which embraces the teachings of Jesus Christ to foster Spiritual growth.
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Not Watching for the Second Coming
As we near the end of the Church year, the scriptures become more urgent. Both the prophet Malachi and Jesus in the Gospel according to Luke offer graphic pictures of a terrible future. But we are missing the message if we use these passages to speculate about when the world will end. The troubles predicted have already occurred, and then some. In the last century alone we have seen devastation beyond anything the ancient prophets could have imagined.
We weren't given these passages to strike fear in our hearts, but faith. The sun of justice will rise, Malachi assures us, for those who are faithful. And Jesus promises, "By your perseverance you will secure your lives." But it is Paul who brings the message down to earth. The Thessalonians were so sure that the end of the world was upon them, some of them had stopped working! Paul states his case clearly: "If anyone was unwilling to work, neither should that one eat." We are not called to worry about how things will end, but to live today faithfully.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in community here at St. Francis . You will need to come to the Parish Office to register for Baptism date and class. Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate and $75 registration fee. We will need the names of Godparents and whether they will attend classes with you or elsewhere. God parents must be at least 16 years , one male &/or one female per child. Must have received all sacrament and if married, must be married in the Catholic Church. Both parents must consent to the baptism and where a child is being raised by a single parent, the other biological parent must give a written consent.
The wonderful Fil-Am celebration of Simbang Gabi novena masses continue at St. Francis. We will begin on Monday, December 16th and continue until December 24th at 5:30am morning mass each day with a breakfast to follow. All are invited to come and enjoy this very special mass and reception each day with friends and other parishioners as we prepare to the coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ at Christmas.
St. Francis of Assisi School Fund Raiser
"Come join us for dinner at Sweet Tomatoes on November 21, 2013 and help support St. Francis of Assisi School! Sweet Tomatoes will donate 20% of dine-in sales to our school. Simply purchase a meal and a beverage between. 5pm - 8pm and present the fundraising flyer at time of purchase. All funds will directly benefit the students of St. Francis of Assisi. Flyers will be available after masses this Sunday. Thank you!
Magnificat Ministry to Catholic Women
Would like to invite you to their next Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, Dec. 14th from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Crowne Plaza, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord
$25.00/ $30 after 12/7.
Join them for a morning of Praise, Prayer and Inspiration from their speakers? Marie & Deacon Robert Schaefer as they share their faith journey. Visit their website: magnificatsoti.org or call Maribel at (415) 756-0486 for more information.
SFA School Alumni
St. Francis of Assisi School is in the process of building
their alumni list for an "all-class" reunion in 2015 to celebrate
50 years of education the mind, body and spirit at St.
Francis of Assisi (formerly known as Most Precious Blood). If you are an alumnus of SFA (or MPB) please go to http://www.sfaconcord.net/index.cfm?plD=6423 or go to
"Alumni" under "School Info" tab at www.sfaconcord.net) to add or update your current information. In addition, don't forget to "like" us on Facebook so you can follow our latest activities and upcoming events. Please contact your former classmates and family...we would love to include them in future celebrations!.