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The Public Mass Schedule for Sunday, January 31st is as follows:

9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m. (Spanish) and (Live Streamed) – Photography and Audio-Video Recording Notice
5:30 p.m.

Please click here to reserve a seat for one of the Masses

Reserved Seating (Printable Instructions – Includes English and Spanish)

Reserved Seating Video Instructions

  • Click here to learn how to Select Seats for Mass in Eventbrite
  • Click here to learn how to Select Seats Using the Map in Eventbrite
  • Click here to learn how to Return/Cancel a Seat Ticket Order

When attending a public Mass, please be advised of the follow:

  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of Mass
  • Each person attending Mass must have a ticket (hard copy or on cell phone)
  • A face mask is required for anyone 2 years of age or older
  • Each person attending Mass will be required to have a temperature check before entering the church
  • Sit in assigned seating areas only
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if you have any symptoms of a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or may have been exposed to COVID-19

Please Note: All the faithful of the Diocese of Arlington are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation until further notice.  We will continue to Live Stream Mass on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. until further notice.

Live Stream Mass

We now have an official YouTube channel!  In an effort to provide spiritual fulfillment during this period of social distancing, we started Live Streaming weekend Masses on YouTube on March 28th.  Each Mass will be Live Streamed during the time(s) listed below, and then made available as a recording afterwards.

The Mass schedule for YouTube is as follows: 

January 30th – 5:30 p.m.

Mass Worship Aids

Spiritual Communion Prayer

(to be said when Communion is being distributed during Live Streaming)

My Jesus, I love you above all things.  How I long to receive you with my brothers and sisters at the table you have prepared.  Since I cannot at this moment receive you in bread and wine according to your promise in the sacrament of Holy Communion, I ask you to feed me with the manna of your Holy Spirit and nourish me with your Holy presence.  I unite myself wholly to you.  Never permit me to be separated from your love.  Amen.

Please click here for printable Spiritual Communion Prayer cards.

Please click here for printable Mass Prayers and Responses.

Daily Reflection

Our friars offer a daily reflection based upon the readings of the day. Not everyone can attend daily Mass, but everyone can read and consider the daily reflection. If you would like to see the current and other daily reflections, they are available click here.

The reading for the Mass as always available on the US Catholic Bishop’s website: here

Please be advised of the following:

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please be advised of the following:

  • The Church will be open Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Parish Office will be open Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • The Saturday 5:30 p.m. Mass will continue to be Live Streamed (not open to the public)
  • Please see the above schedule of public Masses (advanced reserved seating only)
  • Daily Masses (Monday-Friday at 8:45 a.m.) have resumed (maximum seating 50 people)
  • Confessions will now be heard on Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Church
  • All Parish Activities have been canceled until further notice.

Electronic Giving

Wondering how you can still support the parish during the COVID-19 situation?  Please consider using some our fast and easy options:

  • You can use our Electronic Giving Form (Click Here).  Please simply complete the form and drop it off or mail it in to the Parish.
  • You can set up Electronic Giving through your own financial institution
  • You can give electronically through the Donate Online (PayPal) section of the website, please click here.

Please contact Barbara Stouffer with any questions about giving electronically.

We Are Praying For You!!

As the current call for social distancing leaves many of us feeling anxious or alone, please know that your parish family is praying for each of you!  The Friars, Parish Staff, and members of our newly forming Intercessory Prayer Team are praying for health and healing from all illness and anxiety for each of our parishioners.  We would like to pray for your specific needs also!  Please click on the ‘Prayer Request’ button with any specific prayer requests.  As much as possible, let’s try to keep our eyes focused on Jesus as He walks with us through this difficulty!

Upcoming Parish Events

St. Patrick Coloring Contest January 25th – February 15th


The Virginia Ancient Order of Hibernians invites all area K through 4th grade students to enter the St. Patrick Coloring Contest.

Three winners will be chosen from each grade, in addition to one Grand prize winner.  The GRAND PRIZE is $25.  Please click here for Contest Rules and an Entry Form.

Weekly Bulletins

Download our weekly bulletins in PDF format for all the latest news and announcements from St. Francis.  Please click here.

St. Francis Adopt-A-Spot

Please join the Care for Creation Ministry on Saturday, February 13th from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Fuller Heights Park to help clean up.  For more information please contact Scott Deane.

 

March For Life

January 29th

The 2021 National March for Life will take place on Friday, January 29th.  This annual event is important even during the pandemic. Out of an abundance of caution the March will be held virtually.  Please click here for more information.

2021 National Day of Prayer Summit

The St. Francis of Assisi Anti-Human Trafficking Committee (AHTC) is holding a virtual summit and prayer service on Saturday, February 6th from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.  Learn more about Saint Josephine Bakhita and the Prayer Summit by clicking here.

Fr. George Has A Blog!

Did you know that Fr. George has a blog?  His first post was in September 2011, and in the ensuing years has posted more than 2,600 times!  The blog, as the name implies, captures the musings of a Franciscan friar – www.friarmusings.com.  The blog is the home to his Sunday homilies, a reflection from daily Mass here at St. Francis, scripture commentaries he has written over the years, and a lot of posts where he is musing over some topic that has caught his interest – most often about the spiritual life and our Faith – but not always – consider his post on “Rubber duckies at sea…”.

 

St. Blaise

February 6th – 7th

The weekend of February 6th-7th the memorial of St. Blaise, blessing of throats will be conferred after all the Masses.  The custom began in the 16th century, although Blaise lived in the fourth century.  He was the bishop of Sebaste in Armenia who, according to legend, saved the life of a boy who was choking on a fish bone.  He is now the patron saint of all who have diseases of the throat.  Please join us and receive a blessing (to all assembled-NOT individually; due to pandemic) of your throat as a sign of God’s care for his people.

Support St. Francis School

You can help St. Francis School when you shop online with Amazon!  You shop and Amazon donates money to the School.  Just keep doing what you are already doing. How easy is that?  Want to know more… click here.

New Confession Schedule

 

Confessions will now be heard on Saturdays from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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