7:00 PM Sunday 8:00 AM 10:00 AM - St. Francis of Assisi Lancaster

BAUTISMOS
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:
Saturday
5:00 PM
(Spanish)
7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
(Spanish)
12:15 PM
DAILY MASS SCHEDULE
Mon. Communion Service @ 8:00 AM
Wed.
6:30 PM
Tues, Thurs, & Fri
8:00 AM
HOLY DAYS—Call office for Mass times.
Class second
Saturday of the month in January, March, May, July, September, &
November @ 10:00 AM.
Primer y tercer sábado en inglés a las 11am; segundo y cuarto sábado en español a las 11am. Registrado como miembro de la Parroquia seis meses antes de
planificar fecha de Bautismo. Padres y padrinos tienen que asistir a clase de
preparación. Padrinos, si son casados, tiene que ser de acuerdo a las leyes de
la Iglesia Católica. Las clases pre-bautismales son el segundo sábado de
cada mes en enero, marzo, mayo, julio, septiembre y
noviembre a las 10:00am
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
LANCASTER,TEXAS
March 22, 2015
Masses For the Week
Day
Sat
date
03/21
time
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
03/22
8:00 am
03/23
03/24
03/25
03/26
03/20
10:00 am
12:15 pm
8:00 am
8:00 am
6:30 pm
8:00 am
8:00 am
intentions
†Dee Cotton, offered by Jerry & Georgia Soukup
†Evelyn Macik, offered by Margie Spencer
†Martin Saenz, †Emigdio Rubio, †Elvira Gutierrez, and †Vicente Juarado,
Offered by Marcela Saenz
†Louise Lopez, offered by Bennie & Yolanda Lopez
†Mike Arredondo, offered by Tina Arredondo
†Evangelina Gonzalez, offered by Antonio Gonzalez, Sr.
For the People
Communion Service
Communion Service
For the elderly and all the sick
For Peace in the Middle East
For the Unborn
Weekly need for Operational expenses $8400
Sunday
03/15
Sun
03/22
Mon
03/23
Tues
03/24
Wed
03/25
Thurs
03/26
Fri
03/13
$7655.00
Offering
This week at St. Francis
9:00 am
RE Class-CL
Breakfast/Cursillistas
2:00 pm
CRHP Women-CL
Jóvenes Instrumentos-CL
7:00 pm
De la Mano con Jesus-PH
Ch. Span. Choir-CH
VBS planning mting-CL
7:00 pm
Parish wide Lenten
Reconciliation
RICA-PH
CRHP Men-CL
Sun Span Choir-CH
7:00 pm
RE Class-CL
English Choir-CH
7:00 pm
RCIA-English-PH
Sun Sp. Choir-CH
7:30 pm
DMCJ leaders mtng-CL
10:30 am
Food Pantry-PH
5:00 pm
KC’s Fish Fry-PH
6:00 pm
Stations-Altar Society-CH
7:00 pm
Renovación Parroquial-CH
Sat Span Choir-CL
7:30 pm
Prepare Parish center for
Youth Lenten Retreat Sat.
7:00 am
Youth Lenten Retreat
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday:
Fifth Sunday of Lent; Third Scrutiny
Monday:
St. Turibius of Mogrovejo
Wednesday: The Annunciation of the Lord
Friday:
Abstinence
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 [41c-62];
Ps 23:1-6; Jn 8:1-11
Tuesday:
Nm 21:4-9; Ps 102:2-3, 16-21; Jn 8:21-30
Wednesday: Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Ps 40:7-11; Heb 10:4-10;
Lk 1:26-38
Thursday: Gn 17:3-9; Ps 105:4-9: Jn 8:51-59
Friday:
Jer 20:10-13; Ps 18:2-7; Jn 10:31-42
Saturday: Ez 37:21-28; Jer 31:10, 11-13; Jn 11:45-56
Sunday:
Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16 (procession);
Is 50:4-7; Ps 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24;
Phil 2:6-11; Mk 14:1 — 15:47 [15:1-39]
Upcoming 2nd Collections
March 22, 2015—Building Fund
March 29, 2015—Building Fund
April 5, 2015—St. Vincent de Paul
RISKS—I risk being wrong if I trust too much. But I risk
living in torment if I don’t trust enough.
—Anonymous
Breakfast Schedule
March 22, 2015—Cursillistas
March 29, 2015—Jovenes Instrumentos
April 5, 2015—No Breakfast, Easter Sunday
My Dearest St. Francis of Assisi Community,
We are so thankful our parents, Freda and L.J.
Tacquard, were blessed to be part of a very loving
and giving Parish—St. Francis of Assisi.
We very much appreciate all of your time, talent and treasures you gave unselfishly to Freda and
L.J.
Thank you for being part of their and our circle
of friendship. Your kindness has made their journey
home bearable.
The family of Freda and L.J. Tacquard
Altar Servers
Date
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
21-Mar
22-Mar
Luis V. Alex V.
Pablo Rodriguez
28-Mar
29-Mar
Aryel C . Alexa C.
2-Apr
3-Apr
Holy Thursday →
Good Friday after stations→
4-Apr
5-Apr
28-Mar
29-Mar
Volunteer needed
2-Apr
3-Apr
Holy Thursday @ 7 pm
Volunteer needed
4-Apr
5-Apr
8:30 pm-Bilingual
12:15 PM
Victoria Fogle. Evan Reyna Jr
Faith Castilo, Isabel Gamino
Pablo R. Emily
Victoria Uzu, Jose Rodriguez
Alexis, Andrew Torres
Josue. Adriana P.
Carlos Reyes, Victoria Fogle
Lilian Hernandez , Joana H.
Carolina S. Alan Rodrigues
Jose Rodriguez, Evan Reyna Jr
Faith Castilo, Isabel Gamino
Emily. Josue
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Rowland U
Carol A
Alfonso R
Jerry S
Wendy A
Catalina R
Volunteer
Volunteer
No 7 pm Mass
Commentators
Date
5:00 PM
Paul F
10:00 AM
Pablo Rodriguez
EASTER VIGIL 8:30 PMBilingual
Volunteers
21-Mar
22-Mar
8:00 AM
7:00 PM
Juanita B
Salomon B
Good Friday after stations
Volunteer
No 7 pm Mass
Lectors
Date
5:00 PM
7:00 PM-SP
21-Mar
22-Mar
Joe T, Louise V
Ana C, Patricia T
28-Mar
29-Mar
Sherry G
Ines P, Herlinda T
2-Apr
3-Apr
Holy Thursday @ 7 pm
4-Apr
8:30 pm Easter Vigil
Roland U
Venancia N
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM-SP
Sara R
Simona L & Mary L
Estela A, Veronica L
Rowland U
Cassie P & Jim M
Good Friday after stations
No 7 pm Mass Holy Saturday
1) E-B Ramirez 2) S-L Ramirez
3) E-Teresa Holmes 4) S-Volunteer
5) E-Volunteer 6) S-Volunteer
7) E-Volunteer 8) S-B Ramirez
5-Apr
Sara R
Carol A & Pauline H
Silvia V, Ofelia V
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
March 21 @5:00 pm
March 21 @ 7 pm
March 22 @8:00 am
Mary B-c, Sherry G,
Deacon
Lupita M, Jose M, Jose R.
Evan R-c, Andy M, Deacon
March 28 @ 5:00 pm
March 28 @ 7 pm
March 29 @ 8:00 am
Virginia G-c, Robin T,
Deacon
Maxi P. Maria P, Lupita M.
Sara & Cliff R-c, Deacon
Holy Thursday
April 2 @ 7 pm
March 22 @10:00 am
March 22 @ 12:15 pm
Jackie M-c, Jim M, Ajibola O, Cassie P, Lupe R, Moises R, Rocio R, Jose R, Josefina
Pauline & Alfred S, Teresa W, Wendy A
B, Adolfo R. Angela R, Silvia Q.
March 29 @ 10:00 am
March 29 @ 12:15 pm
Cora C-c, Tom A, Irene C, Maria E, Silvia V, Ofelia V, Lucy H, Iris C, Hipolito C,
Priscilla G, Cathy H, Brenda H, Gaye H
Barbara C, Camargo D, Ana C.
Good Friday April 3(after stations)
Iris C, Maxi P, Silvia V,
Ofelia V.
April 4-Holy Sat. 8:30 pm
Adela B, Barbara C, Ofelia
V, Silvia V.
No 7 pm Mass
Easter Sunday April 5-8 am
Easter Sunday April 5 @ 10:00 am
Yolanda D-c, Zolange B, Gaye H-c, Pauline H, Mary L, Jackie M,
Richard B, Jerry S, Arnolfo E Jim M, Ajibola O, Pauline & Alfred S
Easter Sunday April 5 @ 12:15 pm
Moises R, Rocio R, Lupe R, Venancia N,
Silvia Q, Josefina B, Octavio R, Angela R.
Please keep the sick members of our Parish family in your prayers: Irma Avila, Casey McDaniel, Bill Mayo, Angel Benson,
Christian Andres Garcia, Al Aldinger, Eliseo Martinez, David Molix, Dakota McKee, Maria T. Garza, Esther Ramirez, Frank
Reyes, Richard Brumley, Josefina Aguero, Hattie Brown, Ester Estremos, Mary Bradley, Barbara Clark, 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.
These and all names above are being prayed for, and the bulletin is updated weekly. May God Bless you and yours!
Society
Where:
When:
Menu:
Stations of the Cross
are on Fridays during Lent.
Listed below are the groups that
will be leading them.
March 27
6:00 pm Altar
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
COUNCIL 12484 FISH FRY
Friday nights during Lent come join us for
GOOD FOOD, GOOD TIMES and
FELLOWSHIP
St. Fr ancis of Assisi Catholic Chur ch in the
St. Claire of Assisi Hall
Mar ch 27. Dinner will be ser ved
from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
1) Fried Fish, Home Made Potato Salad, Cole
Slaw, Hushpuppies, Tea, Coffee & Dessert.
2) Baked Fish Platter with, Mixed Vegetables,
Cole Slaw or Potato Salad, Hushpuppies,
Tea, Coffee and Dessert.
$8 per adult, $4per child under 12 year s of
COST:
age.
The dinner is open to anyone who wants to attend.
So Come one, come all; bring your family, friends and
neighbors to join us for Good Food, Fun Times and Great
Fellowship.
We will also host a 50-50 Pot with the drawing being
at 6:50 PM to choose the winner. Winner does not have
to be present at the time of the drawing.
Please help us be more energy efficient and reduce
our electricity bills by turning off lights when you
leave and closing doors when meetings take place.
Free Tax help until April 15, 2015
Catholic Charities of Dallas is a Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance (VITA) Program site! This free tax help is
for qualifying tax payers, who made less than $53,000 in
2014. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to receive this
assistance. VITA is open Monday through Friday from
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. at 9461 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75243 in
Conference Room B.
For more information on VITA sites, visit
www.DallasTaxCenters.org or call 214-978-0081.
Information for the Altar Society Scholarship.
Error in previous bulletins.
Completed guidelines and applications must be returned
to the Parish Hall from March 20th to March 27th.
If you have any questions or for more information please
call Mrs. Molix at 972-227-7237.
Recipients of the scholarship will be awarded at the May
21st Altar Society meeting.
March 28 & 29, 2015
Blessing of Palms at Patio and
procession to Church at all Masses.
5:00 PM English Mass
7:00 PM Spanish Mass
8:00 AM English Mass
10:00 AM English Mass
12:15 PM Spanish Mass
March 30, 2015 Holy Monday
8:00 AM Communion Service
March 31, 2015 Holy Tuesday
8:00 AM Mass
5:00 pm Cathedral for Holy Chrism Mass
April 1, 2015 Holy Wednesday
6:30 PM Mass
Confession -5:00 PM to 6:00 PM & 7:00-9:00 PM
April 2, 2015 Holy Thursday
7:00 PM Last Supper Mass
Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist until midnight
April 3, 2015 Good Friday
NO MASS OR ADORATION TODAY ONLY.
6:30 PM Stations of the Cross
Veneration of the Cross & Holy Communion
April 4, 2015 Holy Saturday
NO CONFESSIONS TODAY ONLY
NO 5:00 PM OR 7:00 PM MASS ONLY
8:30 PM Easter Vigil Services
April 5, 2015 Easter Sunday
8:00 & 10 AM English Masses
12:15 PM Spanish Mass
The St. Francis website is now up and running. The
name remains the same. Soon we will have the ability to accept credit cards for your Sunday offering.
Visit us online at:
www.stfrancislancaster.org.
Bishop Kevin J. Farrell is helping to make
this experience possible by arranging for a
Lenten initiative called The Light Is ON For
You. On March 25th and April 1st, all parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas will
have their "lights on" for confession and quiet prayer so that Catholics can come to or
return to this incredible source of God’s
grace, mercy and healing.
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Dear St. Francis Family,
The gospel this weekend reminds us of the inevitability of
trials and sufferings in our lives. “Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains
just a grain of wheat, but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” (Jn.
12:24)
Sometimes, we think that if we are closely connected to
the Lord, everything goes fine and well in our favor. But life is
not always as we want it to be. Like the disciples who could not
believe that the messiah would suffer and die, that the powerful
would experience the shameful death on the cross, up to the
extent of abandoning Jesus when they saw Him dead hanging
on the cross.
As Christians, we bring the name of Christ in our faith and
the cross serves as its symbol. Jesus said in the synoptic gospels: “If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, take
up his cross and follow me.” (Mt. 16:24), (Lk. 9:23), (Mk.8:34)
Christ Himself showed His followers carrying the cross
and ended up hanging on it. His words in the gospel today:
“Lose yourself in Me and you will find yourself”, should inspire
us to keep going with God despite the trials and challenges that
come along our way. Like the disciples and the saints who follow Jesus to the end and crowned as victors of our faith not because they prayed so much but because they remained faithful to
God till the end of their lives.
May God and St. Francis help us on our way to Him.
Fr. Manny S.
Querida familia de San Francisco de Asís:
El evangelio de este fin de semana nos recuerda lo inevitable de las pruebas y sufrimientos de nuestras vidas. “En verdad
les digo: Si el grano de trigo no cae en tierra y muere, queda
solo; pero si muere, da mucho fruto.” (Jn 12:24)
A veces, pensamos que si estamos estrechamente conectados con Dios, todo está bien y a nuestro favor. Pero la vida no
es siempre como queremos que sea. Como los discípulos que
no podían creer que el Mesías iba a sufrir y morir, que el poderoso experimentaría la vergonzosa muerte de cruz, al punto de
abandonar a Jesús cuando lo vieron colgado en la cruz.
Como cristianos, debemos llevar el nombre de Cristo en
nuestra fe y la cruz sirve como su símbolo. Jesús dijo en los
evangelios sinópticos: “El que quiera seguirme, que renuncie a
sí mismo, cargue con su cruz y me siga.” (Mt 16:24), (Lc 9:23),
(Mc 8:34)
Cristo mismo se mostró a sus seguidores cargando la cruz
y terminó colgando de ella. Sus palabras en el evangelio de hoy:
“Piérdete en Mí y encontraras a ti mismo”, debe inspirarnos
para seguir adelante con Dios a pesar de las pruebas y de los
desafíos que vienen a nuestro camino. Al igual que los discípulos y los santos que siguieron a Jesús hasta el final y fueron coronados vencedores de nuestra fe no porque oraban mucho, pero
porque permanecieron fieles a Dios hasta el final de sus vidas.
Que Dios y San Francisco de Asís nos ayuden en nuestro
camino a Él.
Padre Manny S.
Religious Education
Información General acerca de las clases de Educación Religiosa, (catecismo para niños y adolecentes):

En San Francisco de Asís las clases de educación religiosa son
para estudiantes de 1-8 grado. Los domingos en la mañana hay
dos horarios para estudiantes de 1-6. La primera sesión es de
8:30 am a 9:40 am y la segunda de 11:00 am a 12:00pm . Los
estudiantes de 7º y 8º grado asisten a clases los miércoles de 7
pm a 8:15 pm.
 Las clases inician después del Día del Trabajo, (miércoles 9/9/15 y
domingo 9/13/15), y terminan a principios de Mayo del 2016.
 Las clases son en Inglés y la mayoría de los voluntarios son bilingües y pueden ayudar a los estudiantes que no dominan el Inglés.
 San Francisco cuenta solo con 6 salones para dar clase. Cada
salón puede acomodar a 24 estudiantes. Cada clase requiere 2
adultos que cuenten con el programa de Ambiente Seguro.
 Todos los estudiantes DEBEN inscribirse para las clases de1º
año de formación y también los que regresan a terminar sus 2º
año de formación.
 Las familias deben ser miembros registrados de la parroquia
por un mínimo de 6 meses para poder inscribir a sus hijos.
Todos los que no estén registrados serán considerados, solamente si existiera lugar después del 1 de octubre del 2015.
 Las cuotas de inscripción son necesarias para cubrir los gastos
de los libros y material de trabajo. $50.00 por un estudiante,
$60.00 por dos estudiantes y $75.00 por tres estudiantes o más
de la misma familia. Las cuotas deben ser liquidadas para el 30
de septiembre del 2015.
 Actualmente se esta llevando la inscripción de estudiantes de
este año (2014-2015). Las inscripciones para nuevos estudiantes será hasta el 7 de Abril. Las inscripciones seguirán hasta
que se llene el cupo de 24 estudiantes por grado.
 Las inscripciones pueden hacerse en la internet en nuestra pagina web: www.stfrancislancaster.org, por vía email:
sfre@swbell.net, por teléfono al (972) 227-0770, o en persona
en la oficina de Educación Religiosa de martes o jueves de
9:00 am a 2:30 pm.
 Los estudiantes que ya están bautizados y necesitan Primera
Comunión o Confirmación deben asistir por dos años consecutivos. Los estudiantes de 2º grado recibirán Comunión
si es que completaron el 1º grado de formación. Los estudiantes de 8º grado recibirán la Confirmación si es que
completaron 7º grado de formación religiosa.
Las clases de educación religiosa tienen la intención de ayudar a
las familias en la formación de sus hijos. Los padres y tutores
son parte importante de esta formación. ¡Las clases no solo son
para recibir los sacramentos, también pueden asistir a las familias para tener una formación católica firme! Una buena formación solamente sucede cuando las familias practican su Fe.
¡Ayúdenos a criar niños firmes en su fe Católica! Los padres y
abuelos son de los mejores voluntarios con que contamos.