December 15, 2017

Baptism Preparation Class – Thursday, November 30th

Please note that this will be the LAST Baptismal Preparation class in 2017.  The next class will be held in January, 2018.

The class will be in room 113 of the Parish Life Center at 7:00 PM.  Godparents are always welcome, but are not required to attend.

We ask that you please make childcare arrangements as it is not provided.  We further ask that you do not bring your children to the class so that other participants are not disturbed.

Anyone wishing to participate should register for the class by calling the  parish office at (901) 756-1213 no later than 12 Noon on Tuesday,November 28th.  A count of participants is needed in order to prepare materials and to determine if there is a sufficient need for a class this month.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 23rd, Mass at 10:00 AM


Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM. 

There will be no 8:15 AM or 12:15 PM Mass.

Our regular daily Mass schedule (8:15 AM and 12:15 PM) resumes on Friday, November 24th.

Our offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th in observance of Thanksgiving.

Many blessings to you and your family!


Office Closed Nov. 10th in Observance of Veterans Day; Veterans Recognition Breakfast Nov. 12


All Veterans and active duty Military personnel will be recognized at a breakfast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus on Sunday, November 12th following the 8:45 AM Mass, in room 108.  Family, friends and supporters are welcome! Please join us!

The Church Office will be closed on Friday, November 10th in celebration of Veterans Day and to honor all those who have served.

Masses will be celebrated at 8:15 AM and 12:00 PM.



Global Giving Tuesday is Here! 

St. Francis Parish is joining 17 other Dioceses across the nation today to celebrate our unique Catholic heritage in participating in the #iGiveCatholic campaign.  #iGiveCatholic is the first-ever giving day created to rally the Catholic community on #GivingTuesday, November 28th – a global day of giving.

We are asking our parishioners to support our parish school by making a secure, tax-deductible donation to St. Francis to be used to help strengthen Catholic education in our parish school. 

Donations will be accepted on during a 24-hour period today. The money raised will allow us to help members of our parish family financially in the investment of a Catholic education at our parish school. Please note this is an online campaign and donations are only accepted via the iGive website; minimum $25 donation.

Please give generously!  For more information click on #iGiveCatholic Please also watch the video below of our pastor, Fr. Carl Jude Hood, at St. Francis of Assisi School. Fr. Hood tells the story of our patron Saint and explains the real reason a Catholic school education is important. The parish is taking part in the #iGiveCatholic campaign to help open the door to our school to more parish families. “Building our faith, one student at a time.” is how we give Catholic.

Please Click the image below to play the video

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration – December 1st

St. Francis of Assisi Church will offer exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of December  – December 1, 2017.  Exposition will begin in the chapel immediately following the 8:15 am Mass and will continue until Benediction at 5:30 pm.  All are welcome to join us in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  First Friday Adoration would be a wonderful opportunity to pray for them.

Adorers needed!  Drop-ins are welcome.  For more information or to sign up, please call Mary Lou Berner at (901) 754-7945.

Lector Training – CANCELLED




The Lector Training Level I class originally scheduled for Saturday, Decembr 2nd has been cancelled.  It will be rescheduled in the Spring of 2018.


All Saints Day – Wednesday Nov 1st – Mass Schedule

All Saints Day is Wednesday, November 1st.

Holy Day Masses will be celebrated at 8:15 am, 12:00 noon, & 7:00 pm.

The Parish Office and Parish Life Center will be closed.





NO COOK NIGHT! – Wednesday, October 25th

Turn off the stove Wednesday, October 25th!

 Come enjoy a wonderful parish spaghetti dinner, visit with fellow parishioners and hear our pastor, Fr. Carl Hood, speak.

6:00 PM, PLC Gym

$8/adult  $5/child  $25 max./family


Sponsored by the Knights of  Columbus


All Souls Day Envelopes

All Souls Day Envelopes

In keeping with ancient tradition of remembering those who have gone before us in death, on Thursday, November 2nd we celebrated All Souls Day. Part of remembering is to have the names of our departed loved ones listed on special envelopes and placed upon the altar throughout the month of November. If you would like to have your departed loved ones remembered in this way, All Souls Envelopes are available on tables in the vestibule. Once you have inscribed the names on the envelope, you may drop it in the regular collection basket or bring it to the parish  office.






Room in the Inn Has Begun! Be Part of the “Inn” Crowd


St. Francis’s Room in the Inn continues through March, 2018

St. Francis is joining with other churches in the Memphis area to serve those experiencing homelessness. St. Francis invites the homeless to be our guests at the Room in the Inn, every Thursday night through the end of March, 2018, at the Ozanam Center (St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen), 1306 Monroe.

We offer food and shelter to those in need of our aid. You can assist in this endeavor by preparing and/or serving dinner or breakfast, sharing in fellowship, arranging sleeping quarters or serving as a Laundry Angel. There is a job for everyone!

If you are unable to give your time, you may also help by donating much-needed supplies or by making a monetary donation.

To sign up click: RITI Signup.

To donate supplies, please check out the Room in the Inn Wish list on    RITI WISH LIST.

To make a monetary donation, please click on the green giving link on the Homepage, and then select Room In the Inn under the list of  “Second and or Misc” collections.

For more  information, please call Jim Burge at (901) 254-1595 or the church office at (901) 756-1213.

Come join us!  Be part of the “Inn” crowd!