ARISE: Jeff Cavins and Creating a “Culture of Scripture”

Renowned Bible teacher, author and speaker Jeff Cavins shares with the Arise team why it’s vital to create a “culture of Scripture” in order to face not only a pandemic and a time of social unrest, but life itself.

The Arise Podcast comes to us from our very own Fr. Eric, who (along with Father Richard Owens, O.F.M. Cap. and Gina Christian) present the truth, beauty, and goodness of the Catholic faith to Catholics, fellow Christians, and all those who seek something more.

August 23, 2020: Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Peter wasn’t educated. He wasn’t particularly pious, and he was a bit of a hothead at times. And yet, his faith in Jesus–his willingness to step forward and identify Him as the Son of God–shows us why he was given the Keys to the kingdom of Heaven: the power of the Church to bind and to loose.

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.

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NEW: WEEKLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOLY HOUR

Wednesday, August 19, 5 pm; every Wednesday thereafter.

Can you not watch one hour with Him?

Beginning at 5 pm, the doors will be open for our parishioners to come and spend time with our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. We ask that you maintain social distance and wear a mask, per CDC guidelines.

Exposition in the monstrance will conclude with vespers, the evening prayer of the Church, and benediction shortly before 6 pm. Worship aids will be provided. Drop by on your way home!

August 16, 2020: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We are told to knock, and the door will be opened; to ask, and we shall receive. Yet we are often confronted with what appears to be God’s resounding silence in response to our prayers and pleas. In this week’s homily, Fr. Eric outlines how Christ’s interaction with the Canaanite woman in the Gospel gives us a model of prayer, perseverance, and trust in God’s will.

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.