IMPORTANT NOTICE **
Saturday February 28th,
the Parish Center and the Church are open.
This weekend we will be celebrating the
Sacrament of Reconciliation and all the
Masses as usual.
School confirmation retreat
Instead of a weekend retreat, we will have a
Francis' Great Hall
8:30 AM – 9:00 PM.
Pastoral y la Iglesia están abiertos
hoy Sábado. Las Confesiones y las Misas se
estarán llevando a cabo como de costumbre
este fin de semana.
hearts, not your garments,
and return to the LORD, your God."
HERE TO SEE
FOR MASSES AND ACTIVITIES DURING LENT AND
HOLY WEEK 2015**
the forty day period before Easter, which begins on Ash
Wednesday. They are called Lent because that is the Old
English word for spring, the season of the year during which
they fall. This is something unique to English. In almost
all other languages its name is a derivative of the Latin
term Quadragesima, or "the forty days," for example in
Spanish it is called Cuaresma a word very similar to
cuarenta that means forty.
consists of forty days following the traditional number of
discipline, devotion, and preparation in the Bible. Thus
Moses stayed on the Mountain of God forty days (Exodus 24:18
and 34:28), Elijah traveled forty days before he reached the
cave where he had his vision (1 Kings 19:8), Nineveh was
given forty days to repent (Jonah 3:4), and most
importantly, prior to undertaking his ministry, Jesus spent
forty days in wilderness praying and fasting (Matthew 4:2).
a period of prayer and fasting, it is fitting for Christians
to imitate their Lord with a forty day period. Christ used a
forty day period of prayer and fasting to prepare for his
ministry, which culminated in his death and resurrection,
and thus it is fitting for Christians to imitate him with a
forty day period of prayer and fasting to prepare for the
celebration of his ministry's climax, Good Friday (the day
of the crucifixion) and Easter Sunday (the day of the
information found on EWTN.com)
Friends of St. Francis Preschool
Registration for the 2015 – 2016 session for Little Friends
Preschool: February 2nd and will close
February 27th at 2:00 p.m.
session will begin in September. Families with children who
are at least 18 months old on September 1st
through age 5 are welcome to apply.
are available in the preschool office and on the ministry cart
in the Great Hall. For electronic versions, click
Registration Brochure, click
HERE for the
Registration Letter and click
HERE for the
will do tours on Thursday mornings during February at 10:00
a.m. – no appointment is needed.
Should you have further questions, please feel free to call
us at (972) 712-1657.
It is that
time of year again—planning time for VBS! Click
for more information.
Our Church has
hearing aid available.
information, please contact Peggy Hemmer by clicking
HERE or calling