The worship of God is our primary expression as a community
of faith. Our liturgy is the only activity which embraces every single
parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi. The liturgy is not only the
starting point of the Christian life, as the source of our strength and the
basis of our encounter with God, but is also the end-point of our Christian
life, as a foretaste of the heavenly banquet where we will be united as One with
God, forever and ever.
At St. Francis of Assisi, we recognize that, as St. Augustine
said, the celebration of the Eucharist "Makes the Church." Therefore, our
Sunday worship is an expression of the best part of ourselves which we offer to
God as a sacrificial gift, and as a means of engaging all elements of our
community so that they may be transformed through God's power, felt in the
communal experience of worship. We strive to make our liturgies more and more
powerful, to make our worship space more and more a place of beauty and an
encounter with the Transcendent, and to make our ministers more than volunteers.
If you would like further information on how you might become part of one of
these important ministries, please contact the listed name by phone or e-mail.
The altar guild works to keep the altar area and linens clean for all liturgies. Also help with other areas including the sacristies and chapel area.
Children who are 5th grade and older serve as attendants to the Priest during Mass and other liturgical services.
Contact: Anthony Cimo
Phone: (972) 712-7750
Art and Environment Committee
Strives to promote an inviting Christian atmosphere to assist in our parishioner’s faith experience while at church.
Contact: Missty Deutsch
Phone: (972) 335-7695
Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help distribute communion to the assembly during Mass.
Contact: Deborah Kahrs
Phone: (214) 912-4841
Exposition of the Holy Eucharist
Plans support actions of
exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Lectors proclaim God's word during Mass and other liturgical celebrations throughout the year. Open to adults and confirmed youth.
Phone: (972) 335-6966
Music Ministry (Choirs)
The choirs lead the parish in song during the Mass. It is not necessary to be able to read music, only to be able to sing on pitch, blend with the group and convey a sense of prayer through song.
Contact: Kevin Shelley
Phone: (972) 712-2645 ext. 313
to keep the altar area and linens clean for all liturgies. Sets up for masses
and other worship services. Also sees that vestments and appointments are clean
Contact: Shirley Foster
Phone: (972) 335-4297
Ushers have responsibilities such as assisting in seating, taking up the collection, directing parishioners during Communion and distribution of bulletins.
Schedule, Distribution Lists, etc.:
Liturgical Schedule is done on a quarterly basis. You will receive an
email@example.com when we are getting ready for the new
schedule requesting your unavailability dates for the upcoming quarter – no
response = no restrictions!
are responsible for obtaining a substitute if you cannot serve when
Yahoo! Groups Distribution List e-mail ids for each Ministry are as follows
(only members of the group can use it):
Art & Environment:
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
Mass Facilitators & Sacristans:
Liturgical Minister Yahoo! Groups Distribution List e-mail id:
firstname.lastname@example.org – Can only be
used by the Liturgy Commissioner & Director of Liturgy, to send
communications to all ministers, including the schedule.
your e-mail id changes, please send an e-mail to
email@example.com with both the old and new e-mail ids so
that the distribution lists can be updated
We are grateful so many parishioners participated in our planning sessions for our permanent church building. If you would like to learn more about the principles and guidelines for church construction by our US Catholic Bishops, "Built of Living Stones".
It is important to be well informed about the principles of Catholic liturgy and theology!