Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church

Dear Members and Friends of

Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 

 

Welcome to our parish web site.

 

Whether parishioner or visitor, may you find the peace of Christ and abundant blessings from our parish community. Please explore our website to see how Saint Francis of Assisi Parish can become part of your faith journey. We look forward to meeting you!

 

In the Peace of Christ,

 

Father Tien Duong, Pastor

 

Peace Prayer reflecting the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi

by an anonymous c.1912

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

and where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not

so much seek to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love;

for it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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Dear Friends in Christ,

 

During the Christmas season, we were asked to behold a Savior born for us. The Gospel of the second Sunday   in Ordinary Time of year A asks us to “Behold, the Lamb of God.” 

 

Have we beheld the Lamb of God in our lives?  Have we listened to the “Lamb of God” through the Magisterium/teaching of the Church?  Have we embraced “the Lamb of God” into our soul reverently and worthily?  Have we recognized the “Lamb of God” in the Eucharist?  Have we followed and been faithful to the “Lamb of God?”  And have we …

 

The Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, invites the two disciples of John the Baptist to “come and see” as they “curiously” ask where Jesus stays.  They did come and see, and more than that they STAYED with Jesus on that day.

 

“Behold the Lamb of God!”  How many times have we heard this proclamation from the Church at Mass?  However, have we truly believed the Consecrated Host is the Real and True Jesus - the Lamb of God?  This requires a tremendous act of FAITH and TRUST.  Yes, I believe!  Amen!

 

When we hear the voice of God/the invitation from the Lord through the Church: Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb, we bow our heads and respond: Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed. What does that mean to you?

 

We have the Lord of lords, the King of kings, the Savior,  who comes  to visit  our  “own home”  even though we are not worthy.  We have to follow the teaching of the Church and prepare our soul worthily for the Lord to come through the Holy Eucharist: having NO MORTAL SIN, FASTING FROM SOLID FOOD ONE HOUR BEFORE RECEVING THE HOLY EUCHARIST, and HAVING “GOOD and SPIRITUAL INTENTION.”

 

We will ask Jesus, the Lamb of God, to STAY with us for we NEED Him and we LOVE Him!

 

Friends, learn more about Jesus; come to worship Him with and as a community (Sunday Mass); love Him sincerely; trust in His love and teaching; share the love and good news to others; give the Light of truth to those living in darkness.  Do not try to “play” a game with God, be sincere; do not try to explain His Word in the way to please yourself and to oppose the Church’s teaching, and so forth.  These are some things we should do so we can always “behold the Lamb of God.”

 

“Behold, the Lamb of God!”

 

Peace,

Fr. Tien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses

Saturday Vigil:

            4:00 pm (EST)   

            5:00 pm (DST) 

Sunday: 9:00 am (English)

            11:30 am (Spanish)

Daily Mass

Monday: 9:00 am

Tuesday: 8:00 am

Wednesday: 5:30 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am  

Friday:  9:00 am 

First Friday: 8:30 am

Stations of the Cross

7:00 p.m. Fridays during Lent

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

Wednesday 6:15 pm

Saturday 3:00 pm (EST)

             4:00 pm (DST)

Rosary for Life

Saturday: 3:30 pm (EST)

              4:30 pm (DST)

Sunday:  8:30 am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Benediction 3:30 pm

First Friday 10:00 am until

     Saturday 8:45 am

     Benediction 8:45 am