Summer 2017

Dear Parishioners,

In the Book of Revelations (Rev.5:1) God is quoted as saying “Behold, I make all things new.” While September certainly is not the beginning of the year, it sometimes feels like it. For the most part, summer vacations are finished, schools resume their sessions, traffic dramatically increases, projects planning Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. start to role forward. To many I say “welcome back,” to others, “okay, let’s continue the journey together with renewed vigor and high expectations.”

We all have much for which to be thankful. That only increases as we recall our Lord’s generosity to us and our lives and love with family and friends. Of course, we at Saint Francis are continuously grateful to God and to you for your prayerful and financial support. Our Eucharistic Ministers keep visiting the sick and homebound, our Lectors and Ushers serve the Church with exemplary dedication, our parish staff serve us all with their kindness. Special thanks to our Dad’s Club for our bi-annual Parish Picnic which again brought us together as a parish family. There’s so much to acknowledge.

Fathers John Werner and Antony Arockiadoss have begun their assignments at Saint Francis as parochial vicars, and we’re so grateful to Bishop Checchio for giving us two priests during the growingly acute priest shortage. We also welcome in residence Monsignor Joseph Celano, who serves the diocese as the Vicar for Administration.

I know we are all grateful to our Lord for the gift of faith. Please take note that it is that time of year when we reach out to people we know who might be thinking of becoming Catholic or family and friends who are already Catholic but need to receive Sacraments such as the Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. Thanks to Sarah Sharlow, our R.C.I.A. coordinator, we have a vibrant team ready to assist anyone aspiring to deepen their faith. Please let us know through our parish office if you or someone you know is interested in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children.

Please watch for information regarding the repair and restoration of our Cathedral organ. A committee is being formed under the direction of George Trapp, our Finance Council Chairman, to raise the funds needed for this large and costly project.

Mostly thank God for each other. We are our Lord’s give to one another. Let’s journey together and strengthen each other toward our heavenly kingdom by building up God’s earthly kingdom here on earth at Saint Francis Cathedral Parish. 

In Christ’s service,

                                                              

Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Zamorski
Rector

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass Schedule

Weekend
Saturday: 5:00 pm (Youth Choir)
               7:00 pm (Folk Choir)

Sunday:   7:30 am
              9:00 am (Junior Choir)
              10:30 am
              12 Noon

Weekday (Monday-Friday)
              7:00 am
               8:00 am 
              12:10 pm
                 (Divine Mercy Chaplet
                  after Mass on Fridays)

Thursday: 7:30 pm
               (Charismatic Communion
                Service, 1st Thursday)

Saturday: 8:00am

Morning Prayer: Daily 7:40 am

Eucharistic Adoration:  7:00 am -
                               11:00 pm
        Lady Chapel (Parish Center)

Holy Days
Vigil:          5:00 pm

Holy Day:   7:00 am
                 8:00 am
               12:30 pm
                 7:00 pm

Sacament of Reconciliation
Confessions:  Saturdays 1:00-2:00 pm 
                                   6:00-6:30 pm
 

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