Welcome to St. Francis

Bible Study

We finally emerge from the COVID Cave and resume Bible study, taught by Deacon Steve, August 10, 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the St. Francis parish center Primary Room 2. 
It continues for 6 Wednesdays until the final session on Sep 14. 
We will begin the Book of Judges. 
If you still have your “Judges and Ruth” pamphlet from last year, please bring it – only a few new ones will be available.  All ages are invited. 
You do not have to commit to any sessions – you may attend any or all of the sessions. 
Books are free for members of the partnership (St. Francis, St. Rose, & St. Felicitas). 
All others are asked to pay $10 for the book. 
If you have not previously attended, please RSVP to Deacon Steve. 
E-mail is best (steveaub@ezeeweb.com), but phone is acceptable (228-7936).

Server Training

There will be server training in the church on Aug 9, Aug 13, and Aug 20
from 9:00 to 11:00am. This training is for students in grades 5 through 12
who want to begin serving, and for experienced servers who want a review. 
A student needs to attend only one of these sessions.

Sunday School Registration

St. Francis Sunday School registration is open!
Children age three (and potty trained) through Kindergarten
are welcome to join us for Bible lessons, prayers, crafts, songs and more.
The program is fully funded by our local
Knights of Columbus and St. Francis Altar Sodality.
Click here to sign your child up for Sunday School!


Picnic Thanks

Special thanks to all for your support of our Parish Picnic.
We are grateful to all our guests for their support
and to those who donated prizes, etc. to make this a truly great event!
All our parishioners deserve special praise for the hard work
that has gone into the picnic and parish.
Your dedication, sacrifice, unity and spirit are truly signs of God’s
presence within this parish and community.
God Bless you all!

Respect Life Co-Coordinator Needed

We still urgently need a Respect Life Co-Coordinator to share responsibilities with a person who has already volunteered to be a co-coordinator. The inherent dignity and value of every life - born and unborn - is a deep Catholic belief. This is your opportunity to represent the parish in support of that belief and (icing on the cake) share the workload with another person. To volunteer, or for information, call Deacon Steve AuBuchon at (618) 228-7936.

St. Francis Mission Statement

“We, the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Family,
are a welcoming faith community
that believes in and proclaims
the powerful and loving presence of Jesus Christ.”




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Mass Times
Tuesday: 7:30am  
Wednesday: 7:30am
Thursday: 7:30am
Friday: 7:30am
Saturday: 4:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am & 9:30am

Saturday Evening: 3:15pm-3:40pm
Sunday Morning: 8:45am-9:10am 
(or by appointment)

Weekly Rosary
(before Masses)

Saturday: 3:40pm
Sunday: 7:10am

Full Calendar of Events

The July quilt raffle winner was
Mary Peek of Aviston. Congratulations!

View our Quilters Showcase Page for past masterpieces from our master quilters!

The St. Francis Church Building is open from 7:00am-3:00pm for private prayer and adoration Monday through Friday via the parking lot entrance. Please sanitize your hands as you enter.

Job Announcement
Hispanic Minister
- North Central Vicariate -

Click Here for Details!

Altar Servers
St. Francis Church welcomes volunteers at any time. Please submit the 
Weekend Server Request Form to be added to the servers’ schedule and be eligible for possible incentives or the Master Server summer trip.

Click below to access the Ascension Press Bible In a Year Podcast. 

Televised Sunday Masses
For those who are sick, homebound, or gravely concerned about their health, the dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass remains, as it has in the past during normal times. No one is morally obligated to attend Mass when doing so presents a grave risk to their health or the health of others. As prior to COVID, there have been, and continue to be, several televised Sunday Masses via EWTN and other stations.
Spiritual Communion Prayer

Mass Scripture Readings
Visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) web site 
to view daily Mass readings just as they appear in the Lectionary we use for Mass. 


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