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Entries for November 2018

Food Pantry

Posted on November 30, 2018 in: General News

Food Pantry
Food Pantry News:  Have you brought bars of soap for the Food Pantry lately? Many bars are needed at this time. Place them in the basket in the back of church.

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Sacrament of Reconciliation - Preparing for Christmas
On Tuesday, December 4th, St. Francis Parish will have a Penance Service with the Sacrament of Reconciliation available, in the church, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Every first and third Saturday of the month, one of the priests is available for Confessions in the church from 11:00 a.m. till noon. On Wednesday, December 5th, Faith Formation night at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, there will be a Penance Service, beginning at 6:00 p.m. If you cannot make Tuesday’s service, you are welcome to attend Wednesday’s service. These will be the two Penance Services ...

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Thanksgiving Day - November 22, 2018
The Pastoral Staff of our parish extends to all our parishioners and guest and all you loved ones our prayers for a blessed and happy Thanksgiving Day and weekend.  May God grant safe travels to all those who will be visiting away. Thanksgiving Day Mass will be in the church at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome and encouraged to join on our national holiday to give thanks to our good God for all the blessings we have received and that we continue to be a blessing for others  

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Grief Workshop

Posted on November 17, 2018 in: General News

Grief Workshop
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Indianola, MS. For anyone experiencing loss of any kind, eg. death of a loved one, divorce, loss of job, pet, security, dreams, hopes, or loss of good health. Register at www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org or phone Sister Pat at 601-213-6378  

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Diocesan Statement regarding financial investigation
Diocesan Statement regarding financial investigation

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#iGiveCatholic

Posted on November 12, 2018 in: General News

#iGiveCatholic
Beginning November 12, 20418 you can make an advanced day #iGiveCatholic gift in support of our school at St. Francis of Assisi School, or on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27!  For more information on #iGiveCatholic

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Black Catholic Month

Posted on November 10, 2018 in: General News

Black Catholic Month
Did you know that November is Black Catholic History Month? This month, we’re honoring the men and women from Africa who have pioneered the faith! Many forget that Christianity didn’t start in Europe. Black Catholics have had a huge impact on the history and traditions of Christianity. The church has been celebrating Black Catholic History Month since 1990 when the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States instigated it. November seemed appropriate because it holds special days for two prominent African Catholics: St. Augustine...

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Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA – Update on Promotion of her Cause
Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA (Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration) was originally from Canton, MS and was an energetic woman of faith who preached the Gospel from her heart with her whole life.  Next Sunday, November 18th, at St. Peter the Apostle Cathedral in Jackson, MS, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass, Bp. Joseph Kopacz will declare her a Servant of God, the first official step toward declaring her a Blessed and then a Saint in the Catholic Church.  A small delegation from our parish will be going.  For further information, please see our sister, Maxine Ford.

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Black Catholic Month

Posted on November 06, 2018 in: General News

Black Catholic Month
Let us remember the holy men and women of African descent of the United States who are being recommended to the altars of the Church – Fr. Augustus Tolton, Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA and Pierre Toussaint. In light of their heroic lives in service of God and his Church, even facing discrimination, let us commit our lives to love the Lord our God with our whole hearts and our neighbors – even our enemies! – as ourselves.

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