Advent & Christmas Schedule 2021

Gather with your loved ones this Christmas in the festive remembrance of the birth of Our Saviour. Share in the traditional warmth of the season as joy fills the hearts of your family and friends.

The celebration of the birth of Christ is a special time to recognize the love and goodness of God. He comes among us; He shares our human condition; He gives Himself to us without reserve.

Our prayer this Christmas is that a deeper sense of the presence of God may be born within the faith community of our Church because with him we can do all things.

May God Bless You Always and fill your heart with His special gifts.

Fr. Seth

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Holy Hour Time Change

Please note starting on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 Holy Hour will begin at 7 pm in the Church, instead of 7:30 pm.

St. Frances CYO 2022 Girls Volleyball Registration

Girls grade 4 – 12

First-time players to St. Frances can register in-person in the school building on the following dates:

Sat, Dec 4, 2021 from 9:00 – 11 AM – Room 0
Mon, Dec 6, 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Room 0
Sat, Dec 11, 2021 from 9:00 – 11 AM – Room 0
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Room 0

Room 0 is located in the left hallway as you enter the main entrance of the school building.

The Registration Fee for new players is $170 per child (discounted for siblings) plus $30 uniform fee.

Returning 2020 St. Frances players will be contacted separately with instructions for online registration.

Bambellini Sunday, Dec. 11/12

THE BLESSING OF THE BABY JESUS FIGURES FROM YOUR HOME NATIVITY SCENES!

Since 2017 it has been our Saint Frances de Chantal Parish Tradition to Celebrate Bambellini Sunday. 

 Bambellini Sunday is when children / families / parents bring their statues / figures of the Infant Jesus from all their Nativity Sets at home to be blessed at Mass, just as Pope Francis does on the 3rd Sunday of Advent in Rome. 

 The 3rd Sunday of Advent is often referred to by its Latin name – Gaudete Sunday, which indicates that it is a day of “Rejoicing!”  The Lord is near!  Christmas is near!

 “Dear Children, when you pray in front of your Nativity scene, remember me as I remember you!”  Jesus said, “The more that you Honor Me – the more that I will bless you!”

 This Traditional Advent Season Event will take place after the Post – Communion Prayer at all of the Masses on Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12, 2021.

 Remember to bring your Baby Jesus Figurine (and other figures, if you like) and have them Blessed and when you return home, joyfully place the Blessed Christ Figure (and others) into your Families Nativity Scene. 

 Thank you and God Bless You!

Sunday’s Word/Breaking Bread books

If you would like to have the Sunday readings in print, copies of Sunday’s Word books will be available at the church doors for a small donation of $5.00 each to help cover our cost.

Please do not remove the new 2022 Breaking Bread books from the church. They are needed for Masses and cost the parish approximately $10 to replace each one that is removed from the church.

If you need a Sunday’s Word/Breaking Bread book for your ministry, please contact Cookie Reisert at 785-1309.

Thank You.

History of the Jesse Tree

The Jesse Tree tradition, which dates back to the middle ages, is rooted in Isaiah 11:1: “A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” Jesse was the father of David, Israel’s greatest king. And Jesus is descended from the line of David. He is the branch God promised would grow from Jesse’s family tree. Each symbol on the tree represents a story from within this family tree and a step toward the birth of Jesus.

Click HERE for more information about this tradition as a way of preparing for Advent.

300 Club Update

19th Round – Report No. 5

Dear 300 Club Members,

The 19th Round concluded last Saturday after the November drawing was held (results below). We want to thank all 339 Members again for their support this past round and hope you renew for what should be an exciting 20th Round with the 3 additional monthly Thank You Prizes. Continue reading “300 Club Update”