December 21, 2014 - St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church



December 21, 2014 - St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church / Iglesia Católica San Francisco de Asís
Mass Intentions & Scripture Readings
Calendar of Events
December 21—December 28, 2014
Sunday, December 21
KOC Pancake Breakfast-MPR
Mon., December 22 Late Advent Weekday
1 Sm 1:24-28; Lk 1:46-56
Diane Bates
Joe Jarzynka
John Walsh
R.E.A.Ch-Meeting Rm
NO Children’s Catechesis
English Group Baptisms-Church
Scout Emblem Instruction-Conference Rm
NO Young Church (High School)-MPR
Monday Morning Prayer Group-Rm 113
Children’s Choir –Rm 112
KOC Planning Meeting-Annex
Marion Novena Prayer Group– Res. Chapel
Tues., December 23 St John of Kanty, Priest
Mal 3:1-4,23-24; Lk 1:57-66
Wed., December 24 Late Advent Weekday
Monday, December 22
Is 62:1-5; Acts 13:16-17,22-25; Mt 1:1-25
Harry&  Julia Hornbake
Joe Jarzynka
Nelson Hui
12:00(Midnight) Sylvia Atto
Thurs., December 25 The Nativity of the Lord
Is 52:7-10; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18
For the People of Our Community
Clarita Sanchez and Family
Grapevine, TX
Tuesday, December 23
Wednesday, December 24
No Adoration
Mass-Family Life Center
12:00(Midnight) Mass
Thursday, December 25
Fri., December 26 St Stephen, The First Martyr
Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Mt 10:17-22
Deceased members of the Rodriguez & Cantu Family
Sat., December 27 St. John, Apostle and Evangelist
1 Jn 1:1-4; Jn 20:2-8
No Mass
Gerry Kwiatkowski
Sun.,December 28 Fourth Sunday of Advent
Gen 15:1-6;21:1-3; Heb 11:8,11-12,17-19; Lk 2:22-40
Joe Jarzynka
For the People
Paula Loredo & Santiago Hernandez
Diaconate Class of 1989
Friday, December 26
Building will close immediately following the
No Adoration
Saturday, December 27
No Childcare during 5pm Mass
Altar Linen Ministry:
Gisele Oakes—December 21
Rosie Rodriguez-December 28
Sunday, December 28
No Childcare during Masses
NO Children’s Catechesis
NO Young Church (High School)
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 21, 2014
Pastor’s Points by Father Flynn
Christmas Mass Schedule—2014
Wednesday, December 24th:
4:00PM - Children’s Mass
4:15PM—Mass in Family Life Center
7:00pm -Mass
12:00 Midnight - Mass with Carol Service
beginning at 11:30pm
Thursday, December 25th:
9:00AM– English
Parish offices will close at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, December 24th and re-open January 5, 2015.
There will be daily Mass. No Adoration during this
time. December 27th/28th begins the regular
weekend Mass schedule.
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Amazing, isn’t it, how many speakers and writers will cite
Wikipedia as a source of information for a definition of what
they intend to tell about? In the genre of the day, Wikipedia defines “Christmas” this way: Christmas or Christmas
Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is
an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,
observed generally on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
So while “billions of people around the world” are celebrating this day either as a religious day or a cultural day, nonetheless they still call it Christmas and yet we, among the billions, are subjected to the so-called ‘politically correct’
practice of wishing one another “Happy Holidays” and not
“Merry or Blessed Christmas” so as not offend the ‘sensitivity’
of those who don’t believe in Christianity. Last time I
checked Christians are still a majority (76%) in the U.S. and
yet individuals, businesses, communities, and large corporations cave in to the pressure of the “vocal minorities” and
only display and say “Happy Holidays” with no reference to
“Christmas” in the their advertising, store displays and customer greetings. There’s a YouTube video of a new Christmas song that everyone should watch and take to heart: It’s done
by the ACLU choir (no, not that ACLU, rather the American
Christian Life United choir). Don’t let political correctness
erode your own appreciation of the Christmas Season that
begins with the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus, taking on human nature while retaining Divine nature in order to redeem
humankind from the ravages of sin. “And she gave birth to
her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes
and laid him in a manger because there was no place for
them in the inn” (Lk 2:7) The “inn” is the archetype of today’s world. There’s no ‘place’ for Christ in our daily life…it’s
reserved to its ‘proper time and place’, namely, an hour a
week in a church! Don’t allow the Anti-Christian culture
proponents to invade your life and family. Take time with
your family on Christmas Eve or Day to spend a few minutes
reading aloud Luke 2: 1-14 even though you may have already heard it at Mass. Read it slowly and think about the
incredible impact that this event has had on the world for
over 2000 years. Christmas as a liturgical celebration happens only once a year, but the coming of Jesus, Body and
Blood, Soul and Divinity happens every day in the celebration of the Eucharist. Make an early New’ Year’s Resolution
to try to celebrate the coming of Christ in Mass one more
time per week than you are doing now, or add an hour of
Adoration once a week on Wednesday or Friday when we
have it here at St. Francis. Christmas is an incredible story of
the first step in the greatest act of love ever done or experienced on this earth. In our efforts to transform our Catholic
family at St. Francis into “The most inspiring and active
Church where Catholics live the FAITH” (our Vision) these
small steps will have a very big impact. May God bless you
and your family with the abundance of graces and peace
at this holy time of Christmas!
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church / Iglesia Católica San Francisco de Asís
Grapevine, TX
St. Francis Moms
Outreach Thrift Store and Pantry
is in need of the following items:
Edible items: Tuna, chicken, mac and
cheese, cereal, pasta noodles, peanut
butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, crackers, coffee, sugar, flour, cooking oil.
Paper goods: Dish detergent, laundry
shaving razors, shaving cream, shampoo/conditioner, bath soap and Toilet
Please join other St. Francis Moms for our monthly meeting in
the Parish Hall Wed., January 21st at 9:30a.m. Childcare provided. For more information about this group, please contact
Melissa Collins at [email protected]
St. Francis Mom’s Book Study Group:
The group meets from 9:30-11am every other Friday, next
meeting January 16th.
Vocation View
Mary received and responded to the Lord’s will through
the invitation of an angel. Who are God’s messengers in
your life? Listen to God speaking to you through them.
(Luke 1:26-38)
Grocery or Wal-Mart Gift cards for
2015 Sunday Missals are available for purchase in
the church office for $3.00
Please place all items in the Outreach
Box in the Narthex or the Northwest
Foyer. Please check expiration dates
on food as expired food items cannot
be distributed. Thank You.
Votive Candle Intention
Sacred Heart of Jesus
In Memory of
Carole A. Kopicki
The Thrift Store is open
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Parishioners are welcome!!!
The store carries new and gently used
men’s, women’s and children’s clothing,
toys and household items at an affordable price. Proceeds from SFO Thrift
Store are used to provide emergency
financial assistance to those in need.
Items carried in the Thrift Store are those
which are generously donated by our
parish community.
Our Lady of Grace
Votive Candle for Personal Intention to
Our Lady of Grace or Sacred Heart
A six day intentions votive candle which will burn from Saturday
until Thursday may be requested on a “First come first serve” with a
donation at the receptionist desk. For more information contact
Rosie at 817-481-2685.
Report of Parish Contributions
Weekend of December 13TH and 14th
Actual Regular Collection
Year-to-Date Over(Under) Budget
Mass Attendance
$ 28,000.00
$ 25,865.55
$ 20,638.14
Please pray for . . .
Our brothers and sisters who are ill, especially… Sarah Jean Allen, Clinton Beer, Dan Campbell, Robin Chavez, Claire
Coen, Sophie Diamond, Mozelle Duckett, Randal Flamik, Roger Gilley, Diane Hardin, Betty Hale, Mark Joseph, Sandy Laverock, Mary Liz Loar, Melanie Morales, Steve Prescott, Demetrio Perez, Lexi Rhoads, Jaydan Thompson, Daniel Pruit, Roscoe
Fallin Mabery, Estefana Salinas, Tonia, Salinas, Don Schutt, Desi Styer and family, Betty Tate, Charlie Tremayne, Cathy West,
Margaret Weddel, & those serving in the armed forces.
Please remember in prayer those who are deceased. May they find light & peace in the loving arms of our Lord
and Savior: Terry Frank Wood, Freelan Mabery, Gretchen Baker
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Listed below are the of names and addresses of all the
seminarians studying for priesthood in the Fort Worth Diocese. These young men need the support of all Catholics in the diocese. They are the priests who will serve our
parishes in years to come. You can help with your
prayers and by sending them a Christmas greeting reminding them that you are with them throughout their
years of preparation. Pick out a few names at random
from the list. Write a brief but personal message. Mail
your greetings to them so as to reach them a week or
two before Christmas. For those in Mexico, add another
week earlier. For Rome, add two weeks. Regular postage inside the USA is 49 cents; Mexico and Rome, $1.15;
all prices based on one ounce which should cover all
Christmas cards of normal size.
–The Parish Vocation Committee
Assumption Seminary, 2600 Woodlawn Ave., San Antonio, Tx
William James Ashford Hayes
Randolph Edward Hopkins
Thomas Jay Jones
Pedro Javier Martinez
Ronaldo Tugade Mercado
Joseph George Moreno
Holy Trinity Seminary, 3131 Vince Hagan Dr, Irving, Tx 75062
Jason William Allan
Tyler David Dubek
Austin Travis Hoodenpyle
David Pickens LaPointe
Anthony Samuel Vecchio
Sacred Heart, 1504 Tenth St, Wichita Falls, Tx 76301
John William Martin
St. Joseph Seminary College, St. Benedict, LA
Ricardo Diaz
PO Box 449 St Benedict,LA70457
Brett Joseph Metzler
75376 River Rd St Benedict,LA70459
Michael John Sumcizk PO Box 501 St Benedict, LA 70457
Viktor Javier Valencia 75376 River Rd St Benedict,LA70459
Linh Hai Nguyen
PO Box 455 St Benedict, LA70457
Brandon Thomas Hall
PO Box 420 St Benedict, LA70457
St. Joseph Parish, 1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington Tx
Eugene John Flynn
St. Thomas Aquinas, 400 St. Thomas Aquinas Ave. , Pilot
Point, Tx 76258
Stephen Francis Hauck
Theological College, The Catholic University of American,
401 Michigan Ave., N.E Washington, D.C. 20017
Jonathan Michael Demma
Michael Carl Greco
Keith William Hathaway
Kevin Robert Hathaway
Samuel Joseph Maul
Maurice Lawrence Moon
Rijo Thomas Philip
St. Mary’s Seminary, 9845 Memorial Drive, Houston, Tx77024
Nghia Tran-Trung Nguyen
Pontifical North America College, 00120 Vatican City State,
Justin Allen Conover
Joseph Paul Keating
Matthew Robert Tatyrek
December 21, 2014
Keeping Children and Youth Safe Workshop
for Adults
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
This class is for adults over 18 years of age who have
never taken the course. Participants must RSVP by
6:00pm on Wed., Jan. 21st. Childcare will be available by reservation only to ensure proper care.
Please contact the office or email Donna at [email protected] to RSVP for childcare by Tuesday, Jan.
Teen Leader Keeping Children Safe Class
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Please RSVP Donna at [email protected] or
817-481-2685 Ext 237
St. Francis of Assisi
is looking for you! For more
information on this Catholic choice for your
preschooler contact Karen Deal at ext. 230 or
at [email protected]
Confirmation Session Dates:
For Students & Parents
Jan. 11, Feb. 8 &
**Date Change to March 22
April 12 Session for Students only
Register your child for Confirmation online at For information about requirements
and the schedule for our Youth Ministry, go
Spirit Retreat—February 20—22, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Adults Rooted in Scripture and Eucharist
Young Adults Ministry
Come join us for our weekly Scripture Study on
Thursday nights at St. Francis!
For more information, see our calendar at
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church / Iglesia Católica San Francisco de Asís
Grapevine, TX
La Natividad del Señor
Misa-Jueves, 25 de diciembre
a las 11am en español
No Habrá clases de religión el
domingo 21 de diciembre,
miércoles 24 de diciembre y
domingo 28 de diciembre
Clases de Confirmación
Platicas de Bautismo
Martes, 6 de Enero a las 7pm. Se
ofrecerán pláticas para los padres y
padrinos. Necesita traer una copia
del acta de nacimiento del niño a la
plática. Los padrinos seleccionados por los padres
tienen que ser católicos practicantes, es decir, que
han sido bautizados, confirmados, reciben comunión, son casados por la iglesia, y asisten a Misa cada Domingo, no hay excepciones. Para registrarse
por favor llame a la oficina con Rosie al 817-4812685. Los Bautizos en Español solo se llevarán acabo el cuarto sábado del mes a las 10am en la Iglesia. Ya no tendremos bautizos durante la Misa en
Español de la 1:00pm
Momentos Matrimoniales
Ya casi esta aquí. ¿Qué es? ¡La Navidad, por
supuesto! Es fácil sentirse agobiado y atareado
en esta temporada del año. Queremos encontrarles un bonito regalo al cónyuge, a los hijos, a
quien sea; queremos adornar la casa, etc. Tomate algunos momentos hoy día. No tienen que ser
muchos-una breve pausa no mas. Mírense el uno
al otro y estén agradecidos.
Pautas Para Padres
En el Evangelio de la Vigilia de Navidad se enumera los antepasados de Jesús (Mateo 1:1-25)
¿Pueden tus hijos trazar el árbol genealógico de
la familia algunas generaciones atrás? Cuéntales
de sus parientes tanto difuntos como vivos, y también de sus raíces étnicas. Tal sea puedas buscar
un mapa y ayudarles a visualizar como llegaron
al lugar que ahora es su hogar.
Susan Vogt
para padres y estudiantes que
recibirán confirmación este año
11 de enero
8 de febrero
22 de marzo
12 de abril
A las 2:30-4:15pm
Retiro Espiritual —20-22 de febrero de 2015
Confirmación —sábado, 25 de abril de a las 10am
El Sacramento de Reconciliación
Se realiza los sábados de 3:30 a 4:30p.m.
Les invitamos para que nos acompañen cada
domingo a la 12:30pm en la iglesia para participar
en el ROSARIO.
Con todas las actividades escolares y de la Iglesia dando inicio de nuevo, ahora es un buen tiempo para recordarles a todos los padres y guardianes: ¡AYUDE A
áreas publicas del edificio de San Francisco (como el
Nartex y los baños de la Iglesia, el Salón Parroquial, y el
gimnasio-uso) son solo eso – están abiertos al publico.
¡Sus niños no deben de ser permitidos de salir del santuario de la iglesia o la capilla solos! ¡Acompáñelos!
Fourth Sunday of Advent
COUNCIL 7099 and ASSEMBLY 3476
Grand Knight: Eric McKuzes, 817-908-2227
Faithful Navigator: Ruben Cisneros, 214-202-8352
Knight of the Month – Dennis Gaynor
Family of the Month – Larry and Karen Deal
Rookie of the Month – Nick Nixon
9:00 AM – Noon Pancake Breakfast
7:00 PM Council 7099 Planning Meeting
6:30 PM Council 7099 Rosary, Dinner, and Monthly General Meeting
7:00 PM Assembly 3476 Rosary and Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM Council 7099 Planning Meeting
For more information on upcoming events visit “
CouncilSite/?CNO=7099” or
Please join us on the Blessed Mother’s side of the Church. Advent would be a wonderful time to gather your family for your family rosary.
Knights of Columbus Sponsored Family Rosary
Please join us on the Blessed Mother’s side of the
Saturday at 4:30 PM; Sunday at 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM
and 4:00 PM
Pancake Breakfast Sunday December 21st In The Family Life Center
Come join your fellow parishioners and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast after the
8:00 and 10:00 AM Masses to benefit of Kano’j Mayan Youth Ministry; a
ministry run by our Brother Knight David Deegan. For membership information contact: [email protected]
December 21, 2014
A Perfect Fit
Built for You
Open House January 27
6:30 – 8:00pm
Now Accepting Applications for 2015-16
Private tours available by appointment
New Family Enrollment Opens Jan. 28
817-421-8000 x121or [email protected]
Pre K -8th grade

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