September 18, 2018

Labor Day – Monday, September 3rd – Mass at 9:00 AM

Monday, September 3rd is Labor Day.

Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM.

There will not be an 8:15 AM or a 12:00 PM Mass.

The Church Office and Parish Life Center will be closed.

Have a blessed and safe holiday!



First Friday Eucharistic Adoration – September 7th

St. Francis of Assisi Church will offer exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of September – September 7, 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.

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – A Holy Day of Obligation

Wednesday, August 15, we celebrate the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.

As it does not fall on a Monday, it is a holy day of obligation and Masses will be celebrated at 8:15 AM, 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM. 

The Church Office and Parish Life Center will be closed.

 Solemnities  are celebrations that mark the most significant events in the life of Jesus, his Mother, and those most closely united to him in the work of salvation, such as St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, and Sts. Peter and Paul. Solemnities take precedence over other liturgical celebrations, except the Sundays of Advent, Lent, Holy Week, and the Easter season, when they are generally transferred to the following Monday.  The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary is the teaching that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory [Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus 44].

St. Francis to offer Lector Training – Register Today!

Are You Being Called To Serve?

Train to become a Lector at St. Francis.

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!

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.

St. Francis Welcomes Fr. Carl Gregorich

Fr. Carl Gregorich is originally from Belleville, IL. He was born on April 29, 1952 and is the oldest of six children.

His calling to the priesthood began at a young age while attending Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in the Diocese of Belleville. His first stirrings occurred in a desire to serve as an altar boy, and soon after, while attending the nightly prayer gatherings during the annual Novena at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows on the feast of the dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome.

He suppressed these early yearnings and went on to college and work. He spent 39 years following graduation working in sales and marketing for the BNSF Railroad. Although the spiritual inclinations and yearnings never went away, with the Lord’s persistence he finally answered the call to study for the permanent diaconate in the Diocese of Joliet, IL in 2005. He was ordained as a Deacon in 2011.

However, the Lord continued His prompting and with the encouragement of family and friends he was accepted by the Diocese of Memphis in 2015 to begin studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Wisconsin. Fr. Gregorich was ordained on June 2nd of this year, and his first assignment is as an Associate Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi, replacing Fr. Rob Ballman.  He will join us July 1st.

Please extend a very warm welcome to Fr. Gregorich!




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.