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  

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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

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

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

Small Group Faith Share
We invite you to join one of our small group faith share sessions which will begin  the w eek of September 2-9. We are doing a six week study by Stephen J Binz on 'The Feast of Judaism.' An understanding of the feasts of Judaism will help all of us understand modern Judaism and the faith of Jesus. This is an opportunity to deepen your faith while enjoying the fellowship of your St. Francis brothers and sisters in Christ.
Groups meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 am
Friday at 7 pm and Sunday at 5 pm
Please call Debbie Eberhard at
770-722-4138 with any questions.

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Parish Life

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

Read to Grow
Mission: To provide literacy support through volunteers for all first-grade students to ensure they are all reading on grade level by the third grade. 

Participating Schools and Volunteer Times

Allatoona Elementary
8:30 am to 10:00 am

Clear Creek Elementary
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Cloverleaf Elementary
9:30 am to 11:45 am

Kingston Elementary
8:00 am to 10:00 am

Another Read to Grow training has been set. Because of interest and demand, we will have another Read to Grow training on Monday evening September 24 from 6:00-7:00 pm. Here is our latest update. 112 people have been trained. We still have at least one classroom at each school that has not been adopted so your help in recruiting and getting the word out would be appreciated. Remember our first and most important step is to pray. Thank you for your heart of caring for kids.
For more information, please contact David Franklin at DAVID@BARTOWBAPTIST.ORG.

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.