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October 13, 2019 Liturgical Ministers/Lectores
Liturgical MInisters Greeters: Bobbie Smith, Betty Hurt Ushers: David Gee, Bill Bailey, Robert Jones, Andrew McQueen Lectors:  1st - Edith Spells 2nd - Jackie Ratliff Commentator:  Robert Tanner Extraordinary Ministers:  Hosts - Julius Ikenga  Cup - Jessie Henderson, Karen Albright, Dora Hollie, Preston Ratliff Servers:  Crossbearer: Sierra Ikenga, Mary Johnson, Remiah King   Lectores Bienvenida:  Adriana 1 Lectura y Salmo:  Angelica 2 Lectura y Aleluya:  Carolina Peticiones:&nbs...

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IHM Annual Halloween Spaghetti Dinner
Monday, October 28 th , our sister parish of Immaculate Heart of Mary will hold their annual Halloween Spaghetti Dinner and Carnival. The Spaghetti Dinner – dine in or carry out – begins at 4:30 p.m. and each meal is $10.00. The Carnival begins at 6:00 p.m. on the parish lawn and Bingo, inside the Parish Center, begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cake-walk, basketball toss, face-painting and jumpies for the children. Proceeds benefit the parish’s CYO. All are invited!

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Box of Joy

Posted on October 17, 2019 in: General News

Box of Joy
St. Francis of Assisi School is participating in the Cross Catholic Box of Joy project.   Every year thousands of poor children experience a Christmas without hope.  Burdened by poverty, their parents are simply too poor to provide anything but the most basic necessities.  These are children who have never held a picture book.  Never wore a new shirt. Never owned a toy. The gifts you pack in a Box of Joy show God's unconditional love and spark the joy every child should experience at Christmas. ...

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St. Francis of Assisi Parish Feast Day Celebration!
Everyone is invited to the school cafeteria after Mass today for our Pot Luck to celebrate our parish’s feast day. Happy parish and school feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, everyone! God bless all of you!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month / Mes de la lucha contra el cáncer de mama
Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. (1) If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them. (2) If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often. Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especial...

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Respect Life Month / El mes anual de Respetemos la Vida
Intention for this week: For women in crisis pregnancies and for their pre-born children. The Catholic Church consistently and unambiguously promotes the respect of all human life from conception in the womb until natural death. All human life is created in the image and likeness of God (cf. Gen. 1:27). Abortion, euthanasia, murder, suicide, capital punishment, bigotry and racism, disrespect and neglect of the poor, the marginalized and the immigrant, human trafficking, homophobia, sexual abuse, pornography, any kind of exploitation – these all damage or even destroy...

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Opportunities for Prayer

Posted on September 27, 2019 in: General News

Opportunities for Prayer
Everyone is invited to join in prayer. Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. we pray the Holy Rosary and on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, at 10:00 a.m. is the Parish Prayer Chain. Come and join to pray for the needs of our Church, our world, our community our families and ourselves.

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Promoting Prayer for Racial Unity and Reconciliation
A small group of St. Francis parishioners have been gathering on a monthly basis for prayer and dialogue on the challenge of racism, both personal and systemic. As a group, we would like to share with you a prayer card. We invite you to pray this prayer in hopes of bringing about prayerful dialogue between community members in a way that will help us grow closer in unity. We also invite you to join us for prayer and dialogue on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Church. For more information, please talk to Maxine Ford, Stephanie Sanders, Karen Albr...

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¡Feliz Día de Independencia de México! / Happy Mexican Independence Day!
Celebramos con todos los mexicanos este Día de Independencia de México.  ¡Viva México!  Rezamos por todos los mexicanos y por la República – por la paz, justicia e integridad del estado civil para todos, aquí y allá, de la tierra linda y querida por tanta gente.  The evening of October 15th begins the annual celebration of Mexican Independence Day when Fr. Hidalgo, pastor of the church of Our Lady of Sorrows (today’s feast day) in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico rang the church bells on the evening of this day in 1810 and cried o...

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Kermes de la comunidad hispana de san Francisco de Asís / A Mexican Festival
La comunidad hispana de la parroquia de san Francisco de Asís patrocina una Kermes que se llevará a cabo el domingo, el 29 de septiembre, de las 12:00 p.m. hasta las 5:00 p.m.   Miembros de la comunidad van a preparar varias comidas sabrosas y típicas a celebrar el Día de Independencia de México y el mes del patrimonio hispano de los EE UU.  ¡Marque su agenda! The Latino community of St. Francis Parish is sponsoring a “kermés” on Sunday, September 29th from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  A kermés is a Mexican festival.  ...

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Draw-Down October 4, 2019 / "Draw-Down" 4 de octubre de 2019
Draw-Down – Friday, October 4th, in the School Cafeteria, beginning at 6:00 p.m. till . . ?? There will be a Silent Auction and refreshments available. Draw-Down Tickets are $50.00 each and can be purchased at the School and Parish Offices during office hours or ONLINE. The Grand Prize is $5,000.00! The prize for the 450th ticket will be for the Green Bay v. Carolina Panthers football game on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Green Bay, WI. “Draw-Down” – esta clase de rifa, que es muy popular en Misisipi, se llevará a cabo el viernes,...

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Fall Festival October 12th / El Festival Anual Otoña 12 de octubre
Annual Fall Festival – Saturday, October 12th, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the school grounds. Come to this wonderful event for children and families! Please pray for great weather! El Festival Anual Otoñal – el sábado, el 12 de octubre, de las 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. en el terreno escolar. ¡Vengan a disfrutar este evento para los niños y familias! ¡Por favor recen por clima agradable!

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Youth Canned Food Drive / La recaudación anual de comida enlatada
The annual canned food drive will be held at IHM on Sunday, September 22nd, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Our youth are expected to participate. Please bring canned food in bags to the church on that Sunday and our youth will take them to IHM. This benefits the Greenwood Food Pantry. Your contributions matter to those in need in Greenwood. Thank you to everyone! Se llevará a cabo el domingo, el 22 de septiembre, comenzando a las 2:30 p.m. al centro de la parroquia de Inmaculado Corazón de María (ICM) la recaudación anual de comida enlatadas. Es beneficio para la Bodega ...

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Letter to the Parishioners / Carta a los Parroquianos
Letter to the Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Church  Carta a los Parroquianos de la Iglesia de san Francisco de Asís 

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Labor Day - Parish Office & School Closed
The Parish Offices and School of St. Francis will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2019..  

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The Next Bingo!

Posted on August 23, 2019 in: General News

The Next Bingo!
The next Bingo will be held on Wednesday, September 4 th , beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the School cafeteria. It is sponsored by the Mardi Gras Ball committee and the proceeds help defray the costs for the next ball, which is planned for February 2020.

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Youth Gathering! / ¡Reunión de jóvenes!
Young people from 6th through 12th grades are invited to the school cafeteria for fellowship on Sunday, September 8th, at 4:30 p.m.  Mrs. Mary Johnson will be providing some hotdogs and snacks for the youth of our parish to come together.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Los jóvenes están invitados a asistir a una reunión el domingo, el 8 de septiembre, en la cafetería de la escuela a las 4:30 p.m.  Es para todos los jóvenes de la parroquia entre el 6º grado hasta el 12º grado.  Les proveerá unos &...

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Order of Secular Franciscans

Posted on August 03, 2019 in: General News

Order of Secular Franciscans
The Order of Secular Franciscans will be meeting Sunday, August 11, after 11 AM Mass. Please speak to a member if you are interested in attending!

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For parents who are grieving the loss of a child . . .
Each Tuesday evening, at 6:00 p.m. at Locus Benedictus, a group of people meet who are grieving the loss of a child.  Anyone who has lost a child or grandchild is invited and welcome to attend this prayerful and gentle gathering of people of hope in the Lord. If you or someone you know would benefit from such a support group, please attend yourself or recommend this to a parent or grandchild you know is grieving. 

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Sunday Mardi Gras Raffle / Rifa de 50-50
Beginning today, Sunday, August 4th, the Mardi Gras Committee will be sponsoring a raffle after the Masses on Sunday.  Donations for a ticket are $1.00 each.  The proceeds benefit the committee’s preparations for the next St. Francis Mardi Gras Ball in February 2020.  Thank you for your support! ~~~~~~~~~ Rifa de 50-50 La parroquia patrocina a una Rifa de 50-50 que se lleva a cabo a las puertas de la entrada de la iglesia al final de la misa dominical.  El costo de cada boleto es $1.00.  Su donativo aumenta al mantenimiento de nuestra...

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Primary Election Day - Tuesday, August 6th!
Every adult, 18+ years old, is encouraged to vote in the State of Mississippi Primary Election on Tuesday, August 6th.  If you’re not registered yet, you are encouraged to do so and to exercise your right to vote.  For your ballot, you must choose either Republican or Democrat Party.  If you haven’t registered yet or don’t yet To find out how to register or where your voting precinct is, please call the Circuit Clerk, Elmer Stockstill at 662-453-1435. This is for Greenwood and Leflore County

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"Back to School Bingo" / ¡Bingo “Regreso a clases”!
The Mardi Gras Committee is sponsoring a “Back to School Bingo” on Wednesday, August 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the School cafeteria. Prizes will include household items. Everyone is encouraged and requested to donate an item for the prizes. You can bring them to the parish office during the week or leave than in the church sacristy before or after Sunday Mass. Thank you for your help! The proceeds go to benefit the preparations for the Mardi Gras Ball 2020. ~~~~~~~~~~ El miércoles, el 7 de agosto que viene, estará el primer día de clases para el nuevo ...

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Death of Sr. Judy Norwick

Posted on June 26, 2019 in: General News

This past week, the friars received the news that Sr. Judy Norwick died quietly in her sleep on June 25, 2019. "May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace! Amen!

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Mini-Camp for Kids

Posted on June 22, 2019 in: General News

Mini-Camp for Kids
"Mini-Camp for Kids” July 8 – 11Another possible adventure for children at St. Francis will be the “Mini-Camp for Kids,” taking place the week of July 8 – 11. The minicamp will include some sports activities, cheerleading and other events. There is a registration sheet (salmon or orange color) on the back tables. Parishioners from St. Aloysius Gonzaga in Baton Rouge, LA – youth and adults – will be leading this four-day-long program for children 6 – 11 years old (i.e. those entering first grade to those entering sixth gr...

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“Youth Retreat Day” at Locus Benedictus
A youth retreat for young people between (entering) 7th grade and (completing) 12th grade will be held on Saturday, June 29th at Locus Benedictus. The cost is $10.00 per youth. The Youth Ministry Retreat Team from the Diocese of Baton Rouge will be leading this wonderful spiritual event for our young people. There are permission forms on the back table stapled to a black-and-white flyer. For more information, please see  Derrick Faucheux and / or Fr. Kim.  

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Happy Father's Day!

Posted on June 15, 2019 in: General News

Happy Father's Day!
With thanksgiving in our hearts to Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we at St. Francis of Assisi Parish express our prayerful and heartfelt support for all the fathers of our community – the Dads, the Grandads, the godfathers, foster fathers and surrogate fathers. Thank you for ministry of loveand support and  modeling a healthy Christian masculinity for our children. God bless you all!  

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Faith Formation "Kick-Off Party" at IHM / La fiesta del comienzo de Formación de Fe (doctrina)  a la Iglesia del Inmaculado Corazón de María
On Sunday, August 11th, beginning at 4:00 p.m., Immaculate Herat of Mary Parish is hosting a “Kick-Off Party” to begin the new Faith Formation year (2019-2020).  Everyone is invited to attend, especially those with children who will be in this coming year’s Faith Formation Program (i.e. those not attending St. Francis Grade School).  We are asked to help with brownies, cookies and drinks - small waters and “Capri suns.”  . . . and Faith Formation Registration – Please return the forms! Please hand in your registration...

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For Couples Not (yet) Married in the Catholic Church
If you are a Catholic Christian and are not (yet) married in the Catholic Church but have married in another tradition, are married civilly or cohabiting and would like to see about getting married in the Catholic Church, please contact Fr. Cam or Fr. Kim through the Parish office: 662-453-0623. They will be happy to meet with you confidentially to discuss the matter.  

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Two Priests and a Professor

Posted on June 08, 2019 in: General News

Two Priests and a Professor
A panel discussion on Racism in the CatholicChurch. Live stream at www.rcsouth.org. AtSt.Francis School Cafeteria June 14, 2019 @ 6:00p.m. Discussion to follow after presentation. For more information please call the Parish Office at 453-0623.  

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St. Francis of Assisi School Summer Schedule
St. Francis of Assisi School Summer Schedule June - Summer hrs. 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (The Office will be close during the week of June 24-28,(VBS) July - Summer hrs. - 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (Close July 4th -5th. will reopen July 8th@9:00 a.m.)  

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NEXT WEEK!  VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) 2019 - ROAR
Information / Información Registration / Formulario de Inscripcion

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Next Weekend is "I'm So Greenwood"
For several years, the last weekend of May, the weekend of Memorial Day, has been celebrated by many in the community as “I’m So Greenwood.” This is a kind of “family reunion” for many as folks often travel from different parts of the country to return for a home visit to Greenwood. We keep all the participants in prayer and ask God’s blessings upon all our visitors to Greenwood and to our parish community  

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Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity - 150th Anniversary!
With gratitude to God the Most High for our Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity who have served our school and parish communities these last 22 years, we celebrate their congregation’s 150th Anniversary of Foundation. Sr. Annette has faithfully supplied us with stories each week in our bulletin about their community and, especially, information about the Sisters who served here at St. Francis. Please join us for fellowship after Mass today in the school cafeteria. Also, Sr. Annette Kurey and Sr. Judy Norwick will not be returning to us this coming year. It is o...

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Revival On The River

Posted on May 03, 2019 in: General News

Revival On The River
Our own Derrick Faucheux, Director of Youth, Young Adults and Evangelization, has been involved in this ecumenical venture among various Christian congregations in Greenwood. This event will take place just on the north side of the Yazoo River – barring inclement weather! – “between the bridges,” from 1:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11th. There is no charge; food vendors will be available. It will be a time for Christians of various traditions and cultures to gather to praise the Lord in song and prayer and to be revived in our common fait...

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Health Chat - Strokes

Posted on April 27, 2019 in: General News

Health Chat - Strokes
This coming Saturday, May 4th, from 10 – 11 a.m. at Locus Benedictus, Dr. Joseph Assini, DPM will provide information on strokes. It is open to the public and free. This very important topic affects so many people in our families and in our community. Opportunity for Questions and Answers  

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Holy Week Liturgy Schedule

Posted on April 13, 2019 in: General News

Holy Week Liturgy Schedule
April 14, 2019      11:00 a.m. Palm Sunday April 14, 2019        1:30 p.m. Domingo de Ramos April 18, 2019        6:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper (Bilingual) April 19, 2019        3:00 p.m.  Liturgy of the Lord's Passion April 20, 2019        8:00 p.m.  Easter Vigil Mass (Bilingual) April 21, 2019       11:00 a.m. Easter Sunday April 21, 2019         1:30 p.m. Domingo de Pascu...

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Healing Retreat - Bilingual

Posted on April 13, 2019 in: General News

Bilingual Healing Retreat at Locus Benedictus Saturday, May 11th at Locus Benedictus (1407 Levee Rd, Greenwood)– Maria Vadia, founder of Glory of God Foundation, international teaching and healing ministry, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closing with bilingual Vigil Mass at 4:00 p.m.). Free will offering.  

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Week of April 7th Lenten Activities
This Week’s Lenten Activities at St. Francis Sunday, April 7th: Movie, White Water, at 4:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria Friday Stations of the Cross - in the church –2:00p.m. with school community; 6:00 p.m. (English) and 6:45 p.m. (Spanish)  

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Sacrament of Confirmation this Tuesday at St. Francis Church
This coming Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:00 p.m., Bp. Joseph Kopacz will be at St. Francis Church to confirm some of our teenagers, along with several from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. They are: Cristián Lara, Hanna McGhee, Nayeli Reyna and Dulce Rojas. Please come and join these youths and their families and friends for their completion of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation.  

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Diabetes Support Group - GLH

Posted on March 23, 2019 in: General News

Diabetes Support Group - GLH
Diabetes Support Group in Greenwood Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s Diabetes Education Center invites you to the monthly support group meeting. Preston Boles, DPM of Greenwood Leflore Foot Center will discuss Diabetes and Foot Care, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. Conference Room 1A at Greenwood Leflore Hospital1401 River Road, Greenwood, MS. For more information please call the Diabetes Education Center at (662) 459-1438  

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Two Second Collections Next Sunday, March 31st
Next Sunday, March 31st, there will be TWO second collections! The first is the usual last Sunday of the month collection for the Maintenance Fund. The other is for the Catholic Relief Services. Thank you for your contributions to both of these worthy causes, one that is local (our parish) and the other that is global  

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Ecumenical Lenten Luncheons 2019
Everyone is invited to Greater Harvest Worship Center, 3801 Highway 49 South, Greenwood, on the Wednesdays of Lent – March 13, 20, 27 and April 5 and 12 – from noon till 1:00 p.m. for spiritual enrichment and  encouragement. You bring the lunch, the preacher’s congregation provides the dessert and the Greater Harvest Worship Center provides the beverages. There is no cost. The schedule is as follows: March 13th – Rev. Brady Canright of First Baptist Church March 20th – Rev. Calvin Collins of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church March ...

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2019 Catholic Service Appeal - Message 7
Thank you to all who have kindly contributed to the Catholic Service Appeal 2019 for the Diocese of Jackson. Please remember that we are responsible for reaching the stated goal, which is a percentage based on our annual income. To date, our parish has raised, either through pledges or donations, $2,829.00 and our goal is $6,439.89. As you can see, we haven’t yet reached half of our goal. If you haven’t yet pledged or donated, we ask you to prayerfully consider doing so. Also, if you have any questions, please see Fr. Kim. For more information from the Diocese o...

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Thank You for 2019 Mardis Gras

Posted on February 17, 2019 in: General News

Thank You for 2019 Mardis Gras
Thank you to Everyone for the Annual St. Francis Mardi Gras Ball!   Last evening, we celebrated the 18th annual St. Francis Mardi Gras Ball to benefit St. Francis Grade School. A LOT of time and effort went into making this event happen by many people. Thank you to everyone who contributed your time and energy, beginning with the Committee members: Mrs. Dianne Jones, Chair; Mr. Robert Tanner, Vice-Chair; Mr. Robert Jones, Mrs. Jackie Ratliff, Mrs. Glara Martin and Mrs. Jackie Lewis. A lot of background time and energy also contributed to our Mardi Gras 2019 ...

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Tell Them I'm a Child of God!

Posted on February 16, 2019 in: General News

Tell Them I'm a Child of God!
St. Francis Parish Revival with Bp. Ferd Cheri, OFM Tell Them I’m a Child of God! Bishop Ferd Cheri, OFM is auxiliary of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and a Franciscan friar, will be here at St. Francis Parish to conduct our Revival from Sunday, March 17th to Wednesday, March 20th. Sunday will be at the 11:00 a.m. Mass and 5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., with fellowship to follow in the school cafeteria. Let’s invite EVERYONE to attend, parishioners, those who we haven’t seen at church for a while and those Christians...

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2019 Catholic Day at the Capitol

Posted on February 15, 2019 in: General News

2019 Catholic Day at the Capitol
Catholic Day at the Capitol on February 27, 2019 in Jackson, MS Each year, the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, in collaboration with the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi, invites and encourages Catholics to participate in the Catholic Day at the Capitol. This year’s focus will be Criminal Justice Reform. You can register online at the following link: Catholic Day at the Capital  

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Senior Luncheon

Posted on February 09, 2019 in: General News

Senior Luncheon
All senior adults – parishioners and their friends – are invited to the Fr. Nathaniel Room at St. Francis Church to join for a bag lunch this Wednesday, February 13th, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.      

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Blessing of Throats - St. Blase Day, Sunday, February 3rd
This Sunday, at the endof Mass, we will have the traditional Blessing of the Throats in honor of the holy bishop and martyr, St. Blase of Sebastea, Armenia, in the early 4th century. All are invited to receive this blessing!  

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New Members of Parish Pastoral Council
Through a process of discernment, the Pastoral Council, together with Fr. Kim, have selected three new members to serve on the Pastoral Council of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.  They are Mrs. Bobbie H. Smith, Dr. Julius Ikenga and Mrs. Glara Martin.  We welcome you to the service of our parish community!  If any members of our parish would like to serve directly on the Pastoral Council in the future or serve currently on a committee of the council, please let Fr. Kim, Fr. Cam or any members of the Council know. 

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Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March – Sunday, January 20th
The 35th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday observance will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019.  The annual march will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the old St. Francis Catholic Center, 708 Avenue I to West MLK Drive and turn right onto Avenue E, north to Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.  Marchers are encouraged to carry flags, banners and signs while wearing identifying badges, emblems or uniforms in support of peace and brother-sisterhood to promote unity. After the march, the program begins at 2:30 p.m. at Friendship MB Church, the choir is providing th...

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Mardis Gras Ball

Posted on January 11, 2019 in: General News

Mardis Gras Ball
Saturday February 16, 2019 7pm - Midnight Leflore Counctiy Civic Center, 200 Hwy 7, Greenwood, MS $35.00 donation per Adult including entertainment by DJ TRAXX CRESTOR New Orleans Style Buffet, Party Favors, and Set-ups Mardi Gras Festive or Semi-Formal Dress Attire NO Jeans - NO Children - ADULTS ONLY Proceeds Benefit St. Francis of Assisi School

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Advent Evening Prayers

Posted on December 22, 2018 in: General News

Advent Evening Prayers
Join us on the Sundays of Advent Evening Prayers at 4:00 p.m. Fr. Kim is preaching this Sunday December 23rd.  

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on December 22, 2018 in: General News

Christmas  Mass Schedule
Monday, Christmas Eve, December 24th:  Spanish 8:00 p.m.; Carols 10:30 p.m.; English 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, Christmas Day, December 25th:  English 9:00 a.m.

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Holy Family Feast Day

Posted on December 22, 2018 in: General News

Holy Family Feast Day
On December 30th, Feast of the Holy Family, let us break bread together as Family.  Bring your best soup or salad to share.   (Please provide your bowls and spoons) Cakes and pies are welcome. Sign up sheets are on the back table in church.  Lets’s close out the year with a bang!

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Posted on December 22, 2018 in: General News

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – January 1st Masses for Tuesday, January 1, 2019  English: 9:00 a.m. and Spanish: 1:30 p.m.   Not only is January 1st the beginning of the New Year in the Lord 2019, it is also the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics. Let us offer our worship and thanks to God at the Mass on January 1st as our way to surrender ourselves, our families, parish, city, state, country and world to God’s goodness as we begin the new calendar year, especially through the intercession of the Blessed...

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Advent Evening Prayers

Posted on December 15, 2018 in: General News

Advent Evening Prayers
Join us on the Sundays of Advent Evening Prayers at 4:00 p.m. Fr. Cam is preaching this Sunday December 16th.  

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Advent Evening Prayers

Posted on December 08, 2018 in: General News

Advent Evening Prayers
Join us on the Sundays of Advent Evening Prayers at 4:00 p.m. Fr. Kim is preaching this Sunday December 9th.   

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Advent Evening Prayers

Posted on December 01, 2018 in: General News

Advent Evening Prayers
Join us on the Sundays of Advent Evening Prayers at 4:00 p.m. Fr. Cam is preaching this Sunday December 2nd.  

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Food Pantry / Donativo de Jabón Corporal para la Bodega de Comida de Greenwood
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. ~~~~~~~~~~ Estamos invitados a donar jabón corporal (sólido o líquido) para los necesitados a la Bodega de Comida (“Food Pantry”) de Greenwood.  Los puede depositar en el bote negro cerca de la entrada de la iglesia.  ¡Gracias!

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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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Solemnity of All Saints

Posted on October 27, 2018 in: General News

Solemnity of All Saints
Solemnity of All Saints - November 1st - Holy Day of Oblifation Mass of All Saints will be celebrated with the children of St. Francis School on Thursday, November 1st, at 9 a.m. Other opportunities to worship God:  Masses for the Holy Day will also be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Wednesday, October 31st at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1st at noon and 6:00 p.m.  The Redemptorists will celebrate the Holy Day on Thursday at Mercy Chapel of Locus Benedictus at 9:00 a.m.     

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Time Change - November 4th

Posted on October 27, 2018 in: General News

Time Change - November 4th
Next Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 a.m., change the clock!  “Fall backwards!”  

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Garage Sale - IHM

Posted on October 27, 2018 in: General News

Garage Sale - IHM
This coming Saturday, November 3rd, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is hosting a Garage Sale to benefit St. Francis Parish. It will be from 6:00 a.m. till noon in the Parish Center. If you have any household items in good condition that you would like to donate, you may take them to IHM during the week. Javier Gómez is in charge of this event. Thank you for your support!  

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Fish Fry - Mardi Gras Committee

Posted on October 26, 2018 in: General News

Fish Fry - Mardi Gras Committee
The Mardi Gras Committee is sponsoring a Fish Fry this coming Saturday, November 3rd, from 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.  The meal includes catfish, spaghetti, coleslaw, bread, cold drink and cake.  The cost is $8.00 per person.  This will benefit the preparations for our annual Mardi Gras Ball for next February.  Come and enjoy!  

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Election Day - November 6th

Posted on October 13, 2018 in: General News

Election Day - November 6th
Important Announcement: Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day!  Each of us can make a difference.  Vote – exercise your right!  

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The St. Francis Show

Posted on October 13, 2018 in: General News

The St. Francis Show
“The St. Francis Show” on 104.3 FM (WGNL) each Thursday at 10:30 am. You can also follow live-streaming on the parish’s Facebook page. Derrick Faucheux is the show’s weekly host. It is an outreach of St. Francis Parish to share the Good News of Jesus in our contemporary world. 

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WORLD MISSION SUNDAY / DOMINGO MUNDIAL DE LAS MISIONES
Next Sunday is WORLD MISSION SUNDAY. We Catholics are called to be part of the Church’s universal missionary efforts, supporting mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay catechists who provide loving service to those most in need. As Catholics around the world — here at home and in the Missions— gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, let us... 1.PRAY for the Church’s worldwide missionary work 2.OFFER financial HELP through The Society for the PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH for vulnerable communities throughout Asia, Afric...

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Adult Faith Formation

Posted on October 05, 2018 in: General News

Adult Faith Formation
Fr. Cam is leading a Bible Study on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in the Friary Library. Everyone is invited to grow in their Catholic Faith by becoming familiar with the sacred texts which announce God’s salvation. Please bring yourself and a Bible! And, bring a friend, too!

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St. Francis Parish Feast Day Celebration
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!

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Rosary Rally coming in October

Posted on September 29, 2018 in: General News

Rosary Rally coming in October
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.

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Diocesan Listening Session This Week

Posted on September 29, 2018 in: General News

Diocesan Listening Session This Week
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...

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  A Holy Hour to Pray for Clergy and Religious
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...

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Celebration of the Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi
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. 

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Faith Formation Meeting for Parents

Posted on September 08, 2018 in: General News

Faith Formation Meeting for Parents
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!

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Financial Report and Town Hall Meeting / Reporte de Finanzas y una Reunión Parroquial
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...

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Black Catholic Men's Conference

Posted on August 25, 2018 in: General News

Black Catholic Men's Conference
15th National Black Catholic Men's Conference "Know Yourself to Share Yourself" October 18 - 21, 2018 Richmond, VA The 15th Annual National Black Catholic Men’s Conference provides a forum for African American males and youth to discern the critical issues and challenges facing them in the community. It also provides an environment of mentorship and support for those seeking a vocation in priesthood, brotherhood and the diaconate. Register at:  www.bowmanfrancisministry.com         Cost: Adults: $150.00, Co...

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Come Join Us For School Mass

Posted on August 25, 2018 in: General News

Come Join Us For School Mass
Each Wednesday at 9 AM, St. Francis School comes together for the celebration of Mass. Join our children with their beautiful singing as we give thanks to God for all good gifts - especially the gift of education. 

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Mardis Gras Committee Meeting

Posted on August 11, 2018 in: General News

Mardis Gras Committee Meeting
This Tuesday, August 14th, the Mardi Gras Committee will meet at 6:00 PM at St. Francis Grade School library.  

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OFS Gathering

Posted on August 04, 2018 in: General News

OFS Gathering
The OFS Gathering and Ongoing Formation will be held next Sunday, August 12th, after the 11 AM Mass at St. Francis in the school cafeteria.    

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70th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Franciscan Friars to Greenwood:  1948-2018
This Sunday, July 29th, marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the first two Franciscan friars of Assumption BVM Province to Greenwood, MS. To mark this occasion, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will host an appreciation fellowship this Sunday, July 29th, after the 9:00 AM Mass in the parish center.  Everyone is invited to attend. St. Francis of Assisi Parish will have a fellowship next Sunday, August 5th, following the 11:00 AM English-language Mass, in the school cafeteria.  All are welcome to attend.

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Come Out & Enjoy / Vengan Y Disfruten
Snow Cones |  Popcorn | Face painting conos de nieve | palomita de maíze | pintura de la cara Fun activities and refreshments while learning more about education opportunities and scholarships available at MVSU! Actividades, divertidas y recuerdos mientras aprendes más sobre oportunidades educativas y begas disponibles en MVSU! Tuesday, July 31, 2018 / Martes, 31 de julio de 2018 3 P.M. - 6 P.M. St. Francis School Greenwood, MS

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Registration for St. Francis of Assisi Grade School
The new school year at St. Francis begins on Wednesday, August 7th!  To register your child at St. Francis, please call the School Office at 662-453-9511.  You may also stop by school during regular office hours (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM).  The registration fee is $250.00.  

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Grace for the Journey - Training for Caregivers
This training is for family, friends, clergy, or employees who take care of people suffering from ANY illness or injury.                         Sunday, July 29, 2018   2:00 PM                 Locus Benedictus Retreat Center 1407 Levee Road Greenwood, MS    Presenters:  Catherine Kidd and Charlene Gressett       ...

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Free Daily Breakfasts and Lunches for Children 18 years and younger
No cost to you and no registration required - FREE breakfasts and lunches are available on July 10-12 & 17-19 at the following high school cafeterias - Elzy and Leflore.  These are for children 18 years and younger.  Breakfasts are from 8:30 AM till 9:00 AM and lunches are from 11:00 AM till 12:30 PM.  

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July 1, 2018 Liturgical Ministers
Liturgical MInisters Greeters:  Peardie Lindsey, Mary Johnson Ushers:  Bill Bailey, David Gee, Robert Jones, Peter Johnson Lectors:  1st - Jackie Lewis, 2nd - Stephanie Sanders Commentator:  Robert Tanner Extraordinary Ministers:  Hosts - Julius Ikenga, Karen Albright, Maxine Ford, Mary Johnson, Yvonne Tanner Servers:  Cross - DeAndre Johnson, Hanna McGhee, Tatianna McGhee    

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Parish Council Meeting

Posted on June 16, 2018 in: General News

Parish Council Meeting
St. Francis Parish Council will meet Tuesday, June 19th, at 6 PM at St. Francis.  

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Holy Land Group

Posted on June 02, 2018 in: General News

Holy Land Group
Sunday, June 10, 2018, representatives from The Holy Land Group will be present at St. Francis Parish to sell olive wood religious products from the Holy Land.  These include crucifixes, statues, rosaries and the like.  The proceeds from these sales go to assist the Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land.  Let us prayerfully consider our practical support for these brothers and sisters who have chosen to remain in the Holy Land as a Christian witness in these very turbulent times. The Holy Land Group has authorization from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem...

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Recycling at St. Francis / Latas de aluminio (de refrescos)
You can drop off your aluminum cans in the trailer at St. Francis (behind the church).  Not only are we helping the environment, but the money goes towards scholarships for St. Francis students.  We thank you for you help! ~~~~~~~~~ Latas de aluminio – Se puede depositar las latas de aluminio para los refrescos en el carrillo detrás de la Iglesia de san Francisco.  El dinero ganado por reciclando estas latas beneficia a la escuela de san Francisco por ayudar a los costos de la cuota escolar para los estudiantes a la escuela.  ¡Gracias p...

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St. Francis Men's Group Fish Fry
St. Francis Men's Group Fish Fry will be on Saturday, May 12th 11:00am - 1:30 pm in St. Francis School Cafeteria.  $8.00/plate

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Catholic Communication Campaign Collection
Catholic Communication Campaign Collection A second collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign will be taken up next weekend, May 12 and 13.  Your contribution connects people in the United States and around the world to the merciful love of Christ.  And half of your donation stays in your diocese to support local communications projects!  Please be generous.

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National Day of Prayer

Posted on April 28, 2018 in: General News

National Day of Prayer
Our Annual National Day of of Prayer will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 12 noon on the steps of the Leflore County Courthouse.  This year’s theme is:  “One Voice United in Prayer”.  Come and join us. Prayer makes a difference for our lives, and for our country.  

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A second collection for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal will be taken up next weekend, April 28 and 29. Thank you for your contribution to help strengthen the Church at home!  Your generosity will provide catechesis, seminarian education, lay ministry training, and other pastoral programs in needy dioceses across the United States.   

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MVSU at St. Francis

Posted on April 21, 2018 in: General News

MVSU at St. Francis
Reminder - MVSU coming to St. Francis of Assisi Parish today! Representatives from Mississippi Valley State University will be at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in the school cafeteria after the 11:00 AM English-language and the 1:30 PM Spanish language Masses.  There will be Spanish-speaking representatives from the university available.  They will be present to give information about the university and possible fields of study and financial assistance for those who may be able to benefit.  We thank them for coming to our parish.

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Health Screening - April 21st

Posted on April 21, 2018 in: General News

Health Screening - April 21st
Mrs. Jackie Ratliff will also be available to check blood pressures in the school cafeteria after the 11 AM Mass. Thank you, Mrs. Ratliff.

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Discovery Zone VIII - 2018

Posted on April 14, 2018 in: General News

Discovery Zone VIII - 2018
Discovery Zone VIII will be held June 25-28, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 2:15 PM at St. Francis School. The program is free with snacks and lunch provided.  Let your family, friends and neighbors know of this summer opportunity for our children. The program is for children 5-13 years old.  Sewing class is available for children 8th – 12th grade. The registration deadline is April 30, 2018.  Information and registration forms are available through St. Francis Parish and St.Francis School.  

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Patriotic Rosary

Posted on April 14, 2018 in: General News

Patriotic Rosary
Matthew 18:20 - “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst.” This is a nine month rosary novena for Our Nation. Please join us in praying for the state of our nation with others across the nation.  Patriotic Rosary Booklets will be available. Where:  Locus Benedictus at the statue of Mary, Mother of the Delta    Time:  6:30 PM  Dates:  April 15, May 15, June 15, July 15, August 15, September 15, October 15 and November 15, 2018.  **Thursday, March 15 was the first scheduled rosary....

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First Communion

Posted on April 14, 2018 in: General News

First Communion
The faith communities of Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Francis rejoice with the following students who are celebrating their First Holy Communion this weekend: Immaculate Heart of Mary:  Lenora Faulkner, Elliott Pantin, JonHartley Slater, Alexis Olivo, Alexander Jr. Olivo, and Jackaline M. Duran. St. Francis:  Sierra Ikenga, Brylon Martin, Valeria and Humberto Lara, Yasmin Guzman, Esmerelda and Zitlali Ortiz, Zitlali Rodriguez, Arelly and Jimena Zuniga, Derek Lopez, Camila Gamez, Florencio Rojas, Angel Martinez, Liliana Virrey and Yareli Martinez &n...

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Education of Future Priests

Posted on April 07, 2018 in: General News

Education of Future Priests
A second collection for the Education of Future Priests will be taken up next weekend, April 14th and 15th. Please be generous.  

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Yard Sale

Posted on April 07, 2018 in: General News

Yard Sale
A Yard Sale will be held at IHM Parish Center on Saturday, April 28th, from 6 AM - 12 noon.  Hot Tamales will also be on sale.  If you have any items for the Yard Sale that you would like to donate, please bring them to the Parish Center. The Yard Sale will beneft St. Francis School.  

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Feast of Divine Mercy - April 8, 2018
Sunday, April 8th, is the Feast of Divine Mercy. There will be a Prayer Service at 3 PM at the Chapel of Mercy at Locus Benedictus. Come and thank our Lord Jesus for His limitless Mercy and Love. All are invited.  

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St. Francis Prayer Chain

Posted on March 31, 2018 in: General News

St. Francis Prayer Chain
The Prayer Chain will meet Wednesday, April 4th, at 10 AM in the Fr. Nathaniel Conference room. Anyone interested is welcomed to attend.  

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Misión Parroquial 12 - 14 de marzo 2018
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Servicio Penitencial - 13 de marzo 2018
Servicion Penitencial (parte de la Misión Parroquial) el martes, el 13 de marzo a las 6:30 pm (con confesiones).

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Faith & Film

Posted on March 09, 2018 in: General News

Faith & Film
Sunday, March 10th: Movie at 5:00 p.m. (in English) in the school cafeteria

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Stations of the Cross

Posted on February 24, 2018 in: General News

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held each Friday throughout Lent at St. Francis: 1:30 PM Stations of the Cross with school children 6:00 PM Stations of the Cross (English) 7:00 PM Stations of the Cross (Spanish)  

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Youth Flag Football Game

Posted on February 10, 2018 in: General News

Youth Flag Football Game
This Sunday, February 11th, our Youth Group will be hosting a Flag Football Game at St. Francis at 4:00 PM. The game will take place on the back field.  Although this game is for the youth, we encourage parents and parishioners to come and participate as well!  

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Ash Wednesday Liturgies

Posted on February 10, 2018 in: General News

Ash Wednesday Liturgies
  9:00 AM School Mass/Ashes at St. Francis 12:00 PM Word Service/Ashes at IHM   6:00 PM Mass/Ashes at IHM   6:30 PM SF Spanish Mass/Ashes at SF  

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St. Francis School Book Fair

Posted on January 27, 2018 in: General News

St. Francis School Book Fair
St. Francis School Book Fair will be held from January 29th through February 2nd, from Noon until 3:30 PM in the library.  Our online book fair will be up through February 6th at www.scholastic.com/bookfairs.  Profts from the Book Fair will be used to buy new books for the school’s library.  

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January 21, 2018 Liturgical Ministers
Liturgical Ministers Greeters:  Peardie Lindsey, Mary Johnson Ushers:  Andrew McQueen, David Gee, Brandon Lewis, Braxton Lewis Lectors:  1st - Carol Gee, 2nd - Robert Tanner Commentator:  Br. Patrick Extraordinary Ministers:  Hosts:  Julius Ikenga, Cup: Dora Hollie, Karen Albright, Yvonne Tanner,  Servers:  Cross: Tatianna McGhee, Hanna McGee,   

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January 14, 2018 Liturgical Ministers
Liturgical Ministers Greeters:  Bobbie Smith, Betty Hurt Ushers: Bill Bailey, David Gee, Robert Jones, Andrew McQueen Lectors:  1st - Jackie Lewis, 2nd - Jackie Ratliff Commentator:  Carol Gee Extraordinary Ministers:  Hosts:  Mary Johnson Cup:  Dora Hollie, Preston Ratliff, Jessie Henderson,  Servers:  Cross: Remiah King, Soraya Ratliff, Amaya Prevot

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CYO Movie Night

Posted on January 05, 2018 in: General News

CYO Movie Night
All youth from grades 6th - 12th are invited to our CYO Movie Night next Sunday, January 14th, at 4:00 PM at the IHM Parish Center. Pizza will be provided.

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Liturgical Ministers Greeters:  Peardie Lindsey, Mary Johnson Ushers: Andrew McQueen, David Gee, Brandon Lewis, Braxton Lewis Lectors:  1st - Jackie Lewis, 2nd - Jackie Ratliff Commentator:  Robert Tanner Extraordinary Ministers:  Hosts:  Julius Ikenga, Cup:  Dora Hollie, Karen Albright, Mary Johnson, Preston Ratliff Servers:  Cross: Hanna McGhee, Tatiana McGhee, Soraya Ratliff Lectores Bienvenida:  Ma. Elena 1 Lectura y Salmo:  Adriana 2 Lectura y Aleluya:  Angelina Peticiones:  Julia Anuncios:  David

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Faith Formation

Posted on December 30, 2017 in: General News

Faith Formation Classes will not meet Wednesday, January 3rd.  Classes will resume January 10th.  

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World Marriage Day - February 4, 2018
The Catholic Diocese of Jackson and the Offce of Family Ministry is pleased to announce that the Diocesan World Marriage Day Celebration will be held Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Jackson, Mississippi. There will be Mass with a reception immediately following. The Mass honors all married couples, but invites those celebrating their 25th, 50th, and 60th anniversaries or any signifcant anniversary. Please contact your parish offce for registration details. For additional information, or questions, please call the Offce of ...

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Women's Retreat

Posted on December 30, 2017 in: General News

Women's Retreat
Women’s Retreat Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary #5267 “Body, Mind, and Spirit” Saturday, January 27, 2018 9 AM - 5 PM (With 4:00 PM Vigil Mass) Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center Greenwood, MS Cost is $35 made payable to: Locus Benedictus, P.O. Box 9791 Greenwood, MS 38930 For more information, call 662-299-1232.  

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Misa de Nochebuena Lectores

Posted on December 22, 2017 in: General News

Misa de Nochebuena Lectores
Lectores Bienvenida:  David 1 Lectura y Salmo:  Enrique 2 Lectura y Aleluya: Evelia Peticiones:  Esmeralda Anuncios:  Julia

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December 24, 2017 Liturgical Ministers
Liturgical Ministers at 11:00 AM Mass Greeters:  Bobbie Smith, Betty Hurt Ushers: Bill Bailey, David Gee, Robert Jones, Peter Johnson Lectors:  1st - Stephanie Sanders, 2nd - Chima Ikenga Commentator:  Carol Gee Extraordinary Ministers:  Hosts: Preston Ratliff, Cup:  Dora Hollie, Mary Johnson, Jessie Henderson Servers:  Cross: Remiah King, Amaya Prevot 

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on December 15, 2017 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedule
Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Eve 6 PM Christmas Vigil Mass at Sacred Heart 6 PM Christmas Vigil Mass at IHM 8 PM Spanish Christmas Mass at St. Francis 10:30 PM Carols at St. Francis Church 11 PM Christmas Eve Mass at St. Francis Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day 9 AM Christmas Day Mass at IHM 9 AM Christmas Day Mass at St. Thomas 11 AM Christmas Day Mass at St. Francis 

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Evening Prayer on Sundays of Advent

Posted on December 08, 2017 in: General News

Evening Prayer on Sundays of Advent
As we anticipate the holy season of Advent, all are invited to share in the celebration of Evening Prayer on the Sundays of Advent at 5 PM at St. Francis.

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St. Francis School Christmas Program
The St. Francis School Christmas Program will be held on Thursday, December 14th, at 6:30 PM at the St. Francis Church. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Communal Reconciliation Service

Posted on December 08, 2017 in: General News

A Communal Reconciliation Service for everyone (English and Spanish) will be held at St. Francis beginning at 6:00 PM on Monday, December 18th.  You may celebrate with any one of the several priests available that evening.   

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CYO meeting 11/26/17

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: General News

CYO meeting 11/26/17
The CYO will meet next Sunday, November 26th, at 4:00 PM at the IHM Parish Center. We will be preparing to send winter clothes from our clothing drive out into the Leflore County community. The Youth Leadership team will meet at 2:50 PM before the meeting. Thank you to everyone for your tremendous support of our CYO/Life Teen program. Derrick Faucheux - Youth Director

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Revival on the River - One Worship Night
One Worship Night is an ecumenical night of worship and fellowship.  The event is on November 20, 2017 at 7PM at Locus Benedictus Retreat Center, Greenwood, MS. UNITY | WORSHIP | REVIVAL | HEALING  

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Pope Francis - World Day of the Poor on November 19, 2017
Pope Francis has named the thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary time the World Day of the Poor. The inaugural World Day of the Poor will be celebrated November 19, 2017 "It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance. They can invite the poor and volunteers to take part together in the Eucharist on this Sunday ... This Sunday, if there are p...

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#iGiveCatholic Campaign

Posted on November 13, 2017 in: General News

#iGiveCatholic Campaign
#iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday will be held from midnight until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, November 28. It's 24 hours of giving by Catholics for the Catholic community, but you have the opportunity to make your gifts in advance beginning November 10 and running through November 26. Transactions made on iGiveCatholic.org are secure and your donations of $25 or more are tax deductible. You can find additional information about #iGiveCatholic at their website #iGiveCatholic/about or by contacting Br. Craig Wilking, OFM at 662-453-0623. Help us inspire and celebrate Cathol...

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Greeters: Bobbie Smith, Betty Hurt Ushers: Bill Bailey, David Gee, Robert Jones, Andrew McQueen Lectors: Edith Spells – 1st, Jackie Ratliff – 2nd Commentator: Carol Gee Extraordinary Ministers: Mary Johnson - Hosts, Dora Hollie – Cup, Katherine Fisher - Cup, Preston Ratliff – Cup, Jessie Henderson  – Cup Servers: Amaya Prevot - Cross, Mary Johnson, Remiah King Lectores  12 de Noviembre Bienvenida – David 1 Lectura y Salmo – Adriana 2 Lectura y Aleluya – ...

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Thanksgiving Day Mass

Posted on November 10, 2017 in: General News

Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be held at St. Francis this year on Thursday, November 23rd, at 9 AM. Please bring a canned good, soap, peanut butter, or dry goods for the Food Pantry as your offering.

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CYO Winter Clothing Drive

Posted on November 10, 2017 in: General News

CYO Winter Clothing Drive
Our CYO is putting on a Winter Clothing Drive for Men, Women, and Children. All winter items including jackets, hoodies, scarves, gloves, etc. can be donated and placed in the brown boxes in the IHM Parish Center. All donations are due by Sunday, November 26th, and will support the poor in Leflore County. Thank you for supporting our CYO!

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St. Martin de Porres

Posted on November 10, 2017 in: General News

St. Martin de Porres
St. Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru, the illegitimate son to a Spanish gentleman and a freed slave from Panama, of African descent. As Martin grew older, he experienced a great deal of ridicule for being of mixed-race. Martin asked the Dominicans to accept him as a volunteer who performed the most menial tasks in the monastery. In return, he would be allowed to wear the habit and live within the religious community. Eventually he was formally received and worked as a servant boy. Martin was praised for his unconditional care of all people, regardless of race or weal...

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Thanksgiving - Box of Love

Posted on November 10, 2017 in: General News

Thanksgiving - Box of Love
This November, in a partnership with our Life Teen who are collecting food items for a “Thanksgiving -- Box of Love”, we are asking parishioners to donate the following canned items: turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, yams, vegetables, and/or boxes of instant potatoes, stuffing mixes, and the like. We are also looking for parishioners to donate canned hams or turkeys. The smaller items can be left at the back of the Church or at the IHM Parish Center. Please contact Derrick at 225-206-2430, if you are able to donate a turkey or ham.

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Greeters: Peardie Lindsey, Mary Johnson Ushers: Bill Bailey, David Gee, Robert Jones, Peter Johnson Lectors: Jackie Lewis – 1st, Stephanie Sanders – 2nd Commentator: Robert Tanner Extraordinary Ministers: Julius Ikenga - Hosts, Karen Albright – Cup, Katherine Fisher - Cup, Mary Johnson – Cup, Yvonne Tanner – Cup Servers: Remiah King - Cross, Soraya Ratliff, Amaya Prevot

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Mother Henriette Delille

Posted on November 03, 2017 in: General News

Mother Henriette Delille
On July 24, 1990, the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States designated November as Black Catholic History Month to celebrate the long history and proud heritage of Black Catholics. During this month we will feature a Black Saint or candidate for Sainthood. This week we have chosen Mother Henriette Delille. Did you know that the founder of the Sisters of the Holy Family, based in New Orleans, Louisiana, is among three African American candidates for the sainthood in the Catholic Church? Mother Henriette Delille (duh-LEEL) was born in 1812 as a &ldq...

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Senior Luncheon

Posted on November 03, 2017 in: General News

Senior Luncheon

Come join us at St. Francis for the Seniors Luncheon this Wednesday, November 8th, at 12:30 PM in the Father Nathaniel Room. Please bring a bag lunch.

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OFS Gathering and Ongoing Formation

Posted on November 03, 2017 in: General News

OFS Gathering and Ongoing Formation
The OFS Gathering and Ongoing Formation will be held next Sunday, November 12th, after the 11:30 AM Mass at St. Francis

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Meet the New Friars

Posted on October 13, 2017 in: General News

Meet the New Friars
  Fr. Camillus Janas, OFM My name is Camillus Janas, O.F.M. I was born in Manchester, N.H. and am 84 years old.  I've been privileged to be a Franciscan for 65 years and a priest for 57 years. I try to live the gospel and share it with others.  My hobby is: photography and occasional card making. My favorite color is red. Fr. Joachim Studwell, OFM Fr. Joachim Studwell, OFM, also called “Fr. Kim”, is a Franciscan friar and priest of the Assumption BVM Province and currently lives with his Franciscan brothers at St. Francis of Assi...

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