St. Francis on the Brazos
In 1924, Franciscan missionaries came to Texas from Mallorca, Spain and established a mission in Waco, which was to minister to the spiritual needs of the Hispanic population of this area. By 1931, St. Francis Church on the Brazos was built. In later years the walls were decorated with paintings representing the Stations of the Cross and the glorification of St. Francis. The church is a replica of the historically important San Jose Mission in San Antonio, Texas.
Saint Francis on the Brazos, enriched with beautiful paintings, is one of the most exquisite and attractive churches of Texas. It is the religious center of thousands of Hispanics in Central Texas, as well as the hub of their educational and social activities. As in its architecture it is a happy combination of the American advanced early 20th century methods of construction with the colorful characteristics of the Spanish Mission style, in its activities it strives also to combine the color, the faith, and the gracefulness of the Spanish element with the best values of the American life.
¡Bienvenidos a la casa del Señor!
The doors of the Church are open all day for those who may want to stop by for prayer or just to enjoy the beautiful architecture and art of the temple. We welcome in a special way to out-of -town visitors. Our Church offers Mass times to meet the needs of everyone. We also provide special celebrations throughout the year. Please join us in our celebration of the Eucharist!.
CHRISTMAS & END OF YEAR MASS SCHEDULE
NOCHEBUENA*CHRISTMAS EVE MIERCOLES 24 DE DICIEMBRE
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AND PAGEANT 7:00 P.M.
CHRISTMAS DAY, THURSDAY 25TH * NAVIDAD, JUEVES 25
10:00 A.M. Bilingual
MIERCOLES 31 DE DICIEMBRE ACCION DE GRACIAS PARA DESPEDIR EL AÑO
SOLEMNIDAD DE SANTA MARIA MADRE DE DIOS/AÑO NUEVO JUEVES 1 DE ENERO 2014
10:00 A.M. Bilingüe
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS REHEARSAL
La practica de la celebracion de Navidad sera el Martes 16 de diciembre a las 7:30 p.m. Se solicita la presencia del coro navideño, lectores, padrinos y niños participantes. Gracias.
The general practice for all the participants of Christmas eve celebration is on Tuesday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m. at the church. The presence of the Christmas choir, Lectors, sponsors of baby Jesus and participating children is required.
DIOCESAN YOUTH CONFERENCE DCYC
We are currently registering teens for DCYC Themed "BEHOLD" that will be held January 16-18, 2015 at the Waco Convention Center. Please contact Rosie Escobedo 254.752.1159 or email@example.com. Registration is $65.00. ALL REGISTRATION MUST BE MADE THROUGH THE CCE OFFICE.
VELA DEL SANTISIMO La Vela del Santisimo en el mes de diciembre estara encendida en memoria de +Mayo, +Anita, +Coro, +Jesse, +Jay y +Eduardo Vasquez, +Don Jesus y +Doña Barbara Ortiz.
Our mission is to provide a place of worship for the community and the travelers,
looking for meaning, re-establishing their faith or enriching their spirituality. Our
goal is to establish a good formation of Catholics with a growing concern for the
Immigrant and the poor. We provide a beautiful and peaceful place of worship, a
place to meditate from one's busy life, a place to connect and feel safe.
7:00 p.m. Spanish
8:00 a.m. Spanish
9:15 a.m. Bilingual
10:30 a.m. English
12:00 p.m. Spanish
Weekdays/Días de la semana
Lunes, Martes y Jueves
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS:
Church office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00am-12:00 p.m & 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
PENANCE SERVICES AT OTHER CHURCHES*CONFESIONES DE ADVIENTO EN OTRAS IGLESIAS
December 15th – St. Joseph in Bellmead 7 pm
St. Mary in West 8:15 p.m.
December 16th – St. Louis Church 6 pm.
St. Thomas Hamilton 6 pm.
Our Lady of Lourdes in Gatesville 7:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s West 8:15 p.m.
December 17th St. John Waco 6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Elk 7 p.m.
St. Mary’s West from 8:15 p.m.
December 23rd – St. Eugene in McGregor
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: 1 Sm 1:24-28; 1 Sm 2:1, 4-8abcd; Lk 1:46-56
Tuesday: Mal 3:1-4, 23-34; Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-10, 14; Lk 1:57-66
Wednesday: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Ps 89:2-5, 27, 29; Lk 1:67-79
Thursday: Vigil: Is 62:1-5; Ps 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25; Mt 1:1-25 [18-25] Night: Is 9:1-6; Ps 96:1-3, 11-13; Ti 2:11-14;Lk 2:1-14Dawn: Is 62:11-12; Ps 97:1, 6, 11-12;Ti 3:4-7; Lk 2:15-20 Day: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98:1-6; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 [1-5, 9-14]
Friday: Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Ps 31:3cd-4, 6, 8ab, 16bc, 17; Mt 10:17-22
Saturday: 1 Jn 1:1-4; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12; Jn 20:1a, 2-8
Sunday: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 or Gn 15:1-6; 21:1-3; Ps 128:1-5 or Ps 105:1-6, 8-9; Col 3:12-21 [12-17] or Hb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19; Lk 2:22-40 [22, 39-40]