November 15, 2018

Priests’ Study Days November 5th, 6th & 7th – Revised Daily Mass Schedule


Monday, November 5th through Wednesday, November 7th, our priests will be attending Study Days.  Due to their absence, the daily Mass schedule will be revised as follows:

  • Monday, November 5th, there will be an 8:15 am Mass, but no noon Mass.
  • Tuesday, November 6th, there will be a Communion Service at 8:15 am. There will be no noon Mass.
  • Wednesday, November 7th, there will be a Communion Service at 12:00 noon.  There will be no 8:15 am Mass.

Our regular daily Mass schedule will resume Thursday, November 8th.

Fresh Greenery & Wreaths – On Sale This Weekend!

The Youth Group will be taking orders for beautiful, fresh-smelling garland, greenery, and wreaths from Sherwood Forest Farms this weekend, October 27th & 28th in the narthex after all Masses.

Sales will help the youth group fund their annual Steubenville trip and their FIRST mission trip with Catholic Heart Work Camp.

If you miss the sale in the narthex, you may purchase in the church office, or you may also purchase online by clicking here.

The sale ends Tuesday, November 6th and your beautiful greenery will arrive around December 1st in time to decorate!

Thank you for supporting the youth of SFA!

For more information, please contact Julia Norton at 756-1213 or 435-3614.


All Saints Day – Thursday Nov 1st – Mass Schedule

All Saints Day is Thursday, 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.

The Parish Office will remain closed on Friday, November 2nd, due to renovation work. 

It will reopen, Monday, November 5th, at 9:00 am.





Edge and Life Teen – Calling all Youth of the Parish!

Calling all the youth of the parish, Grades 7-12 !  Have you checked out our new and invigorated youth teen programs?

Our 7th and 8th grade EDGE program meets at 4:30 with dinner at 6:00 pm.

Our 9th – 12th grade Life Teen program meets for dinner at 6:00 pm, with meetings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Here are some of the events planned for October:

  • Sunday, October 7th – no meeting due to fall break.
  • Tuesday, October 9th – all youth are invited to join us for Mass at 12:00 pm noon.
  • Saturday, October 13th – Saturday Service Opportunity – BINGO at Appling Wood Health Center at 9:30 am.
  • Sunday, October 14th – DODGEBALL and more!
  • Weekend of October 27th & 28th – Greenery Sale  in the narthex after all Masses – proceeds help fund the annual Steubenville trip and first mission trip with Catholic Heart Work Camp.

Check out future events below:

EDGE Fall 2018 Calendar

Life Teen Fall 2018 Calendar

If you are have any questions or would like more information about our youth programs, please contact Julia or Phillip Norton at (901) 756-1213 ext. 124 or email

Check us out on:




First Friday Eucharistic Adoration – November 2nd

St. Francis of Assisi Church will offer exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of November – November 2nd, 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.

Columbus Day is Monday, October 8th – The Church Office Will Be Closed

In observance of Columbus Day, Monday, October 8th, the Parish Life Center and Church Office will be closed.

Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am.  The Parish Life Center and Church Office will be closed.

There will be no 8:15 am or 12:00 pm Mass.



Youth Ministry Kickoff is this Sunday!

Welcome back St. Francis Youth!

Our Youth Ministry Kickoff is this Sunday, September 16th!

Don’t Miss Out!

Come check out the new youth room that has been redecorated just for you!   

It is an awesome space!

The 7th and 8th grade EDGE program will meet at 4:30 with dinner at 6:00 pm.
The 9th-12th grade Life Teen program will have dinner at 6:00 pm and meet from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Click here for the EDGE Fall 2018 Calendar
Click here for the Life Teen Fall 2018 Calendar

We are so excited for our fresh start, together with our amazing Core Team of adults and wonderful parents

that support our Youth Ministry programs.

For more information, contact Julia or Phillip Norton at (901) 756-1213 ext. 124 or

Check us out on:, twitter@sfayouth, Instagram: SFA Youth.

“Mocktoberfest” is this Saturday, September 29th!

Join us for”Mocktoberfest”!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

12:00 pm ‐ 9:00 pm

St. Francis of Assisi’s Church Athletic Field

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Brats, and Tamales!

Affordable Family Packs available

Beer & Wine and Saturday football on the big screens in the Beer Garden!

Inflatables, games, and fun treats!

Corn Hole Tournament & Horseshoes!

Volunteers Needed!


Volunteer by Clicking Here!

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – October 17th

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 17th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Parish Life Center Gym

A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Francis of Assisi School.

Donations Accepted.

Please support the Knights of Columbus in their many charitable causes.



Blessing of the Pets on Action News 5

Our annual Blessing of the Pets, on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, Tuesday, October 4th, was featured on Action News 5.

Check out the video by clicking here.