January 17, 2019

Sign Up Now for Helping Hands 2019!

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Invites
You to Help Fight Hunger!

This is a great opportunity for your entire family, for Confirmation students and their sponsors, for teens needing service hours, and for everyone in the parish!! We need YOUR help!

Join us in the PLC gym on Monday, January 21st (MLK Holiday, from 1:00 pm* – 3:00 pm for a Helping Hands meal packaging event presented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Stop Hunger Now!

*Please arrive by 12:30 pm for registration.

This year our goal is once again to pack 20,000 bags to help feed vulnerable children, women and men in the West African country of Burkina Faso and to help them develop skills to become economically independent.

This is for everyone, ages 3 – 99. Space is Limited!

To sign up go to: HELPING HANDS

Register EVERY person who wants to help – even the children!

If you are unable to attend – you may still help by going to the website and making a donation to help defray the cost of the event.

For more information, please contact Betty Siano at 435-3618, by email at: betty.siano@stfrancismemphis.org, or call the church office at 756-1213.

Tours of the New Office Space!

You’re Invited…

The St. Francis office renovations are finally, totally complete and we are excited to share the results with our parish family! Please join us at one of the following events:

Saturday, January 12th, 6pm (following 5pm Mass) – Blessing of the Offices, Tours of the New Office Space, Ministry Fair highlighting all the ways you can become more involved in your parish!

Sunday, January 13th, following all Masses (Except the 2:30pm Mass ~ Our Hispanic community is invited to join us BEFORE the 2:30 Mass in Spanish! ) – Tours of the New Office Space, Ministry Fair highlighting all the ways you can become more involved in your parish!

Ministry Fair

Ministry Fair ~ January 12 & 13, After all Masses in the PLC!

(Except the 2:30pm Mass ~ Our Hispanic community is invited to join us BEFORE the 2:30 Mass in Spanish! )

Our Ministry Fair will be a celebration of the work of the Church, recognizing the importance of all volunteer efforts. This event is a wonderful way for parishioners to meet and gather information about the various ministries, organizations, and educational opportunities that are available within our parish community! It also gives parishioners an opportunity to talk with those already involved with parish ministries and to ask questions as to what each group entails.

Super Bowl of Trivia!

St. Francis of Assisi Timothy J. Coyle Knights of Columbus Council #9317 present a


  PLC Gym ~ Saturday, January 26 ~ Doors open at 6:30, Questions at 7:30

$15 per player, $5 per spectator, $160 per Gold Table

Gold Tables receive wine, an hors d’ourves platter, and extra door prize entries!

RSVP by Wednesday, January 23. Email jzflute@yahoo.com with questions and RSVPs.

 Ten rounds of ten questions—a variety of subjects—Something for everyone! A full house is expected.

Tables assigned on a first come, first served basis. Sign up early!

Christmas Flower Collection

After all Masses this weekend, parishioners will be at the exits

collecting money to help defray the cost of all the beautiful flowers

and decorations that adorn the sanctuary during the Christmas season.

Thank you for your generosity!


Parish Penance Service – Monday, December 17th

Our Advent Penance Service will be celebrated on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm in the Church. There will be several priests available for confessions. We invite and encourage all parishioners to join us in celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Christmas.  May God’s forgiveness and healing prepare us for the Lord’s birth anew in our lives and hearts this Christmas.


Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24th

  • 5:00 PM in the Church
  • 5:15 PM in the PLC Gym
  • 7:30 PM in the Church
  • Midnight Mass (12:00 AM) in the Church*

                     *Music begins at 11:30 PM

Christmas Day – Tuesday,  December 25th

  • 8:00 AM, in the Church
  • 10:30 AM, in the Church

The Parish Office and Parish Life Center will be closed Christmas Week, Monday–Friday, December 24—28th, and Monday, January 1st. 



Youth Group Fundraiser

If you are tired of eating leftovers and don’t want to cook…
Come and support your SFA Youth Group at Pyro’s on Germantown Pkwy 
Thursday December 27th, 5-8pm!!

Tell them you are with SFA Youth Group, and drop receipt in the bowl!!

Pre-registration helps our group! Click below:

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 22nd, 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 12:00 PM) resumes on Friday, November 23rd.

Our offices and Parish Life Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.

Many blessings to you and your family!


Office Closed November 15th – Baptism Class WILL be Held as Scheduled


Due to inclement weather, the church office is closed today, Thursday, November 15th.

The Parish Life Center, however, is open for all scheduled activities including the 7:00 PM Baptism Class. 

Masses will be celebrated at 8:15 am and 12:00 pm, as scheduled, but please exercise caution.