September 18, 2020

School Monthly Calendar is located at http://www.sfawdm.org/9430-2/  Just click on the word Calendar on the top banner instead of using the drop down.
Recess volunteers here is the link to sign up https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pyg-jRnTKWS9SZj0BuWvZWKEMad_o-O9i7o1ACxUSRQ/edit

Carline – Parents, please do not begin carline line-up until 3:00 pm.  We have recess, outdoor activities, and church staff needing to utilize the parking lot until that time.  Thank you for waiting until 3:00 pm to begin lining up. We are having issues with 72nd Street being blocked, so we are asking the 6th, 7th and 8th grade car line to be a double line until the first 4 cars.

National Day of Prayer & Fasting is Thursday, September 24, join a group of SFA parents for a walking Rosary. Meet at 8:30am by Mary’s Statue (north side church doors). The Holy Eucharist will be in procession inside the church & school building. At the same time, we will be walking around the building & praying the Rosary. All are welcome! We pray for all intentions, but most of all for God’s mercy on our land and the healing and conversion of our hearts.
Fr. Ray and Fr. Mark also invite you to join to pray for our country, God’s mercy, and the healing of our hearts. Many of the events will be livestreamed on our Facebook page throughout the day, but people are welcome to come to the church to pray in person while observing social distancing guidelines. We encourage everyone to take time that day to pray & fast! For more information, please see our event page on Facebook @SFAWDM.

FrancisFest is Sunday, October 4, please join us we will celebrate the 29th anniversary of our parish beginning with an outdoor Mass (11:30 a.m.) on the football field located north of the school. Next, we will have our traditional blessing of the pets at the north circle drive followed by outdoor entertainment for all ages. Bring your own chairs and blankets to enjoy free music and drinks. Check out the event page on Facebook for more information. Entertainment includes:
1: 30 – Jonathan May, Magician
2:30 – B2wins
3:30 – Beer and Hymns with the St. Francis music ministry

Together in Faith – This year, St. Francis of Assisi is inviting our entire parish community to join Together in Faith. Every single household is welcome to participate! Together as a as household, together as your family, together with your parish community of St. Francis, we will grow in our faith together this year. 
You are probably thinking, how does this work?
Each month will have a central theme that will be carried throughout all the activities and resources for that month.
There will 3 live virtual events including one for the whole household, one for adults, and another to worship together each month with a different type of prayer.
Over the course of the month, each family is asked to complete 2-3 activities together as a household. These will be available for different ages including infant/toddler, preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, and adult. Your household decides which activities you want to do together.
Other components include service learning, meet a Saint each month, music, and ways to live your faith.
There will be weekly gospel reflections available for each weekend in an adult, teen, and child level to prepare and reflect on that weekend’s readings.
Peer connections are really important for our youth, so there will be weekly virtual small groups for our junior high and high school youth in addition to virtual social nights held twice a month.
Together in Faith is really a menu of options, so each month your household decides which activities and resources they will use together to learn and grow in their faith.
For more information and to register for Together in Faith, visit http://saintfrancischurch.org/engage/programs-by-pillar/formation/2020-21-faith-formation-registration/
For more information, please contact Sarah Drey, Youth Faith Formation Assistant Director at sdrey@saintfrancischurch.org or call the Faith Formation Office at 440-1030.