Welcome to Our Parish Website!
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.
January 13 - The Baptism of the Lord
On a cold evening, three farmers were warming themselves by the fireside. Soon two of them got into in a heated debate comparing their religions to decide which one was the true religion. After some time they turned to their friend and asked him, “Decide for us. Which religion is the right one?” He said thoughtfully, “Well, you know there are three ways to get from here to the mill. You can go right over the hill. That is shorter, but it is a steep climb. You can go around the hill on the right side. That road is short and wide, but it is rough and full of potholes. If you fall into some of those ditches you can hardly get out of them by yourself. Or you can go around the hill on the left side. That is the longest way, but it is also the easiest.” He paused and then added, “But you know, when you get there, the mill man is not concerned about how you got there, but what you have brought with you.”
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God Reveals His Son...
Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas, and we begin a few weeks of Ordinary Time of the Liturgical Year, starting Monday. If last Sunday we celebrated the Feast of Epiphany— Christ revealing Himself, particularly to the Gentile world—today we celebrate the feast of Theophany— God revealing His Son on the occasion of His Baptism in the River Jordan. Jesus descended into the River to sanctify its waters and to give them the power to beget sons of God. The event takes on the importance of a second creation in which the entire Trinity intervenes. Jesus’ Baptism is in fact His definitive manifestation as the Messiah or Christ to Israel, and as the Son of the Father to the entire world. The Father’s voice from heaven shows that Jesus of Nazareth is the eternal Son, and the descent of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove shows the Trinitarian nature of the Christian God. The true and unique God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, shows Himself in Christ, through Him, with Him, and in Him.
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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: 1 p.m. (Latin Mass) & 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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