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.
November 11 - Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Once a chicken and a pig, while taking their evening walk, saw the church sign that said, “Help feed the hungry.” The chicken said, “That is a good idea. Let us help. I will give eggs, and you give ham.” The pig said, “Giving eggs is easy. It does not cost you much. But giving ham is a total commitment.”
In the first reading and in the gospel reading, we meet two widows who are ordinary, hardworking, and poor. They put their trust in God rather than in material things. The poor widow in the first reading gave to Prophet Elijah the last of her food. She put her trust in the words of Prophet Elijah, and she gave everything she had. For her trust, she experienced a great reward. Her jar of flour and jug of oil did not run dry for the whole year. It is not what we take up, but what we give up that makes us rich.
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Blessings Received. . . Blessings Given: Part II
We are currently working on achieving the vision that I had presented to you last year. Our Seminarian, Caleb Cunningham, has been a great blessing in this regard. He is working hard with Janet Schwarz, the Director of Faith Formation, and Sr. Jeannette to establish a strong parish Youth Group, Newman Centers at OSU Cascade and COCC, and a Young Adult Group. Initial contacts have been made, and their efforts are moving ahead nicely. We will need to start the ball rolling soon on hiring a full-time Youth Minister who will continue this work next year. It is also part of my vision to have a part-time person on staff for the Hispanic Ministry in the coming year. These two positions will amount to $100,000 per year, all inclusive.
We also have important maintenance projects such as upgrading the heating system for the School and Administrative building, redoing the driveway, and finding another exit for the facility on 27th Street. We are also getting a list of short-term and long-term maintenance projects ready for the Historic Church. I would like the short-term projects to be completed before its 100th Anniversary in 2020. All these take financial sacrifices from all of us. Therefore, we cannot sit back and relax during and after the mortgage is paid off. The good news is that we do NOT need a campaign to accomplish these projects. We can take care of these if we keep up to our budget, which is $26,000 every week—our current-year budget. So, we are holding the budget steady for
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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 **Historic 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
**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 (lasts until there are no penitents)
Historic Church: Saturday, 8:30 (lasts until there are no penitents)
Any other time, please contact a priest.
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