March 24, 2018

Stations of the Cross – Each Friday in Lent 7:00 PM

Fridays of Lent

 February 16 and 23

March 2, 9, 16, and 23

7:00 pm




Spaghetti Dinner – Wednesday, January 24th – 6:00 pm

The parish spaghetti dinner sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 17th, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 24th at 6:00 pm.  $8/Adults – $5/child – $30 Maximum per family.



First Friday Eucharistic Adoration – April 6th

St. Francis of Assisi Church will offer exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of April  – April 6, 2018. 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.

Adorers needed!  Drop-ins are welcome.

For more information or to sign up, please call Mary Lou Berner at (901) 754-7945.

Office Closed and ALL Evening Activities Cancelled – Tuesday and Wed., Jan. 16th & 17th


Due to inclement weather, the church office is closed Tuesday, January 16th, and may be closed Wednesday, January 17th.  All evening activities for both Tuesday and Wednesday have been cancelled.

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



Baptism Preparation Class – Thursday, April 19th

The next Baptismal Preparation class for parents wanting to have their child Baptized at St. Francis is Thursday, April 19th, at 7:00 pm in the Parish Life Center, room 113.  Both parents should attend. Godparents are always welcome, but are not required to attend.

Anyone wishing to attend this class should register by calling the parish office at (901) 756-1213 no later than 12:00 Noon on Tuesday,April 17th.  Please note that if the class is not full, it will be rescheduled.


The Helping Hands Event Was a Huge Success!


Thanks to all who participated! Due to your help, approximately 20,000 meals were packaged to help not only feed children, women and men in the West African country of Burkina Faso, but to also help them develop skills to become economically independent.

It’s not too late to make a donation to help defray the cost of the event.  Just click on the green giving button on the homepage.

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

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.