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Homilies by Fr. Jose
I am very happy to welcome you to our exciting St. Francis of Assisi Parish Website. Our intent is to reach you wherever you are. This will help us to stay connected as a Church family even when you cannot be physically present in the Church with the rest of the Church community. The Website will give you an amazing overview of the Church and its activities. I hope you will find it useful and can find all the information you are looking for. We have tried to make it as informative and user-friendly as possible. I want to invite you to browse through the various pages of our Website.
Our Church offers a number of ministries in which you can get involved in the Church. It is my prayer that all the parishioners who browse through this Website will be inspired to get involved in one or more ministries in our Church. Please give it some thought and prayer. All that we have comes from God. Let us give back to Him as good stewards by sharing our time, talent, and material resources with the Church. "Give, and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing will be poured out into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you” (Lk. 6:38). Have a great time browsing through the pages of this Website.
December 9 - Second Sunday of Advent
Nine soldiers received over-night passes from their base camp. When morning came, not one of them was present. An hour later came the first soldier. Because he was late, he had to report to the commander. He apologized for being late and said, “I had a date and lost track of time and missed the bus. So I hired a cab, and it broke down on the way, and so I bought a horse from the nearby farm. But the animal suddenly fell and died a mile before I could get here.” A little later the second soldier came in, and he had the same story. And a little later still came in the third, and then the fourth, and on up to the eighth. All had the same story—had a date, lost track of time, missed the bus, hired a taxi, it broke down, bought a horse, and it fell down and died. So when the ninth soldier came in, the commander knew the story very well. So he told the soldier, “I know. You had a date, lost track of time, missed the bus, hired a taxi, it broke down, . . .” The soldier interrupted and said, “No, sir. The cab was fine. But there were so many dead horses on the road that it took a long time to get through.”
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Advent: He Waits as We Wait
The season of Advent is upon us. It is a special time. The word “Advent” is taken from the Latin word, Adventus, which means “arrival” or “coming.” Not the coming of Santa Claus—but Christ, the Savior. It is a time of waiting, which recalls the waiting of the people of Israel for the Messiah. Today, we wait for the second coming of Christ. We know neither the day nor the hour of that event. The season of Advent is also a time of preparation. The Lord should find us prepared when He comes, “Like the servant ready to open the door then the master returns.” A daily examination of conscience would greatly help us with this.
In this season, we are also preparing to once again celebrate the first coming of Christ. Take some time as individuals and families to do something special every day for the Lord as your way of preparation.
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Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday Vigil at the *Main Church: 5 p.m.
Sunday at the *Main Church: 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Mass),
Sunday at the **Historic Church: 4:30 p.m.
*Main Church is located at 2450 NE 27th Street, Bend 97701
*St. Clare Chapel is located at 2450 NE 27th Street, Bend 97701
**Historic Church is located at 494 NW Lava Rd, Downtown Bend
Weekday Mass Schedule:
St. Clare Chapel: Monday through Friday at 7 a.m.
Historic Church: Monday through Friday at 12:15 p.m.
and Saturday at 8 a.m.
Main Church: Saturday, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Main Church: Tuesday, 7:30 (lasts until there are no penitents)
Historic Church: Saturday, 8:30 (lasts until there are no penitents)
Any other time, please contact a priest.
Parish office: (541) 382-3631
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