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Sanctify Christ as Lord in your Hearts

05-21-2017We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 42, No. 2

Easter reminds us that the risen Lord Jesus continues to bring us Easter gifts—peace, joy, forgiveness—as he did to the apostles and the first members of the church. But we are also challenged to examine how we work with them to witness to Christ, as Philip the deacon does today in Acts. And the first Letter of Saint Peter makes a few suggestions, calling us first to make Christ our priority: "Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts" (3:15). To say Christ is Lord is to witness to him as the Son of God raised from the dead by the Father. From there, it urges us always to be ready to explain to anyone who asks why we have hope, why we can go into the future trusting in God's promise of eternal life, "life in the Spirit," which begins even now. This also means willing to suffer for doing good, in imitation of the Christ who suffered for us. Such a commitment to Christ is not always easy, but Jesus promised to send us the Holy Spirit to be our teacher, who will help us and draw us more deeply into the life shared by the Father and the Son.

How will you accept this Easter challenge?


Announcements and Events

St. Francis of Assisi's 50th Anniversary

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


MyParish App

This app will help you keep updated with parish news and events.
Este app te mantendrá informado con noticias pertinentes a nuestra parroquia.


Renew your Marian devotion

Tuesdays in May, 7:00pm in the Chapel


Confirmation Info Sessions / Sesiones de Confirmación
May 25

Choose ONE: Thu, May 25 6:30-7:45pm OR Sat, May 27 9:00-10:15am.

Confirmation sessions are for those who will be confirmed THIS FALL and are MANDATORY for parents, teens and sponsors.


St. Francis of Assisi CCW Bunco Party
May 26 6:30p

Everyone is invited!


Ordination to the Priesthood
May 27 10:00a

at St. James Cathedral, 215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando


Women's Ignatian Adventure
May 31 11:00a

Summer Session: Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift From the Sea

Wednesdays 11:00am beginning Wed, May 31


Taizé Prayer Service
Jun 1 7:00p

The purpose of the prayer is to foster reconciliation and peace among all people. Christians of all traditions share in this ecumenical prayer.


An Invitation from God
Jun 3 9:00a - 11:00a

Join this adult conversation that explores who God is, what God wants, and what we understand (or don’t understand) about God, and more!

Saturdays in June, 9:00-11:00am


2nd Annual Men's Conference: Rise Up
Jun 3 8:30a - 2:00p

at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5125 S. Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando