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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Masses and Confessions

Lent 2021

Bishop's Lenten Appeal 2021

St. Francis of Assisi Parish School

Mass Schedule

9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m. (in Spanish)
5:30 p.m.

Reservations required

Live Stream Mass

Readings for Mass

Upcoming Parish Events, Ministries, and Opportunities

Lenten Reconciliation

The sacrament of Reconciliation will be available every Wednesday (February 24th—March 24th) from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There are also opportunities on Saturdays from 3:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Fr. Jim’s Virtual Lenten Scripture Classes

Join a Lenten Scripture class on the Letters of St. Paul. Register for the March 9th, 7:30 pm class by clicking here.

Reflecting on Ash Wednesday in Pandemic

Fr. Jim reflects on the importance of prayer and following the Gospel, emphasizing that each day, God walks beside us.

Learn about Lent

Explore our parish webpage for an amazing collection of information about the Cathlic celebration of Lent. Find resources for adults and children - videos, spiritual reflections and more - click here!

Virtual Stations of the Cross

This year’s Stations of the Cross have been recorded and are available by Live Stream/Parish YouTube Channel. We invite you to join us every Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. to share this spiritual journey. While we won’t be together in body, we will be together in spirit.

Lenten Small Groups

Join us during Lent “Around the Lenten Circle” as we gather to share readings and reflections to help quiet our hearts and better hear God’s message. Please contact Sheila Noble for more information.

Reflection from our Friars

Each weekday Mass our friars provide a short reflection on the readings for that day's Mass.  Make it part of your daily spiritual practice that you can ever more be a Disciple of Christ! Check back daily for new content!

Fasting and Abstinence

Do you know the reasons for Lenten Fasting and Abstinence? Do you know the when and what of the Church’s guidance and to whom it all applies? Learn all you need to know from our Lenten Resources.

Read Fr. George's Blog

Fr. George publishes reflections, homilies, bible studies, and his musing over some topic that has caught his interest - mostly about the faith - but his interest are wide ranging! Check it out at!

Parish Weekly Email

View our weekly emails (present and past) for the latest news and announcements.  Please click here.

Parish Weekly Bulletin

Download our weekly bulletins for all the latest from St. Francis.  Please click here.

St. Francis Clean Up Day

Have you ever seen litter around the parish and other places in Prince William?  Does it bother and annoy you?  Be a good environmental steward!  Please join the Care for Creation Ministry on Saturday, February 27th from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Fuller Heights Park to help clean up the area around St. Francis Church.  We are teaming up with Keep Prince William Beautiful to take care of our planet by picking up trash along Fuller Heights Rd.  Dress for the weather and please wear a mask.  Gloves, trash pickers, bags, and reflective vests will be provided.  Please contact Scott Deane for more information.

Bible Study Resources

Explore the parish web page for help in learning God's Sacred Scriptures. There are links to daily Mass readings, online resources, commentaries, and videos... from Fr. Mike Schmitz (Ascesion Press) and Fr. George Corrigan, O.F.M.

Reasons Not to Confess

Some people look forward to celebrating Reconciliation – others, not so much! Here are a dozen reasons not to go to Confession!

Ongoing Parish Ministries

St. Francis House

The St. Francis House mission is to serve the many needs of the low-income, disadvantaged families in the Eastern Prince William County.  Support our onging work. Find out more here!

Bill Mehr Shelter Support

Support our sisters and brothers in need right here in Prince William County. Volunteer or donate - find out more.

Parish Justice Groups

It is important to serve the poor and needy, to donate time and money, but it is also import to advocate for change that eliminates barriers and structural impediments to every person realizing the fullness of their God-given human dignity. St. Francis has a wide range of groups active in many areas. Learn more!

Diocesan Announcements and Events

Bishop Burbidge's Podcast

The ‘Walk Humbly Podcast’ spreads the Gospel through interviews and discussions about faith, family, and Catholic culture. Bishop Burbidge offers a Catholic perspective on recent events in the news and our society, and he answers questions from the faithful.

Bishop's Lenten Appeal

The Bishop's Lenten Appeal (BLA) serves the needy, educates and forms youth, encourages vocations, promotes a culture of life and assists the people of God who help build and strengthen our Church.

Excellence in Education

At Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School, discover how your child can achieve new insights, meet new friends, and rise to the challenges faced in modern life - all in the context of a thoroughly Catholic education experience. Learn more by clicking here.

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