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Spreading Love & Hope...

Hello reader,

We maybe a small parish, but we have a big heart! Invite your friends and family to come see a different way to be Catholic. Send this newsletter to your friends and family as well so that they can see what is going on at Saint Francis.

We believe in equality, inclusivity, and love! All are welcome to participate fully in the life of our parish.

If you want to know more about what we stand for, feel free to read our Parish Covenant located at our Saint Francis Covenant Page.

Blessings!

Bishop Greg

Upcoming Mass Schedules

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We hope you will join us for Mass every Sunday.

Mass is held at the following times and locations:

10:00 AM - 6 Hickman Street, Graniteville, SC 29829 (Trinity Academy Building)

3:00 PM - 2321 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906 (Saint Alban's Episcopal Church)

October 6, 2019
Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Celebrant: Father Matthew Schnabel
Homilist: Bishop Gregory Godsey
Lector: Deacon Dana Godsey
Intention: Mass offered for the growth of our parish family.
Mass celebrating the Feast of Saint Francis our patron saint!

October 13, 2019
Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Celebrant: Bishop Gregory Godsey
Homilist: Father Matthew Schnabel
Lector: Luna Godsey
Intention: Mass offered for Bishop James St. George and Kate Wilcheck and their upcoming wedding.

October 20, 2019
Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Celebrant: Father Matthew Schnabel
Homilist: Father Matthew Schnabel
Lector: Lilith Chapman
Intention: Mass offered for Bishop Godsey and Deacon Dana as they travel and for Luna Godsey's birthday.

Prayer Requests

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Intentions from our own parish:

Please keep Deacon Dana Godsey; Bishop James St. George; Katelyn Wilchek; Tucker St. George; Bishop Michael Gifford; Father Brian West; Kelsey West; Father Bryan Wolf and his husband; Ruth St George; Father Ken Nelan; Bishop Godsey's health; Father Rick Romero and Darlene; Eugene Waldrop, Deacon Dana's Dad; Muriel Whitener; for an end to hatred and violence in our world, and growth of our parish in your prayers this week.

Prayer Requests from Saint Miriam Parish in Flourtown, PA:

Please keep Rose, Jessica, Chet, Angela, Cheryl, Edward, Deacon Pat and Bridget, Chuck, Joyce, Matt, Gregory, Avery, Sylvia, Kirk, Dick, Mavis Ann, Carol, Cathy, Bessie, Christine, Maureen, Marie, Mila, Donna, Kate, Colleen, Darlene, Alexander, Gabi, Gene, Dana, Christopher, Trish, Bill, Willie, Jeanette, Erin, Kate, Andy, Sean, Lorraine, Theresa, Jeff, Catherine, Emma Sue, Sarah, Beckie and Ethan, Anthony, Denise, Ruth, Ross, Rosemary, Rob, Myra, Ciara, Keith, William, Jim, Ingrid, Antionette, Michael, Mary Alice, John, Debbie, John, Maria, Father John Francis, Rob, Myra, Marta, Anne, Catherine, Wendy, Eileen, Jack, Ruth, Maia, Chuck, Tom, Lucy, Emma, Abigail, Amina in your prayers.

If you have a prayer request you want added to this list, please send it to Bishop Godsey.

Pastor's Blog

Little changes and Saint Francis

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Today I went to see my primary care doctor. It was a routine visit. However, as is the case in most of life, nothing is really routine. He encouraged me to continue making little changes to my routines and life to become more healthy. The idea of little changes is one that Saint Francis spoke of a lot. Most of …

Blessing of Pets

Please note new time!
We will hold a blessing of pets at our Mission location in Graniteville, South Carolina on October 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Bring your pet and participate in the blessings honoring our parish namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi!

On the Beat Announcement Video

Our newest On the Beat announcement video is here! https://vimeo.com/364269804
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If you would like to have a Mass offered at Saint Francis in the memory or in honor of a loved one or friend, you can visit https://oursaintfrancis.org/calendars/mass-intention/ to schedule a Mass. Right now Masses are offered on Sunday only and we have many Sundays currently without intentions. Mass cards to send to the family or friends informing them that you have asked for a mass to be offered for them or their loved one are available upon request.

Donations

You might not know this, but here at Saint Francis we do not take up a collection. We believe that when we gather for Mass, we should focus all our attention on the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Stopping to take up a collection diverts our attention from the most important task at hand, spending time with Jesus!

If you would like to donate to our parish, you can do so by leaving a donation in the basket next to the service books in the back of the church or by visiting our website. You can set up reoccurring donations or make a one-time donation at https://oursaintfrancis.org/support-us/.

As you can see from the link, our site uses state of the art security to protect your financial information from beginning to end.

Amazon Smile

We are also proud to announce that you can support Saint Francis every time you buy something at Amazon.com! You can visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1657061 and every time you shop, Saint Francis will get a small donation.

GuideStar

We are listed in the GuideStar Nonprofit Directory. You can view our information at http://www.guidestar.org/profile?id=47-1657061

iGive

You can also support Saint Francis every time you shop! Sign up for an iGive account and every time you buy something online or with your registered payment source, they will donate to our parish. You can sign up by visiting https://www.iGive.com/SaintFrancisOldCatholicChurc.

Thank you for your generous support! It is your support that keeps Saint Francis moving forward.
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