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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.

We are currently allowing people to attend Mass. If you would like to receive communion in the parking lot at 4:00 PM, please email bishopgodsey@oursaintfrancis.org.


Regardless, you can join us for Mass via our Facebook Live videos! Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SaintFrancisParish/ and like the page to see when our Live videos start.

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

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!

Father 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 - In person or Livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/SaintFrancisParish/

October 25, 2020
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Celebrant: Fr. Greg Godsey
Homilist: Fr. Matt Schnabel
Intention: For the growth of our parish family
Note: Chili dinner after Mass. If you wish to bring a dish feel free.

November 1, 2020
All Saints/All Souls
Celebrant: Fr. Matt Schnabel
Homilist: Fr. Greg Godsey
Intention: For our departed family and friends.

Prayer Requests

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Intentions from our own parish:

Please keep Deacon Dana Godsey; Bishop James St. George; Katelyn St. George; Jameson St. George; Bishop Michael Gifford; Father Brian West; Kelsey West; Father Bryan Wolf and his husband; Ruth St George; Mother Amanda Sessions, Paul Ingalls (Cancer), Ashleigh, Bishop Godsey's health; For missing children of the world; For the healing of Deacon Dana's Grandfather Dawson Moore; For special intentions; for all healthcare workers, for those suffering from COVID-19, 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 Father Greg.

Pastor's Blog

Love in the face of hate

Hate is too great a burden to bear
As I sit down to write this blog, my heart and mind are heavy. My parish, my family and I have been under attack by cyber criminals who spend their days harassing, bullying and threatening us nonstop. They have nothing but hate and bigotry in their hearts. They are the exact opposite of what the readings this weekend command Christians …

All Saints/All Souls Luminaries

Praying for the living and the dead has always been a part of Catholic tradition and at Saint Francis we will honor these very important feast days with the lighting of special candles. Parishioners and the general public are invited.

You can purchase a luminary to be displayed at our Mass on November 1, 2020 in memory of your loved one. The luminaries will have a candle in them and the name of your loved one on the bag. All these names will be remembered during Mass on November 1.

Purchases can be made at https://oursaintfrancis.org/donations/all-saints-all-souls-luminaries/.

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.

Blessing Bag Program

You can donate at our website above to support the Blessing Bag/Homeless Outreach Ministry or by visiting our Amazon Wishlist at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3RH2DTASDCBWI.

All items can be sent to 118 Frances Drive, North Augusta, SC 29841.

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

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