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.
October 21 - Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Have you wondered what motivates people to serve? Mother Teresa spent her entire life in service to the poor, the abandoned, and the dying. Fr. Damian of Molokai spent most of his life serving lepers. A few years ago when a ship was seized by the pirates off the coast of Somalia, the captain offered himself as a hostage so that his crew might be set free. CS Lewis was devastated when his wife, who was much younger than him, contracted cancer and was stricken with unbearable pain. He prayed that he be allowed to take her pain. What would have inspired such a spirit of self-sacrifice? What could have inspired Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish priest, to offer to die so that another person’s life could be spared? Why do people risk their lives to save the lives of others? If we are able to understand this, we are a step closer to understanding the message of today’s readings.
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Rome to Home: St. Paul—Part III
On the third day of our pilgrimage to Cyprus, we visited a number of ancient ruins and archeological sites and churches with beautiful Christian icons and mosaics dating back to the 6th Century. We ended the day visiting the Church of St. Lazarus. St. Lazarus settled in Cyprus after Jesus had raised him from the dead. He became the Bishop of Kition, and his sepulcher lies under the magnificent basilica built in the 9th Century—a fine example of Byzantine architecture in Cyprus. (It is said that Lazarus never laughed because he was not happy that Jesus brought him back to life.)
At the end of the third day, we moved to Limassol and checked into our hotel. The next day we headed to Curium—an important city kingdom destroyed by an earthquake in the 4th Century AD. There are ruins of a once amazing church with beautiful architecture that only your imagination can put together. There was even an ancient baptismal font.
The day ended with a visit to the castle of Kolossi. This castle served as the headquarters of the Knights of St. John after the fall of Acre in 1291. Our last day on the island began with a visit to the tomb of the kings—an ancient necropolis carved out of solid rock and given this name due to its imposing character.
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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 *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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