St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is a vibrant faith community of approximately 700 households located in the lower St. Croix River Valley that welcomes Catholics to worship and practice their faith with reverence and joy. We are rooted in tradition and growing in faith. Through our celebration of the sacraments, faith formation and outreach we offer opportunities for ministry and service.
 

LENT 2020


STATIONS OF THE CROSS:

Fridays of Lent
7:00 pm

LENT RECONCILIATION:

Faith Formation
Wednesday, March 18; Grade 2 @ 6:45, Grade 3 @ 7:00, Grade 4 @ 7:15
Wednesday, March 25; Grade 5 @ 6:45, Grade 6 @ 7:00, Grade 7 @ 7:15
Wednesday, April 1; Grade 8 @ 6:45

Communal
“Senior” Stations of the Cross with Individual Reconciliation
Tuesday, March 24; 11:00 am followed by simple lunch in Berg Hall

Individual
Wednesday, April 1; Reconciliation Day
9:30-10:30 am, 4:00-5:00 pm, 6:30-7:30 pm

ASH WEDNESDAY:

Wednesday, February 26
9:00 am Mass with the Distribution of Ashes
7:00 pm Mass with the Distribution of Ashes with Faith Formation

BISHOP ROBERT BARRON'S "CATHOLICISM" VIDEO AND DISCUSSION:

Journey with Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth's people. Bishop Barron created this groundbreaking program as a thematic presentation of what Catholics believe and why, so all adults can come to a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. Not a video lecture, Church history or Scripture study, this engaging and interesting formational program uses the art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church.

Morning Session:  10:15–11:30 am
Lesson 1:  Wednesday, February 26
Lesson 2:  Wednesday, March 4
Lesson 3:  Wednesday, March 18
Lesson 4:  Wednesday, March 25
Lesson 5:  Wednesday, April 1

Evening Session:  6:30–7:45 pm
Lesson 1:  Wednesday, March 4
Lesson 2:  Wednesday, March 18
Lesson 3:  Wednesday, March 25
Lesson 4:  Wednesday, April 1
Lesson 5:  Wednesday, April 8

SPRING BREAK INTERGENERATIONAL LENTEN SERVICE PROJECT:

“Sandwich Project Minnesota” on Wednesday, March 11 following the 9:00 am Mass. We will be preparing 500 sandwiches for the homeless on our Twin Cities’ streets for the Sandwich Project Minnesota. Making sandwiches was one of the best Summer Stewardship and Service projects we’ve done. If you’ve never done this before, here’s your opportunity. Invite your friends and neighbors.

COMMUNITY MEALS:

Friday, March 6; Soup Supper prepared & served by the Funeral Lunch Committee at St. Francis, 6:00 pm

Friday, March 27; Lenten Solidarity Meal prepared & served by the Confirmation students at St. Francis, 6:00 pm