Worship

A reminder that we are in need of Guardians for the following hours this Friday: 12 PM, 
1 PM and 5 PM. 

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


ATTENTION HS GRADUATES OF 2019
Did you graduate this past Spring? Are you attending college this Fall and would like to be involved in your university's Catholic Center in campus? Please reach out to Nakole  Preister, FF Administrative Assistant at npreister@stfac.org and provide her with your name, college name and contact information. 

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.



Parish Life

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".
 
Avoid:
            Perishables
            Drinks- cans/bottles
            Condiments- vinegar, cooking oils, etc.


MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT!
St. Vincent de Paul Ministry of St. Francis

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) at St. Francis Conference was organized locally in 2017 to serve the people of our community who are the most vulnerable. The society aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy. The vision of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia is to change the face of charity by offering hope and help to those we serve through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  

We currently have 18 Vincentians and Volunteers in our conference.  We  visit the home of our clients,   obtain information, provide financial support and guidance, make community referrals for additional resources, deliver food, assist with gas or other supplies and most importantly,  we pray with them and offer spiritual support to the families we meet. Our members also count the monthly co llection, organize and manage the food bank and perform many other important duties. 

Currently, the generosity of the people of our St. Francis Parish allow for the society members to offer this hope to those we serve.  Those interested in supporting us financially can do so by contributing to the monthly SVdP collection. Also, please continue to support  the 1-1-1 food collection with your donations of food and personal hygiene products. 
Without your continued support we would not be able to offer this assistance and we thank you so much for your ongoing support. 
We invite those interested in learning more about SVdP to please contact us through our email at  svdpofsf@gmail.com and/or join us at our monthly meetings which are held at St. Francis on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6pm in the St. John classroom. 


 



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.