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We begin the Holy season of Lent with the imposition of Ash on our fore heads as the following words are spoken to us, Repent and believe in the Gospel. This invitation to Change, is what Lent is all about and what we are called to do. Take some time before Ash Wednesday and let God talk to you, let him speak to you about what's going on in YOUR life that needs some change that will allow the Gospel to live and be proclaimed through YOU!


8:30AM English Daily Mass
Imposition of Ashes 12noon & from 3:00 PM until 8PM

On Ash Wednesday adults fast by eating only 1 meal & 2 smaller meals. We also abstain from chicken and meat on Ash Wednedsay, Good Friday and every Friday of Lent.


7AM Misa en Español Al Medio Dia Servicio
De las 3PM hasta las 8PM se dara ceniza continuamente

Here are some web sites for you to visit during Lent - A three minute invitation to have a retreat each day - A variety of Roman Catholic books to order, Lenten Reflections & lots of great info. -A series of meditations in the Ignatian Traditions of Imaginative contemplation. These reflections provide you with an opportunity to encounter Jesus in a personal, unique way.

During the season of Lent we use the popular devotion of praying the Stations of the cross on the Fridays of Lent. Each station is a meditation on Jesus' last walk along the Via Dolorosa towards Calvary. As a community we will gather in the church at 6PM each Friday of Lent to pray and walk the Stations of the Cross just as Jesus did. Last year 14 families donated the out door Stations of the Cross in our meditation Garden. In preparation for Lent 2014 we had L.E.D. lighting installed to illuminate each station and walkway for evening prayer. On the first Friday of Lent, March 7th we will turn on the new lights as we pray The outdoor Stations of the Cross at 6PM. All are welcome.

This popular bible study will look at Why Lent is 40 days and how that number is a traditional number of discipline, devotion and preparation in the bible. Moses stayed on the Mountain for 40 days (Ex 24:18 and 34:28) Nineveh was given fort days to repent (Jonas 3:4) Jesus spent forty days praying and fasting (Matthew 4:2) Following the bible study we will have a coffee social in the Parish hall. Bring a desert to share

Good Catholic reading is free and available at the pamphlet rack in the main entrance to the church.
Start your Lenten journey learning more about your faith in short and easy pamphlet form that will
inspire, inform, and help you to evangelize others. Wishing you a Holy and Blessed Lenten Season!

Families of Nazareth meet on Tuesday nights in room 4 from 7:30 to 8:30pm. For an evening of prayer and reflection, come join us. All are welcome!

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat weekend for Healing after Abortion
Rachel's Vineyard retreat is for men and women struggling with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. The retreat is designed to help participants work through repressed grief and anger in a safe, nonjudgmental setting and come to acceptance, healing, and hope for the future. Developed in the Roman Catholic Tradition, it utilizes spiritual exercises and rituals to help grieve the loss of unborn children and to accept God’s forgiveness. All inquiries and registrations are confidential. April 4-6, Duarte, CA Cost: $215. per person. For registration or more information please call: 866-272-2435 great website for kids of all ages. So many great Catholic teachings!

Saint Francis of Assisi Academy- is now
accepting applications for the upcoming school year 2014/2015 This is a Pre– K program (must be 4yrs. by December 31st del 2014). Program is from 8:30am to 11:30am From September 2014 to Mid June 2015 For applications or more information please come to the Parochial Center, or call Maggie at 805-524-1306

Forty Days for Life begins March 5, through April 13. Please join us in prayer in front of Planned Parenthood from 7am-7pm. 7 days a week. You can go to website and sign up for a scheduled time. Also you can remember this cause in your daily sacrifices and prayers too.

2nd Sunday Children's Choir!!! Come make a joyful noise!!! It is never too late to join. Please call Marie Alviz at 509-0467 if your children are interested in singing. We have a lot
of fun singing and playing instruments together

March 1—2 Commitment weekend (in pew)
March 8—9 Follow-Up Weekend

As part of the Annual Catholic Appeal, Together in Mission provides substantial financial support to 37 parishes and 56 schools in our Archdiocese. Your gift enables us to provide essential resources and ministries that enrich parish life, strengthen families, advance Church leadership and inspire and educate future generations of our faith.

Saint Francis Gift Store is open every Sunday from 10AM to 3PM and on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10AM to 1PM and 2PM to 8PM and On Fridays from 10AM to 1PM. We have a lot of religious art and beautiful jewelry, devotional books and bibles. Come in and Visit!