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Spreading Love & Hope...

Hello reader,

Welcome to Saint Francis Parish! We are a radically inclusive and welcoming parish. We are also an authentically Franciscan Old Catholic Parish in Augusta, Georgia.

All are welcome to participate fully in the life of our parish regardless of who you are or what you have done.

Please help support our annual budget drive at https://oursaintfrancis.org/donations/2020-operating-expenses/. 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.

Blessings!

Bishop Greg

Upcoming Mass Schedules

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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 29, 2019
Feast of the Holy Family
Celebrant: Bishop Gregory Godsey
Intention: Mass is offered for the clergy and laity of the Old Catholic Churches International.

January 6, 2020
Solemnity of the Epiphany
Celebrant: Bishop Gregory Godsey
Intention: Mass is offered for the growth of our parish family.

Prayer Requests

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Intentions from our own parish:

Please keep Deacon Dana Godsey; Bishop James St. George; Katelyn Wilchek; 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; 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

Friends are family you choose

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This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. As many of you know, my parents and siblings don't have much to do with me. For years this distressed me until someone told me that friends are family you choose. Since then, I have found myself more and more appreciative of those who are my new family. Almost all …

On the Beat Announcement Video

Our newest On the Beat announcement video is here: https://vimeo.com/381574219
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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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