATE, once the first video is playing, you will not receive credit for the session and must register for another session.
Childcare will NOT be provided.
Contact: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (770) 382-4549)

Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios

Where: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Cartersville) 
850 Douthit Ferry Rd.
When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 
10:00 AM
Estimated length of session: 3 hrs
Spaces remaining: 39 of 40
Language: This session will be conducted in Spanish
(en Español)
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
850 Douthit Ferry Rd., Cartersville, GA. 30120
Cuarto de San Simmon y Pedro
Para recibir crédito, los participantes deben asistir a toda la clase de tres horas
Por favor llegue 15 minutos antes. Nadie será admitido después de la hora de inicio.
No se admitirá a nadie menor de 18 años de edad.
No se proporciona cuidado de menores de edad.
Contact: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (770-382-4549)

1-1-1 Food Suggestions
Parish/SVDP Food Program
Desirable (those in bold are the items in the greatest need):
  • Canned meats, fish
  • Pasta, noodles, rice, mac & cheese
  • Sauces for pasta/noodles/rice
  • Tuna/Chicken Helper
  • Ramen noodles
  • cereals, crackers, cookies
  • peanut butter, jelly, honey
  • dehydrated/dried products: milk, potatoes, eggs
  • shelf stable milk, (Parmalat, Gossner, Organic Valley)
  • soup (not broth)
  • canned fruit and veggies
            Typically, maximum 16 - 24 ounces can and package
Several smaller packages/containers rather than one large (5- one pound packs instead of 1-five pound pack)
Self-contained dishes/meals rather than those requiring additions like meat, cheese, fruit, eggs (unless accompanied by the "addition")
Items other than food (such as paper products, personal hygiene and feminine hygiene products, etc.) would also be appreciated. Many of the people we serve do not have money for these "extras".
            Drinks- cans/bottles
            Condiments- vinegar, cooking oils, etc.

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.