St. Francis Catholic Church - St. Francis of Assisi Lancaster

St. Francis Catholic Church
1537 Rogers Avenue Lancaster, TX 75134
Phone: 972-227-4124
Fax: 972-227-2882
Office Hours Mon—Fri: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Closed for Lunch 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM
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-SP
Tues, Thurs, & Fri
8:00 AM
HOLY DAYS—Call office for Mass times.
Rev. Manuel Sabando, Administrator
Emergency only -
Cell- 214-934-3228
Deacon Sergio Carranza
Cell -214-515-2239
Deacon Lawrence P. Seidemann, III -
Sara Raines, Business Manager Anna Olvera, Secretary Nora Goodreau, Organist Gabriela Vela, Religious Education
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
St. Vincent de Paul assistance
Help line # at: 972-218-6605
Food Pantry—Starting Feb 1, 2017—11:30 am— 1 :00pm
on Friday
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 requisitos o alquilar el Salon Parroquial.
Baptisms: First & Third Saturday in English at 10 am. Second & Fourth Saturday in Spanish at 10 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 February, April, June, August, & October @ 10:00 AM. Bautismos: Primer y tercer sabado en ingles a las 10
am; Segundo y cuarto sabado en espanol a las 10 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 primer sabado de cada mes
en febrero, abril, junio, agosto, octubre a las 4:00 pm.
8th Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 26, 2017
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 am
10:00 am
12:15 pm
8:00 am
8:00 am
8:00 am
12:00 pm
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 am
8:00 am
†A. J. Layden, offered by St. Ann Catholic Parish
†Richard Torres, offered by Stephen & Elise Hernandez
†Bob Yenco, offered by Barb Yenco
†Lorenza Ortiz, offered by Elizabeth & Yolanda
15th B-day Intentions of Sofia Ramirez, offered by Gabriela Vela
†Juan & †Felicita Nava, offered by Family Nava
12th Anniv. Rem. of †Eleuterio Pantoja, offered by Francisco Javier Pantoja
Agradiciemento a San Judas Tadeo, Animas del Purgatorio
†Richard Torres, offered by Stephen & Elise Hernandez
†Maria Yolanda Gonzalez, offered by Tina Flores
†Freddy Ruiz, offered by Raymond & Carmen Griego
†Antonio Tallamayan, offered by Nelson Magistrado
†Juan Lopez, Virginia Lopez, & Florentino Lopez, offered by Lucia Salas
Communion Service
†Lorenza Ortiz, offered by Elizabeth & Yolanda
†Antonio Tallamayan, offered by Nelson Magistrado
†Juan & †Felicita Nava, offered by Family Nava
†Richard Torres, offered by Stephen & Elise Hernandez
12th Anniv. Rem. of †Eleuterio Pantoja, offered by Francisco Javier Pantoja
†Freddy Ruiz, offered by Raymond & Carmen Griego
†Juan Lopez, Virginia Lopez, & Florentino Lopez, offered by Lucia Salas
Weekly need for
Operational expenses $10,000.00
Sunday Offering
Building Fund
8:30 am
2:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 am
9:00 am
12:00 pm
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:00 am
5:00 pm
5:45 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
3:00 pm
RE Classes-CL
Spanish Lector training-CH
Eng Lenten Reflection-CH
Dela Mano con Jesus-CL
Walking in Faith-CL
RE Classes
Sunday Sp. Choir-CH
Staff meeting-Office
Following Jesus’ Steps-CL
SVDP mtng/Food Pantry-PH
Stations of the Cross-E-CH
KC’s Fish Fry
Renovados en Cristo-CL
Holy Hour-Reenc. familia-CH
2nd Collection
February 26, 2017—Building Fund
March 1, 2017—Ash Wed-Church in Cent/East Europe
March 5, 2017—Black & Indian Missions
Readings for the Week of February 26, 2017
Is 49:14-15/Ps 62:2-3, 6-9/1 Cor 4:1-5/Mt
Sir 17:20-24/Ps 32:1-2, 5-7/Mk 10:17-27
Sir 35:1-12/Ps 50:5-8, 14, 23/Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday: Jl 2:12-18/Ps 51:3-6ab, 12-14, 17/2 Cor 5:20
--6:2/Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Dt 30:15-20/Ps 1:1-4, 6/Lk 9:22-25
Is 58:1-9a/Ps 51:3-6ab, 18-19/Mt 9:14-15
Is 58:9b-14/Ps 86:1-6/Lk 5:27-32
Next Sunday: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7/Ps 51:3-6, 12-13, 17/Rom
5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19/Mt 4:1-11
Observances for the Week of February 26, 2017
Mardi Gras
Wednesday: Ash Wednesday; Day of Fasting/Abstinence
St. Katharine Drexel, Virgin;
Day of Abstinence
St. Casimir
Next Sunday: 1st Sunday of Lent
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Breakfast Schedule
February 26, 2017—CRHP
March 5, 2017—Knights of Columbus
March 12, 2017—Spring Break-No Breakfast
There will be a Mass and distribution of Ashes at
Noon on March 1st in Spanish to help accommodate
the overflow of the 7 pm Mass. If you are available to
serve in your ministry, please arrive 20 minutes early.
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Altar Servers
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Ash Wednesday 8 am-E
Ash Wednesday –noon-SP
Alex & Luis V
Justin & Giovanni
Alexa & Ariel C
Adriana & Hilary
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Ash Wednesday 5 pm-E
J & L Hernandez, I Kennedy
Ash Wednesday 7 pm-S
J& G Ramirez, C & R Salas
Jose R, Emmanuel U
Andrew T, Lillian H
Adi & Pablo R
Evan R, Elijah R
Joanna H, Skyler
Carolina & Rodolfo S
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Ariana O
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Elise H
Venancia N
Ash Wednesday 8 am-E
Louise V
Ash Wednesday-noon-S
Lillian H
Veronica R
Louise V
Edelmira A
Bari R
Jim M
Ash Wednesday 5 pm-E
Teresa H
Ash Wednesday 7 pm-S
Herlinda T
Jerry S
Priscilla G
Federico T
Rowland U
Carol A
Adolfo R
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Artie L
Pauline H, Dotty G
Daniela B, Catalina R
Ash Wednesday 5 pm-E
Vic D
Ash Wednesday 7 pm-S
Alfonso R, & Silvia V
Sara R
Jim M
Marisol U, Luis S
Bari R
Teresa H, Cathy H
Beatriz P, Manuel F
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Paul F
Daniel G, Alfonso R
Ash Wednesday 8 am-E
Sara R
Ash Wednesday –noon-S
Ed G
Herlinda T, Silvia V
Elise H
Daniel G, Venancia N
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
Feb 25 @ 5 pm
Feb 25 @ 7 pm
Lillian H-c, Mary B, Deacon Rodolfo Ch, Maria Ch, Maria P,
Lourdes O
Feb 26 @ 8 am
Feb 26 @ 10 am
Feb 26 @ 12:15 pm
Debra S-c, Jerry S, Deacon
Peter O-c, Cassie P, Pauline S,
Zolange B, Priscilla G, Ajibola O,
Octavio R, Barbara C, Federico T, Hipolito &
Iris C, Irma C, Jose R, Josefina B.
Mar 1-Ash Wed-5 pm-E
Mar 1-Ash Wednesday 7 pm
Mar 1-Ash Wed 8 am
Mar 1-Ash Wed-Noon-S
Cathy C, Mary B
Mar 4 @ 5 pm
Mar 4 @ 7 pm
Mar 5 @ 8 am
Cathy C-c, Paul F, Deacon
Delia R, Gaby V, Manuel F,
Alfonso R
Richard B-c, Maria E, Deacon
Mar 11 @ 5 pm
Mar 11 @ 7 pm
Mar 12 @ 8 am
Mar 12 @ 10 am
Mar 12 @ 12:15 pm
Barb Y-c, Virginia G, Deacon
Candido S, Ines & Moises P,
Maria M
Artie L-c, Andy M, Deacon
Jerry M-c, Ajibola O, Peter O, Cassie P, Jackie M, Jim M, Deacon
Rafael B, Octavio R, Barbara C, Federico T,
Hipolito & Iris C, Irma C, Jose R
Pauline S, Gaby V, Cassie P, Octavio & Delia R, Ines P, Candido
S, Venancia N, Edelmira A, Rafael &
Laura V, Dotty G
Mar 5 @ 10 am
Mar 5 @ 12:15 pm
Gaye H-c, Pauline H, Brenda H,
Rodolfo Ch, Maria Ch, Doroteo C, Ofelia V,
Cathy H, Teresa H, Dotty G, Deacon Angela & Adolfo R, Edelmira A, Venancia N
Please keep the sick members of our Parish family in your prayers: Barbara Spencer, Angel Espino, Martha Alzamora, Federico Tovar,
Cindy DeLeon, David Brown, Paul Fehmel, Rafael Berumen, Sr., Jimmy Escamilla, Jerry Donoho, Abraham Perez, Mary Kennedy, Veronica Duran, Cindy Sivinski, Hector & Pilar Pineda, Isidra Reyna, Eric Moorman, Carolyn Cox, Cassie Pena, K. C. Pena, Salvador Pena,
Gloria Juarez, Lillie Munoz, Yamil Ramirez, Luis Maldonado, Loyda Ramirez, Carrie Porter, Mary Skov, Nicolas Garcia, Emily Gandarilla, Monica Smith, Frank Reyes, Cora Carder, Ester Estremos, Randy Norman, Sidney Black, Carolyn Gangluff, Enemencio Jaso, Mary
Sparkman, Ana Lilia Sandoval, 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.
Lancaster, TX
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Ash Wednesday Mass Schedules
March 1st @ 8:00 am English
March 1st @ 12:00 pm Spanish
March 1st @ 5:00 pm English
March 1st @ 7:00 pm Spanish
Friday nights during Lent come join us for
Parish Center
Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, & April 7.
Time: Dinner served 5:45 PM until 7:30 PM.
Menu: Fried Fish, Cole Slaw, Hushpuppies, Tea,
Coffee and Dessert or a Baked Fish Platter
with, Mixed Vegetables, Cole Slaw, Hush
puppies, Tea, Coffee and Dessert.
COST: Will be $9.00 per adult, $5.00 per child
under 12 year of age.
The dinner is open to anyone who wants to attend, so
Come one, come all; bring your family, friends, coworkers, 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 7:25 PM to choose the winner. Winner does not
have to be present at the time of the drawing.
Stations of the cross will be offered in
English at 5:00 pm all Fridays during Lent.
Fish Fry to follow 5:45-7:30 pm in the Parish Hall.
Bilingual Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent @ 7
PM. Listed below are the groups that will be leading them:
March 3
March 10
Youth Group/Confirmation
March 17
CRHP-Men & Women
March 24
Renovación Parroquial
March 31
Familia Reencuentro
April 7
April 14
Knights of Columbus & Altar Society
On Ash Wednesday we will take up the Collection for the
Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports
the Church in over 20 countries, many of which are still struggling to recover in the aftermath of Soviet rule. Funds from this
collection support pastoral care, catechesis, building renovations, and seminary formation. Your support restores the
church and builds the future in this region. Please prayerfully
consider how you can support the collection next week. More
information is at:
Sunday TV Mass for the
homebound has moved to
KTXD channel 47 at 7:00 a.m.
This program assist those who have become
financially trapped by the exorbitant lending
rates of Payday/Auto Title loans, whose interest rates can be as high as 700% APR. The
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is
working with local Texas Banks to establish a low-interest
loan conversion program. The low-interest loan replaces the
predatory loan and provides financial relief to you and your
family. If you would like to learn more about this program,
please call the SVdP helpline 972-218-6605.
Este programa ayuda a quienes se encuentran atrapados
económicamente por las exorbitantes tasas de interés de
préstamos de día de pagos o Auto títulos, cuya tasas de interés pueden ser tan altas como el 700% TAE. La sociedad de
San Vicente de Paul (SVdP) está trabajando con bancos
locales de Texas para establecer un programa de conversión
de bajo interés remplazar el préstamo a una tasa menor y
proporcionar ayuda financiera a usted y su familia si desea
aprender más sobre este programa, favor de llamar a la línea
de ayuda de SVdP al (972) 218-6605.
Rosary & Perpetual Novena—Join us in
honoring Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
every Sunday after the 10AM Mass in the
Chapel by Our Lady’s Altar.
Divine Mercy Chaplet—Please join us in the
Chapel every Sunday after the 8:00 AM Mass.
Also Friday at 3:00 PM after the Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
†Rafael Perez
Grandfather of Ms. Guadalupe Mata
(4th Grade Religious Education Teacher)
May He Rest In Peace
Next week, our parish will take up the 134th annual National Black and Indian Mission Collection. Our support of this
collection helps build the Church in African American, Native American, and Alaska Native communities from coast
to coast. Schools, parish religious education programs, and
diocesan ministries depend on your generosity to help them
spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Mark your calendars in preparation of the Bingo
taking place on March 5, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.
This will benefit the Festival Fund.
Light snacks will be sold. Come join the fun.
For more information please call Juanita
Miramontes at 972-291-8555.
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A Note from Fr. Manny
Dear St. Francis Family
Three days from now, we step into the
season of Lent as we devote this coming
Wednesday, (Ash Wednesday) allowing ourselves to be marked with the dust of ashes
on our forehead, keeping in mind our very
beginning that "we are dust and to dust we
shall return", (Gen.3:19). Let us humbly admit our sinfulness, weaknesses and frailties before God.
I believe, we all desire to live our life to the fullest and
never will end life in failure. God has given us life, and
provided us everything to sustain our needs. He created
everything good for us not only for our self-fulfillment in
this world but for the world to come as well.
This weekend's readings are simply reminding us that
we cannot serve two masters at the same time (Mt.6:24)
"He either hate one and love the other. You cannot serve
God and Mammon."
I believe too that we cannot really serve God while giving
to much attention on acquiring riches. Wealth by itself is good
and there's nothing wrong with being sufficient in life. The
Lord is just simply telling us to use and work wisely for the
things of this world and learn to love God by the way we help
and share others in their need. It's a matter of using things and
riches for the greater love and glory of God.
May St. Francis help and guide us as instruments of
God's created things. Amen
Fr. Manny
Querida Familia de San Francisco de Asís:
Dentro de tres días el próximo Miércoles de Ceniza,
comenzáremos el tiempo de Cuaresma, al marcar nuestra
frente con el polvo de ceniza, recordamos nuestros principios que "polvo somos y en polvo nos convertiremos",
(Gen 3:19). Admitamos humildemente nuestros pecados,
debilidades y fragilidades ante Dios.
Creo que todos deseamos vivir nuestra vida al máximo y
nunca acabar la vida en un fracaso. Dios nos ha dado la vida, y
nos proporcionó todo lo necesario para sostener nuestras necesidades. Él creó todo lo bueno no solo para nuestra realización
personal en este mundo, sino tambien para el que vendrá.
Las lecturas de este fin de semana nos recuerdan que
no podemos servir a dos amos al mismo tiempo, (Mt 6:24)
"Odiara a uno y amara al otro. Ustedes no pueden servir al
mismo tiempo a Dios y al Dinero".
Creo además que no podemos servir realmente a Dios
mientras prestamos más atención en acumular riquezas. La
riqueza en si es buena, no hay nada de malo en tener lo
necesario en la vida. El Señor simplemente nos esta diciendo que trabajemos con prudencia por las cosas de este mundo y aprendamos a amar a Dios de la manera en que
ayudamos y compartimos con los demás en sus necesidades. Es cuestión de usar las riquezas por amor y la gloria de Dios.
Que San Francisco nos ayude y nos guie a ser instrumentos de las cosas creadas por Dios. Amén
Padre Manuel
Religious Education
About Lent: The 2017 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday,
March 1, for Latin-rite Catholics.
In a particular way during Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves
to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy that "remind us that
faith finds expression in concrete everyday actions meant to help
our neighbors in body and spirit."
Take inspiration for your Lenten journey from prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms. The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to
true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. We
recall those waters in which we were baptized into Christ's death, died
to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.
"Lent is a favorable season for opening the doors to all those in
need and recognizing in them the face of Christ."-- Pope Francis, Message for Lent 2017. . .
Important Reminder: All parents of RE students, Confirmation
Students & St. Francis’ Community are cordially invite to attend
the Lenten Reflections:
Monday Feb. 27, 2017 @ 7 PM English Session by Deacon Larry
Monday Mar. 6, 2017 @ 7 PM Spanish Session by Deacon Sergio Carranza.
Lenten Reconciliation Services, Tuesday March 7, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Let us take advantage of this opportunity to prepare ourselves
spiritually for this Lenten Season.
Acerca de la Cuaresma: Para los católicos de rito latino, el 1 de marzo, Miércoles de Ceniza, comienza la temporada de Cuaresma 2017.
De una manera particular durante la Cuaresma, se nos pide que nos
dediquemos a las obras espirituales y corporales de misericordia que
"nos recuerdan que la fe se expresa en acciones cotidianas concretas
destinadas a ayudar a nuestros prójimos en cuerpo y espíritu".
Hay que tomar inspiración para vivir esta cuaresma en la oración,
la lectura de la Sagrada Escritura, ayunar y dar limosna. La clave
para la fructífera observancia de estas prácticas es reconocer su
vínculo con la renovación bautismal. No solo estamos llamados a
abstenernos de pecar durante la Cuaresma, sino a la verdadera
conversión de nuestros corazones y mentes como seguidores de
Cristo. Recordamos aquellas aguas en las que fuimos bautizados
en la muerte de Cristo, muriendo al pecado y al mal, comenzando
una vida nueva en Cristo.
"La Cuaresma es una época favorable para abrir las puertas a
todos los necesitados y reconocer en ellos el rostro de Cristo." Papa Francisco, Mensaje para la Cuaresma 2017...
Recordatorio Importante: Todos los padres de familia de estudiantes en Educación Religiosa, estudiantes de Confirmación, y a
toda la comunidad de San Francisco de Asís, se les hace una cordial invitación a las reflexiones de Cuaresma:
El lunes 27 de febrero del 2017 a las 7 PM, sesión en Ingles por el
Diacono Larry Seidemann.
El lunes 6 de marzo del 2017 a las 7 PM, sesión en Español por el
Diacono Sergio Carranza.
Martes 7 de marzo servicio de reconciliación de Cuaresma a las 6:30 PM
Aprovechemos esta oportunidad de prepararnos espiritualmente
para esta temporada de Adviento.
Lancaster, TX