November 30, 2014 - St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church


November 30, 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
November 30—December 7, 2014
Sunday, November 30
No Catechesis Classes
Mon., December 1 Advent Weekday
Is 2:1-5; Mt 8:5-11
Aurelia Garcia
Karl Heup
MaryAnn Hilburn
Tues., December 2 Advent Weekday
Is 11:1-10; Lk 10:21-24
Wed., December 3 St. Francis Xavier, Priest
Grapevine, TX
Monday, December 1
Monday Morning Prayer Group-Rm 113
Children’s Choir –Rm 112
Respect Life Ministry-PH
Spanish Adult bible Study-Conf Rm
Marion Novena Prayer Group– Res. Chapel
St Francis of Assisi Pre-School-FLC
After Divorce Ministry Meeting-Rm 113
Catechist Meeting-PH
Jovenes Para Cristo-Rm 115
English Baptism Prep—Meeting Rm
Spanish Baptism Prep-Rm 211
1 Cor 9:16-19,22-23; Mk 16:15-20
James Sincere
Tom Koranek Family
Angela Walters
Thurs., December 4 St John Damascene, Priest and
Doctor of the Church
Is 26:1-6; Mt 7:21,24-27
Thomas Gawrys
Joe Jarzynka
Fri., December 5 Advent Weekday
Is 29:17-24; Mt 9:27-31
Judy Vera
Lucia Whang
Thaddeus Whang
Sat., December 6 St Nicholas, Bishop
Wednesday, December 3
Women’s Crafters– Meeting Rm
Grupo de Mujers –Rm 113
Breakout (Middle School)-MPR
RCIA for Adults-PH
Children’s Catechesis-FLC (Spanish)
St Francis of Assisi Pre-School-FLC
Padre Pio Prayer Group-Reservation Chapel
St Francis Mom’s Group-PH
Willis Wedding Rehearsal
Familias Catolicas-Annex
KOC Blood Drive-MPR
John Paul II Institute –Rms211-213
Safe Environment Teen Training Class-Rm 214
Sisterhood—Parish Hall
Willis Wedding
Man Up! Project—MPR
R.E.A.Ch.-Meeting RM
Children’s Catechesis-FLC
Scout Emblem Instruction-Conference Rm
Young Church
Thursday, December 4
Is 30:19-21,23-26; Mt 9:35—10:1,5a,6-8
John & Josephine Formes
Royann Szmanda
Sun.,December 7 Second Sunday of Advent
Tuesday, December 2
Is 40:1-5,9-11; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8
Martin & Regis Salley
Jim Mindt
For the People
Ed & Laura Engelbert
Altar Linen Ministry:
Ofelia Armstrong-November 30
Mary Lizaberth Loar—December 7
Advent Reconciliation Service
Friday, December 5
Saturday, December 6
Sunday, December 7
Advent Mission –Church
First Sunday of Advent
November 30, 2014
St. Francis of Assisi
Catholic Church
Advent Mission
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
As one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today, Deacon Harold is active in giving lectures, retreats, and seminars in parishes, workshops, and at numerous conferences across the nation
and around the world. Deacon Harold has been featured on Life on the Rock, EWTN Live, EWTN
Bookmark, and hosts several popular EWTN series, including "Behold the Man: Spirituality for Men”,
“Made in His Image: Family Life Today”, “Christ the Servant: The Vocation of Deacons”, “Authentically
Free at Last” and “Priests and Deacons: Ministers of Mercy.” Deacon Harold also hosts the weekly radio show From the Rooftops on the Radio Maria network.
December 7th – 10th
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. each night
Session Topics Include:
December 7th: Praying with Confidence and Trust: Experiencing
the Gift of God's Life in Us
December 8th: Come Let Us Adore Him: The Purpose and Meaning
of Eucharistic Adoration
December 9th: Preparing the Way for the Lord:
The Joy of Reconciliation and Conversion in Advent
December 10th: The True Meaning of Christmas:
Eucharist & Evangelization
Advent Reconciliation Services
For Northeast Deanery:
Dec 1
Dec 3
Dec 4
Dec 10
Dec 15
Dec 18
St. Michael
Good Shepherd
St Francis
Holy Cross
St. Catherine
St John
St. Philip
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Day of Obligation
Monday, December 8th, 2014
Masses: 6:30am; 12:15noon & 7:00pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Friday, December 12, 2014
Mass at 7pm—followed by a reception in the MPR
2015 Sunday Missals are available for
purchase in the church office for $3.00
Sunday, December 14
Come enjoy a special musical evening with the Adult, Children and
Spanish choirs of St. Francis, plus full
orchestra! Tickets are $5/person, max
$20/family, and can be purchased in
the Narthex after all the masses, in the church office, from any choir member, or from Denise Brooks
in the Music Ministry Office. Childcare provided
with advance reservation – call the church office.
St. Francis Moms
Please join other St. Francis Moms for our monthly meeting
in the Parish Hall Wed., Dec. 17th 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 December 5th.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church / Iglesia Católica San Francisco de Asís
Grapevine, TX
Sisterhood of St. Francis is a ministry
providing an opportunity for All Women of
the parish to come together
for fellowship, a wonderful speaker, and a
bible reflection.
sponsored by St. Francis Outreach has
begun. This is your opportunity to assist
those of Grapevine and the surrounding
communities to have a joyful Christmas.
Join us for a potluck lunch! Our treat for
first time participants. Too busy to cook?
Come anyway!
Through the Adopt-A-Family program,
adults and children are available for
adoption. Ornaments are placed on
the tree which represent individuals and
their “Christmas Wish List” item. The desired item can then be purchased to
help fulfill their Christmas wish.
A -E Salad, F-K Dessert, L-R Entrée, S-Z Vegetable
MaryBeth Soto
214-280-0183 [email protected]
Sisterhood of St. Francis
Saturday, December 6
11:30am Parish Hall
Assistance can also be provided in
other ways.
Through the Utility Assistance program,
cash contributions will be set aside to
provide assistance with the higher winter
utility bills.
Produce vouchers through grocery store
gift certificates can be donated to allow families to purchase perishable
items which are not provided in the holiday food baskets.
Department store gift certificates may
be donated to allow Angel Shoppers to
purchase wished for items
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
All ornaments taken must be returned
by December 8th 2014 with gift attached
unwrapped please. We let the families
of those adopted wrap the gift for their
loved ones. Thanks so much
Votive Candle Intention
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Our Lady of Grace
Votive Candle for Personal Intention to
Our Lady of Grace or Sacred Heart
St. Francis of Assisi
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.
is looking for you! For more information on this Catholic choice for
your preschooler contact Karen
Report of Parish Contributions
Vocation View
What we’ve done to the least of our brothers
and sisters we’ve done to Christ. Choose to
serve in every instance; listen for a call to service
as a priest, brother or sister. (Matthew 25:31-46)
Collection totals will be posted next weekend
Please pray for . . .
Our brothers and sisters who are ill, especially… Robin Chavez, Claire Coen, Sophie Diamond, Mozelle Duckett, Randal
Flamik, Roger Gilley, Diane Hardin, Betty Hale, Sandy Laverock, Mary Liz Loar, Melanie Morales, Steve Prescott, Demetrio Perez,
Lexi Rhoads, Jaydan Thompson, Daniel Pruit, Estefana Salinas, Tonia, Salinas, Don Schutt, Desi Styer and family, Betty Tate,
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
First 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
November 30, 2014
Teen Leader Keeping Children Safe Class
Sat., December 6, 2014
10am-12:30pm—Room 214
Please RSVP Donna at [email protected] or 817
-481-2685 Ext 237
Troop 7
Christmas Fundraiser
‘The Wreath is a symbol of peace and hospitality
known the world over.’
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
Boy Scouts of Troop 7 will deliver pre-ordered Christmas
wreaths in the Parish Hall after all Masses on Nov. 29 th/30th
and Dec. 6th/7th. There will also be limited quantities of
wreaths and centerpieces for purchase at that time Thank
you for supporting our Scouting activities.
Confirmation Session Dates:
For Students & Parents
Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 & Mar. 8
April 12 Session is for Students only
Register your child for Confirmation online at
For information about requirements and the schedule for
our Youth Ministry, go to
Spirit Retreat—February 20—22, 2015
Confirmation—Saturday, April 25, 2015 At 10am
Saint Francis of Assisi Craft Group
Craft and Gift Sale
Parish Hall
Dec. 6th - after the 5pm Mass
Dec. 7th - after the 8am & 10am Masses
(while supplies last)
Featuring the annual St Francis Collectable Angel
Ornament for 2014. This year's angel is dedicated to
the memory of our dear friend and supporter, Vivian
Tribble, who inspired the design. Come join us for
coffee and doughnuts and do your Christmas shopping. Items for sale include handmade craft items
and an assortment of gift items. Proceeds from this
sale are used to support St Francis Outreach benefit
programs, scholarship grants, and other activities that
help those in need in our parish and community.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church / Iglesia Católica San Francisco de Asís
Thanksgiving Holiday
No Habrá clases de religión el
miércoles 26 de noviembre y
domingo 30 de noviembre
Grapevine, TX
Clases de Confirmación
para padres y estudiantes que
recibirán confirmación este año
Domingo: 14 de diciembre,
11 de enero, 8 de febrero, 8 de marzo
y 12 de abril
A las 2:30-4:15pm
Platicas de Bautismo
Martes, 2 de diciembre 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
Jesús te ama . Tu dignidad y valor no están basadas en
lo que tienes o en los que has hecho, pero si sobre el
hecho que tu eres Su hermana y eres la Hija amada de
sus Padre.
Busca de nuestro Señor, Jesucristo, Rey del Universo,
para ser sanada del dolor de tu aborto.
Ministerios de Raquel
Próximo Retiro Abril 2015
La Inmaculada Concepción de la Virgen Maria
Día de obligación
Lunes 8 de diciembre
Misas: 6:30am; 12:15pm y 7:00pm
Servicio de Reconciliación
durante Adviento para el Decanato Noreste:
Dec 1
Dec 3
Dec 4
Dec 10
Dec 15
Dec 18
St. Michael
Good Shepherd
St Francis
Holy Cross
St. Catherine
St John
St. Philip
Venga a celebrar el sacramento con Dios. No habrá
confesiones durante la Víspera de Navidad o el Día de
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Viernes 12 de diciembre
Misa 7:00pm
Las Posados
Miércoles, 17 de diciembre
7:00pm en el gimnasio
Momentos Matrimoniales
(El Adviento comienza el 30 de noviembre.) “Estén
preparados y vigilando, porque no saben cuando
llegara ese momento.” (Mc 13:33) Pensar en la
muerte no agrada a nadie, pero aunque sea triste,
todos nos encontraremos ante la muerte algún día.
¿Tienes algunas palabras amorosas que dirigirle a tu
cónyuge? No te detengas.
Concertó Navideño
Domingo 14 de diciembre
Pautas Par Padres
Mientras nos preparamos para el comienzo de un
nuevo año litúrgico con el Adviento, conversa con
tu familia sobre alguna nueva costumbre que quisieras formar entre ahora y la Navidad. Cuando
enciendas una vela en la corona de Adviento, recuerda tu propósito de mejorar como persona.
Susan Vogt
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.
First Sunday of Advent
November 30, 2014
COUNCIL 7099 and ASSEMBLY 3476
Grand Knight: Eric McKuzes, 817-908-2227
Faithful Navigator: Ruben Cisneros, 214-202-8352
Knight of the Month – Leroy McCall
Family of the Month – Chad &Melissa Collins children Ruben,
Lexie, Frankie, & Nathan
Rookie of the Month – Tom Davis
12/1 6:30PM Council 7099 Rosary, Dinner, & Monthly General Meeting
7 - 9 PM Man Up Project
8AM-12PM Blood Drive
7:00 PM Assembly 3476 Rosary and Monthly Meeting
For more information on upcoming events visit “
CouncilSite/?CNO=7099” or
Knights of Columbus Sponsored Family Rosary
Please join us on the Blessed Mother’s side
of the Church: Saturday at 4:30 PM;
Sunday at 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM
For membership information contact
“[email protected]”
Knights of Columbus Blood Drive, Saturday, December 6th
at 8am in the Multi-Purpose Room.
Holy Trinity Catholic School will celebrate its 17th Annual
Dinner and Auction this year. We welcome you to join us
for an evening of dinner, dancing and fellowship.
When: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Where: Marriott Solana in Westlake
Time: 6:30pm – Midnight
Attire: Cocktail
Invitations and Grand Raffle Tickets:
Available in January
To become a sponsor or make a donation for the live
or silent auction please contact
Amy Roberts at [email protected]

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