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.
Dear Friends in Christ,
Our responsorial psalm of the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time says: “Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
How powerful is our help! Have you ever thought how powerful God is when we pray to Him? Or do we think when we pray to God and that is all we know. We need to learn more about our God: the One, True and Loving God who made heaven and earth.
We often think that we know “so very much” about God because we come to Church every week, or we got the M.Div degree (Master of Divinity), or we attended Adult Faith Formation for years, or we joined the Bible Study group for many years. If that is the case, then do we really have that “knowledge of knowing God” into our prayer and our life? Do we really trust in our God when we come to Him in worship or prayer?
Our God is the God who made heaven and earth! And our help is from Him. If we believe and live that belief, our life will be “secured” in the hand of our loving and powerful God.
In reality, however, we do not live that belief! We doubt God in almost everything. We doubt His wisdom. We question His “plan.” We raise our eyes in heaven and ask “Where are you God when crisis comes?” We turn our back on Him when we do not want to accept His teachings and commandments. We “hang up” on Him when He calls and wants to talk to us. We do not dress appropriately in His House of Prayer with the Real Presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. We disturb the Sacred Place/ the Sacred Silence by talking too loud in Church. We are disrespectful of others praying, and so forth. We insist on remaining in sin.
Our actions and behavior, our life and our way of life reflect our belief, our love and our knowledge about God. We should not put on a mask when we come to Church, and use another one when we are somewhere else. Our God who made heaven and earth “sees” us through and through. We cannot hide anything from Him. Our God is so powerful! Our God is an “awesome” God.
Pray to God constantly! Be sincere in your prayer. Commit yourself to God through services.
Can we keep these to the day when “The Son of Man” will come? And remember: Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
St. Francis of Assisi
Roman Catholic Church
299 Maple Street
Franklin, NC 28734
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5:00 pm (DST)
Sunday: 9:00 am (English)
11:30 am (Spanish)
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