3/5/21: A Letter to the Faithful from the Bishops of Colorado: COVID Vaccines (Further Clarification of 12/14/20 Letter)
12/14/20: A Letter to the Faithful from the Bishops of Colorado: COVID Vaccines
5/13/20: Limited In-Person Masses Begin This Weekend May 16/17
We are excited to begin celebrating Mass as a Parish, with a limited number of parishioners in attendance. Before signing up for a Mass, please read the RETURN TO MASS GUIDELINES HERE
To sign up for an ENGLISH MASS CLICK HERE. Remember to sign up/reserve a seat for all the members of your family who will be attending, and limit yourselves to one Mass every three weeks so everyone in the Parish who wants to has an opportunity to attend a Mass.
To sign up for the SPANISH MASS, contact Vicky Flores at 303-501-2389.
Para inscribirse en la misa en español, llame a Vicky Flores al 303-501-2389.
God Bless you all...we look forward to seeing you soon!
MISA DOMINICAL EN ESPAÑOL REGRESA A LA IGLESIA DE SAN FRANCISCO DE ASÍS A LAS 12 MEDIODÍA - SOLO POR REGISTRARSE
Estamos emocionados de comenzar a celebrar la Misa como parroquia, con un número limitado de feligreses presentes: (10 en la iglesia, 10 en el vestíbulo, 10 en la capilla)
Revise las regulaciones a continuación antes de registrarse:
Debe usar máscaras faciales, excepto para niños menores de 2 años.
Mantenga distanciamiento social de 6 pies entre su familia y los demás.
Lávese las manos en casa y use desinfectante al entrar a la iglesia.
Estarás sentado. Por favor, quédese en su asiento y mantenga a los niños con usted en todo momento.
No procesión del ofertorio: las canastas para su ofrenda estarán en la entrada y frente de la iglesia. Por favor ponga su ofrenda en una a su llegada.
No hay señales de paz ni de manos.
La Sagrada Comunión debe ser recibida en la mano.
Los bancos de las iglesia/las sillas/las puertas se limpiarán y desinfectarán entre las Misas.
Para registrarse para la Misa en español a las 12 mediodía, comuníquese con Vicky Flores al 303-501-2389.
Si elige no venir, sepa que en este momento todavía está eximido de la obligación del domingo. Los feligreses que están enfermos o de edad avanzada todavía se dispensan también. La Misa del domingo a las 10 am en la iglesia principal y la Misa del 12 mediodía en español se transmitirán en vivo por Facebook.
El Sacramento de Confesión:
Viernes: 6:30-7:30 pm
Sábado: 4:00-5:30 pm
Domingo: 11:00am-12 mediodía
Dios los bendiga a todos ... ¡esperamos verlos pronto!
Padre Brad y Padre Mark
5/7/20: There will be no public Masses this weekend.
We are awaiting guidelines from the Diocese of Colorado Springs on how to resume public Masses in a limited and safe way. Thank you for your patience.
4/27/20: ARCHDIOCESE OF DENVER EXTENDS SUSPENSION OF PUBLIC MASSES THROUGH MAY 8TH
In accordance with the Archdiocese of Denver, our parish public Mass are suspended through May 8th.
4/14/20: SUSPENSION OF PUBLIC MASSES EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 30TH
In Colorado, a statewide stay-at-home order is in effect through Sunday, April 26, and similar city orders are in effect through April 30. All previous guidance and protocols for parishes, including no public Masses, will remain in effect until April 30 as well. When Mass is unavailable, the Catholic faithful are dispensed from their Sunday obligation. Online Masses will continue to be offered by both the Archdiocese and local parishes
4/2/20: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
3/26/20: UPDATES RELATIVE TO THE MOST RECENT EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
The church building will remain open during the day from 8am - 7pm so that the faithful may spend time in prayer and adoration. However, there should be no more than 10 people in the church at any one time. Each person should be at least 6 feet removed from others.
During this time of the “Stay at Home” order by Governor Polis our offices will be closed to walk in visits. Please call the office or email a priest, deacon or staff member if you need something. You can also drop items off in our white locked mailbox next to the office door. Thanks!
Confessions are by appointment or at our scheduled times, but no more than 10 people in the church at any one time. The priest and penitent should sit at least 6 ft. apart.
3/25/20: The Tri-County Health Department has issued a Stay-At-Home Public Health Order effective March 26 at 8:00 a.m. until April 17 at 11:59 p.m for Douglas, Adams and Araphahoe Counties. The Church is considered an Essential Business so we will remain open as described in the last update on 3/20/20. However; we are allowed no more than 10 persons at a time and must maintain the Social
3/20/20: In compliance with federal and state guidelines prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people due to the coronavirus pandemic, Holy Week and Easter liturgies will not be celebrated publicly this year. Holy Week and Easter Masses will be recorded and be available for viewing on the diocesan website, www.diocs.org.
Building hours are 8am – 7pm.
We are using Facebook Live to stream Mass on Sundays at 9:30 am in English and 1:30 pm in Spanish. You can also watch them afterwards on our Facebook page, Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Stations of the Cross can be prayed individually anytime on Fridays or when the church is open.
Confessions are as scheduled Fridays from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and Saturdays from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm or by appointment with a priest.
Adoration is available Monday - Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.
Because of the restrictions that are now in place, there can be no public services for Divine Mercy Sunday. I would encourage each of our parishioners to privately recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet in their homes. Our Diocese will live cast the Divine Mercy Chaplet from Saint Mary’s Cathedral . - Fr. Brad
Confessions will be held at the regular times: Friday 6:30 7:30 pm | Saturday 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm *Spanish | or by appointment
St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Food Bank distribution
Distribution on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
Hours: 9am-11am or until food runs out or the line is done
On the 2nd Saturday: pantry is held indoors in the basement and is a shopping model
Masks are required
social distancing is observed
Please bring your own boxes to carry food.
On the 4th Saturday : pantry is a drive-thru model in the parking lot.
Please do not attend either event if you are ill.
For assistance between regular food distribution dates,
call SVDP at 303-847-2606
For the Elderly, Disabled, Chronically or Critically Ill:
If you need groceries, medication, etc., picked up, please call our parish office between the hours of 9am -12 noon Monday-Friday for assistance 303-688-3025.
Ways you can help
OFFERTORY DONATIONS CAN CONTINUE TO BE MADE BY THE FOLLOWING:
1. NEW! You can now donate from your phone!
TEXT "SFAGive," a space, and amount to 74483! Example: If you would like to donate $50, you would text "sfagive 50". The dollar sign is not necessary, but it's okay if it is used. The keyword is not case sensitive. The system will then prompt you for
your next step!
3. Mail them into our office to St. Francis of Assisi, 2746 Fifth Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
4. Hand deliver them to our office between 9AM to 12PM Monday through Friday
Thank you for your understanding during this time and please pray for the end of the coronavirus and for those that are sick and for their recovery.
Please click on the "Sign Up" button below to review the available slots and sign up. By signing up to volunteer in the Food Bank, you are agreeing to ALL of the following statements: Neither I nor my immediate family members have traveled outside of the country in the last 90 days. I have not been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, suspects they have COVID-19 or is showing flu-like symptoms. I am not experiencing any symptoms of having COVID-19. I will abide by all safety procedures required by food bank staff. If you are over 65 or under 16, out of concern for your health and safety, we are unable to accept you as a volunteer at this time. Help & Hope Center is located at 1638 Park Street, Castle Rock 80109. The food bank entrance is in the back of the building. We appreciate your interest in volunteering with HHC. If you need your hours verified, please let Marion or the Food Bank managers, Steve or Faye, know.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT hELP & hOPE cENTER fOOD bANK | cASTLE rOCK
Diocese of Colorado Springs updates
“In response to Governor Jared Polis’ directive that gatherings of more than 10 people cannot take place, I am joining with Archbishop Aquila of the Archdiocese of Denver and Bishop Berg of the Diocese of Pueblo in deciding that the we will not hold public Holy Week and Easter liturgies,” Bishop Sheridan said. Holy Week and Easter Masses will be recorded and be available for viewing on the diocesan website,
ALL PUBLIC MASSES IN THE DIOCESE OF COLORADO SPRINGS
HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FROM
MARCH 13th TO AND INCLUDING MARCH 31st
ALL GROUP PARISH EVENTS, INCLUDING MEETINGS, EDUCATION PROGRAMS,
MINISTRIES, ETC. HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FROM
MARCH 13th TO AND INCLUDING MARCH 31st
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PARISH TO CONFIRM CONFESSION TIMES