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
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
Tues, Thurs, & Fri
8:00 AM
HOLY DAYS—Call office for Mass times.
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 requisites o alquilar el Salon Parroquial.
Baptisms: First & Third Saturday in English at 11 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 January, March, May, July,
September & November @ 10:00 AM. Bautismos: Primer y tercer sábado en inglés a las 11 am; Segundo y
cuarto sabado en espanol a las 11 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 Segundo sabado de cada mes en enero,
marzo, mayo, julio, septiembre y noviembre a las 10:00 am.
April 26, 2015
Masses For the Week
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 am
Santoyo family
10:00 am
12:15 pm
8:00 am
8:00 am
8:00 am
7:00 pm
8:00 am
B-day remembrance of †Helen Smith, offered by Olsovsky family
†Frank Lacik, offered by Louise Vitale
†Bob Yenco, offered by Barb Yenco
†Animas del Purgatorio
†J. Cruz Lopez, offered by Son & Wife, Luis & Gracie Lopez
1st yr Anniversary remembrance of †Magdalena Santoyo, offered by
For the People
†Maria Yolanda Gonzalez, offered by Fam. Flores
†Amada Najera, & †Ignacio Berumen, offered by Rafael Berumen, Sr.
Communion Service
For Health and Healing of those who are ill
For Peace in the Middle East
Confirmation Mass
For the unborn
On Wednesday April 29, 2015 the mass for
this day is celebrated at 8:00 am.
No Confession on this day.
Confirmation Mass is at 7:00 pm celebrated
by Rev. Msgr. Greg Kelly.
9:00 am
2:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 am
10:00 am
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
10:30 am
7:30 pm
11:00 am
5:00 pm
RE Class-CL
Breakfast-Ren Par.-PH
Jóvenes Instrumentos-CL
De la Mano con Jesus--PH
Ch. Span. Choir-CH
English Bible Study-CL
Sun Span Choir-CH
Apologetics Class
No Confessions
No English Choir
Confirmation Mass
DLMJ Leaders-CL
Food Pantry-PH
Renovación Parroquial-PH
Sat Span Choir-CH
English Baptisms
1st Communion at Mass
Breakf ast Schedule
April 26, 2015—Renovacion Parroquial
May 3, 2015—Knights of Columbus
May 10, 2015—No Breakfast-Mother’s Day
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Weekly need for
Operational expenses $8400
Sunday Offering
Readings for the Week of April 26, 2015
Acts 4:8-12/1 Jn 3:1-2/Jn 10:11-18
Acts 11:1-18/Jn 10:1-10
Acts 11:19-26/Jn 10:22-30
Wednesday: Acts 12:24--13:5a/Jn 12:44-50
Acts 13:13-25/Jn 13:16-20
Acts 13:26-33/Jn 14:1-6, Joseph the Worker: Gn
1:26--2:3 or Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24/Mt 13:54-58
Acts 13:44-52/Jn 14:7-14
Next Sunday: Acts 9:26-31/1 Jn 3:18-24/Jn 15:1-8
Liturgical Publications Inc
April 26, 2015—Catholic Home Missions Appeal
May 3, 2015—St. Vincent de Paul
May 10, 2015—Building Fund
Sanctuary Candle burns the week of
April 26-May 2, 2015
In Memory of
†J. Cruz Lopez
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
Offered by, Son & Wife, Luis & Gracie Lopez
Altar Servers
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Luis V. Alex V.
Pablo R
Aryel C, Alexa C
Brian T, Jordan
Sajel P, Aryel C
Brian T, Jordan
Alex V, Luis V
Brian T, Jordan
5:00 PM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Victoria U, Victoria F
Faith C, Isabel G
Carolina S. Emily
Victoria F, Evan R
Isabelle K, Faith C
Carolina S, Josue
Jose R, Victoria U
Isabel G, Andrew T
Pablo R, Emily
Carlos R, Victoria F
Joanna & Lillian H
Adriana P, Roxanna
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Jerry S
Carol A
Daniela B
Sara R
Wendy A
Lucy H
Jerry S
Mary L
Josefina B
Rowland U
Teresa H
Alfonso R
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM-SP
Rowland U
Alicia & Tony J
Sergio M, Ariano O
Jerry S
Rodney & Irene C
Beatriz P, Iris C
Rowland U
Pauline H & Carol A
Federico T, Adolfo R
Sara R
Mary L & Pauline H
Estela A, Silvia V
7:00 PM
Silvia Q
Paul F
Veronica L
Alfonso R
Juanita B
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM-SP
Paul F, Jim G
Manuel F, Edelmira A
Sherry G, Hayley L
Joe T, Louise V
Hayley L & Sherry G
A Castorena, Silvia Q
Salomon B, Patricia T
Veronica R, Maria P
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
April 25 @ 5:00 pm
April 25 @ 7 pm
April 26 @ 8:00 am
April 26 @ 10:00 am
April 26 @ 12:15 pm
Sherry -c, Virginia G,
Lupita M, Maxi P, Maria P,
Jose M
Yolanda D-c & Evan R,
Pauline & Alfred S-c, Teresa W, Wendy
A, Tom A, Cora C, Cassie P, Irene C
Doroteo C, Barbara C, Hipolito & Iris C, Lucy
H, Silvia V, Ofelia V, Ana C
May 2 @ 5:00pm
May 2 @ 7 pm
May 3 @ 8:00 am
May 3 @ 10:00 am
May 3 @ 12:15 pm
Pat A-c, Mary B, Deacon
Rafael B, Ernesto F, Jose R,
Adela B
Arnolfo E-c, Andy M,
May 9 @ 5 pm
May 9 @ 7 pm
May 10 @ 8 am
May 10 @ 10 am
May 10 @ 12:15 pm
Sara & Cliff R-c, Deacon
Jim M-c, Auibola O, Cassie P, Pauline &
Alfred S, Teresa W, Wendy A, Tom A,
Barbara C, Hipolito & Iris C, Lucy H, Silvia V,
Ofelia V, Ana C, Doroteo C
Cathy C, Paul F, Deacon Maxi P, Maria P, Jose & Lupita M
Maria E-c, Priscilla G, Gaye H, Pauline H, Venancia N, Lupe R, Moises & Rocio R, AdolMary L, Cathy H, Brenda H, Jackie M
fo & Angela R, Octavio R, Josefina B
May 16 @ 5 pm
May 16 @ 7 pm
May 17 @ 8 am
May 17 @ 10 am
May 17 @ 12:15 pm
Sherry G, Virginia G,
Ernesto F, Jose R, Adela B,
Rafael B
Zolange B-c, Richard B,
Cora C-c, Irene C, Maria E, Pricilla G,
Gaye H, Pauline H, Mary L, Brenda H,
Lupe R, Moises R, Rocio R, Adolfo R. Angela
R, Octavio R, Josefina B, Venancia N
Please keep the sick members of our Parish family in your prayers: Mariela Ortiz, Irma Avila, Casey McDaniel, Bill Chalko,
Bill Mayo, Angel Benson, Christian A. Garcia, Al Aldinger, Eliseo Martinez, Monica Smith, Maria T. Garza, Esther Ramirez,
Frank Reyes, Tom & Marge Hardy, 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.
Lancaster, TX
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El saldo actual del préstamo de
construcción hasta el día 29 de marzo
de 2015 es de $170,886.51. Con el
pago mensual de $6,675.85 tenemos
aproximadamente 25 pagos más para
saldar esta deuda.
Cada colecta para el fondo del
Construcción no acerca más a
liquidar este préstamo.
Mediante la bendición de Dios,
unámonos como parroquia y
trabajemos juntos para saldar este
préstamo antes de 2 años y así poder
comenzar nuestro próximo proyecto,
el estacionamiento del lado norte.
$ 6022.00—Colecta marzo 22
$ 3629.00—Colecta marzo 29
$ 9651.00—Total de marzo
Knights of Columbus
Scholarship/Grant Applications
To Request Application:
Mail request to: K of C Council #12484,
936 Canyon Ridge Drive
DeSoto, TX 75115,
Ph: 972-223-0714, or email at: [email protected]
Who May Apply: The applicant must be a member of
the Knights of Columbus, a spouse, son, daughter, grandson,
granddaughter, niece, or nephew of a Knights of Columbus
member. Member must be in good standing in Council
12484, Lancaster, TX. (Dependents of Deceased Members,
in good standing at the time of their death, may also apply).
Scholarship/Grant: $500.00 award based on scholastic
performance and established need of the Applicant. Applications must be fully completed and received by the close of
business on 19, May, 2015. The Winner will be announced
on 26 May 2015.
Bishop Dunn HS Grant: The K of C Council #12484 will
also be awarding a $250.00 Tuition Grant for a daughter,
son, grandson, niece or nephew of a Knights of Columbus
member in good standing in Council #12484, Lancaster, TX.
(Dependents of Deceased members in good standing at the
time of their Death may also apply).
Youth Ministry is alive once again at St. Francis.
Thanks to:
Our Youth who have stepped forward to rebuild our Youth Group.
Our Volunteers for giving their time to support our Youth in various
Our Parishioners for providing continuous donations and prayer support.
Upcoming Events:
VBS: June 22nd – 26th
Only have space for 45 kids
Registration Dates: 4/18/15 – 5/3/15
Students completing grades K – 6 as of June 2015
Registration Fee is $10
DCYC (Youth Conference) -Arise : July 31st – Aug 2nd
Registration during weekly Youth Group Meetings
Students entering grades 9-12 for the 2015/2016 school year
are eligible to attend.
Identifying fund raisers to assist with the cost for this 3 day
Youth Group Meetings:
 Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM in Parish Hall
 High School Youth Grades 9th – 12th
Youth Ministry cannot succeed without the help of the entire Parish. As Baptized
Catholics in Christ, we are called to be Priest, Prophet and King. Our Youth needs
all of us to help guide them in the teachings of our faith. Our Youth are the
future of our Parish, who better to guide them into adulthood based upon our
faith than us.
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Dear St. Francis family,
The Fourth Sunday of Easter is usually celebrated as “The Good Shepherd
Sunday.” The Gospel this weekend
(Jn 10:11-18), Jesus compares himself to a “good shepherd” who knows
his sheep, calls them by name, protects them from ferocious wolves or
thieves and ready to lay down his life to them.
God really did this for us His people as a good
and responsible shepherd “God so loved the world
that He gave He gave His only Son, that whoever
believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal
life”, (Jn 3:16). “For the Son of Man came to seek
and to save the lost.” (Lk 19:10)
Let us thank God for His tremendous love for
us and whose mercy endures forever. He doesn’t
give up on us even though how unworthy and unfaithful we are to Him.
May we all respond generously to the Lord, our
Good Shepherd by the way we care and shepherd
our family. May God give all parents the dedication
and determination to look always for the welfare
and future of their children. May our Good Shepherd guides and leads us always. Amen.
Fr. Manny S.
Querida familia de San Francisco,
El cuarto domingo de Pascua es conocido
generalmente como “El Domingo del Buen Pastor.”
En el Evangelio de este fin de semana, (Jn 10:1118), Jesús se compara a sí mismo con un “buen
pastor”, que conoce a sus ovejas, las llama por su
nombre, protege de los lobos feroces y de los ladrones y está dispuesto a dar su vida por ellas.
Dios hizo esto por nosotros Su pueblo como
un pastor bueno y responsable, “¡Así amo Dios al
mundo! Le dio al Hijo Único, para que quien cree
en él no se pierda, sino que tenga vida eterna.” (Jn
3:16). “El hijo del Hombre ha venido a buscar y a
salvar lo que estaba perdido.” (Lc 19:10)
Demos gracias a Dios por su gran amor a
nosotros y cuya misericordia permanece para siempre. Él no se rinde a pesar de lo indignos e infieles
que le somos.
Que le respondamos generosamente al
Señor, nuestro Buen Pastor en la forma en que cuidamos y pastoreamos a nuestra familia. Que Dios
les dé a todos los padres la dedicación y determinación para siempre buscar el bienestar y el futuro de
sus hijos. Que nuestro Buen Pastor nos guie y
siempre nos dirija. Amén.
Padre Manuel S.
Very Busy Time for Religious Education Students at St.
Francis of Assisi: See the two articles below.
On Wednesday, April 29th, at a 7:00
p.m. mass, sixty-two will be confirmed. The Rev. Msgr. Gregory
Kelly, Vicar for Clergy, of the Diocese of Dallas will be the presider.
All are invited to attend. Most of
those to be confirmed are students
who have been attending the RE program for at least two years. A few
adults still needing Confirmation
from the RCIA program will be joining them. Many of those to be confirmed will be having
family members, some travelling from far away, with them
at this momentous occasion in their spiritual life. Please
pray for these young people to be confirmed and their family members whose support has made it possible. St. Francis
welcomes all!
First Holy Communion
There will be ninety-three RE
students who will be receiving
Holy Communion for the first
time in the next two weeks at St.
Francis. The first Holy Communion will be on May 2nd at
the 5:00 p.m. mass. There will
also be First Communions at the
May 2nd 7:00 p.m. mass. More
will celebrate their 1st Holy
Communion at the May 3rd 10:00 a.m. mass. Finally, there
will be a Spanish mass on Saturday, May 9th at 2:00 p.m.
for fifty-two students. Please keep these students and their
family members in your prayers as they prepare to receive
our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for the first time.
RE 2015-2016: All RE classes for next year are full at this
time. If you wanted to enroll a son or daughter and you
have not been able to, you may call the RE Office beginning October 1st to see if there is room in the grade you
need. Sometimes registered students do not show up. If a
registered student does not show up for three weeks, then
that student is dropped and additional students may be added. Additional classes may be formed if new volunteers are
available to teach beginning in September. Please remember, it is required that families wishing to enroll children in
the RE Program must be registered members of St. Francis
of Assisi parish. Keep reading the bulletin for updates.
Lancaster, TX