Catholic Church - St. Francis of Assisi

1537 Rogers Avenue Lancaster, TX 75134
P: 972-227-4124 F: 972-227-2882 E: [email protected]
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.
Reconciliation: Saturday: 3:30-4:30 PM and Wednesday 5-6 PM or by appointment.
Weddings/Bodas: 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. 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/Bautismos: 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, Sepetember & November @ 10:00 AM.
Primer y tercer sabado en ingles 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 12, 2015
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
B-day intentions of Scott Yenco, offered by Barb Yenco
†Dee Cotton, offered by Fred & Mary Neu
†Leroy & †Freda Tacquard, offered by Louise Viitale
†Victor Manuel Vega, offered by Deacon Larry Seidemann
†Guillermo Flores, offered by Imelda Flores
For the People
†John & †Juanita Alva, offered by Raymond, Richard, Irene, Robert, & John Jr.
†Bob Yenco , offered by Barb Yenco
†Jose A. Gomez, offered by Fam. Gomez-Rodriguez
†Loreto Juarez, offered by Fam. Luna
†Reynaldo Gamino, offered by Gamino family
†Maria Yolanda Gonzalez, offered by Fam. Flores
Communion Service
Easter Wishes for John Brunnock, offered by Statia
B-day intentions of Tangie Aldridge, offered by Miriam Aboud
†Pablo Javier Maldonado, offered by Bari & Loyda Ramirez
Healing for Richard Wheaton, offered by Elena Wheaton
This Week at St. Francis
9:00 am
2:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
10:00 am
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
10:30 am
7:30 pm
11:00 am
RE Class-CL
Jóvenes Instrumentos-CL
De la Mano con Jesus-PH
Ch. Span. Choir-CH
English Bible Study
Sun Span Choir-CH
Apologetics Class
RE Class-CL
English Choir-CH
Youth Group-PH
Altar Society-PH
Food Pantry-PH
Renovación Parroquial-PH
Sat Span Choir-CH
English Baptisms
Sanctuary Candle burns the week of
April 12-18, 2015
In memory of
†John & †Juanita Alva
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
Offered by Raymond Alva, Richard Alva, Irene
Cox, Robert Alva, John Alva, Jr., & families.
Breakf ast Schedule
April 12, 2015—Knights of Columbus
April 19, 2015—Jovenes Instrumentos
April 26, 2015—Renovacion Parroquial
Weekly need for Operational expenses $8400
Sunday Offering
Building Fund
Holy Thursday
Holy Land—Good Friday
Sunday Offering
St. Vincent de Paul
$ 334.00
$ 822.00
Readings for the Week of April 12, 2015
Acts 4:32-35/1 Jn 5:1-6/Jn 20:19-31
Acts 4:23-31/Jn 3:1-8
Acts 4:32-37/Jn 3:7b-15
Wednesday: Acts 5:17-26/Jn 3:16-21
Acts 5:27-33/Jn 3:31-36
Acts 5:34-42/Jn 6:1-15
Acts 6:1-7/Jn 6:16-21
Next Sunday: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19/1 Jn 2:1-5a/Lk 24:3548
Upcoming 2nd Collections
April 12, 2015—Building Fund
April 19, 2015—Building Fund
April 26, 2015—Catholic Home Missions Appeal
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Altar Servers
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Alex V. Alexa C.
Pablo R
Aryel C . Alexa C.
Pablo R
Luis V. Alex V.
Pablo R
Aryel C, Alexa C
Brian T, Jordan
5:00 PM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Victoria U, Victoria F
Alexis, Andrew T
Adriana P. Carolina S.
Carlos R, Jose R
Lilian H, Joana H.
Alan R. Pablo R.
Victoria U, Victoria F
Faith C, Isabel G
Carolina S. Emily
Victoria F. Evan R
Isabelle K, Faith C
Carolina S, Josue
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Sara R
Mary L
Veronica L
Rowland U
Teresa H
Adolfo R
Jerry S
Carol A
Daniela B
Sara R
Wendy A
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM-SP
Jerry S
Teresa H & Wendy A
Rocio R, Moises R
Sara R
Jim M & Mary L
Alfonso R, Josefina B
Rowland U
Alicia & Tony J
Sergio M, Ariano O
Jerry S
Rodney & Irene C
7:00 PM
Paul F
Salomon B
Volunteer needed
Juanita B
Volunteer needed
Silvia Q
Paul F
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM-SP
Louise V, Joe T
Jose T, A Castorena
Hayley L
Domingo C, Veronica L
Paul F, Jim G
Manuel F, Edelmira A
Sherry G, Hayley L
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
April 11 @ 5:00 pm
April 11 @ 7 pm
April 12 @ 8:00 am
Pat A-c, Mary B, Deacon
Jose & Lupita M, Maxi P,
Maria P
Debra S-c, Andy M,
April 18 @ 5:00 pm
April 18 @ 7 pm
April 19 @8:00 am
Paul F-c, Cathy C, Deacon
April 12 @ 10:00 am
Cassie P-c, Teresa W, Wendy A, Tom A, Ana C, Doroteo C, Barbara C, Hipolito & Iris
Cora C, Irene C, Mary E, Priscilla G
C, Lucy H, Silvia V, Ofelia V
April 19 @ 10:00 an
Adela B, Rafael B, Ernesto Zolange B-c, Richard B, Mary L-c, Gaye H, Pauline H, Brenda H,
F, Jose R
Cathy H, Jackie M, Jim M, Ajibola O
April 25 @ 5:00 pm
April 25 @ 7 pm
Sherry -c, Virginia G, Deacon
Lupita M, Maxi P, Maria P,
Jose M
May 2 @ 5:00pm
May 2 @ 7 pm
May 3 @ 8:00 am
Pat A-c, Mary B, Deacon
Rafael B, Ernesto F, Jose R,
Adela B
Arnolfo E-c, Andy M,
April 12 @ 12:15 pm
April 26 @ 8:00 am
April 26 @ 10:00 am
April 19 @ 12:15 pm
Josefina B, Venancia N, Lupe R, Moises &
Rocio R, Adolfo & Angela R, Octavio R
April 26 @ 12:15 pm
Yolanda D-c & Evan R, Pauline & Alfred S-c, Teresa W, Wendy Doroteo C, Barbara C, Hipolito & Iris C, Lucy
A, Tom A, Cora C, Cassie P, Irene C
H, Silvia V, Ofelia V, Ana C
May 3 @ 10:00 am
May 3 @ 12:15 pm
Maria E-c, Priscilla G, Gaye H, Pauline Venancia N, Lupe R, Moises & Rocio R, AdolH, Mary L, Cathy H, Brenda H, Jackie M
fo & Angela R, Octavio R, Josefina B
Please keep the sick members of our Parish family in your prayers: Irma Avila, Casey McDaniel, Bill Mayo, Angel Benson,
Christian Andres Garcia, Al Aldinger, Eliseo Martinez, Jerry Soukup, Lupita Munoz, Steve Truett, Maria T. Garza, Esther
Ramirez, Frank Reyes, 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.
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Knights of Columbus
Scholarship/Grant Applications
How to Request Application:
Mail request to:
K of C Council #12484, 936 Canyon Ridge Drive
DeSoto, TX 75115, by Phone 972-223-0714, or
By 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).
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WHERE: Country View Golf Course, Located at 240
West Beltline Road, Lancaster, TX, phone # 972-227-0995.
WHEN: Saturday, 25 April 2015, 1:30 PM, Shotgun Start.
COST: Will be $60.00 per golfer, which will include green
fees, cart fees, practice range balls, trophies, door prizes and
barbecue dinner at the conclusion of the tournament. NonPlaying family members or friends of golfers are invited to the
barbecue and prize awards presentations. (Cost of the barbecue for non players will be $8 per person).
TOURNAMENT FORMAT: Modified Flor ida Scr amble, (best ball) four person teams.
ALL PROCEEDS will go to K of C College Scholar ship/
Grant fund.
DONATIONS: Donations to the Scholar ship/Gr ant
fund are appreciated and will be recognized by sponsorship
of a tournament hole of play. Donations can be made by an
individual or by business or corporate sponsorship. Make
sponsorship checks payable to Knights of Columbus Council #12484 and Team registration checks payable to the
tournament coordinator, Richard Bollinger. TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR: Richar d Bollinger , Home
Phone (972) 223-0714, Cell Phone (214) 808-9668. Registration forms will be mailed on request by contacting Rich.
Registration forms may be obtained by email from Rich
Bollinger @ [email protected] All Registration
forms and team/player payments must be received not later
than 17April 2015.
Representatives from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic
Community will be here this weekend at all the Masses to
sell tickets on a 2015 Toyota RAV4. This is part of their
30th anniversary celebration of activities which will take
place on May 17, 2015. All are welcome to attend at St.
Michael Catholic Community, located at 2910 Corn Valley
Rd., in Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you
have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and
have believed.” - Jn 20:28-29
Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD
Camp Subiaco is a fun camp for boys between the ages of 9
and 13 inclusive. Camp will be in session June 14-20 and June
21-27, 2015. The camp fee is $475 for each week if registration is completed by May 15, 2015. The fee after May 15 is
$525 per camper per week. A 10% discount will be allowed
for brothers or campers residing in the same household. The
camps are held in Subiaco, Arkansas, 50 miles east of Ft.
Smith. You may apply online at For
questions call Mr. Pat Franz at 479-438-0003 or Mrs. Linda
Freeman at 479-934-1029 or email [email protected]
Dear St. Francis Family,
We celebrate this weekend the feast of the Divine Mercy of our Lord. God has been merciful, loving and forgiving to His people as He revealed to St. Faustina, the privileged recipient of God’s message of mercy.
“It is that God loves us – all of us. And He wants us to
recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we
will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy and let it
flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His
joy.” (Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC)
Pope Francis in one of his first homilies after being elected to
Papacy said: “The joy of God is the joy of forgiveness.” It has
been in the history of our salvation, the very nature of God to love,
care and forgive His people and bring them to repentance. “If my
people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and
pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I
will hear them from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal
their land.” (2Chr. 7:14)
May we all extend God’s love and forgiveness to others as our response to the incredible love and mercy of God
in our lives as expressed in the prayer of our patron saint,
St. Francis, allowing the Lord to make us instruments of his
love and mercy to His people, especially in this parish.
May the Divine Mercy bless all of us. Amen
Fr. Manny
Querida familia de San Francisco:
Este fin de semana celebramos la fiesta a la Divina
Misericordia de Nuestro Señor. Dios ha sido misericordioso, amoroso y perdona a su pueblo como se lo reveló a Santa Faustina, la privilegiada del mensaje de la misericordia
de Dios.
“Es que Dios nos ama – a todos. Él quiere que reconozcamos que Su Misericordia es más grande que nuestros
pecados, para que nos acerquemos a Él con confianza, para
que recibamos Su Misericordia y la dejemos derramar sobre
otros. De tal manera que todos participemos de Su Gozo.” (Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC)
El Papa Francisco dijo en una de sus primeras homilías
después de ser electo al Papado: “La alegría de Dios es la
alegría del perdón.” Ha sido la historia de nuestra salvación, la manera de amar de Dios, cuidar y perdonar a su
pueblo y llevarlo al arrepentimiento. “Y mi pueblo, sobre
el cual es invocado mi Nombre para siempre, se humilla,
rezando, y buscando mi rostro, y se vuelven de sus malos
caminos, yo entonces los oiré desde los cielos, perdonaré su
pecado y sanaré su tierra.” (2 Cró 7:14)
Que todos podamos extender el amor de Dios y el perdón a los demás como nuestra respuesta al amor increíble y
la misericordia de Dios en nuestras vidas como se expresa
en la oración de nuestro santo patrón, San Francisco de
Asís, permitiendo que el Señor nos haga instrumentos de su
amor y misericordia de su pueblo, especialmente en esta
Que la Divina Misericordia nos bendiga a todos.
Padre Manny
Registration for Religious Education:
Registration for RE classes will open to new students on
April 7th and will continue until all available space is filled.
Our parish has 6 classrooms available for classes on Sundays. Each classroom can hold a maximum of 24 students.
Every year, there are more students wanting to enroll than
we have room for. In order to make sure that all active and
supporting members of our community can be served, registration with the parish must be current and verified before a
student can be registered. If you are receiving envelopes,
then your registration is current. If you are not sure if your
family is registered, you can verify through the RE office at
Registration can be done online at
Some registration can also be done on the phone at 972-227
-0770 or through email at [email protected] Walk in registration will be available beginning April 7th from 9:30-2:30
including lunch hour. The RE Office will be open for registration on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-2:30 pm,
Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm, and on Sundays from 8:30
am-1:00 pm.
Classes for grades 1-6 are held on Sundays at 8:30-9:40 am
and 11:00 am-noon. For grades 7th and up, all classes are
on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. All students are placed
in grade level classes, with exceptions for special needs students determined on a case by case basis. Students are able
to make 1st Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion at the
end of 2nd grade if they have 2 years of classes. Students
are able to make Confirmation at the end of 8th grade if
they have 2 years of classes. Students who are in their second year and are receiving sacraments will also need to attend additional sessions for parents and students together. If
a student is well beyond the age for 1st Holy Communion,
that student will be enrolled in a grade level and will need
to return the following year and complete it before making
their 1st Communion. Also, a student who is in 10th or 11th
grade and needs to make 1st Communion and/or Confirmation, will most likely be directed to an adult class, RCIA for
FEES: There are fees for the classes to help our church pay
for the resources used. The fees schedule is at follows:
One student——$50
Two students in the same family-$60 for the family Three
or more students in the same family-$75 for
the family.
Fees may be paid at the time of registration through September 30th. Fees may be paid by check to St. Francis or in
cash. When paying fees, give the names of the students. A
late fee of $10 will be added for all fees paid after September 30th. If fees cannot be paid, please speak with the Director. No child will be denied because of an inability to
pay fees.
Lancaster, TX