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Spreading Love & Hope...

Hello reader,

We hope that you will help spread the word about our little parish. Help us to grow and spread the love of God to all we meet!

We hope that you will come and celebrate with us. We are a fledgling Old Catholic Parish in the Augusta, Georgia area. We believe in equality, inclusivity, and love! All are welcome to participate fully in the life of our parish.

If you want to know more about what we stand for, feel free to read our Parish Covenant located at our Saint Francis Covenant Page.

Blessings!

Bishop Greg

Upcoming Mass Schedules

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We hope you will join us for Mass every Sunday at 3:00 PM. We are located at 2321 Lumpkin Road in Augusta, GA.

July 29, 2018 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 3:00 PM - “The hand of the Lord feeds us,” says the psalmist; “he answers all our needs.” Both Elisha’s servant in the first reading and the disciples in the Gospel story who witnessed the feeding of the five thousand saw this happen and knew it to be true. - Mass will be offered in celebration of Kit Sainte's Birthday.

August 5, 2018 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 3:00 PM - The crowd in today’s Gospel demanded a sign from Jesus. May our faithful stewardship be a sign to others that we, like the Ephesians in the second reading, have laid aside our former way of life and acquired a “fresh, spiritual way of thinking” in Christ.

August 12, 2018 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 3:00 PM - The gifts of God that the angel brought to Elijah---food, water, rest, and encouragement---were given, not for his own good alone, but to strengthen him for service. How am I using my gifts to serve others?

Thoughts & Prayers

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Intentions from our own parish:

Please keep Bishop James St. George; Bishop Michael Gifford; Father Brian West; Kelsey West; Father Bryan Wolf and his husband; Ruth St George; Father Ken Nelan; Bishop Godsey's health; Erica; Sam; Kit; Father Rick Romero and Darlene; for those still recovering from the recent gun violence; and growth of our parish in your prayers this week.

Prayer Requests from Saint Miriam Parish in Flourtown, PA:

Please keep Marilyn, Patricia, Alan, Emma, Jerry, Jessica, Abigail, Donna, Andre, Amina, Keith, Kevin, Beverly, Lucy, Lebers, Ruth, Jerry, Donna, Father Bob, Gerri, Ruth, Maia, Magnuson Family, Davis’, Peggy, Gabrieles, Bishop Ken, Jill, Losang, Bridget, MaryAnn Harrison’s mother Anna, Sarah, Josie and her husband in your prayers.

If you have a prayer request you want added to this list, please send it to Bishop Godsey.

Pastor's Blog

The struggle is real

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We all struggle in various ways. I have been reminded of this extensively this week. A dear friend and brother lost his mother a few weeks ago. Another friend of mine is struggling with his health. I have been struggling with physical and mental health struggles. To quote an often used phrase, "The struggle is real!" Despite the great struggles …
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If you would like to have a Mass offered at Saint Francis in the memory or in honor of a loved one or friend, you can visit https://saintfrancisoldcatholic.org/calendars/mass-intention/ to schedule a Mass. Right now Masses are offered on Sunday only and we have many Sundays currently without intentions. Mass cards to send to the family or friends informing them that you have asked for a mass to be offered for them or their loved one are available upon request.
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Visit our calendar online to see the schedule for our lectors and other ministry team members: https://parish.saintfrancisoldcatholic.org/mass-events/ministry-team-calendar/
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Our Secular Franciscan Group will begin meeting soon. Please let Bishop Godsey know if you are interested in becoming a Secular Franciscan!

Donations

You might not know this, but here at Saint Francis we do not take up a collection. We believe that when we gather for Mass, we should focus all our attention on the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Stopping to take up a collection diverts our attention from the most important task at hand, spending time with Jesus!

If you would like to donate to our parish, you can do so by leaving a donation in the basket next to the service books in the back of the church or by visiting our website. You can set up reoccurring donations or make a one-time donation at https://saintfrancisoldcatholic.org/support-us/.

As you can see from the link, our site uses state of the art security to protect your financial information from beginning to end.

Amazon Smile

We are also proud to announce that you can support Saint Francis every time you buy something at Amazon.com! You can visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1657061 and every time you shop, Saint Francis will get a small donation.

GuideStar

We are listed in the GuideStar Nonprofit Directory. You can view our information at http://www.guidestar.org/profile?id=47-1657061

iGive

You can also support Saint Francis every time you shop! Sign up for an iGive account and every time you buy something online or with your registered payment source, they will donate to our parish. You can sign up by visiting https://www.iGive.com/SaintFrancisOldCatholicChurc.

Thank you for your generous support! It is your support that keeps Saint Francis moving forward.
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