Upcoming Events

December 8th: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)

 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.


December 12th: Our Lady of Guadalupe:

7:00 p.m. Procession & Rosary

8:00 p.m. Holy Mass with reception to follow


December 20th: Advent Penance Service

7:00 p.m.


December 24th: Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Eve)

4:00 p.m. – Children

6:00 p.m. – Adults


December 25th: The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

9:00 a.m.


December 26 – 29: No Masses


January 1, 2018: The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation)

9:00 a.m.

First Saturday of Every Month:

Finger foods and drinks after 4:00 pm Vigil Mass

 


First Sunday of Every Month:

Coffee and donuts after the 9:30 am Family Mass

 


 

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

Lectio Divina


6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Adoration Chapel. Consists of reading the Sunday Gospel 3xs interspersed with asking what word or verse is most prominent to me, what the word or verse means to me personally, and offering a prayer of adoration, petition, intercession, thanksgiving and/or praise.

Through listening to, reflection upon and discerning the Gospel in this manner, I afford myself a deeper awareness of the Gospel, through my personal response, those of others in the group and the homily reflection during Mass.

Consider Attending Any Friday Evening!

Enter through the front doors of the church and please bring your Bible.

The Book of James – Pearls For Wise Living

 


Mondays in the Cry Room from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Study Set with questions and answers – $23.95


Please register by August 1st by emailing:

spirituality@stfrancisyulee.org

FAMILY FOLLOW ME CHRISTMAS POTLUCK

Meeting Wednesday, December 17th at 5:00 pm  at Herbert’s home. Bring a dish and gift to share.

WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB

Meeting Wednesday, Januaryth at 4:00 pm in the Cry Room

A Mary Christmas   By Kathleen M. Carroll

Advent asks us to wait in joyful hope. In responding to this call, we can have no better teacher than Mary, the Mother of Our Lord. Her Seven Joys transform the Christmas season by reminding us to savor glad tidings, close relationships and new beginning.

“Advent asks us to wait in joyful hope. In responding to this call, we can have no better teacher than Mary, the Mother of Our Lord. Her Seven Joys transformed the Christmas season by reminding us to savor glad tidings, close relationships, and new beginnings.”

MEN’S CLUB


Meeting Thursday, January 4th  in the Parish Hall. Socializing and refreshments beginning at 6:30 followed by the meeting  at 7:00 pm. Please come and bring a friend.

Mark your calendar, our next Pastoral Council Meeting is Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.


Only one member of each ministry should attend the Pastoral Council meetings. Alternates should only attend if the chairperson is not available.

Review the email sent out by Maureen concerning keys to the storage room. If you will need access to the room after working hours or on weekends you must check out a key from the office in advance. Only a limited number of people have a key. Please do not interrupt Fr. when he is preparing for mass or confessions by asking for his key.

Bulletin entries should come from the ministry chairperson. There have been instances when the office has received multiple bulletin articles from as many as three different members of the same ministry. This causes delays in preparing the bulletin as the Secretary must check with the chairperson to ascertain which entries are to be included.

Because December 24th is the last Sunday in Advent, the normal Sunday Mass schedule will be followed in the morning. After the 9:30 a.m. Mass the church will need to be setup for the 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass. This will only allow us about 4 hours to configure the church for Christmas celebration. Assistance from all ministries will be appreciated. The Women’s Activities ministry and Men’s Activities ministry have the lead for this effort.

If you have any items you would like to have included in the agenda for our Pastoral Council meeting, please submit them to me by early January.

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