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.
September 23 - Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
[New homilies will be posted upon Fr. Jose's return in early October]
After I came to this country, I realized that I was taking a long time to do my shopping. I would spend an hour in a store, and still there would not be any items in my cart. The reason? Too many choices! In India, milk means there is only one thing and nothing more. Here if you go to get milk, there is 3%, 2%, 1%, fat-free, lactose-free, almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk, chocolate milk, coconut milk, etc. So I had to read all the labels to find what I wanted. Here you go to buy bread, and there are a couple dozen varieties of bread. But where I grew up, bread is bread—just one thing and nothing more. So I had a problem of choice. In the gospel of today, the disciples had a choice—either to stay with Jesus or to go away. Peter spoke for all of them when he said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life."
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Notes from Rome—the Journey!
I looked forward to my time in the Eternal City from the moment Bishop Liam Cary approved my plan seven months ago to spend a month in the North American Pontifical College in Rome in continuing education. The College offers a three-month course for priests in Spring in continuing education and a three-module course in the Fall where each module lasts a month. The aspirants could choose one or more modules of their choice. Though I preferred the three-month course in the Spring, due to the long time I will be absent from the parish, the Bishop thought that one of the modules would be a better option. I looked forward to this time in Rome from the time I was accepted into the program.
I set out for Rome early in the morning on September 2nd. Ken Magnan was at the rectory at 4 a.m. to take me to the airport (thank you, Ken!). I checked in at the Delta counter and got my boarding passes. Having a Global Entry Pass helped to go through the security quickly. I was to fly to Seattle, and then to Detroit, and from there to Rome. I preferred to fly into Rome directly from the U.S. than to fly into a city in Europe and then to Rome.
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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 **Historical Church: 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
**Historical 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 to 8:30 a.m.
Historic Church: 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.
For All Catholics Who Have Been Away From the Church
The Returning Catholics program is sponsored by the St. Francis Assisi Church. It is for all Catholics who have been away from the Church for any length of time, regardless of the circumstances. The program can also be a refresher for those who would like to get better acquainted with their Catholic Faith. We will help you understand the basic concepts of the Catholic Faith; and, if you wish, help facilitate your return to any Parish. You will not be pressured or in any way obligated. This program is to use as you wish. If you or someone you know might like to attend, our contact information is given below.
Thursdays Sept. 27 through Nov. 15th 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30
The Door is Open!
An RSVP is appreciated but not required.
Call Judy @ 208-369-0046 or Bob @ 208-477-4740
Right of Christian Initiation of Adults
The RCIA prepares candidates who want to become Catholic for the Sacraments of Initiation, which are Baptism, Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. The Sacraments are received at the Easter Vigil every year.
Adults age 18 and up: Classes are held on Thursdays from 7 until 9 p.m. (Occasional retreats and other get-together events are also held.)
Every Thursday evening - Now through May.
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