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.
April 22 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
One of the meaningful comments on the life and legacy of Pope John Paul II was made by the evangelist Billy Graham. In a TV interview he said, “He lived like his master—the Good Shepherd, and he died like a good shepherd.” In the Gospel of today, Jesus claims that He is the Good Shepherd and explains what He does for His sheep. The Jews had a lovely legend to explain why God chose Moses to be the leader of His people. When Moses was feeding the sheep of his father-in-law, he saw a young sheep running away from the flock. It ran down to the river to drink some water. Moses followed it and, after it had drunk water, carried it back on his shoulders. God saw this and said, “Because you have proved yourself great in caring for the sheep, you shall lead My flock, Israel.”
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On the Path to Sainthood: Fr. Solanus Casey
On November 18, 2017, Pope Francis beatified Fr. Solanus Casey, who took the next step toward sainthood in a huge event at Ford Field in Detroit.“Humble and faithful disciple of Christ, he was distinguished for his tireless service to the poor,” the HolyFather said. “May his witness help priests, religious, and laity to live with joy the bond between the proclamation of the Gospel and love of the poor.”
Born November 25, 1870, Francis Solanus Casey came from an Irish immigrant family of 16 children in Oak Grove, Wisconsin. At the age of 21, after working as a recorder, streetcar operator, and prison guard, he entered St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, where studies were difficult for him. He left the seminary in 1896, and joined the Capuchin Friars Minor in Detroit, taking the name of Solanus.
On July 24, 1904, he was ordained a priest but, because his knowledge of theology was considered weak, Solanus was not allowed to preach or hear confessions. However, during his 14 years as a sexton in Yonkers, New York, he was recognized as an excellent speaker. He served in the parishes of Manhattan and Harlem before returning to Detroit, where he served as a sexton for 20 years at the monastery of St. Bonaventure. Every Wednesday afternoon, he conducted services for the sick.
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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.