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.
November 19 - Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
If you were diagnosed today with terminal illness and were told that you have six months left to live, how would that knowledge affect you? What difference would that make for the rest of your life? How will you spend the last six months of your life? Vacationing in the Bahamas? When an Anglican bishop received similar news, he wrote that his first reaction was one of shock. But then he felt liberated and thought to himself, “Gosh, six months is a long time . . . how am I going to use it?” At first he thought about canceling all his engagements. But after praying about it, he decided against it. He spent the last months of his life helping the terminally ill.
As Christians, we have to be bold and take risks for our faith. We have to work with everything God has given us. The Apostles must have looked upon Jesus as a dreamer. But the first thing the 12 learned was that Jesus had a sophisticated knowledge of finance. He was aware, not only of low-interest savings banks ...
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The Catholic World Grows
The number of Catholics in the world is increasing: almost 1.3 billion, 17.7 percent of the world's population, reported Agenzia Fides—the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies—on October 20, 2017.
According to figures from the Church’s Book of Statistics (data related to 2015) and elaborated by Agenzia Fides, the baptized are 12.5 million more than the previous year (2014). This is one of the data in the Dossier published by Agenzia Fides on the occasion of the 91st World Mission Day, which was celebrated on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
The Dossier offers a wealth of statistical information about the Catholic Church around the world.
A few statistics of interest:
Africa has 222 million Catholics, 19.42 percent of the population.
• The Americas have 635 million Catholics, 63.6 percent of the population.
• Europe has 285 million Catholics, 39.87 percent of the population.
• Asia has 141 million Catholic, 3.24 percent of the population.
• The Catholic Church runs 216,548 schools in the world, attended by more than 60 million pupils.
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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 *New Church: 5 p.m.
Sunday at the New Church: 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Mass),
Sunday at the **Historical Church: 4:30 p.m.
*New Church is located at 2450 NE 27th Street, Bend
**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
New 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.
Bible Study Started on September 12th
“The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation,” by Jeff Cavins, helps you learn the overarching story of God’s plan of salvation and gives you an understanding of how people, places, events, and themes of Scripture fit together.
The course is perfect for those who have not studied the Bible before, as well as for the Bible-study veteran. The course is also perfect for recent converts to Catholicism. Focus is on 14 narrative books of the Bible. It is taught in 8-week (seasonal) sessions.
Course format: Bible and Catechism reading assignments at home; 50-minute DVD in class; brief discussion.
Materials are optional through Ascension Press. Call 1-800 (376) 0520 Ext. 1341, for “The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation” Study Set (for participants and facilitators; contains timeline) $34.95. Catholic Bible required. Catechism of the Catholic Church, helpful.
Registration: Simply come to class to sign up. Questions? Call Vergie Ries, A.M. Facilitator, at (541) 797-6322.
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.