October Food Pantry Collection

A food pantry collection will be on October 1st and 2nd.  We are in need of canned fruits, canned vegetables, applesauce, soup and crackers, canned meat product,s spaghetti and sauce, cake mix, dish soap and Kleenex.  Also, brown paper bags with handles are always needed.  If you would like to donate cash, please put it in an envelope marked "Bike."  If you write a check, mark "Bike" on the … [Read more...]

Ushers Still Needed

We are looking for more ushers to help with Saturday evening and Sunday Masses beginning January 1, 2012.  We really need to add more ushers to our list.  A list of duties, or expectations of ushers, can be picked up at the Parish office.  You can pick your own schedule, the Mass time, the date, a particular Sunday of the month, it doesn't matter.  We can assign the usher duty based on your … [Read more...]

Holy Name Meeting – September 26th

There will be a Holy Name Meeting Monday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the school kitchen.  All men of St. Francis Parish are invited to attend.  We will have an election of officers.  We will also discuss the pancake and sausage breakfast.  Please call Dennis Holbrook with any questions at 224-3898. … [Read more...]

Communion Services 9/19/11 – 9/22/11

From Monday, 9/19, through Thursday 9/22, Frs. Don and Tom Shaughnessy and Tom Fox will be at a Clergy Convocation that is being held in Springfield for the priests of the diocese.  For that reason, there will be Communion Services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week in place of Mass.  The services will be conducted by Brother Duc and our deacon candidate, Harry Cramer. … [Read more...]

Ushers Needed

We are looking for more ushers to help with Sunday Masses beginning January 1, 2012.  Many of the current volunteers requested to be on the usher list twice a year.  The usher assignment schedule is for one full calendar month.  In order to fulfill these requests, we really need to add more ushers to our list.  Listed below is the number of additional ushers needed to help fill this need. 14 … [Read more...]

PSR Begins On Monday, September 12th

The Parish School of Religion for students who attend the public schools begins on Monday, September 12, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.  Registration forms have been mailed.  If you haven't received yours or are new to the program, please call Carol Seifert at 222-4077 or you can pick up a registration packet at the rectory office. … [Read more...]

Preparing For The Changes In The Mass

As most everyone knows by now, there will be changes in the texts of the Mass beginning on the First Sunday of Advent.  This provides us with an opportunity to delve more deeply into the Mass - to understand better the awesome mystery that we celebrate.  And so, beginning on September 25th we will have bulletin inserts about the Mass each weekend for the nine weeks leading up to the First Sunday … [Read more...]