A reminder that registration for Faith Formation is now open! This includes registration for First Reconciliation and First Communion, as well as Confirmation preparation for 9th and 10th graders. There is also an adult offering this year! You can find registration information and materials HERE! This is open to any and every person in the parish - Catholic school or public, parent or not, young or old. Come and See!
Here are some details for upcoming dates:
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, a faith community committed to living and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ within the Catholic tradition, is holding their Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 4, 2014 – the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi – our patron saint! The Annual Fall Festival promises food, fun, fellowship and live entertainment!
· Turkey Dinner, cost and proceeds donated by the Canadian Honker
· Cinnamon rolls/coffee
· Vietnamese Egg rolls
· Tamales and other great Mexican food
· Big Ticket Raffle & Stretch Raffle
· Silent Auction
· Children’s Games
· Wine Ring Toss
· and more….
For additional information, please contact the Parish Center office at (507) 288-7313.
“Being involved with FOCUS and the St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center while attending WSU has been an unexpected blessing. I have discovered what it means to be in a relationship with Jesus and how He wants to work through me. FOCUS offers students opportunities to grow Closer to Christ through bible studies, a discipleship-relationship with another person, and other events. I have learned how to be a true leader—a Christ-like leader. Investing in my peers and making sacrifices to lead them to the Lord has allowed me to come to know Him and His love more deeply. Without the activities through the Newman Center and FOCUS, I would not have the desire to serve Him as a FOCUS missionary after graduation. By supporting the Catholic Ministries Appeal, more students will be introduced to our Lord where they may discover who He is calling them to be.” – Jordyn Houseman, WSU Newman Center, Winona
Thank you so much for your continued generosity! Please prayerfully consider making a contribution, if you have not already done so.
Thanks to all who attended the Parish Picnic in August! We had a great turn out, great music, and great food! Praise the Lord! See if you can spot yourself in one of the pictures from the day!
The Holy Father released a new encyclical this summer! It is titled, Laudato Si - On Care for our Common Home. You can read the whole thing HERE. The title is from a St. Francis of Assisi quote, so be sure to check it out!
You can also listen to a few commentaries based on the St. John's Bible over at the Seeing the Word blog.