Respect Life

Position   Name   Phone number
Chair   Julie Tastinger   828-349-9813

Respect Life

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Respect Life seeks to provide information and organize activities that promote the teachings of the Church on the dignity of each human person from the moment of conception to a natural death.  We pray for an end to the evils of our society which violate the dignity of persons.  Efforts are ongoing to provide educational materials and maintain a Respect Life bulletin board in the church foyer.  Included in group activities are participation in the annual Life Chain in October and March for Life Pilgrimage to Washington  in January.  Support is also given to the local Pregnancy Care Center.  As Catholics, we are all called to pray for and protect the dignity of all life.  View photos of March for Life by clicking here.


Contact:  Julie Tastinger (828) 349-9813

October Respect Life Calendar:


 Month of October

Cemetery of Innocents

Crosses are placed on the front lawn of the church property to remind the community to pray for the unborn.  These crosses are representative of the lives ended each day by abortion in our country.

Baby Bottle Campaign

Baby bottles are available in the foyer of the Church.  Donations of change, cash or checks can be placed in the bottle and returned to the church.  The Faith Formation classes are particpating in a contest to see which class can raise the most money.  The winning class will enjoy a pizza party.  All proceeds benefit the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center. 

Coming Events

March for Life - January 2013

Plans are now underway preparing for this year's March for Life in Washington, DC.  Information packets and registration forms are availabe after weekend Masses and in the parish office. 

         Contact Us

St. Francis of Assisi

Roman Catholic Church

299 Maple Street

Franklin, NC  28734


Phone: 828-524-2289 

Fax: 828-369-0809


Parish Office Hours

Monday thru Friday

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Weekly Bulletins

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        Mass Schedule


       Weekend Masses


Saturday Vigil:

            4:00 pm (EST)   

            5:00 pm (DST) 


            9:00 am (English)

           11:30 am (Spanish)


               Daily Mass

Monday: 9:00 am

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday: 5:30 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am  

Friday:  9:00 am 


       Sacrament of               Reconciliation               (Confession) 

Saturday 3:00 pm (EST)

               4:00 pm (DST)

Wednesday 6:15 pm

Rosary for Life

Saturday: 3:30 pm (EST)

                4:30 pm (DST)

Sunday:   8:30 am

    Adoration of the        Blessed Sacrament       (check our bulletin           for schedule)

Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Benediction 3:00 p.m.

First Friday 10:00 a.m. until

     Saturday 8:45 a.m.

  Benediction 8:45 a.m.