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.
Masses For the Week
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 am
10:00 am
12:15 pm
8:00 am
8:00 am
6:30 pm
8:00 am
8:00 am
†Bob Yenco-B-day remembrance, offered by Barb Yenco
†Reynaldo Gamino, En memoria de su cumpleanos, offered by Carolina Gamino y Hijos
†Magdalena Rodriguez, offered by Family Solano-Rodriguez
Graduation Blessings of Jose G. & Lupita Munoz, offered by Gabriela Vela
†Joe F. Soukup, offered by Georgia & Jerry Soukup
†Lydia Guajardo Reyna, offered by the Reyna family
†Charles Taylor, offfered by Family Hernandez
For the People
†Animas del Purgatorio, offered by Rafael Berumen Najera, Sr.
Communion Service
†Jovita Buentello, offered by Family Vela
†Alicia Zapata, offered by Family Vela
†Adela Zapata, offered by Family Vela
Blessings & Prayers for Fr. Manny’s 2nd Anniversary at St. Francis, offered by staff
Weekly need for
Operational expenses $8400
Spanish 1st Communion
05/09 $ 499.00
Sunday Offering
05/10 $6678.00
9:00 am
2:00 pm
7:00 pm
4:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
10:30 am
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
10:00 am
11:00 am
2:00 pm
Ascension of the Lord—May 17, 2015
Last Sunday RE Class
Jóvenes Instrumentos-CL
Knights of Columbus--PH
Walking in Faith-CL
Ch. Spanish Choir-CH
Finance Council
Sun Span Choir-CH
Youth Group-PH
English Choir-CH
Altar Society mtng-PH
Food Pantry-PH
Sat. Span. Choir-CL
Wedding rehearsal-CH
Renovación Parroquial-PH
Altar Soc. Essay writing-PH
Spanish Baptisms-CH
May 17, 2015—Catholic Comm. Camp.
May 24, 2015—Building Fund
Sunday TV Mass for the homebound has
moved to KTXD channel 47 at 7:00 a.m.
Please share the new time and channel information with friends or family members
who are unable to get to church because of
age, illness, or other struggles. Visit
Readings for the Week of May 17, 2015
Ascension, Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9;
Eph 1-7, 11-13; Mk 16:15-20
Acts 19:1-8/Jn 16:29-33
Acts 20:17-27/Jn 17:1-11a
Acts 20:28-38/Jn 17:11b-19
Acts 22:30; 23:6-11/Jn 17:20-26
Acts 25:13b-21/Jn 21:15-19
Acts 28:16-20, 30-31/Jn 21:20-25
Acts 2:1-11, 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 15:26
-27; 16:12-15
©Liturgical Publications Inc
Sanctuary Candle burns the week of
May 17-23, 2015
In Memory of
†Barbara Sivek
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace.
Offered by, Friends, Jim & Sue Moorman
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Altar Servers
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Alex V, Luis V
Brian T, Jordan
Sajel P, Aryel C
Aryel C, Alex V
Sajel P, Alexa C
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Carlos R, Victoria F
Joanna & Lillian H
Adriana P, Roxanna
Evan R, Jose R
Andrew T, Isabelle K
Josue, Pablo R
Victoria U, Carlos R
Faith C, Isabel G
Emily, Roxanna P
Victoria F, Evan R
Lillian H, Andrew T
Carolina S, Adriana P
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Rowland U
Teresa H
Alfonso R
Sara R
Wendy A
Federico T
Jerry S
Carol A
Antonio R
Sara R
Mary L
Adolfo R
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM-SP
Sara R
Mary L & Pauline H
Estela A, Silvia V
Jerry S
Teresa H & Jim M
Venancia N, Guadalupe L
Ben R,
Tony J & Alicia J
Catalina R, Daniela B
Rowland U
Irene & Rodney C
Moises & Rocio R
Brian T, Jordan
Brian T, Jordan
Brian T, Jordan
7:00 PM
Ben R.
Juanita B
Sara G.
Silvia Q
Paul F
Veronica R
Sherry G.
Veronica L
5:00 PM
7:00 PM-SP
Louise V, Joe T
Veronica R, Maria P
Jim G, Paul F
Sherry G,
Ben R.
Herlinda T, Domingo C
Veronica L, Jose T
Herlinda T, Ines P
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
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, Deacon
Ernesto F, Jose R, Adela B,
Rafael B
May 23 @ 5 pm
May 23 @ 7 pm
May 24 @ 8 am
Robin T, Mary B, Deacon
Maria P, Jose M, Lupita M,
Maxi P
Yolanda D, Jerry D,
May 30 @ 5 pm
May 30 @ 7 ppm
May 31 @ 8 am
Paul F, Cathy C, Deacon
Jose R, Adela B, Rafael B,
Ernesto F
Andy M, Richard B,
June 6 @ 5 pm
June 6 @ 7 pm
June 7 @ 8 am
June 7 @ 10 am
June 7 @ 12:15 pm
Virginia G, Sherry G, Deacon
Jose & Lupita M, Maxi P,
Maria P
Sara & Cliff R-c,
Mary L-c, Gaye H, Pauline H, Brenda H,
Cathy H, Jackie M, Jim M, Ajibola O, Deacon
Iris C, Lucy H, Silvia V, Ofelia V, Ana C,
Doroteo C, Barbara C, Hipolito C
Zolange B-c, Richard B, Cora C-c, Irene C, Maria E, Pricilla G, Gaye H, Lupe R, Moises R, Rocio R, Adolfo R. AnDeacon
Pauline H, Mary L, Brenda H, Deacon
gela R, Octavio R, Josefina B, Venancia N
May 24 @ 10 am
May 24 @ 12:15 pm
Cathy H-c, Jackie M, Jim M, Ajibola O, Cassie Hipolito & Iris C, Lucy H, Silvia V, Ofelia V,
P, Pauline & Alfred S, Teresa W, Deacon
Ana C, Doroteo C, Barbara C
May 31 @ 10 am
May 31 @ 12:15 pm
Tom A-c, Wendy A, Cora C, Irene C, Marie E, Moises & Rocio R, Adolfo & Angela R,
Priscilla G, Brenda H, Cathy H, Deacon
Octavio R, Josefina B, Venancia N, Lupe R
Please keep the sick members of our Parish family in your prayers: Ernestina Zapata, Julian Cuellar, Kimberly Yenco-Hammond,
Lois Love, Mary Clark, Mariela Ortiz, Irma Avila, Casey McDaniel, Bill Mayo, Angel Benson, Christian A. Garcia, Al Aldinger, Eliseo
Martinez, Monica Smith, Maria T. Garza, Frank Reyes, Tom & Marge Hardy, Richard Brumley, Josefina Aguero, Hattie Brown,
Ester Estremos, Mary Bradley, 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.
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Youth Ministry is now registering students for the upcoming DCYC Youth Conference being held July 31-August
2nd. This is for students who will be in grades 9th – 12th for
2015/2016 school year. Students who are graduating high
school in 2015 are also eligible to attend. For more information and registration forms contact Rodney Cox or Teresa
Holmes. We can be found on Wednesday evenings at the Parish Hall at the weekly Youth Group meetings.
The Dallas Mexican American Historical League
(DMAHL) is looking for military photos of Dallas’s
Mexican American veterans for the annual exhibit,
“The Untold Story: A Tribute to Dallas’s Mexican
American Veterans and Families” opening on 9/11
of 2015 at the Latino Cultural Center. Final photo
scanning sessions are scheduled on May 14 and May
29. Call Rosemary Hinojosa at 214-704-7757 or
email at [email protected] for more information.
La Liga Histórica de México-Americanos de Dallas
(DMAHL) busca fotos de personas que han participado en el servicio militar de los Estados Unidos para la
exhibición annual, “La Historia no Dicho: Un Tributo a
Los México Americanos Veteranos de Dallas del Servicio
Militar y Las Familias.” La exhibición empieza el 11 de
Septiembre, 2015 en el Latino Cultural Center. Solamente
hay dos mas oportunidades – May 14 y Mayo 29 para traer
fotos para hacer copias. Llame a Rosemary Hinojosa al 214
-704-7757 or contacto por correo electrónico al [email protected] para información.
The SVDP Mobile Thrift Store Van
will be coming to our church on Sunday June 7, 2015.The mobile stor e
will be set up on the patio after all Sunday Masses for your shopping pleasure.
You will find a great collection of religious articles, electronics, furnishings
and clothing for children and adults. A
percentage of all sales will be donated
to our St. Vincent de Paul conference to
help fund our work with the poor and needy of our St. Francis community. So let’s make this another big successful
event. “Shopping is giving”. See the insert in this weeks
bulletin for additional information.
El domingo 7 de junio la tienda móvil de San Vicente de
Paul estará en el estacionamiento de nuestra parroquia. Tendrá a la venta artículos religiosos, electrónicos y ropa. Recuerden que un porcentaje de las ventas recaudadas se donan a la conferencia de San Vicente de Paul de esta parroquia y con esos fondos podremos ayudar a más familias de
necesitadas. Hagamos de este evento un gran éxito. Por
favor de ver el volante dentro del boletín.
The Ship of the Church—The Church is like a great
ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses.
Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her
St. Boniface
The Altar Society is assisting the diocese sponsoring a "CAPS OF LOVE" program to help the disabled. This is the only U.S. Affiliate with the international charity "Bouchons D'Amour". By recycling
plastic caps they raise money to buy wheelchairs for
disabled children among other things. The caps are recycled by
companies and turned into useful products. A collection box is in
the Narthex on the table under the bulletin board. PLEASE
items devalue the plastic for recycling. Sorting these items out take
up valuable time and is tedious. So please avoid putting them in
the box. You can use a plastic bag or other container for your
donated caps.
For more information, please go to: You
will find a complete description of how and what they do with
these plastic bottle caps. Thank you in advance for your help.
Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession
The Diocese of Dallas Vocations Office invites you to make
Christ visibly present to the world. Mass will be held at
5:00 p.m. on June 6, the Vigil of the Feast of Corpus Christi, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church located at 3811 Oak
Lawn Avenue in Dallas. Mass will be followed by a Eucharistic Procession to Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral
for a Holy Hour of prayer. Please visit
for more information.
Joseph’s Corner —“I wanted to fully come
home. I think all men, underneath, truly desire and need to
reconcile to their earthly fathers and their heavenly Father
over the course of their lives before they die no matter how
difficult that may seem to be. Sons are the image of their
fathers. Come home son, your Father loves you.
Testimonial from a retreatant
Come on the Project Joseph Retreat for men and discover
with other men what it means to come home to your forgiving and merciful Father.
Abortion AfterCare-Healing – Project Joseph
469-416-2101 • [email protected]
The second annual diocesan Silver and Gold Mass is
scheduled for Saturday, August 29th, at 2:00 p.m. at the
Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Bishop
Farrell will celebrate this Mass and couples who have been
married 25 (1990), 50 (1965) and 50+ years should plan
to attend. A festive reception will follow the mass. Registration is important and detailed registration information
will be forthcoming. Please call Delia Garcia at the diocese
214-379-2878 to place names on the pre-registration
list. Pre-registration couples will be contacted as
registration time approaches.
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Dear St. Francis family,
We celebrate this weekend the Solemnity
of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus into Heaven
which is the 2nd Glorious Mystery of the Holy
Rosary, the Risen Lord was lifted up on high to
be seated at the right hand of the Father. He
completed His earthly mission, (Mk 16:15-20),
but challenged His disciples to continue what
He started as His mission –“Go to the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”
Jesus teaches us to ascend, to rise above our personal
agenda to carry out His mandate. Any disciple or follower
of the Lord may not carry out His mission if he/she is
weighed down by his/her burdens in life.
As baptized and professing to be Christians, St. Paul in
his letter to the Ephesians (Eph 4:1-13), urges us to live in a
manner worthy of our call we received. Grace was given to
each of us according to the mission of Christ’s gift.
“And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets,
others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to
equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ.” (Eph 4:11-12)
May our Good Lord guide us His Church to respond
continuously to the call of the Church for the new evangelization in so many ways we can be part of the challenges of
this present generation. God bless us all!
Yours in the ministry,
Fr. Manny
Querida familia de San Francisco:
Celebramos este fin de semana la Solemnidad de la
Ascensión del Señor Jesús al Cielo, que es el 2do misterio
glorioso del Santo Rosario, el Señor Resucitado fue llevado
al cielo para estar sentado a la derecha del Padre. Jesús
completó su misión terrenal, (Mc 16:15-20), pero desafío a
sus discípulos para continuar lo que Él comenzó como su
misión, “Vayan por todo el mundo y anuncien la Buena
Nueva a toda la creación.”
Jesús nos enseña a ascender, a deshacernos de nuestras
agendas personales para llevar a cabo su mandato. Cualquier discípulo o seguidor de Jesús no puede llevar a cabo
su misión si está agobiado con sus propias cargas de la vida.
Como bautizados y cristianos profesantes, San Pablo en su
carta a los Efesios, (Ef. 4:1-13), nos insta a vivir de una manera
digna al llamado que hemos recibido. Se nos dio talentos a
cada uno de nosotros de acuerdo a la misión del don de Cristo.
“Y dio sus dones, unos son apóstoles, otros profetas,
otros evangelistas, otros pastores y maestros. Así prepara a
los suyos para las obras del ministerio en vista de la construcción del cuerpo de Cristo.” (Ef. 4:11-12)
Que nuestro buen Dios nos guíe a su Iglesia para responder continuamente al llamado de la Iglesia a la nueva evangelización de muchas manera que podamos ser parte de los desafíos de nuestra generación actual. ¡Dios nos bendiga a todos!
Suyo en el ministerio,
Padre Manny
Religious Education Classes ar e on br eak for the summer. Classes will resume the week after Labor Day. The
first Sunday class will be Sunday, September 13th. The first
Wednesday class will be Wednesday, September 16th. All
students must be registered for classes before attending.
Registration is now closed as all currently available space
has been filled. Openings may become available three
weeks after classes resume in September. If registered students do not attend, then space will become available. Only
families already registered with the parish for at least six
months will be considered. Fees for the upcoming year are
due by September 30, 2015. Fees may be paid with cash or
check made payable to St. Francis. A new option to pay
with credit card will be coming on the website. Keep in
touch with the latest RE news by reading the Sunday bulletin
A Call for Volunteers:
The Religious Education Program is dependent upon dedicated
and caring volunteers to continue serving the young people of
our parish. Many volunteers are also parents with children in
our program. The most important requirement is a desire to
pass on the knowledge and love of our Catholic faith upon
which students can build and strengthen their relationship with
God. There are many course offerings in our diocese to empower everyone to pass on their faith to the next generation.
All people who wish to work with children and/or vulnerable
adults must comply with the Safe Environment policy of the
Diocese of Dallas. Volunteers must complete a screening form
and criminal background check. Screening forms may be completed online at or
website, All RE classes for children are
offered in English as most of the children in the RE program
are fluent in English. Volunteers should be able to teach in
English. Bilingual materials are available in all the books used
in the RE program. If you are interested in beginning or returning as a teacher or aid in our RE classes, please contact Sherry
Granello at 972-227-0770 or [email protected]
The Feast of Corpus Christi: The Feast of Corpus Christi is
a Latin Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the tradition
and belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and his
Real Presence in the Eucharist. The Diocese of Dallas Vocations Office invites all to the Vigil of the Feast of Corpus
Christi on June 6th, at 5:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic
Church, 3811 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas. Mass will be followed by a Eucharistic Procession to Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral for a Holy Hour of prayer. Adoration with
music led by Curtis Stephen will be from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Join us in walking with our Lord to the Cathedral.
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