You’re Invited to Francis BlessFest!!!
2020 has been the year of accommodations. We’ve made accommodations in how we gather together, in how we shop, and in how we greet one another. And this year, we’re making accommodations so that we can safely celebrate our patron, St. Francis, and enjoy some time together on campus.
The Feast of Saint Francis, October 4, falls on a Sunday this year and liturgically is a solemnity in the parish. The readings of the day will be for the feast rather than a Sunday in Ordinary Time as is the case in the rest of the diocese. The Masses will be very celebratory. There will be brass, incense, and Msgr. Clay will sing the entire Eucharistic Prayer at the 9:30am Mass.
In the afternoon, you’re invited to our drive through Francis Bless Fest from 1:30-3:00pm. Everyone will enter from St. Francis Drive by the school and remain in their cars. There will be a stop to have all the animals, live and toy, blessed in their cars by our favorite Franciscan, Fr. Jim Sabak. There will even be treats for the pets! Then you’ll drive forward and have an opportunity to stop and greet Fr. Jairo from your car. Next, you’ll have an opportunity to stop and greet Msgr. Clay from your car. There will be an opportunity to drop off cards and artwork for the priests. Finally, everyone will receive a gift from the priests to take home.
This isn’t our usual FrancisFest of bouncy houses and food trucks, but it’s an opportunity to take a break from your Sunday routine and have some fun and see our priests. We hope to see you there!