Holy Week has as its purpose the remembrance of Christ's passion beginning with His entrance into Jerusalem, which we celebrate on Palm Sunday, and ultimately ending with His glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday. The week preceding Easter is the holiest week of the Church year. It is the week when we are invited by the Church to enter into the events that have given us new life in Christ, a time to focus on what Christ has done for us and our response to His love. We should take advantage of the opportunities to participate in the beautiful liturgies that celebrate Christ's suffering, death, and resurrection.
      In our busyness it is easy to lose focus on what is really important in our lives. The challenge that is given to all of us is to celebrate with our children and our parish community the true meaning of these special days. The Church is counting on all of us, especially on parents as the primary educators, to enable our children to participate in these holy days which form the foundation of who we are as Catholics. If we only experience Easter Sunday, then we have cheated our children and ourselves out of what this Holy Week is all about.
      Please take some time now to consider how you and your family will celebrate this most holy time of the year. It is the hope and prayer of the entire parish staff that, through the opportunities offered to us, we may all share in Christ's journey, which leads to the glory of Easter.
      Monday of Holy Week
      Evening Prayer at 7:00pm
       Tuesday of Holy Week
      Chrism Mass at 7:00pm
      Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains
       Wednesday of Holy Week
      Tenebrae Service at 7:30pm
      Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains
      Holy Thursday
      Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00pm
      Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
      Night Prayer at 10:00pm
      Good Friday
      Stations of the Cross at 12 noon
      Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary 12:45 pm
      Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 1:30 pm
       Holy Saturday
      The Great Vigil of Easter at 8:30 pm
      Followed by parish reception… all are invited!
       Easter Sunday
      Masses at 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00 am
      Easter Egg Hunt at 12:30 pm
    • Welcome To St. Francis de Sales Church  

      Pastor Fr. Bernard Weldishofer

      Schedule of Masses
      Saturday: 5:30 pm (Sunday Liturgy)
      Sunday: 7:00 am, 9:00 am & 11:00 am
      Weekdays: 7:30 am
      A communion service is normally held every Friday except for the first Friday of the month.

      New Parishioners
      Welcome to the Parish. To register you can call the Parish Office @ 932-2601 or complete the registration form(under the forms tab) and forward to the Parish Office. When moving out of the parish or changing address, phone number, or email address, please notify the parish office.

      So that all may enjoy a sense of belonging, we resolve to embrace the entire community providing:
      • Quality Catholic education for all ages
      • Fulfilling worship
      • Opportunities for spiritual conversion
      • A venue for Catholic gatherings
      • Outreach to the poor and those in need
      • Responsible stewardship

      For the St Francis De Sales School web site, click here.

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