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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.

Please help support our annual budget drive at Without your financial support, we could not do all the great things we do in the community!

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.


Bishop Greg

Upcoming Mass Schedules

We hope you will join us for Mass every Sunday.

Mass is held at:

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

December 1, 2019
First Sunday of Advent
Celebrant: Father Matthew Schnabel
Homilist: Bishop Gregory Godsey
Intention: Mass offered for our homeless friends and family.

December 8, 2019
Second Sunday of Advent
Celebrant: Bishop Gregory Godsey
Homilist: Father Matthew Schnabel
Intention: Mass is offered for Fr. Bob and Mrs. Debbie O'Connell and for the growth of our Parish Family.

Prayer Requests

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; Fr. Bob and Mrs. Debbie O'Connell; for an end to hatred and violence in our world, and growth of our parish in your prayers this week.

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

Pastor's Blog

Being a better Christian

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This Sunday we celebrate the First Sunday in Advent. It is also the first Sunday of the new liturgical year. This start of the new year for me is more important than the new year we all celebrate on January 1. For me it is a chance to work to be a better Christian. It is a chance to work …

On the Beat Announcement Video

Our newest On the Beat announcement video is here:

Advent Taize Service

Please join us on the following dates for our Advent Taize Services:

December 7, 2019 - 6:00 PM
December 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM
December 21, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Services will be held at Saint Alban's Episcopal Church at 2321 Lumpkin Road in Augusta Georgia. Taize services are meant to be a time of meditation and prayer for peace and unity in our world. Please join us for these transformative services this Advent!
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 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.


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

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

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We are also proud to announce that you can support Saint Francis every time you buy something at! You can visit and every time you shop, Saint Francis will get a small donation.


We are listed in the GuideStar Nonprofit Directory. You can view our information at


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

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