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.

Parish Life

Two volunteers from the Tranquility house are pictured with food that our St. Francis parishioners graciously donated. Thank you for all you do for our parish and our community!

Attention all women of the Parish :   St Francis of Assisi's Council of Catholic Women (CCW) is having our year end celebration meeting on Jun 11th at 6:30 pm at Sixes Tavern, 650 Henderson Dr #507, Cartersville, GA 30120. Come out & join us as we celebration another great year of supporting our church community and look toward the many great activities we have in the upcoming year. We hope you can join us.
Coffee & Donuts with a cause . The St Francis CCW also supports our coffee and donuts fellowship after mass once a month.   Proceeds earned as part of this monthly event go toward the needs of our church and local community.   See our calendar of upcoming dates and what causes we are supporting. Let us know of any additional needs as well.   We hope you can stop by and chat with your church community after mass and get to know us. Our next coffee and donuts will be on Sunday Jun 23rd. Hope to see you there!
Questions? Reach out to Lynn Anderson at lynn_anderson84@att.net or 404-931-5103.  

Please note that starting Monday, June 3, 
the new front office hours will be 
Mon-Fri 8 AM to 4 PM

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
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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.