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.
July 14 - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
During the 40-day period between Easter and the Ascension of our Lord, the liturgy, especially the readings, invites us to focus our attention on heaven—our final dwelling place. This invitation becomes more pressing as we approach his ascension. In the Gospel of today Jesus says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. I am going away, but I will come back to take you to myself.” Jesus keeps his word. He comes to take us to him at our moment of death. In order to spend eternity with him, we have to love him and live according to his teachings. “Whoever loves me will keep my word.”
A Man for all Seasons is a movie based on the true story of St. Thomas More, the chancellor of England, who refused to endorse King Henry VIII’s wish to divorce his wife, Catherine. Thomas More was a devoted Catholic, and so he could not endorse Henry’s plan for divorce. Thomas More’s daughter, Margaret, knew what his refusal would cost him. So she pleaded with him to endorse Henry’s plan. But he said, “When a man makes a commitment, he puts himself in the hands of God and commits to follow him till the very end. I wish to follow my commitment.” The life of St. Thomas More was modeled after Christ’s own words, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word.” This is Jesus’ idea of commitment and loyalty.
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Ordination to the Priesthood
Jesus Christ, in offering himself up for the sins of all mankind, fulfilled the duties of the Old Testament priesthood once and for all and established a New Priesthood. While all baptized share in the new priesthood of Christ, some are set aside to serve the Church as Christ himself did through the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The Holy Orders is the continuation of Jesus Christ’s priesthood, which he bestowed upon his Apostles at the Last Supper. This is why the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as “the Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry.” The word “Ordination” comes from the Latin word ordinatio, which means to incorporate someone into an order. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is incorporated into the priesthood of Jesus Christ at one of three levels: the episcopate, the priesthood, or the diaconate.
A bishop receives the fullness of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. He is the Head or Ordinary of the local church. The local area entrusted to him is called a diocese. Ordination as a bishop confers the grace to sanctify others, as well as the authority to teach the faithful and to bind their consciences.
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St. Francis Helps Those in Need
St. Vincent de Paul always appreciates the following donations:
Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Monday: 4 - 7 PM
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 am (lasts until there are no penitents)
Historic Church: Saturday, 8:30 am (lasts until there are no penitents)
Any other time, please contact a priest.
Parish office: (541) 382-3631
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(FDS stands for St. Francis De Sales, patron saint of the Diocese of Baker.)