Document 445090

Dear Friends in Christ,
This Sunday we celebrate OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
THE KING. On this solemn feast, together with the whole
Church, we come to the end of the Church’s liturgical year of
What does “The King” mean to us when we solemnly
celebrate today? Jesus is the King of kings. This means that
King Jesus is above all; He is the only King whom we should
love most, and be loyal to Him no matter what. We are His
“subjects”, not because we are worthy or we deserve it, but
because He loves us.
He is not a king as are other kings on earth. He is
the King who left the glory of Heaven to be with His subjects,
who has walked with the poor, the lame, the outcasts.….who
ate with sinners.….who does not condemn us when we sin
against him but forgives us…..who knelt down to wash
His subjects’ feet…who cares for each of us with His seven
There is as second collection this weekend for Catholic Campaign for
Human Development. CCHD was founded to end the cycle of poverty in
the United States by funding organizations that help
individuals help themselves. Your contribution will defend
human dignity and help those living on the margins of our
Is Jesus asking you, “Won’t you watch one hour with me?” The three
people who had previously volunteered to spend the
5:00 to 6:00 pm hour with Jesus every First Friday of
the month have all moved away. Won’t YOU please
consider giving Him this one hour out of the 720 hours
each month? To volunteer, please call Nick or Mary
Murphy at 524-2831 or leave your name and phone
number with the Parish Office. Remember: Jesus can
never be outdone in generosity.
Protecting God's Children training session for adults in
our Vicariate will be here on Saturday Dec. 13th at St.
Francis from 9:30 am till 12:30 pm. To register please
go to and click "Registration" in the left
hand menu.
DSA Assessment - $26,625.00
Paid/Pledged from 77 families - $19,516.55
Amount needed for assessment - $7,108.45
sacred Sacraments through His only Church from the day we
are born until the day we die…who laid down His life on the
cross, so that we can live and live abundantly…who was
raised from the dead, that gave us a sure hope of victory.
What a King he is! We are not dreaming to have a
king like Christ. This is the King we do have, and he will be
our King forever.
So, Friends, should we love Him above all things?
Should we be loyal to Him? Should we listen to and keep His
commandments? Should we profess and defend His glorious
name? Should we feel ashamed when we make a sign of the
Cross on ourselves? Should we….and should we….?
May you and I one day be with our King, Jesus Christ
in His Kingdom in Heaven. Amen.
Fr. Tien
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving. Mass on Thanksgiving Day will be
celebrated at 9:00 a.m. There will be NO Mass on
Friday, November 28. The Parish Office will be closed
on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28.
We ask that any announcements for next weekend’s
bulletin (November 29th - 30th) be submitted to the office
by Monday, November 24th. Thank you!
Thank you for all your pantry contributions and to
each one of our wonderful volunteers who helped
make Thanksgiving possible for 172 families.
May God’s blessings shower down upon you!
November 15-16, 2014
Envelopes and Cash
Online Giving
$ 440.00
Saturday 4:00 p.m. 135
Sunday 9:00 a.m. 205
11:30 a.m. 327
Thank you to all who faithfully contribute
and are so generous to our parish.
Next Sunday, November 30th, will be the First Sunday of
Advent and the beginning of the new Church liturgical year.
We want to thank those who have recently donated
some wonderful Catholic books and a few DVD’s. The
parish library is taking orders for the 2015 spiral bound
calendar and daily planner from TAN are $11.87 each
plus shipping. Call Georgette at 421-4747. We will
need at least 5 orders to get our discount. Thank you.
It’s time again for St. Francis Christmas Gift Giving Tree
Program. Families that can use support to provide a gift
for your child(ren) please call any of these members:
Kim Leister 371-1797, Sue Kozma 524-7134,
Sandra Lopez 342-5847, Basilia Ruiz 200-9114, or
Edith Jennings 421-4863.
A very special Advent Concert is scheduled here at St. Francis on
Wednesday evening, December 10, following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Cody
Killian will be our guest musician, along with a
bass player from St. William’s in Murphy, a
flutist at Immaculate Heart of Mary in
Hayesville, and our own pianist, organist,
cellist and violinist. Cody, a 2014 graduate of
Young Harris College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, now is the
Pianist/Organist at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in
Atlanta. Some of you will remember Cody when he gave us a sample of
his musical abilities at a Sunday Mass here at St. Francis several weeks
ago. Our parish, as hosts for this evening of prayer and music, will be
serving refreshments following the concert. Homemade cookies made
by our parishioners would be greatly appreciated. Please let Liz Guertin
(369-7052) know how many you will donate.
Faith Formation will be extended 45 minutes for the music
practice time needed for the Children’s Christmas Pageant
to be held here on December 21st at 3 pm.
Pray for everyone who seeks healing: Shirley Allegretti, Betty & Paul
Annulis, George Barlow, Monica Beattie, Louise Bernards, Randy
Bernards, Dean Birchard, Lonnie Bishop, Clyde Blue, Jim Broadwell, Ralph
Brown, Jeannie Burrows, Bill Chambless, Mary Ellen Chestnut, Orfeo
Cicchetti, Ed Cope, Juanita Cox, Richard Crow, Ashley Cuthbertson,
Lillianne Duong Davis, Richard DeBetta, Matthew Demond, Nadine
Denis, Dorothy Dodge, Pat Dziurgot, Jim Dzurus, Irma Ebbes, J. D.
Gibson, A. J. Golon, Lou Golon, Marti Golon, Eugene Gonzalez, Casper
Erb, Dorothy Gordon, Elmer Gover, Thomas Grogan, Michael Gruber,
Joyce Ann Hillard, Bill Himschoot, Charles Hoefeyzers, Peggy Holcomb,
Kevin Holland, Terry Holland, Carl Huebler, Liz Hutchinson, Richard
Kantner, Rachel Kay, Betsy Kendrick, Jack Lammers, Greg Langston,
Mary Ann Malloy, Christopher Marinari, Debbie Matthews, Fred
Matthews, Riley Maynard, Gail McGrath, Joseph Mezera, Lad Mezera, Bill
Moffitt, Nancy Montgomery, Thelma Niolet, Alicia Pack, Jane Putka,
Giovanna “Laura” Rizzo, Terra Schear, Taylor Stacy, Richard Stodghill,
Junior Stoudemire, Ed Tisdale, Kennedi Vondryk, Ed Taber, Sam
Waldroop, Shy Warren, Bertha Watson, Caleb Watson, Teresa Williams,
Marlene Woods, Alice Yuzzi, Marilyn Zagorski.
Our elderly & shut-in parishioners: Katherine Baumann, Frances
DiMarchiso, Margaret Driscoll, Barbara Elliot, Marilyn Elman, Nicole
Meher, Reenie Modlin, Bertha Zalapa.
For parishioners and all serving in our armed forces: Aaron Brooks,
Patrick Debo, Jeremiah Elam, Joseph Hagge, Gregory Himschoot,
Christian Houston, Ben Hunter, Carol Hysell, Thomas Hysell, Raymond
Hysell, Amy Hysell, and Stephen Karcher, Kyle McCormick. Pray
especially for all those who are stationed in areas of conflict.
Mass Schedule and Intentions
Saturday, November 22
4:00 P.M.  Evelyn Barrett by Diane Argenti
Sunday, November 23
9:00 A.M.  Daniel Birchard by Jackie Lee
11:30 A.M.
Parish People’s Mass
Monday, November 24
9:00 A.M.  Bertha Riley by Barbara Johnson
8:00 A.M.
Tuesday, November 25
Irene Keswich & Family
by Helen Waneski
Wednesday, November 26
5:30 P.M.  Cynthia Schmitz by Bob Schmitz
Thursday, November 27
9:00 A.M.  Ray Teska by Robert Teska
Friday, November 28
Saturday, November 29
4:00 P.M.  Ronald Bryant by Barbara Johnson
Sunday, November 30
9:00 A.M.  Deceased Members of Kibler Family
11:30 A.M.
by Pat Maloy
Parish People’s Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday from 3:00 to 3:45 P.M.
Wednesday at 6:15 P.M.
Rosary and The Divine Mercy Chaplet
The Rosary is recited everyday one half hour
before each Mass except for first Saturday.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited
every Friday at 3 P.M.
Sunday – Faith Formation – 10:30 to 11:30 am
Monday – R.C.I.A. Classes – 7:00 to 8:30 pm
1st & 3rd Tuesday – Craft & Sewing Group – 10:00 am
Wednesday – Confirmation Classes – 6:30 pm
Wednesday – First Communion Classes – 6:30 pm
Thursday – Choir Practice – 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Thursday – Adult Faith Formation – 6:30 pm
Friday – Men’s Group – 7:00 am
(No Men’s Group on November 28th)