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.
May 19 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
The renowned artist Paul Gustave Dore once lost his passport while traveling in Europe. When he came to a border crossing, he explained his predicament to one of the guards. Giving his name to the official, Dore hoped he would be recognized and allowed to pass. The guard, however, was not convinced. Dore insisted that he was not a fraud. Handing him a pencil and a sheet of paper, the guard told the artist to sketch the people standing nearby to prove that he was the man he claimed to be. Dore did it so quickly and skillfully that the guard was convinced. His action confirmed his identity.
Today’s Gospel invites us to prove our Christian identity by our love. “This is how all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love for one another.” One Sunday, a priest was finishing up a series on marriage and was giving out small wooden crosses to each married couple. He said, “Place this cross in the room in which you fight the most. You will be reminded of Jesus’ new commandment to love one another, and you won’t argue as much.” One woman came up after the service and said, “You’d better give me five.”
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Thanks to Caleb
Caleb Cunningham, who is a seminarian for the Diocese of Baker, has been spending his Pastoral Year here at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. He will be leaving us on May 20th to take part in a summer program of Spiritual Formation for Diocesan Seminarians in Omaha, Nebraska. His presence has been a huge blessing to our parish. He participated in almost every aspect of parish life. He was able to experience the workings of most of the ministries in the parish, which will be a great asset for him as he continues his priestly formation. He provided guidance and direction to our Young Adult Ministry and initiated the process to start the Campus Ministry. He spent a lot of his time assisting with Religious Education and Liturgy. We are grateful to him for his presence and his prayerful examples. Our prayers will accompany him as he leaves to take part in the summer program, and then to continue his theological studies at Mount Angel Seminary.
Thanks a Lot
Thanks for all your support for the International Food Fest. If you were not here yesterday, you missed some great delicious food from more than a dozen countries. Participation was amazing. Thanks to Sherry Rice who spearheaded the event, the Knights, and all the volunteers who supported the efforts by sharing your time and by preparing delicious food. Thanks for your participation. All the proceeds will be split between the two Sisters of the two Religious Orders that we have in our parish.
We were so happy to receive Fr. Sibi when Fr. Victor was reassigned to Madras. However, that is going to be short-lived, as Fr. Sibi will leave us to take up his new assignment as Administrator of St. Edward’s Church in Sisters on July 10th. We are sorry because we will miss him, but we are glad that he will be close by, and we can call on him for help, particularly for confessions. We congratulate Father on his new assignment and wish him all the best. Fr. Joseph Puthiyath, currently at Sisters, is reassigned as Administrator of Blessed Sacrament Church in Ontario, my previous parish.
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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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