As Fall quickly approaches, we wanted to make you aware of the different parish activities scheduled here at St. Francis. Please be sure to mark your calendars and join us!

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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 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

Guardian Angels Program
Guardian Angels Program starts 8-12-18 at 9:00 am.  If you haven't registered for this year, please contact the office ASAP.  Any young person with special needs is invited to attend (even if they aren't a parishioner at St. Francis).  We are also looking for volunteers.  It's a great way to work with our children and have a great time.  For more information, contact Kristy Mitchell at 770-324-9834, or 

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.

Our youth ministry is excited to start planning our 2019 summer mission trips and retreats! Your teens are invited!  All teens and parents interested in learning more about Covecrest Camp, Catholic Heart Work Camp, and Steubenville Atlanta are invited to join us for an informational meeting 
August 26th at 11am 
in St Bartholomew. Bring your questions!
Parents MUST accompany their teen to this meeting. Download flyer

Parish Life

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 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 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.