Ash Wednesday

Remember you are dust; to dust you will return.

Lent begins March 1: a mandatory day of fasting and abstinence. The church banishes the joyful tones of the Gloria and the Alleluia, and we put on the muted purple with Christ in the desert. We are called to fast, pray, mortify, and give alms.

Ashes will be distributed during Mass at the following times:

  • 7 am, Mass without music
  • 9 am, SFDS School Mass
  • 7 pm, Solemn Mass with music

Create in me a clean heart O God / And restore to me the joy of your salvation.

De Sales Night: Some Enchanted Evening

Join the Parish of St. Francis de Sales at its annual neighborhood social!
Saturday, March 4
Doors open at 7 pm.
“Some Enchanted Evening” will feature a live, ten-piece band, open bar on wine and beer, and cash bar for liquor. This year’s theme is “Some Enchanted Evening”: come to see the SFDS hall transformed into a magical space!
Tickets are $45, which includes dinner catered by the Gold Standard and unlimited wine and beer. Liquor bar tickets are an additional $5 each.
A non-religious event. Funds raised go toward architectural restorations.
We hope you and yours will don your finest and join us for the party!