Promote Vocations !
For more information contact:
Rev. James Wilcox
(817)-560-2452 ext. 110.
October 26th is Priesthood Sunday
Priesthood Sunday is our opportunity to pray for our priests and praise God for their courage and their generosity. There is an opportunity for you to make your appreciation for Msgr. Juan known. In the narthex from now through October 26, there are cards and a basket for you to write a simple note to assure him of your loving care and gratitude for his presence
Your Parish hospitality Committee is asking for volunteers to help with the 3rd Annual St. Frances Cabrini Feast Day celebration Chili & Salsa Cook Off, which is set for Saturday, November 15, 2014, in the Family Life Center, beginning at 6:00pm.
If you can help with any aspect of this event, please contact Marinelle Szenasy BEFORE Friday, October 31 at (817) 243-8796, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cook off is a wonderful opportunity to meet people in our parish, so your help would be appreciated to make it a success again this year.
in the life of our local parish.
For those who have lost a relationship to Divorce or Separation, St Frances Cabrini will be providing DIVORCECARE on October 23.
This is a new ministry for SFC, and will meet the needs of those who have been divorced and those experiencing divorce/separation. Please watch the bulletin for further announcements. Please call 817.573.8915 for more information.
Starting a New Life next session: October 21, 7:00p.m.
Jesus in his humanity was able to weep for the loss of a loved friend Lazarus. In his divinity, He was able to promise comfort for those who are grieving.
For more than 17 years this ministry has helped people who have lost a loved one to death. It is a peer ministry, which means that all facilitators have experienced a loss, and can aid those in grief. We offer two ten week sessions, one in the fall and one in the winter, to help people who have lost a spouse, a parent, a child, a relative, a close friend to death.
We focus on helping those who are grieving by the support and empathy of those who have grieved themselves, and helps them to work through their grieving process, and begin their new life without the one they have lost. For more information please call the parish office at 817-326-2131 or Phillis and Bill Brewer at 817-573-8915.
All Young Adults are invited for
coffee and dessert.
Journey, the young adult group, is hosting a coffee and dessert social on Friday, November 7th. Come mingle with other parishioners at 7:00 PM in the Family Life Center.
Journey meets weekly to discuss scripture, has a monthly book discussion group, and attends social events together. We invite all young adults ages 18-35 to participate. Check out our website at sfcjourney.weebly.com.
Call us at 817-326-2131
4:00 PM Confessions
5:00 PM Mass (English)
9:00 AM Mass (English)
10:45 AM Mass (Bilingual. Glen Rose)
12:30 Mass (Spanish)
has changed time:
from 6:30pm to 6:00pm
Consider Being a Part of Liturgical Ministry during Mass.
Serving your parish during Mass is an excellent way to fulfill your baptismal call of service to others.
All ministries are always open to new volunteers, but two ministries that are currently in great need of more volunteers are the Lectors and the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
For more information on how to help as a lector contact Kathy Stojak at 817-773-8096 or email@example.com.
For more information on Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion contact Brandy Molina (817-559-5009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Golfers, mark your Calendars for the 19th annual Fr. Costigan Charity Golf Tournament. November 5th at Harbor Lakes Country Club. The event will be to support local charities and seminarians.
Any question please email Ron Arnett at Ronarnett1@aol.com or call 817-819-4892 or contact Carmine Esposito at cesposito1802@Gmail.com.
ARE YOU SOMEONE OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO…
- Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
- Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) offers an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our Catholic faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting.
For more information, please contact Steve Dixon, OP at (817)573-2997 or (817)578-9206, or email@example.com.
"Why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation?
Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them," said Saint John Chrysostom (Catechsim of the Catholic Church 1032).
On the day after All Saints comes All Souls, the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, in which the Church prays for all who have died. As Catholics, we believe in Purgatory, that cleansing fire through which must pass "all who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified" (CCC, 1030).
Today, we pray for them, trusting that God will hear and answer our prayers that they know eternal light, happiness, and peace.
As we remember and pray for our loved ones who have died, the reality that we ourselves must one day die is also brought home to us as a gentle, insistent reminder. As Saint Ambrose wrote, "Death is then no cause for mourning, for it is the cause of mankind's salvation. Death is not something to be avoided, for the Son of God did not think it beneath his dignity, nor did he seek to escape it" (Office of Readings, Volume IV, p. 1539). May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
The Last day to enroll in classes and qualify for sacramental preparation this year was Oct. 12
Parents of students preparing to make First Holy Communion or Confirmation in May of 2015 please turn in a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate to Melissa Perez or Angela Behrens, even if baptized here at St. Frances.
V O Y C & CROSS
The Youth program has tickets to Six Flags Holiday in the Park for sale. These tickets can be used from November 22- January 4. Tickets are $10 each and all proceeds benefit scholarships to youth events. Please come to the office to purchase tickets.
V O Y C
There will be a parent meeting for parents of youth in Confirmation II on Wednesday, November 19 from 7:30pm-8:30 in the Family Life Center. All parents of youth making their Confirmation in May 2015 must attend this very important meeting. Please bring your child's Baptismal certificate with you to the meeting.
Please see Sunday Bulletin for more information.