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.
Most Holy Trinity—May 31, 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
†Bob Yenco, 1st year Anniv. Remembrance-offered by Barb Yenco
†Overlin Esparza, offered by Mary Brown,
53rd Anniv. Int. of Bennie & Yolanda Lopez, offered by Bennie & Yolanda Lopez
†Herman Gangluff, 7 year Anniv. Remembrance, offered by Sara & Cliff Raines
†Bob Yenco, 1st year Anniv. Remembrance-offered by Barb Yenco
For the People
Communion Service
Communion Service
Communion Service
Communion Service
B-day Int. of Mary Ruth Seidemann, offered by son, Deacon Larry Seidemann, III
No Reconciliation Service Wednesday June 3
Weekly need for
Operational expenses $8400
Sunday Offering
05/24 $5927.00
Building Fund
05/24 $5435.00
2:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
10:30 am
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
7:00 am
11:00 am
6:00 pm
Jóvenes Instrumentos-CL
Knights of Columbus-PH
Walking in Faith-CL
Altar Server Training-CH
Sun Span Choir-CH
Youth Group-PH
English Choir-CH
Ch Sp Choir-CH
Food Pantry-PH
Sat. Span. Choir-CH
Renovación Parroquial-PH
K of C Major Degree-PH, CL
English Baptisms-CH
Decorate PH for celebration
If you are interested
in the Janitorial
position of the Parish
Center please stop by
the Parish Business
office the week of June 1 to June 5 to pick up a description of the duties the job entails. This Contracted
position becomes available July 1.
Se busca persona para limpiar el centro parroquial. Si
está interesado en aplicar para esta vacante puede venir
del 1 al 5 junio con Sara Raines para que le dé una descripción del trabajo en general. El trabajo de limpieza
se realizará por las noches, es por contrato, hay que
contar con seguro de daños a terceros y estará disponible a partir del 1º de Julio.
Readings for the Week of May 31, 2015
Dt 4:32-34, 39-40/Rom 8:14-17/Mt
Tb 1:3; 2:1b-8/Mk 12:1-12
Tb 2:9-14/Mk 12:13-17
Wednesday: Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a/Mk 12:18-27
Thursday: Tb 6:10-11; 7:1bcde, 9-17; 8:4-9a/Mk
Tb 11:5-17/Mk 12:35-37
Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20/Mk 12:38-44
Next Sun: Ex 24:3-8/Heb 9:11-15/Mk 14:12-16, 22-26
©Liturgical Publications Inc
May 31, 2015—Building Fund
June 7, 2015—St. Vincent de Paul
June 14, 2015—Building Fund
meeting on Monday,
Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you
have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life,
that’s beautiful.
Rashida Jones
Congratulations to all
College and High School
At the weekend Masses of
June 13th and 14th,
Fr. Manny would like to
Bless and Congratulate
you at the Mass you
normally attend.
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Altar Servers
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Aryel C, Alex V
Brian T, Jordan
Sajel P, Alexa C
Brian T, Jordan
Alex V, Alexa C
Brian T, Jordan
Alex V, Luis V
Brian T, Jordan
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Paul F
Veronica R
Sherry G.
Veronica L
Louise V
Alfonso R
Paul F
Veronica R
5:00 PM
7:00 PM-SP
Sherry G,
Veronica L, Jose T
Ben R.
Joe T, Louise V
Louise V, Joe T
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Victoria U, Carlos R
Faith C, Isabel G
Emily, Roxanna P
Victoria F, Evan R
Lillian H, Andrew T
Carolina S, Adriana P
Jose R, Victoria U
Isabelle K, Faith C
Pablo R, Emily
Carlos R, Victoria F
Isabel G, Andrew T
Carolina S, Josue
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM
Jerry S
Carol A
Antonio R
Jerry S
Mary L
Adolfo R
Rowland U
Teresa H
Federico T
Ben R.
Wendy A
Venancia N
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:15 PM-SP
Ben R,
Tony J & Alicia J
Catalina R, Daniela B
Rowland U
Irene & Rodney C
Sara R
Wendy A & Carol A
Ofelia V, Jose T
Jerry S
Cassie P & Eddie I
Veronica L, Josefina B
Herlinda T, Ines P
Juanita B, Maria P
Edelmira A, Patricia T
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
May 30 @ 5 pm
Paul F, Cathy C, Deacon
May 30 @ 7 ppm
May 31 @ 8 am
June 6 @ 7 pm
June 7 @ 8 am
Virginia G, Sherry G, Deacon
Jose & Lupita M, Maxi P,
Maria P
Sara & Cliff R-c, Deacon
June 13 @ 5 pm
June 13 @ 7 pm
June 14 @ 8 am
June 20 @ 5 pm
Cathy C, Paul F, Deacon
May 31 @ 12:15 pm
Jose R, Adela B, Rafael B, Andy M, Richard B, Deacon Tom A-c, Wendy A, Cora C, Irene C, Marie 3 Volunteers, Adolfo & Angela R,
Ernesto F
E, Priscilla G, Brenda H, Cathy H, Deacon Octavio R, Josefina B, Venancia N,
June 6 @ 5 pm
Mary B, Robin T, Deacon
May 31 @ 10 am
June 7 @ 10 am
June 7 @ 12:15 pm
Mary L-c, Gaye H, Pauline H, Brenda H, Iris C, Lucy H, Silvia V, Ofelia V, Ana
Cathy H, Jackie M, Jim M, Ajibola O, Dea- C, Doroteo C, Barbara C, Hipolito C
June 14 @ 10 am
June 14 @ 12:15 pm
Adela B, Rafael B, Ernesto Yolanda D, Jerry D, Deacon Cassie P-c, Pauline & Alfred S, Teresa W, 3 Volunteers Adolfo & Angela R,
F, Jose R
Wendy A, Tom A, Cora C, Irene C, Deacon Octavio R, Josefina B, Venancia N,
June 20 @ 7 pm
June 21 @ 8 am
Lupita M, Maxi P, Maria P, Debra S, Richard B, Deacon
Jose M
June 21 @ 10 am
June 21 @ 12:15 pm
Maria E-c, Priscilla G, Gaye H, Pauline H,
Mary L, Brenda H, Cathy H, Jackie M,
Lucy H, Silvia V, Ofelia V, Ana C,
Doroteo C, Barbara C, Hipolito &
Iris C
Please keep the sick members of our Parish family in your prayers: Ernestina Zapata, Juan Zapata, Julian Cuellar, Miriam Abboud,
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, Marge Tillotson, 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 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.
On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 7-9 pm there will be a
mandatory training meeting for all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, including those who serve the Homebound. This
meeting will be presented simultaneously in English and Spanish,
utilizing the St. Claire of Assisi Hall and the Church.
Instructors giving this presentation are Dr. Patricia J. Hughes,
Director of the Office of Worship and Sylvia M. Garcia, Associate
Director, Office of Worship from the Diocese of Dallas.
Handout training materials will be provided and more in
depth booklets will be available for $4 each.
St. Francis of Assisi parish serves as Host Parish as we invite
other EMHC’s from parishes within the Diocese to attend.
The SVDP Mobile Thrift Store Van will be coming to our
church on Sunday June 7, 2015.The mobile store 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.
Habrá un entrenamiento obligatorio para los Ministros de la
Sagrada Comunión y personas interesadas en este ministerio el
día 16 de junio a las 7 pm. El entrenamiento lo dará Silvia
García, Director Asociado de la oficina del Culto de la Diócesis de Dallas.
Carter Blood Drive will take place at St. Francis of
Assisi Parish in designated classrooms on Sunday,
June 7 from 9 am to 1 pm. The signup sheets are available in the Narthex. If you have any questions or for
more information, please contact Sylvia Hermosillo at
469-337-5128 or see her after Masses this weekend.
Campaña Anual de Donación de Sangre en el centro
parroquial de San Francisco de Asís el domingo 7 de
junio de 9 am a 1 pm. Este y el próximo fin de semana
Silvia Hermosillo estará inscribiendo en el Nártex a las
personas que gusten donar sangre.
St. Francis of Assisi’s
42nd Anniversary Celebration
Sunday June 7, 2015, 2:30-5:00 pm
 Come Celebrate with your
fellow parishioners
 Light lunch with dessert
 Photos of our History
 Meet some of our Founders
Bring a Cold Side Dish
(sign up sheet in Narthex)
For info call Lou @ 214-287-2960
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WESTY calendaring meeting on Saturday June 13 at 10
am. We need a representative from all organizations to be
prepared to discuss your groups need of facility usage so we
can coordinate events taking place in the buildings of our
parish, especially those groups having kitchen sales during
the summer months.
El sábado 13 de junio a la 10 de la mañana habrá una reunión WESTY en el salón parroquial, para programar las
actividades de todos los grupos parroquiales del 1 de julio
del 2015 al 30 de junio del 2016. Un representante de cada
grupo parroquial o coordinador de algún ministerio tiene la
obligación de asistir. Especialmente los representantes de
los grupos parroquiales que quieran abrir la cocina los domingos de verano.
Sunday TV Mass for the homebound has
moved to KTXD channel 47 at 7:00 a.m.
Celebración del 42º Aniversario
San Francisco de Asís
Domingo 7 de junio, 2015, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 Unámonos en esta celebración
 Habrá un pequeño refrigerio y postre
 La historia de la parroquia enfotografías
 Ven a conocer a algunos de nuestros
feligreses fundadores
Traer un platillo frio de complemento para compartir
(Anotarse en las hojas que están en el Nártex)
Para mayor información comunicarse
con Venancia 972-955-7933
A Note from Fr. Manny
Dear St. Francis Family,
We celebrate this weekend the solemnity of
the Most Holy Trinity. Every time we make the
sign of the cross while mentioning in the name
of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit, we
glorify our Triune God.
It may be difficult to comprehend and fully
understand the nature of God with the limitation of our human comprehension yet with the help of the Bible and the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, we come to believe how God loves and cares for us from the beginning of
creation down to our present generation.
Let us be aware that we are all created in the image and
likeness of God from the moment of creation “Now, let us
make man in our image and likeness.” (Gn 1:26) The word
“us” connotes plurality of person. Then Isaiah had a vision of
God calling one another “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty.” (Is 6:3) When Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River, the voice of the Father was heard and the Spirit descended in the form of dove over the Son who was being baptized. (Mt 13:13-17), (Lk 3:21-22), (Mk 1:9-11)
There are still some biblical passages about our Blessed
Trinity. The biblical verses I quoted are some of the biblical
proofs as to how we should understand how our Trinitarian
God works as one.
May the Holy Spirit enlighten us always in our small
ways of knowing and loving God. Amen.
Fr. Manny
Querida Familia de San Francisco:
Celebramos este fin de semana la solemnidad de la Santísima Trinidad. Cada vez que hacemos la señal de la cruz
mientras mencionamos en el nombre del Padre, del Hijo y del
Espíritu Santo, nosotros glorificamos a nuestro Dios Trino.
Puede ser difícil de comprender y entender completamente la naturaleza de Dios con la limitación de nuestra compresión humana, pero con la ayuda de la Biblia y de la iluminación del Espíritu Santo, llegamos a creer como Dios nos ama y
cuida de nosotros desde el principio de la creación hasta nuestra generación actual.
Seamos conscientes de qué hemos sido creados a imagen y
semejanza de Dios desde el momento de la creación, “Hagamos
al hombre a nuestra imagen y semejanza.” (Gén 1:26) La palabra
“nosotros” connota pluralidad de personas. Luego Isaías tuvo una
visión de Dios llamando uno a otro, “Santo, santo, santo es el Señor Todopoderoso.” (Is 6:3) Cuando Jesús fue bautizado por Juan
en el río Jordán, se oyó la voz del Padre y el Espíritu descendió en
forma de una paloma sobre el Hijo que estaba siendo bautizado.
(Mt 13:13-17), (Lc 3:21-22), (Mc 1:9-11)
Todavía hay algunos pasajes bíblicos acerca de nuestra
Santísima Trinidad. Los versículos bíblicos que he citado son
solo algunas de las pruebas bíblicas de como deberíamos entender cómo trabaja nuestro Dios Trinitario como uno solo.
Que el Espíritu Santo nos ilumine siempre en nuestras
pequeñas formas de conocer y amar a Dios.
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
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.
Summer Classes for Catechists-open to all interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Below is a partial list of classes that are being offered in June around the diocese:
 Getting Started As A Catechist, Saturday, June 6,
9am-3pm, at Our Lady of Lourdes, Dallas
 Christian Morality, Saturdays, June 13 and June 20,
9am-3pm, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Dallas
 Prayer & Spirituality, Saturdays, June 20 and June 27,
9am-3pm, St. Michael the Archangel, Grand Prairie
Registration for classes can be done online at or by contacting the RE Office at 972-227
-0770. There are many more class offerings available
throughout the summer. All classes are listed on the diocesan website: Click on the Know Your
Faith tab and select Catechetical Services.
The Rachel Ministries is a ministry to women and men suffering from the trauma of abortion. We offer access to spiritual direction, mental and physical health care, and moral
and emotional support. We offer weekend retreats in English and Spanish. For confidential services or more information in English, contact 214-544-2273. For services in
Spanish, call 972-679-4760.
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