Entries for September 2018
The feast day of St. Francis of Assisi is held each year on October 4th. This year, that falls on this coming Thursday
and will be the School Mass at 9:00 a.m. On Sunday, the day after the Fall Festival, we will be celebrating our parish’s feast day at both Masses.
There will be a fellowship of delicious food following our 11:00 a.m. Mass in the school cafeteria. Please join us! Bring a dessert and invite a friend!
October is the traditional Month of the Holy Rosary for Catholics. Our parish will sponsor a Rosary Rally here at St. Francis on Saturday, October 13th, at noon, at the statue of the Blessed Mother in front of the Sisters’ convent. All are encouraged and invited to attend to intercede with the Mother of God for the needs of our Church, our local community, our nation, our state and our world.
Bishop Joseph Kopacz is inviting the people of God of the Diocese of Jackson to attend and participate in four listening sessions to reflect on and respond to the pain of the current sexual abuse crisis in our country. Sr. Dorothy Heiderscheidt, OSF, will be the facilitator. Please read the Diocesan Statement at Catholic Diocese of Jackson prior to attending. There will be a Spanish-language interpreter available at all sessions. Sessions at the following dates, times and locations:
Thursday, October 4: Tupelo, St. James Parish at 7PM
Friday, October 5: Cle...
On the Feast of St. Therese, the Little Flower
Monday, October 1st at 6 PM
Chapel of Mercy at Locus Benedictus
This is a time of sadness and shame for our Church. It is also a time to turn in trust to our Good Shepherd, Jesus, for mercy and healing. Join us as we intercede for all ordained ministers and religious in our diocese and in the world. We will pray for the forgiveness and conversion of those who have participated in the sin of sexual abuse. We will pray for the healing of young people and famili...
The annual commemoration of the passing (transitus) of St. Francis of Assisi will take place in St. Francis Church on Wednesday evening, October 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. This reflective celebration is practiced throughout the world wherever Franciscans – friars, nuns, Sisters, lay people and youth – live and serve.
Fr. Sanchez and Fr. Kim would like to meet with the parents of those children who attend Wednesday evening Faith Formation this coming Wednesday, September 12th, immediately after the light supper (around 6:15 p.m.). We look forward to seeing you there!
The annual Youth Canned Food Drive will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Sunday, September 23rd at 2:30 p.m. Please help our youth by bringing canned food items to St. Francis Church in the yellow bags in the back of the church. Derrick Faucheux is coordinating this event for our parish community.
An annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2017-2018 will be handed to parishioners at the end of the Masses on Sunday, September 16th. A Town Hall meeting will take place the following Sunday, September 23rd, following the Masses to review and discuss the Financial Report and the parish’s financial situation.
Reporte de Finanzas y una Reunión Parroquial. Un reporte anual de finanzas para el año fiscal 2017-2018 de nuestra parroquia va a salir el domingo, el 16 de septiembre, al final de las misas. Una reunión parroquial se llevará a cabo el domingo sig...