Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2022
St. Francis bulletin Dec 4.pdf
Readings 'Year A"
Isaiah 11:1-10 • Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 • Romans 15:4-9 • Matthew 3:1-12
AN EVENING OF WORSHIP & ADORATION
FOR CHRISTMAS & ADVENT
December 4—6:30-8:00 pm
We are excited to host John Finch, catholic musician, for and evening of worship Jesus in song, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Please invite your family and friends as this event is not limited to the St. Francis community. There is no admission to this even, however, voluntary donations will be accepted to support the music ministry of John Finch.
Stewardship Appeal 2023
This week you should receive our Stewardship Appeal mailing for 2023. We ask that you spend time in prayer and discernment as you reflect on your own response to this appeal. If you don’t receive yours in the mail please contact the church office. We would like you to return your stewardship cards next Sunday, December 10/11.
If you planned to donate to iGiveCatholic to help us replace the cabinets in the FLC kitchen, we are still taking donations for #iGiveCatholic until Tuesday, December 6th closing! You can place you donation (labeled iGiveCatholic) in the collection basket or bring to the church office.
FIRST RECONCILIATION SERVICE
Tuesday, December 6th - 6:00 pm
PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE
Tuesday, December 13
- 6:00 pm
All Saturdays 4:00 pm or by appointment
The Feast I
mmaculate Conception of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday, December 8
- 7:00 am & 6:30 pm
Children of all ages, bring a white flower for Blessed Mother, Mary & meet
in the Daily Chapel at 6:20 pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Spanish Mass
Monday, December 12
- 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 24
4:00 pm (Children’s Mass) | 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 25
- Christmas Day Mass
Mary, Mother of God - Holy Day of Obligation
Saturday, December 31, 2022 - Vigil
Sunday, January 1, 2023
8:00 am | 10:30 am | 5:00 pm
STARRY NIGHT GALA
St. Anthony School Fundraiser
St. Anthony Catholic School will be hosting its Starry Night Gala at Reunion Golf and Country Club the evening of Friday, Dec. 9
. Starry Night benefits St. Anthony Catholic School. Tickets will be sold after mass. They are $100/couple. They will also have raffle tickets available for $10 a ticket for the opportunity to win $5,000. To support this fundraising event, please contact the school for more information 601-607-7054 or visit
Children’s Choir for
Christmas Vigil Mass
4:00 PM on December 24
We are inviting children between 7 – 12 years old to sing for Christmas Eve Mass at 4 PM. We will start singing Christmas carols 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the Mass. Our rehearsals will be held at the Saint Anthony Hall (music ministry building) every Wednesday at 6 PM, starting on November the 30
. Please consider bringing your children to raise their voices in homage to Baby Jesus. For those interested, please send an email to
, so that he can send you the music that will be sung at the Mass.
KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS
Show others that you believe the meaning and focus of Christmas is the birth of Christ by sending religious Christmas cards. The Knights of Columbus will be selling beautiful religious Christmas cards from the Printery House after all masses. Your purchase not only supports the Knights of Columbus but also the monastery and seminary of the Benedictine Order in Conception, Missouri.
St. Francis is collecting blankets (new or gently used) for OUR DAILY BREAD to put in Christmas boxes for people their minister. Please bring blankets in the Green Room at the back of church until Sunday, December 4th. If you have questions, please contact
Catherine Graham at 601-291-8637.
ENGAGED ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Schedule for 2023 is as follows:
January 13-15, 2023 at Camp Garaywa in Clinton MS
April 28-30, 2023 at Lake Tiak O’Khata in Louisville MS
July 14-16, 2023 at Camp Garaywa in Clinton MS
October 27-29, 2023 at Camp Garaywa in Clinton MS
Contact the Office of Family Ministry at 601-960-8487
What is Engaged Encounter?
Engaged Encounter is an opportunity of a lifetime in which couples preparing to get married spend a weekend exploring, examining and deepening their relation-ship as a couple, with each other and with God.
Why Engaged Encounter?
The Engaged Encounter weekend not only satisfies diocesan requirements for marriage preparation, it provides an atmosphere for each couple to engage one another in their hopes, dreams, wishes and desires for their future lifelong marriage relationship. Each couple will have the opportunity to explore their strengths and challenges, their goals and their attitudes toward family life, children, sexuality, finances, the church and their place in society.
World Marriage Day
Our Diocese annual event of
World Marriage Day (WMD) will be celebrated for
couples who have been married for 60, 50 and 25 years. WMD is scheduled at
St. Peter's Cathedral in Jackson on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 3:00 pm with Mass followed by a reception. We are inviting all couples of St. Francis who are celebrating these anniversaries to come forward and let us know with your full name and the date of your Wedding Anniversary. Please Contact Sallie Ann at the parish office for more information.
Saturday: 5 PM
Sunday: 8 AM, 10:30 AM, 5 PM (Youth Mass)
Monday - Friday: 7 AM
- Saturday: 4 PM or upon request.
Live Stream Masses:
10:30 AM - Sunday
7:00 AM Monday - Friday
Collection Basket: $14,649.00
Children's Offering $ 238.42
We appreciate all donations you give to support the various ministries we have at
St. Francis and the Diocese of Jackson. If you have questions about making a donation, please call us at 601-856-5556.
We make these sacrifices because of the One who made the ultimate and most perfect sacrifice for us. All praise and glory be to the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Please hold your envelopes and offerings until after the Prayer of the Faithful. There will be one basket, per section, per collections handed to the first person in each section. Please help us by moving it smoothly to the rear of the section where a Hospitality Minister will collect it. For second collection Masses, a second basket will follow shortly after the first makes the first turn into following pews. We thank you for your assistance in making this change.
WARANGAL DIOCESE IN INDIA
This weekend is our second collection for Warangal India mission. Additional envelopes are available in the back of the church.
Bishop Bala has kindly allowed Fr. Albeen and three of his priests to work in our Diocese of Jackson. Please let us help the Evangelization by giving to this second collection. Please make checks payable to St. Francis, indicating on the memo line: India Mission. Thank you so much for your support and many blessings to you and your families.
We are collecting Christmas Flowers donations.Please make sure to print the names of your loved ones clearly.
Join the Knights of Columbus
Now is a great time to join the Knights of Columbus. We have an active council at St. Francis. See the attached flyers for more information.
Eng Kcs Membership 2022.pdf
Sp Kcs Membership 2022.pdf
Please remember to use the Smiles link
for all your Amazon purchases to benefit St. Francis! By going to Amazon Smiles, it will benefit St. Francis each time you shop.
on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 4:36PM