July 21, 2018

Children’s Liturgy Needs You!

Are you interested in helping our children grow in their faith? If so, being a leader or assistant for our Youth Liturgy Program is for you! We need volunteers for all Masses on the third Sunday of each month from September through May. No skills are necessary, just a desire to inspire children with the Words of Christ. All materials are provided and your commitment is just once a month for 20 minutes during Mass. Preparation for leaders is less than one hour.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Pat Knight at jknight106@aol.com or call 755-6120.

Catechists and Assistants needed for PRE

Catechists and assistants are needed for the 2018-2019 Parish Religious Education program (PRE). The heart of our program is the dedication of our catechists and their willingness to share their faith with our children.

Our catechists teach in teams of two with a teen assistant for 3rd grade and below. All lesson plans and materials are provided for you and all fees are waived for the children of our volunteers. Email or stop by the Religious Education Office to see what opportunities are available. We can show you curriculum and lesson plans that will help you choose the grade that is best for you. Please prayerfully consider joining us in this very important teaching ministry.

For more information, please contact Betty Siano at betty.siano@stfrancismemphis.org or call (901) 756-1213.


Baptism Preparation Class – Thursday, July

The next Baptismal Preparation class for parents wanting to have their child Baptized at St. Francis is Thursday, July 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, July 17th.  Please note that if the class is not full, it will be rescheduled, so if you are interested in attending, or plan to attend, PLEASE call the church office and register.


New Church Office Summer Hours – Effective July 2nd

Summer Office Hours

The church office will observe new summer hours beginning Monday, July 2nd through Friday, August 3rd. 

The new office hours will be:  9:00 am until 2:00 pm – Monday through Friday.

Normal hours will resume Monday, August 6th.

Horas de Oficina en Verano

Desde el 2 de Julio al 3 de Agosto la Oficina Parroquial estará abierta desde las 9 am hasta las 2 pm.

Regresaremos al horario normal a partir del 6 de Agosto.

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration – July 6th

St. Francis of Assisi Church will offer exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of July – July 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.

St. Francis to offer Lector and EMHC Training – Mark Your Calendar!

Are You Being Called To Serve?

Train to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion or a Lector at St. Francis.

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training will be offered:

Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:00 am-3:00 pm, PLC Room 113

Lector Training will be offered:

Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, PLC Room 113

To register, please complete a registration form available in the narthex or church office.

Pastor approval required.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to serve!

Farewell Reception for Fr. Rob Ballman – Sunday, June 24th at 1:30 PM

Please join us for a reception to bid farewell to Fr. Rob Ballman.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

1:30 pm, Parish Life Center

Stop by for a light lunch, and  to honor and thank him for his selfless service to St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

Everyone is invited!


VBS – Summer with the Saints – Daily Slideshows


Lace up your hiking shoes and get ready for the outdoor adventure of a lifetime!


Check out our campers daily adventure:


Day 1 – Joy

 Day 2 – Forgiveness

Day 3 – Perseverance

Day 4 – Trust

June is Food Drive Month for the Poor Clare Nuns

The St. Francis of Assisi Parish Ministry for the Poor Clare Nuns is asking for your support. 

During the month of June you can leave your donations in boxes located in the vestibule.                               

Please see the bulletin (in the narthex or here under the Communications Tab) for a complete and detailed list of items needed.

Donation deadline is July 1st.

Memorial Day Mass Schedule – May 28th @ 9:00 AM

Monday, May 28th, is Memorial Day.  Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am only. 

There will not be an 8:15 am nor a 12:00 pm Mass.

The parish office and parish life center will be closed in observance.

Please remember in your prayers all of those who gave their lives in the service of their country.