07/05/15 - St. Francis of Assisi Lancaster

St. Francis Catholic Church
1537 Rogers Avenue Lancaster, TX 75134
Phone: 972-227-4124
Fax: 972-227-2882
Weekend Mass Schedule
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Daily Mass Schedule
Communion Service @ 8:00 AM
6:30 PM
Tues, Thurs, & Fri
8:00 AM
HOLY DAYS—Call office for Mass times.
Visitors: We happily welcome you to St. Francis! To register please stop by the office. Visitantes: ¡San
Francisco les da coordialmente la bienvenida! Para registrase en la parroquia, visite nuestra oficina parroquial.
Reconciliation: Saturday: 3:30-4:30 PM and Wednesday 5-6 PM or by appointment. Confesiones: Sabados de 3:30
pm a 4:30 pm, miercoles 5:00 pm a 6:00 pm o por medio de una cita.
Weddings: Must contact the Pastor six months prior to desired date. Preparation classes are required before
the marriage. Contact office for regulations and any rental information. Bodas: Llamar a la oficina seis meses antes
para fijar la fecha. Se requieren clases de preparacion. Llamar para los requisites o alquilar el Salon Parroquial.
Baptisms: First & Third Saturday in English at 11 am. Registered member six months prior to scheduling
baptismal date. Parents and Godparents must attend preparation class. Godparents if married, must be according to
the laws of the Catholic Church. Baptismal Class second Saturday of the month in January, March, May, July,
September & November @ 10:00 AM. Bautismos: Primer y tercer sábado en inglés a las 11 am; Segundo y
cuarto sabado en espanol a las 11 am. Registrado como miembro de la Parroquia seis meses antes de planificar fecha
de Bautismo. Padres y padrinos tienen que asistir a clase de preparacion. Padrinos, si con casados, tiene que ser de
acuerdo a las leyes de la Iglesia Catolica. Las clases pre-bautismales son el Segundo sabado de cada mes en enero,
marzo, mayo, julio, septiembre y noviembre a las 10:00 am.
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 5, 2015
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 am
10:00 am
12:15 pm
8:00 am
8:00 am
6:30 pm
8:00 am
8:00 am
50th Birthday intentions of Estela Andrade
†Anthony Macalik, offered by Carol Mahdak
For the People
†Cruz Luis Lopez, offered by Mom & Dad, Gracie & Luis Lopez
†Celia F. Reyes, B-day remembrance, offered by Reyes family
In thanksgiving of all intentions offered for †Julian Cuellar, offered by Miriam Abboud
†Francisca Albarran, offered by family Segura Albarran
Accion de gracias por el cumpleanos, de Maria Huerta & Maria Murillo
Communion Service
For the Unborn
For Peace in the Middle East
Healing for the Sick and Suffering
†All souls in Purgatory
Weekly need for
Operational expenses $8400
Due to early submission of the bulletin, the July
5 collection totals will be listed July 11. Thanks!
2:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
10:30 am
8:00 am
Jóvenes Instrumentos-CL
Knights of Columbus-PH
Altar Server training-CH
Pastoral Council-CL
Sun Span Choir-CH
Youth Group-PH
English Choir-CH
Holy Hour-CH
Food Pantry-PH
No meetings in Parish
Hall prep./CRHP Retreat
Women CRHP Retreat
Sanctuary Candle burns the week of
July 5-11, 2015
In Memory of †Cruz Luis Lopez
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
Offered by, Dad & Mom,
Luis & Gracie Lopez
I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone
that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are
no accidents; we're all teachers - if we're willing to pay
attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some
miracle to come knocking at our door.—Marla Gibbs
Readings for the Week of July 5, 2015
Ez 2:2-5/2 Cor 12:7-10/Mk 6:1-6a
Gn 28:10-22a/Mt 9:18-26
Gn 32:23-33/Mt 9:32-38
Wednesday: Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a/Mt 10:1-7
Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5/Mt 10:7-15
Gn 46:1-7, 28-30/Mt 10:16-23
Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a/Mt 10:24-33
Next Sunday: Am 7:12-15/Eph 1:3-14 or 1:3-10/Mk 6:7-13
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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a
Helen Keller
Sunday TV Mass for the homebound has
moved to KTXD channel 47 at 7:00 a.m.
Visit: www.heartofthenation.org.
July 5, 2015—St. Vincent de Paul
July 12, 2015—Building Fund
July 19, 2015—Church in Africa
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Altar Servers
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Sajel P, Aryel C
Brian T, Jordan
Alex V, Luis V
Brian T, Jordan
Sajel P, Aryel C
Brian T, Jordan
Aryel C, Alex V
Brian T, Jordan
5:00 PM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Victoria U, Carlos R
Andrew T, Isabelle K
Josue, Pablo R
Victoria F, Evan R
Faith C, Isabel G
Emily, Roxanna P
Jose R, Victoria U
Lillian H, Andrew T
Carolina S, Adriana P
Carlos R, Victoria F
Isabelle K, Faith C
Pablo R, Emily
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Sara R
Teresa H
Venancia N
Jerry S
Mary L
Josefina B
Sara R
Wendy A
Adolfo R
Rowland U
Carol A
Antonio R
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM-SP
Jerry S
Pauline H & Mary L
Catalina R, Alfonso R
Sara R
Teresa H & Cathy H
Lucy H, Iris C
Jerry S
Alicia & Tony J
Alfonso R, Federico T
Ben R,
Rodney & Irene C
Daniela B, Catalina R
7:00 PM
Paul F
Alfonso R
Veronica R
Sara G.
Silvia Q
Paul F
Veronica L
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM-SP
Sherry G,
Juanita B, Salomon B
Louise V, Joe T
Jim G, Paul F
Sherry G
Silvia Q, Veronica L
Domingo C, Jose T
Ines P, Maria P
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
July 4 @ 5 m
July 4 @ 7 pm
July 5 @ 8 am
July 5 @ 10 am
July 5 @ 12:15 pm
Robin T-c, Mary B,
Maxi P, Maria P, Jose & Lupita
Yolanda D-c, Jerry D,
July 11 @ 5 pm
July 11 @ 7 pm
July 12 @ 8 am
Paul F-c, Cathy C, Deacon
Ernesto F, Jose R, Adela B,
Rafael B
Debra S-c, Richard B,
July 18 @ 5 pm
July 18 @ 7 pm
July 19 @ 8 am
July 19 @ 10 am
July 19 @ 12:15 pm
Virginia G-c, Sherry G,
Maria P, Jose M, Lupita M,
Maxi P
Cliff R-c, Zolange B,
Tom A-c, Cora C, Irene C, Maria E, Priscilla G,
Gaye H, Pauline H, Mary L, Deacon
Ofelia V, Ana C, Doroteo C, Barbara C,
Hipolito & Iris C, Lucy H, Silvia V
July 25 @ 5 pm
July 25 @ 7 pm
July 26 @ 8 am
July 26 @ 10 am
July 26 @ 12:15 pm
Mary B-c, Sherry G,
Jose R, Adela B, Rafael B, Ernesto F
Irene C-c, Maria E, Priscilla G, Gaye H, Paul- Silvia V, Ofelia v, Ana C, Doroteo C, Barine H, Mary L, Brenda H, Cathy H, Deacon
bara C, Hipolito & Iris C, Lucy H
July 12 @ 10 am
July 12 @ 12:15 pm
Jackie M-c, Jim M, Ajibola O, Cassie P, Paul- Angela R, Octavio R, Josefina B, Venancia
ine & Alfred S, Teresa W, Wendy A, Deacon
N, 3 Volunteers Adolfo R
Sara & Cliff R-c, Deacon Brenda H-c, Cathy H, Jackie M, Jim M, Ajibola
O, Peter O, Cassie P, Teresa W, Deacon
Octavio R, Josefina B, Venancia N, 3
Volunteers, Adolfo & Angela R
Please keep the sick members of our Parish family in your prayers: Tom Annello, Doris Brancato, Mary Nell Mazoch, , Mary Neu, Adrian Zapata, William, Mayo, Ernestina Zapata, Juan Zapata, Amelia Coronado, Kimberly Yenco-Hammond, Lois Love, Angelina Nuno,
Mariela Ortiz, Casey McDaniel, Bill Mayo, Angel Benson, Christian A. Garcia, Al Aldinger, Eliseo Martinez, Monica Smith, Frank Reyes,
Richard Brumley, Hattie Brown, Ester Estremos, Randy Norman, Miguel Quiñonez, Richard Salas, Mark Seidemann, Bennie Kennedy,
Carolyn Gangluff, Enemencio Jaso, Mary Sparkman, Simona Garza, and all those who are not listed and still are in need of our prayers. If you have a person to add on this prayer list, please call the office at 972-227-4124. You can also write the names of your sick
loved ones in the notebook on the stand in the Narthex.
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The second annual diocesan Silver and Gold Mass is scheduled for Saturday, August 29th, 2:00 p.m. at
the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Bishop Far r ell will celebr ate this Mass and couples
who have been married 25 (1990), 50 (1965) and 50+ years should plan to attend. A festive reception will follow the mass. Registration is important and detailed registration information will be forthcoming. Please call
Delia Garcia at the diocese 214-379-2878 to place names on the pre-registration list. Those pre-registered will
be contacted as registration time approaches.
Catholic Homeschool Conference – July 10 & 11, 2015
The Immaculate Heart of Mary North Texas Homeschool
Conference will be held at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, in Arlington, on Friday, July 10
(12:00pm – 6:00pm) and on Saturday, July 11 (9:30am –
3:30pm). Confirmed speakers include: Dr. Catherine Moran, Dr. Bill Thierfelder, Mr. Ken Davison, Mrs. Virginia
Seuffert, Mrs. Maureen Wittmann, and Mr. Gary Zimak!
Admission is free and pre-registration is not required. For
more information, please visit www.ihmconference.org,
email info@ihmconference.org or call 540-636-1946.
is coming to ST. FRANCIS CHURCH
We have arranged to have the St. Vincent De Paul
Thrift Store truck here in our parking lot from 2 pm on
Saturday July 18 to 3 pm Sunday July 19 to accept any
clothing, household items and furniture that you wish
to donate to St. Vincent De Paul. This is a great opportunity to clean out your closets of the clothes that you
have outgrown, your cabinets of the household items
you no longer use, the unused furniture in the spare
rooms and of all those items in the garage that you
have wanted to get rid of. Your donations will improve
the lives of many needy families and all donations are
tax deductible.
If an item is too big or you have no means of getting it
to the church, please call Tom Germino @ 972-2242209 to schedule a pick up at your home.
Hemos hecho arreglos para tener el camión de la tienda
de St. Vincent de Paul al estacionamiento de San Francisco de Asís desde el sábado 18 de julio del 2015 a las 2 pm
hasta el domingo 19 de julio del 2015a las 3 pm. Se
aceptan ropa, muebles, artículos del hogar, que desee donar a St. Vincent de Paul. Esta es una gran oportunidad de
limpiar nuestros closets y sacar la ropa que no nos queda,
limpiar los gabinetes y sacar los artículos del hogar que
ya no usamos, muebles que no necesitamos más y todo lo
que tenemos en la cochera de lo cual nos queremos deshacer. Sus donaciones mejoraran la vida de muchas familias necesitadas y todas sus donaciones son deducibles
de impuestos. Si algún artículo es demasiado grande o no
tiene manera de traerlo a la Iglesia, por favor de llamar a
Tom Germino al (972) 224-2209 para que se hagan planes para recoger sus artículos.
Reminder for all Altar Servers, the monthly training meeting is scheduled for Mon. July 6 at 7 pm.
July is our official membership drive month and we
want to take this opportunity to invite all ladies age 18
and up to come to our July 16th meeting at 7:00 P.M. In
St. Claire's Hall. We will share what the Altar Society
does for our priests, church and parishioners. Please
come, meet our ladies and make new parish friends. Refreshments will be served. For more information call:
Dotty Germino, 972-224-2209 or contact me at E-Mail:
Dotsgems@tx.rr.com. I look forward to meeting you.
On Saturday, July 11th in the Chapel will be
Quinceañera classes from 10 am to 2 pm, free of
charge. Each person attending is asked to bring bottled
water and a light snack for break time. Call the office
at 972-227-4124 to register.
The Baptismal classes are offered in English &
Spanish in Church and Chapel on Saturday, July 18th,
at 10 am. If more information is needed please call the
office at 972-227-4124. For the Baptismal classes you
will also need to pre-register.
St. Francis Catholic Church
& Marriage Ministries
Living Your Marriage as a Sacrament
2015 Dates of REFOCCUS Classes
July 25
September 12
Time: 8:00 am—6:00 pm
Cost: $125.00 per couple
Includes materials, snacks, & lunch
Where: St. Fr ancis of Assisi Par ish Center
1537 Rogers Ave.
Lancaster, TX 75134
Call the Parish Office: 972-227-4124, or
Moises & Rocio Renteria @ 469-682-2726
or email: matriomoniosstfrancis@gmail.com
The Knights of Columbus will be pre-selling tickets
for their 2nd annual Knights of Columbus Music and
Dance Contest at Ojeda’s restaurant on Friday, August
7, 2015 from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. A $20 ticket includes
reservation, food and raffle drawing.
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A Note from Fr. Manny
Dear St Francis Family,
There is an idiom that says "There's no
place like home". It is the place where we feel
the sense of belonging, acceptance and being
understood. It is a place where inner joy from
the fellowship among brothers and sisters are
experienced and felt which serves as a strong foundation for
everyone to live as a Christian. We must be blessed if we
are living in a home and not only in the house.
Jesus in the gospel this weekend is challenging us to
look into ourselves if we live as a significant member of
the family at home where one feels the love, the acceptance, the care and protection. Jesus experienced all
these from His father, who sent Him into this world.
Through St Joseph and Mary, He learned to live with
love, care and gentle protection.
It's really wonderful to feel secured, loved and accepted among our family circle, but in case we feel the contrary, let us turn to Jesus who Himself experienced the
rejection of His hometown in Nazareth where He spent
His boyhood and youth.
May St Francis help us build a home for everyone where
love, care, respect and understanding are lived and shared
first among family and relatives and then to the community.
Yours in the ministry,
Fr Manny.
Querida familia de San Francisco:
Hay una expresión que dice “No hay lugar como el
hogar.” El hogar es donde tenemos el sentido de pertenencia, aceptación y comprensión. Es donde se experimenta la alegría interior de la comunión entre hermanos
y hermanas y es la base para vivir como cristianos. Estamos bendecidos si estamos viviendo en un hogar y no
solo en la casa.
En el evangelio de este fin de semana, Jesús nos desafía a mirar dentro de nosotros mismos si vivimos como
un miembro importante de la familia en el hogar donde
uno siente el amor, la aceptación, el cuidado y la protección. Jesús experimentó todo esto de su Padre, que lo
envió a este mundo. A través de San José y María, Jesús
aprendió a vivir con amor, cuidado y tierna protección.
Es realmente maravilloso sentirse seguro, amado y
aceptado dentro de nuestro círculo familiar, pero en caso
de sentir lo contrario, volvámonos a Jesús que Él mismo
experimentó el rechazo de su pueblo natal en Nazaret
donde el paso su infancia y juventud.
Que San Francisco nos ayude a construir un hogar para
todos donde se viva y se comparta el amor, cuidado, respeto y comprensión en primer lugar entre la familia y
parientes y luego con la comunidad.
Suyo en el ministerio,
Padre Manny
Summer Classes for Catechists-open to all interested in learning
more about the Catholic faith. Below is a partial list of classes that
are being offered in June around the diocese:
 Getting Started As A Catechist, Saturday, July 25, 9am2:30pm, St. Ann (Kaufman)
 La Iniciación del Catequista, Thursdays, 9 y 16 de julio, 7pm9:30 pm, St. James, Dallas
 Las Funciones del Catequista, Thursdays, 23 y 30 de julio,
7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m., St. James, Dallas
Registration for classes can be done online at www.cathdal.org or
by contacting the RE Office at 972-227-0770. There are many
more class offerings available throughout the summer. All classes
are listed on the diocesan website: www.cathdal.org. Click on the
Know Your Faith tab and select Catechetical Services.
Online Learning—The Diocese of Dallas has a partnership
with the University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community
for Faith Formation (VLCFF). VLCFF offers courses in English and Spanish. The online classes are designed for adult
learners. Dallas adults pay the reduced rate of $40 for 5 week
classes and $30 for 3 week seminars. Dallas catechetical formation credit is awarded if the course corresponds to a Continuing Catechetical Formation (CCF) courses. See the Learning
Community for Faith Formation for English and Spanish
online offerings at vlcff.udayton.edu. There is also a direct link
on the diocesan website, www.cathdal.org.
University of Dallas Ministry Conference: Registration is now
open for the 2015 University of Dallas Ministry Conference.
The Conference is set for October 22-24, 2015, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas. Become part of the
Catholic community in North Texas that is enriched with
teaching, prayer, faith, and service at the three-day event.
There are several ways to participate in the conference. As a
General Attendee your registration includes a conference pass,
which admits you to all sessions, the exhibit hall, the musical
performances, the liturgical art display, and all prayer services
throughout the three-day event. Registration rates for Dallas
Diocesan Attendees before or on September 25, is $60. Rates
are $75 from September 26-October 10. On-site Registration
rates are $100. Register online at udallas.edu or contact the RE
Office at 972-227-0770 to register as part of a group.
Inaugural Remembrance Mass for Children: Inaugural Remembrance Mass for children lost near the dawn of life will be
held on August 15th, at 10:00 a.m., at the Cathedral Shrine of
the Virgin of Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Ave, Dallas 75201. The
bilingual mass for the diocese will be celebrated by Fr. Rudy
Garcia with concelebrants Msgr. Greg Kelly and Fr. Wilmer
Daza, with music by the Cathedral Children’s Choir. A special
blessing will be offered for parents of children lost before birth
by miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion, as well as parents of children lost for any other reason after birth. For more information,
contact Susan Platt, 214-392-7545 or splatt@prolifedallas.org.
Lancaster, TX