Noche de Orientación de Formación de Fe

Si su hijo/a está inscrito en las clases de Formación de fe (de PreK-6to Grado o niños/adolescentes que necesitan prepararse para la Primera Comunión) TIENE que asistir a una de las siguientes noches de orientación...
Miércoles, 3 de agosto O Miércoles, 7 de septiembre
7:00pm en el Centro Parroquial en español (las puertas abren a las 6:30pm)

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Invite the Poor, Crippled, Lame and Blind

"Alms atone for sins" (Sirach 2:29). Alms are mercy translated into hands-on compassion. Jesus confirms Sirach's wisdom, "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy" (Matthew 5:7). "Conduct your affairs with humility" (Sirach 3:17). Humility: we're all alike and special, for we're children of God. Jesus confirms that wisdom, too: "Do not recline at table in the place of honor. Take the lowest place" (Luke 14:8, 10). In fact, "When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite friends, relatives, wealthy neighbors. Invite the poor, crippled, lame, blind," physically or figuratively, society's most vulnerable and marginalized, "who cannot repay you" (see 14:12–14). Jesus seems to be telling us to prepare for eternity with God's chosen by becoming their friend here and now. Mercy is measured not by our delight in welcoming those we like most or who can repay us best, but by sincerely embracing those we like least, who cannot repay us at all. Utter humility inspires pure mercy; pure mercy leads to eternal joy.

—Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

Invita a los pobres, los lisiados, los cojos y los ciegos

"En tus asuntos procede con humildad" (Eclesiástico 3:17). Humildad: todos somos parecidos y únicos por que somos hijos de Dios. Jesús nos da una explicación de lo que es tener humildad "no te sientes en el lugar principal...ocupa el último lugar" (Lucas 14:8, 10). De hecho "cuando des una comida o una cena, no invites a tus amigos, ni a tus hermanos, ni a tus parientes, ni a los vecinos ricos;...Invita a los pobres, a los lisiados, a los cojos y a los ciegos" física o simbólicamente, los más vulnerables y marginados de la sociedad "por que ellos no tienen con qué pagarte" (ver 14:12–14). Parece que Jesús está por decirnos que nos preparemos para la eternidad con los elegidos de Dios haciéndonos su amigo aquí y ahora. La misericordia no se mide por el placer de ser anfitriones de quienes mejor nos pueden devolver el favor de una invitación, sino por aceptar sinceramente la compañía de aquellas personas que no nos caen bien, de quienes no podrían devolvernos el favor de una invitación. Una completa humildad inspira misericordia pura y una misericordia pura nos guía a una alegría eterna.

—Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

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Announcements

Donations Needed for Santa's Workshop

We need your donations in order to fill the shelves with items the children can purchase.

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Choir Practices Resume

The St. Francis Choirs are looking for members of our community who like to sing!

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Farewell from Fr. Tomás

Dear community of Saint Francis of Assisi, as I think of you, I remember the Bible verses I used for my mottos for diaconate and priestly ordinations: "Serve to the Lord with gladness," Psalm 100 and "Here I am Lord, I come to do your will," Psalm 40.

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Events
AUG 25

St. Francis of Assisi's 50th Anniversary

We are planning on many different social and spiritual events to take place throughout the year.

Planning Meeting: Thu, Aug 25 at 7:00pm, Faith Formation Bldg., Room #1

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AUG 28

Important Confirmation Dates

Catechetical Sessions
Reconciliation Service
Retreat
Confirmation

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AUG 29

English Literacy Ministry

SEP 1

Little Rock Scripture Study Fall Series

“James, Peter, and Jude: The Catholic Letters” and “Touching the Mysteries: Scripture and the Rosary”

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SEP 5

Parish Office will be closed on Mon, Sep 5 in observance of Labor Day.

SEP 7

Faith Formation Orientation Night

SEP 8

St. Francis of Assisi's 50th Anniversary Planning Meeting

SEP 9

Night of Joy Christian Music Festival

SEP 9

Women's Emmaus Retreat

at San Pedro Retreat Center

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SEP 11

Mandatory Confirmation Sessions

SEP 28

Baptism Preparation: Orientation & Training

OCT 30

Date Change: Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation