The Holy Eucharist, through the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy, is the source and summit of the Christian Life (Sacrosanctum concilium, 10). As the outstanding way of the Paschal Mystery of Christ, the Eucharist stands at the center of the Church’s life (Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 3).
At the Sacrifice of the Mass, we commemorate the passion, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. The Mass is both a Sacred Sacrifice—as we recall the Passion and Death of the Lamb of God to make reparation to the Father for our sins—and a Sacred Meal, where we consume the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ as true food and nourishment for our souls.
As Catholics, we are obliged by the virtue of religion to honor and worship God each and every Sunday, the Lord’s Day. But we do not do so merely out of obligation, but out of love. Jesus wishes to share this great sacrament of his love with us and to nourish us with food for our spiritual journey. God is truly and really present in the Eucharist. We have come to meet our great king, our great God, and indeed, our divine friend! May we do so worthily and with great devotion and prayer.
First Holy Communion
At St. Francis, students in the second grand receive their First Holy Communion after First Penance.
In 2019, First Communion will be on the two following dates:
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
For the schedule of classes, please click here or contact Mrs. Doris Wigginton at 434-3153.
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Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament
One of the greatest gifts at our parish is adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, when the Holy Eucharist is exposed for prayer and worship on the altar. Please consider taking an hour out of your day to come and spend time with Jesus. You will be glad you did!
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held every Friday from 12:30 to 6 pm.
Also join us for Holy Hours in English and Portuguese every First Friday of the month:
English Holy Hour begins at 11 am
Portuguese Holy Hour begins at 5 pm.