Upcoming Events

The Saint Francis of Assisi Blood Drives are held every eight weeks. Following is the 2018 schedule and when Angie will be doing sign-up in the Narthex. Walk-ups and drive-ins are always welcome. All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood T-Shirt and a wellness check-up including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening.


 

August 19th – Sign-up will be after all Masses on the weekend of July 28/29

October 14th – Sign-up will be after all Masses on the weekend of Sept. 29/30

December 9th – Sign-up will be after all Masses on the weekend of Nov. 17/18


Each pint donated can save three lives! Twenty two pints were collected during the June Blood Drive! That’s sixty six lives saved!!!

THE SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH


August 13th – This month we will be supporting the Council on Aging. Help us support the Council on Aging by donating needed items (new), such as:

  • Nutritional Drinks
  • Adult Pull-Ups
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Blankets

Everyone participating in supporting this month’s charity will receive one free Early Bird bingo card with the purchase of one or more.

Honor your favorite sports team by wearing your team colors or jersey!


NORTH HAMPTON GOLF CLUB

22680 N. Hampton Club Drive, Fernandina Beach Turn into the North Hampton subdivision off of Amelia Concourse. You will be on North Hampton Club Way. Stay straight on this road for approx. 1.5 miles. The Golf Club will be on the right at the end of the road.


Dinner is available for purchase at 5:00 p.m.

Early Bird Bingo begins at 6:00 p.m. at $1 per card

Regular Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. at $25 per booklet of 6 games on 8 sheets, or $15 per booklet of 3 games on 8 sheets

50/50 & Basket Raffle

Door prizes throughout the evening


Must be 18 or older to attend and Cash only


We collect items and products for various local charities. Check back to see which charity is being collected for each month.


Even if you don’t play BINGO, come and share dinner and enjoy the fellowship!


For more information, contact Lori Gamble at lmcknight3@yahoo.com

 

Children’s Liturgy of The Word


 9:30 A.M. Family Mass:

Children from Pre-K through 4th grade will be offered an opportunity to better understand the Sunday scripture readings. After opening prayer, the children will be called up and escorted to the Chapel where they will hear the scriptures at their level of understanding.

They will return to the Mass at the Offertory.

This will be offered on the third Sunday of the month during the school year.

“Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

First Sunday of Every Month:

Coffee and donuts after the 9:30 am Family Mass

 


 


Our  eight session faith study,  Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues by Reverend Robert E. Barron,  begins on Monday, August 6th at 6:30 pm in the Cry Room..


Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, glutton and lust: these “seven deadly sins” are patterns of dysfunction that keep us separated from God and ultimately lead to unhappiness. Join us as we embark on Bishop Robert Barron’s exploration of these seven sinful patterns and also learn how practicing countervailing virtues can break the cycle of sin.
To register contact spirituality@stfrancisyulee.org or call (904)-261-9347 by July 25th. Cost is $14.95 and can be paid prior to or at the first meeting.

Weekly meetings will be after Mass every Friday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  in the Cry Room. Don’t worry if you do not know how to knit. Instruction will be available. Beginners are welcome! We are creating comfort items for parish members who are home bound or in assisted living. For more information, contact Frances McKee at mckee1902@comcast.net

Knights of Columbus 4th Degree


The Knights meet on the third Monday of the month  from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Cry Room

Do you know that we have a Men’s Bible Study group right here at St. Francis? Sure Do!

Are you interested in joining us? We hope so!

We meet at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning in the Cry Room, and spend an hour delving into the gospel writings. We are currently examining the Gospel of Mark.

This study is open to all men of the parish. Why not join us as we break open the word and gain a greater understanding of Mark’s writings?

Hope to see you Tuesday morning.

The Men’s Club holds its meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall  EXCEPT in July and August. There are no meetings for those two months. Refreshments and fellowship begin at 6:30 pm.


 

The Respect Life Ministry holds its monthly meeting on the last Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the cry room. New members are welcome. For information contact Beverly Crowley at: respectlife@stfrancisyulee.org.

There will be no meeting of the Koffee Klatch in June.  The next meeting will be on August 23rd at 10:30 am in the Cry Room.


Women’s Activities “Women’s Koffee Klatch” meets on the 4th Thursday of the month  and will be alternating between morning and evening hours. The morning meetings will take place in the Quiet Room starting at 10:30 am and last approximately two hours on the following schedule:

August 23rd

September 16th (Sunday) – Rescheduled from the 27th – more information as it becomes available.

October 25 th


On the alternate months, we’ll have evening meetings at 6:30 or 7:00 pm. Locations and times will be posted.  The dates for the evening meetings are:


Pertinent information will be posted as received. If you have any items for the agenda, please contact Mary Flanagan at:

womensactivities@

stfrancisyulee.org

For more information on Women’s Activities, CLICK HERE

The Women’s Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month from  through May @ 4 p.m. in the Cry Room. All women are invited to attend. Fiction & non-fiction books are selected by individuals in our group, who then lead the discussion for that particular book. Our readings offer an opportunity for you to strengthen your relationship with God resulting in a more virtuous life.


There will be no Book Club Meetings in June or July 2018


August 1st in the Cry Room at 4:00 pmOpen My Eyes, Lord by Marie Walter

Marie Walter will be leading our discussion on Open Our Eyes, Lord which examines, through personal life experiences the concept of “God-incidents,” those special, yet sometimes subtle moments of transformation when we become aware of God’s presence. This book focuses on the beauty and power of God’s love and the Holy Spirit’s revelations to us through the ordinary circumstances of our daily lives. If you would like to read the book prior to our meeting, please call (904) 261-9347 or email spirituality@stfrancisyulee.org . All women of the parish are encouraged and invited to attend this exceptional meeting.


September 5th in the Cry room at 4:00 pmThe Fulfillment of All Desire – A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of Saints by Ralph Martin. Just shy of 500 pages, this author integrates in his writing, the wisdom of St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Francis de Sales and St. Augustine. In addition to the book, there is a study guide, The Fulfillment of All Desire Study Guide by Ralph Martin with Emily Stimpson. It offers a brief summary of each chapter and includes questions for comprehension and reflection.

“This is a book to keep at your place of prayer for years to come. Ralph Martin has given us the fruit of years of study of the spiritual life in the great Catholic tradition. It is a treasure chest of quotations of the greatest writers on the journey to God. Careful reading and re-reading will be a source of powerful inspiration for all those on the spiritual journey”. Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C. F. R.


For more information on the Spirituality Ministry groups and events, email Pat Rubush at spirituality@stfrancisyulee.org or visit https://stfrancisyulee.com/ministries/spirituality/

It’s never too early to start preparing for the Christmas Bazaar! Crafters: This is a chance for your talents to shine. Let others see what you can do while supporting the work of our Parish. Registration Forms will be available in the Narthex, or email: events@stfrancisyulee.org  

The deadline to submit your crafts for the Christmas Craft Bazaar is August 1st, 2018. As of August 1st, the submission for all crafts is closed unless you have submitted information to either Cathy McKnight or Sandy Pineault. If you have any questions, contact Cathy McKnight or Sandy Pineault.


THANK YOU to all those crafters who have submitted work. You are assuring success for this event!

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