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.
December 10 - Second Sunday of Advent
A middle aged woman had a near death experience during her heart surgery. Seeing God she asked, “Is my time up?” God said, “No, you have another 40 years, four months, and four days to live.” Upon recovery she decided to go to a beauty clinic. There she had her nails done, face done, eyebrows, eyelashes, hair, body massage, tummy tuck, you name it. She had all these done. She now looked 20 years younger. She got out of the beauty shop and, while crossing the street, she was killed by a speeding car. At the Pearly Gates she met God and asked Him, “I thought you said I had another 40 years to live.” God replied, “I am sorry. When you were crossing the street, I did not recognize you.”
The Jews did not recognize John the Baptist as the one who had been prophesied by the prophets—the one who would come to prepare the people for the Messiah. He appeared in the desert calling people to a baptism of repentance. He was clothed in camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist. A person who ...
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Advent: The Jesse Tree and the "O Antiphons"
The Jesse Tree celebrates the history of God’s loving action in our world, leading up to the birth of Christ. This striking symbol is based on the prophecy of Isaiah: “A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” The Jesse Tree bears symbols of the most significant manifestations of God’s saving power down through history. Dozens of the key events of Hebrew salvation history are represented, including Noah’s Ark, the Burning Bush, the Ten Commandments, Jacob’s Ladder, Joseph’s Coat and the Key of David.
The seven “O Antiphons” are part of the Divine Office, the official daily prayer of the Church. They have been traditionally sung during evening prayer on the seven days before Christmas Eve. Each antiphon begins with the letter “O” followed by one of the biblical names for Christ: “O Wisdom,” “O Lord,” “O Root of Jesse,” “O Key of David,” “O Orient,” ....
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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 *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.
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.