I'm New Here
First and foremost: welcome! Whether you're new to Saint Francis or new to the Catholic Faith, we welcome you with open arms and hearts. Coming to a new church can be overwhelming, and we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some common and frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us. For information on Mass etiquette, click here.
When are Masses?
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM
Sunday: 7 AM; 9 AM; 11 AM; 5:30 PM
Spanish Mass is at 3 PM on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month
Misa en Español es el 1 y 3 domingo del mes a la 3 pm
Monday: 8:30 AM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM
Wednesday: NO MASS
Thursday: 8:30 AM
Friday: 8:30 AM
Saturday: 8:30 AM
When is Confession?
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Saturdays, after the 8:30 daily Mass, and again between 4 - 5 PM.
I'm not Catholic...can I still receive Holy Communion?
In short, no. Communion, or The Eucharist, is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the host is literally the body of Christ, transformed from bread by the priest presiding over the service. Most evangelicals think of Communion as symbolic, so it makes sense that they are not as strict about having the right relationship to it as Catholics and Orthodox Christians who believe it is a sacrament and the true presence of Christ. So, if you are not Catholic, we ask that you not receive communion.
How do I become a member of Saint Francis?
We're so glad to hear you want to join Saint Francis Parish! Father Smith, our pastor, likes to personally register new parishioners, so that he can meet and get to know you all. To register, please contact our Rectory and make an appointment to register as a new parishioner.
I'm not Catholic, and I don't know much about the Church.
That's okay! We're here to help. Becoming Catholic today means joining an ancient faith, deeply rooted in the teachings and traditions of Christ, while continuing to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ across the Globe. We have many resources available to help you, including RCIA for those ready to join the Church. If you want to learn more about the Catholic Church and our beautiful faith, contact us! For some good resources on learning about the Church, click here.
No matter what, we want you to feel welcome when visiting us here at Saint Francis. We have parking in our lot, which you can enter from Hamilton Street. Street parking is also available. We have handicapped parking spaces, as well as a ramp to get into the Church. The ramp is on the left-hand side of the Church, closest to the parking lot. If you have any questions regarding visiting our Church for the first time, joining our Parish, or anything else, please reach out to us. We are here to help!