Deep thanks to all who have contributed to our natural disaster relief efforts over the past month or so. St. Francis has collected over $70,000 in these collections.

Thank you as well to those who have responded to our 2017-2018 Offertory Appeal. We rely on you, the people of St. Francis, for the ongoing support of our ministries, and we are grateful for your ongoing generosity.

Last Sunday I attended the dedication mass for Our Lady of La Vang, the church which is right next door to us in the former Bethany Hills Baptist Church building. It was a beautiful ceremony in both English and Vietnamese and we welcome our new next-door neighbors.

A few notes for the coming week: next weekend both our school and preschool are having open houses after the 11:30 mass. Consider coming by to see what our schools have to offer; both are treasures here at St. Francis. Also, we are planning parish mission trips for next summer. Interested? See page 3 for more information.

As always, blessings on your week!