WORSHIP AIDES

The digital Worship Aids include the music, responses, readings and prayers for each Mass.

2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

MASS ON FACEBOOK

All Masses are OPEN to the PUBLIC:
Saturday 5:00pm / Sunday 7:30am, 11:00am*
*Also Livestreamed on Facebook

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GUÍAS DE ADORACIÓN

Las Guías de Adoración incluyen la música, respuestas, lecturas y las oraciones para cada Misa.

II DOMINGO DE ADVIENTO

MISA EN FACEBOOK

Todas las Misas estan ABIERTAS al PUBLICO:
Sábado 7:00pm / Domingo 9:00am*, 1:00pm, 6:00pm
*También transmitida en Vivo por Facebook*

VEA AQUÍ

Weekend English Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am, 11:00am*
*Also Livestreamed on Facebook

Masks are Highly Recommended

Under the guidance of the bishop, and in light of the latest recommendations from the CDC and local health officials, effective immediately we are STRONGLY ENCOURAGING the wearing of masks by everyone, regardless of vaccination status, for Mass and all liturgical services. We thank you for your patience and charity as we come together as safely as we can.

Horario de Misas en Español del Fin de Semana

Sábado: 7:00pm
Domingo: 9:00am*, 1:00pm, 6:00pm**
*También en Vivo por Facebook
**Nueva Misa Adicional en Español

Uso de mascarillas altamente recomendables

Bajo la guía del obispo, y a la luz de las últimas recomendaciones de el CDC y los funcionarios de salud locales, con vigencia inmediata estamos ALENTANDO ENFATICAMENTE el uso de máscaras por parte de todos, independientemente del estado de vacunación, para la Misa y todos los servicios litúrgicos. Le agradecemos su paciencia y caridad mientras nos reunimos de la manera más segura posible.

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Weekly Bulletin

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LECTIO
DIVINA

Lectio divina is a method of prayer from the monastic tradition of Christianity. It is translated as “holy reading,” “divine reading”, “meditative reading,” or “spiritual reading.”

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IGNATIAN GOSPEL CONTEMPLATION

Ignatian contemplation is a very active way of praying that engages the mind and heart and stirs up thoughts and emotions and is suited especially for the Gospels.

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Weekly Reflection

Repent your Sins

12-05-2021We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 47, No. 1

Envisioning an eventual return of the exiles to Jerusalem, Isaiah painted a beautiful image of mountains being made low, roads being made straight, and rough ways being made smooth. The vision was so powerful that centuries later Baruch echoed those words when describing the Jewish people’s return home from the Diaspora. Even more generations had passed when all four evangelists chose to quote Isaiah’s original words to describe John the Baptist’s exhortation to repent. Their sins were the mountain and hills that needed to be made low, impending their ability to follow the Lord. Likewise, our sins are obstacles on the path, perhaps a recent “mountain (to) be made low,” often “age-old depths and gorges (to) be filled to level ground” (Baruch 5:7). This Advent let John the Baptist guide us as well. Let us make smooth our path to the Lord through repentance, regretting our sins and atoning for the hurt we have caused. Good work was begun in us in baptism. During this holy season let us show that good work, preparing ourselves for our encounter with Christ, whenever and however he comes.

What specifically can you do to repent for your sins, which create obstacles on your path to follow the Lord?

Arrepenpientete de tus Pecados

Al imaginar un eventual regreso de los exiliados a Jerusalén, Isaías pintó una hermosa imagen de montañas que se rebajaron, y caminos que se enderezaron y caminos ásperos que se allanaron. La visión fue tan poderosa que siglos después Baruc hizo eco de esas palabras al describir el regreso del pueblo judío a casa desde la Diáspora. Habían pasado aún más generaciones cuando los cuatro evangelistas optaron por citar las palabras originales de Isaías para describir la exhortación de Juan el Bautista al arrepentimiento. Sus pecados eran la montaña y las colinas que necesitaban ser abatidas, lo que impedía su capacidad para seguir al Señor. Asimismo, nuestros pecados son obstáculos en el camino, tal vez una reciente “montaña para abajar”, a menudo “se rellenen todos los valles hasta aplanar la tierra” (Baruc 5:7). Este Adviento dejó que Juan el Bautista nos guiara también. Alisemos nuestro camino hacia el Señor a través del arrepentimiento, lamentándonos de nuestros pecados y expiando el daño que hemos causado. La buena obra se inició en nosotros en el bautismo. Durante este tiempo santo demostremos esa buena obra, preparándonos para nuestro encuentro con Cristo, cuando y como venga.

¿Qué puedes hacer específicamente para arrepentirte de tus pecados, especialmente esos que crean obstáculos en tu camino para seguir al Señor?

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Events

11 Day Escorted Pilgrimage with Fr. Cyril Offiong, SDV

Fr. Cyril will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Sun, Mar 13- Thu, Mar 24, 2022. For more information please contact the Parish Office at 407-886-4602.

Amazon Smile

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “St Francis of Assisi Catholic” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app

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Food Pantry

The St. Francis Food Pantry is a non-profit non- denominational voluntary organization that reaches out to families in need in the Apopka area by providing food and limited other services if available and deemed necessary.

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The Little Blue Book

Spend quiet time with the Lord during this Advent/Christmas Season. St. Francis will is offering the “Little Blue Book” to be used by you and your family for Daily Scripture Reading and Reflection. Only $1 per book, get yours today at the Gift Store or in the Parish Office. Available in English and Spanish.

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Add Sat, Dec 4 - Thu, Dec 9 @ 6:15 PM

Con motivo de la celebración de La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe el grupo Guadalupano te invita a participar de la novena 4 - 9 de diciembre.

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Wed, Dec 8 - the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - is a Holy Day of Obligation

Add Tue, Dec 7 - Wed, Dec 8

Mass times: 6:30pm Vigil Mass, 8:00am, 7:00pm en español

Parish-Wide Penance Service / Servicio Penitencial Bilingüe

Add Wed, Dec 15 @ 6:45 PM

All are encouraged to attend and celebrate the sacrament of forgiveness.

Todos están invitados a venir y celebrar el sacramento del perdón.

Dawn Masses/Misas de Aguinaldo

Add Thu, Dec 16 - Fri, Dec 24 @ 5:00 AM

For 9 days we will be celebrating special Masses as we await the arrival of the Christ Child.

Durante 9 días estaremos celebrando con Eucaristías el tiempo que nos queda para la llegada del Niño Dios.

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