Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church

Dear Members and Friends of

Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 


Welcome to our parish web site.


Whether parishioner or visitor, may you find the peace of Christ and abundant blessings from our parish community. Please explore our website to see how Saint Francis of Assisi Parish can become part of your faith journey. We look forward to meeting you!


In the Peace of Christ,


Father Tien Duong, Pastor


Peace Prayer reflecting the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi

by an anonymous c.1912

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

and where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not

so much seek to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love;

for it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Dear Friends in Christ,


How was your celebration of Easter?  Of course, I do not ask about the food you ate, or the place you went, or the ones you gathered with, or the party you attended on Easter. I meant: did you truly rejoice spiritually in the Lord’s Resurrection?  You may have gone to Church, eaten lots of food, laughed very loud, met a lot of people and friends, but your soul is still “buried” in the tomb!  That might be the tomb of lust, fornication, adultery, resentment, un-forgiveness, jealousy, or other addictions.


If you insist on staying there, that is your choice.  No one can force you out.  You must make your own decision and accept getting help from God, actually the Mercy of God!


The second Sunday of Easter is called: The Divine Mercy Sunday.  This change was made by Saint, Pope John Paul II, who was  canonized along with Pope John XXIII on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014.  The Church gained two new great Saints that day!


Absolutely, our world needs God's mercy, the Church needs God's mercy, our country needs God's mercy, our local Church here at Saint Francis of Assisi needs God's mercy, each and every one of us needs God's mercy every day.  The question, however, is: Do we realize that we need God's mercy, or do we think we can “deal” with God's justice?


Un-believing in God does not make God disappear; un-believing in God does not stop God's mercy on His children; the sins we commit do not prevent God's mercy toward us; no sin is bigger than God's mercy; the number of sins or the times we have committed sins does not “scare” God's mercy away. We must receive God's mercy while we are still on earth, when we still have time, when we are still allowed to call on His mercy.


It is better to receive God's mercy than to “deal” with God's justice.  Who can stand firm before God's justice?


Let us always remember God's mercy and receive that mercy in the Sacrament of Penance, but first through our humility, acknowledging that we have sinned, our repentance, sorrow for the sins we have committed and determination to avoid them in the future, and our courage, confessing and asking for forgiveness and mercy.


Let us not be afraid to ask for God's mercy. Let us not delay receiving God's mercy.  Let us pray for sinners in our Church, in our own home and within our family.


Let us not be deceived by Satan and his followers: “You still have time!”  Then when you realize the truth, there is no time!  How many souls were trapped in this and, fell “freely” into Hell (and of course, they cannot get out, and there is no way to get out from it!)  That is scary for eternity!


The MERCY of GOD is waiting for you and me.  Let our souls be overshadowed by the radiance from the SACRED HEART of Jesus -His DIVINE MERCY!



        JESUS, we TRUST IN YOU!

                JESUS, we TRUST IN YOU!


In God's Divine Mercy,

Fr. Tien


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This Week's Bulletin
4-23-2017 Sunday of Divine Mercy.pdf
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Last Week's Bulletin
4-16-2017 Easter Sunday.pdf
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Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses

Saturday Vigil:

            4:00 pm (EST)   

            5:00 pm (DST) 

Sunday: 9:00 am (English)

            11:30 am (Spanish)

Daily Mass

Monday: 9:00 am

Tuesday: 8:00 am

Wednesday: 5:30 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am  

Friday:  9:00 am 

First Friday: 8:30 am

Stations of the Cross

7:00 p.m. Fridays during Lent

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

Wednesday 6:15 pm

Saturday 3:00 pm (EST)

             4:00 pm (DST)

Rosary for Life

Saturday: 3:30 pm (EST)

              4:30 pm (DST)

Sunday:   8:30 am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Benediction 3:30 pm

First Friday 10:00 am until

     Saturday 8:45 am

     Benediction 8:45 am