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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Masses and Confessions

Bishop's Lenten Appeal 2021

St. Francis of Assisi Parish School

Mass Schedule

9:00 a.m. and 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

Vacation Bible School

“God’s Big Beautiful World” is a one week two-hour-a-day VBS that invites children to see the ways God cares for the earth and challenges them to be part of caring and preserving the created world – all through stories in the Bible. VBS will be June 14th – 18th. Click to learn more!

Does the Resurrection Matter?

Join Fr. George in an online study of the importance of the Resurrection. Want to read more – click here. Even better, want to sign up? Using the message app on your mobile/cell phone, text “SHArisen” to 84576 – easy as that. Sign up by Monday April 20th and continue to explore your Easter faith.

Adult Confirmation

Are you a Catholic adult who was not able to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? It happens more than you think! Thinking about getting married? You should be confirmed and we can help! Please contact Sheila Noble.  Classes began on April 14th.  Sessions are Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., up to and including May 12th.

Fr. John O’Connor, OFM – Renaissance Friar

Our very own pastor Father John O’Connor OFM is truly a Renaissance friar– so says an article in the April issue of St. Anthony Messenger magazine. The article continues: “he’s worked elbow to elbow with real estate tycoons in New York City, run the corporation-like province of a major religious order, landed on an aircraft carrier, and barely escaped death on his first call as a fire department chaplain.

Yet, when asked what has given him the most satisfaction during his 50-plus years as a Franciscan, his response is simple and direct: ‘I would say it is the ministry I do as a Franciscan priest. It is to be there for people at the best of times, at the most difficult of times, and all kinds of times in between—but especially to be there with them at the most difficult time.” At 73, Father John is showing no signs of slowing down as he reflects on the rich experiences of his past and the challenges that lie ahead.” Read more here.

Did You Know?

Fr. John’s career includes which of the following?

  1. Franciscan priest
  2. Provincial
  3. Real Estate
  4. Fire chaplain
  5. Ass’t Fire Chief
  6. School bus driver
  7. All of the above

Answer: all the above!

Pre-Kindergarten Registration

The parish school will offer a full-day pre-kindergarten class for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information, please visit our website or contact our Director of Admissions, Mrs. Orille. Download our info flyer.

2021 Car Raffle

The April 20th deadline to turn in all ticket stubs and payment is fast approaching! Secure your chance to win one of 5 new 2021 vehicles similar to the ones shown above. Also there are 20 cash drawings. Tickets are only $5 each. Tickets have been sent to your home for you to encourage friends, family, and others to take a chance! Read more here. Download the flyer here.

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!

Connect with Us!

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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 friarmusings.com!

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.

Our previous cleanup day was amazing – 35 people participated and we did great work!  Look for an upcoming announcement to join the Care for Creation Ministry to help clean up the area around St. Francis Church.  Please contact Scott Deane for more information.

Diocesan Announcements and Events

Bishop Burbidge's Podcast

The ‘Walk Humbly Podcast’

Join our Bishop for podcast #69 in which he discusses the Atlanta/Boulder shooting, the Equality Act, Vaticans announcements on blessings, and more

 

Bishop's Lenten Appeal

Thanks to all who helped reach 95% of our monetary goal. If you have yet to contribute, please join us in pushing us over the top of our goals. Click here to do your part.

Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, on the Tragic Killings in Atlanta, GA. and Boulder, CO.

The recent, tragic killings in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado, fill us with profound sadness and grief. These horrific events destroy the most precious of gifts-that of human life and peace....read more

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