CCE Classes resume Sunday, March 15th - El Catecismo se reanuda el domingo 15 de marzo

St. Francis on the Brazos Catholic Church

Diocese of Austin

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos!

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! 

Saint Francis on the Brazos, enriched with beautiful paintings, is one of the most exquisite and attractive churches of Texas. It is the Church of hundreds of Immigrant families in Central Texas, as well as the hub of their religious 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.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE - HORARIO DE SEMANA SANTA

 

PALM SUNDAY * DOMINGO DE RAMOS, March 29th

Blessing of the Palms at all weekend Masses-Bendicion de Palmas en las misas dominicales

Monday, March 30th 7:30p.m.                 

Practice for Apostles, soldiers & Lectors of  Holy Thursday ceremony

Tuesday, March 31st 7:30 p.m.                

Charla de Semana Santa (Spanish)

Wednesday, April 1st 6:00p.m.  

Practice for Lectors, participants & choir of Easter Vigil

HOLY THURSDAY, April 2nd * JUEVES SANTO 7:00p.m.

Last supper celebration and Adoration. Después de la celebración invitamos a la comunidad a quedarse un momento mas para la Hora Santa dentro de la iglesia.

GOOD FRIDAY, April 3rd * VIERNES SANTO

2:00p.m. Re-enactment Vía-Crucis Viviente (Suspension bridge-St. Francis Church)

4:00p.m. Afuera de Iglesia-Adoración de la Santa Cruz y Santo  Entierro

HOLY SATURDAY, April 4th * SABADO DE GLORIA

8:30p.m. Vigilia Pascual * Easter Vigil. (NO SATURDAY 7:00 P.M. REGULAR MASS due to Easter Vigil)

EASTER SUNDAY, April 5th MASSES (kids Easter Egg Hunt inmmediately after each Mass at Parochial courtyard)

8:00 AM SPANISH  10:30 AM ENGLISH 12:00 P.M. SPANISH (No children Mass)

MINISTRIES SCHEDULES * CALENDARIOS DE MINISTERIOS

 

 Ministeries please check your calendars here, please click on your ministry icon

 

                

          Lectores               Altar Services/Monaguillos

 

                   

          CCE                         Ministros de Eucaristia

 

SERVICIO DE CONFESION CUARESMAL

LENTEN RECONCILIATION SERVICE

 

Waco Deanery

  • March 17, 7 p.m., St. Mary in Mexia, English
  • March 19, 7 p.m., St. Joseph in Elk, English
  • March 24, 6:30 p.m., St. Eugene in McGregor, English & Spanish
  • March 24, 7 p.m., St. Jerome in Hewitt, English
  • March 24, 7 p.m., St. Joseph in Marlin, English
  • March 25, 6:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist in Waco, English
  • March 26, 7 p.m., St. Martin in Tours, English
  • March 26, 6 p.m., St. Thomas in Hamilton, English
  • March 26, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes in Gatesville, English
  • March 31, 6 p.m., St. Louis in Waco, English
  • April 1, 7 p.m., St. Joseph in Waco, Englis

 

VIACRUCIS DE CUARESMA

Invitamos a todos a que asistan a los viacrucis cuaresmales todos los martes a partir de las 6:00 p.m. y serán conducidos por los grupos y asociaciones de la parroquia.

March 17th: MFCC/JufraTOR

Marzo 24th: Ministros/Lectores

March 31st: Cursillistas/Cajeros/Altar Servers

 

CONFIRMATION CEREMONY AND PRACTICES

CEREMONIA DE CONFIRMACION Y PRACTICAS

La ceremonia del Sacramento de Confirmación con nuestro Obispo será el Viernes 27 de marzo a las 6p.m.

La practica para la ceremonia en la iglesia: Viernes 20 de marzo a las 5:30 p.m.

 

RETIRO DEL SACRAMENTO DE

PRIMERA COMUNION

RETREAT FOR THE SACRAMENT OF

FIRST COMMUNION

El Programa de CCE estará teniendo un retiro para los niños que van a recibir el Sacramento de Primera Comunión, el retiro será el sábado 21 de marzo empezando a las 9:00 am en el Centro de Actividades, se exhorta a los padres de familia a estar presente.

The CCE Program will be having a retreat for children who are to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion , the retreat will be, Saturday March 21st starting at 9:00 am at the Activity Center, parents are encouraged to be present.

 

TALLER PARA DACA CARIDADES CATOLICAS DEL CENTRO DE TEXAS        

La oficina de servicios Legales de Inmigración de Caridades Católicas de la Diócesis de Austin estará ofreciendo un taller de DACA (Acción Diferida para menores) el sábado 14 de

marzo de 9am-3pm. En este taller, abogados y representantes acreditados por el consejo de apelaciones de Inmigración

estarán ayudando a aquellas personas que califiquen a preparar su solicitud de DACA. El costo total aproximado del tramite es de $630 ($40 por consulta + $125 para la preparación del tramite + un costo estimado de $465 del tramite). Tendrá que hacer los pagos con giros bancarios (money orders). Para mayor información, visite la pagina de caridades Católicas www.ccctx.org/ils/accion-ejecutiva/.

 

EIM Workshops

Anyone needing an EIM workshop will sign up on-line through their EIM account. The sign up process is explained once you access your EIM account; please contact our parish EIM site administrator if you need assistance. Go to your EIM account in order to find the schedule of EIM workshops and to sign up.

 

Upcoming Workshops:

3/15/2015 9:00AM- 12:00 PM Basico, St. Francis Activities Center building

  

 

 VELA DEL SANTISIMO-SANCTUARY CANDLE

La Vela del Santisimo en el mes de marzo estara encendida en memoria +Jose A. Rangel, de parte de Glen y Barbara Ridings.

The month of March is being dedicated in memory of +Jose A. Rangel, from Glen &  Barbara Ridings.

 

 

VIACRUCIS VIVIENTE

RE-ENACTMENT OF WAY OF THE CROSS

Una vez mas nuestra parroquia hará el tradicional Viacrucis Viviente por las calles del centro de Waco, será el Viernes Santo, 3 de abril, empezando en el Waco Suspensión bridge a las 2:00 p.m. se exhorta a toda la comunidad a que participe. Únanse a nosotros a vivir con entrega y devoción la aprensión, pasión y muerte de nuestro señor Jesucristo. Los esperamos!

Once again our parish is sponsoring the re-enactment of the Way of the Cross, we will start the procession at the suspension bridge to end at the church campus, the event will take place on Good Friday, April 3rd, we encourage the community to show your support to this magnificent event. Join us to experience the Lord’s ultimate sacrifice for mankind. See you there!

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 
  

 

Mass

Schedule

Saturday/Sábado
7:00 p.m. Spanish
Sunday/Domingo
8:00 a.m. Spanish
9:15 a.m. Bilingual 
(During CCE)
10:30 a.m. English
12:00 p.m. Spanish
 

Weekdays/Días de la semana
(Spanish)
Lunes, Martes y Jueves
7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS:

Church office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00am-12:00 p.m & 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

stfrancisch@hot.rr.com

fax (254) 752-2415

                                                                      

COLLECTION ENVELOPES*

SOBRES DE COLECTA

We encourage the registered families who received parish
collection envelopes to please use them, it helps us keep track of our church donations. Also we would like encourage more registered families to request envelopes, it is one of the best ways to give to the parish. Please call the parish office for more information.
 

REGISTRARSE COMO MIEMBRO DE LA IGLESIA

Es muy importante para la comunidad parroquial estar
registrado como miembros de esta parroquia de San Francisco, se nos hará mas fácil poder prestar ayuda de cualquier especie,si nosotros tenemos su informes de su estancia en esta que es la
casa de Dios y de ustedes. Si aun no se ha registrado por favor pase por la oficina parroquial en horas hábiles para poder llenar la forma de familia, es por su bienestar moral y Cristiano.

Parishioner Registration Form

Forma de Registracion

 

BAUTIZOS*BAPTISMS

Los próximos bautizos serán el 12 de abril 2015 en Ingles.
No habra celebracion de bautismos durante la Cuaresma
The next baptisms will be on April 12th in English. 
Please call the parish office for additional information.

Baptism Registration Form

Forma para registracion de Bautizos

 

No baptisms during Lent

 

FRANCISCAN FATHERS
T.O.R.

 

 

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CHURCH UPCOMING EVENTS

MARCH

15th- EIM BASIC WORKSHOP 9AM-12PM

21ST-FIRST HOLY COMMUNION RETREAT 9AM

27TH-CONFIRMATION CEREMONY 6PM

29TH- MFCC CONFERENCIA 6PM

31ST-CHARLA DE SEMANA SANTA 7PM.

APRIL

2ND-JUEVES SANTO 7PM

3RD-VIERNES SANTO-VIACRUCIS PASSION'S PLAY 2PM-4PM

4TH-SABADO DE GLORIA-HOLY SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL 8:30 P.M.

5TH-EASTER SUNDAY- EGG HUNT AFTER ALL MASSES

APRIL 26TH- DIA EL NIÑO 11AM-2PM

MAY (Mes de Maria)

MAY 3RD- MAYFEST

MAY 9TH- FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CEREMONIES

MAY 10TH- MOTHERS DAY

MAY 24TH- PENTECOST