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.
February 18 - First Sunday of Lent
It is difficult to make changes to a lifestyle we are used to. Yet, sometimes we are forced to make changes because of the things that happen to us or because of a change in external circumstances. Sometimes our health or illness can lead us to change our lifestyle.
When my doctor told me five years ago that my BP and cholesterol were getting close to the border lines, I began to pay attention to my diet and started to exercise.
Sometimes the place we move to can force us to change our lifestyle. For recreation, I used to play soccer, cricket, and volleyball when I was in India. When I moved here, I realized that those sports were not easily available. I had to change my lifestyle and learn skiing, fishing, and swimming. It was not easy to learn those things at first. Every couple of feet, I used to be on my bottom on the first day of learning to ski. I remember what my ski instructor told me at the end of the first day. He told everyone positively about how much progress they had made. To me he said, “Jose, you get up amazingly well after every fall.”
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Welcome Aboard Catholic Air Flight #2018
"Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Captain Jesus speaking. Thank you for choosing Catholic Air. We have just taken off to 2018. This is a short flight of 12 months. We shall be cruising at Uncountable Blessings every day and at millions of miles above Sorrow level. The weather is excellent, but you never know; there can be some bumps along the way, but Grace is sufficient. In case of any unexpected turbulence, make sure you return to God and have your prayer belt on. Divine Intervention will not fail. The Prince of Peace will speak: ‘Peace, Be Still’ over your storms. In case of emergency, follow the light of Christ to get to the nearest confessional where you will experience God’s abundant Mercy and Forgiveness. In the event of a loss of cabin pressure, Rosary beads will fall from above you. Make sure you begin reciting it first before assisting others with it.
The Angels are our cabin crews, assisted by Mary and Joseph. Remember to follow their instructions. They will supply all your needs ‘According to His Riches in Glory.’ You shall not lack anything good. Our menu includes love, joy, peace, ...
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(FDS stands for St. Francis De Sales, patron saint of the Diocese of Baker.)
Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday Vigil at the *27th St. Church: 5 p.m.
Sunday at the *27th St. Church: 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Mass),
Sunday at the **Historical Church: 4:30 p.m.
*27th Church is located at 2450 NE 27th Street, Bend 97701
**Historical Church is located at 494 NW Lava Rd, Downtown Bend
Weekday Mass Schedule:
Historic Church: Monday through Friday at 7 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.;
Saturday at 8 a.m.
27th St. Church: Saturday, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Historic Church: Tuesday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and Saturday, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Any other time, please contact a priest.
A Stewardship Prayer
Heavenly Father, creator and giver of all we have,
bless our parish and strengthen our faith.
Help us to be intentional disciples of your Son, Jesus, and imitators of St. Francis of Assisi, our patron saint, through a lifestyle of stewardship.
Help us, by your grace, to give more generously of our time, talent, and treasure to spread your kingdom here at our parish and throughout the world.
We offer this prayer through Christ, your beloved Son. Amen.