So Jesus said to them, “Amen, Amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven…I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” (John 6:32, 51)
The Eucharist, the living and real presence of Jesus Christ, nourishes our parish family, makes it healthy, makes it function in a loving, sacrificial spirit of unity with the entire Roman Catholic Church, making us an ever more fitting dwelling-place for the triune God. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated daily at St. Francis of Assisi.
Eucharistic Adoration enables the faithful to encounter Jesus Christ as physically present in the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament occurs every Monday following daily Mass.
The celebration of the First Communion is an exciting parish event. The community here at St. Francis welcomes your child as he/she joins us in receiving our Lord Jesus Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist.
Religious instruction is required during 1st grade in order for children to receive these sacraments in 2nd grade. Thank you for your commitment to this program and to your child’s religious education.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at the Parish Center. (504) 891-4479.