October 4, 2020: Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

We are counseled by St. Paul not to be anxious. Not to lessen our anxieties–not even to have a little bit of anxiety–but to be completely free from it. How can we do that in these times–a time when our lives and the world seem shook up and uncertain, perhaps more than we’ve ever experienced? Through faith and trust in the Lord and turning away from the very tempting notion that we are the center of our universe.

On Sundays, our church doors remain open for private prayer after Mass until 6 pm. If you choose to make a Sunday visit to our Lord, please practice responsible social distancing.

Please consider donating to St. Francis de Sales Parish. We rely on your contributions to provide service to our community.

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Public Rosary for Harmony, Peace, and Justice

Gather with us at noon on Saturday, September 19 to pray our Lady’s great gift to us: the most holy Rosary! Our intentions together as we walk through the Glorious Mysteries will be for harmony in our community, justice in our country, and peace in our world.
We’ll meet on the front steps of the church at noon. Join us for as long as you can–in person or at home!

September 13, 2020: Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

How many times should we forgive our brothers and sisters? The Gospel is almost terrifyingly clear: over and over again. We are so stingy and small with our ability to forgive others, but we are called to do so over and over again–a nearly impossible task without His grace–because we too ask to be forgiven over and over again.

On Sundays, our church doors remain open for private prayer after Mass until 6 pm. If you choose to make a Sunday visit to our Lord, please practice responsible social distancing.

Please consider donating to St. Francis de Sales Parish. We rely on your contributions to provide service to our community.

Donations may be made online through Parish Giving: www.parishgiving.org/index?e=
PayPal: www.paypal.com/donate/?token=
Venmo: @SFDSPhiladelphia
CashApp: $SFDSPhiladelphia
Or via check to: Saint Francis de Sales Parish, 4625 Springfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

 

September 6, 2020: Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gospel today teaches us about confronting fault–to take steps to help our brothers and sisters in Christ when we encounter them doing wrong. Fraternal correction is a difficult thing to do in the best of families, but we are reminded that helping each other in the family of the Church along the road to our Lord is maybe one of the most fraught but necessary things in the life of a Christian.

On Sundays, our church doors remain open for private prayer after Mass until 6 pm. If you choose to make a Sunday visit to our Lord, please practice responsible social distancing.

Please consider donating to St. Francis de Sales Parish. In the absence of a Sunday collection, we rely on your contributions to provide service to our community.

Donations may be made online through Parish Giving: www.parishgiving.org/index?e=
PayPal: www.paypal.com/donate/?token=
Venmo: @SFDSPhiladelphia
CashApp: $SFDSPhiladelphia
Or via check to: Saint Francis de Sales Parish, 4625 Springfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143.