St. Francis of Assisi Church News

It’s time to register children for catechism. Families who have children in Grades 1 and 2 please pick up a registration forms in the Vestibule or Parish Office. Families who have children in Grades 3,4,5,6, please come to our First Communion registration meeting is on Wednesday September 26 at 6PM in the church. It is very important to send our children to catechism, sports are important, but please do not put them before Jesus. Please be sure to sign up your children for catechism.

4 Stages of Marriage – The 4 stages of marriage are: (1) Romance, (2) Disillusionment, (3) Misery,.. If your marriage suffers, and then to (4) Awakening. Many marriages experience the first 3 Stages. Marriages that end in divorce never make it to the 4th Stage of Awakening.

Don’t give up without learning about the 4th Stage of Awakening. Please contact Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i). For confidential information about, or to register for, the next program beginning with a weekend on November 2-4, 2012 call 661-257-7980 or email: or visit the web site at

Are you thinking about becoming a Roman Catholic?
Or, are you a baptized Catholic seeking to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, or Confirmation? Or maybe you simply would like to better understand your faith? If you have questions about the Catholic faith, now would be a great time to seek some answers to your questions. What do Catholics believe about Jesus Christ? The Bible? Prayer? The Sacraments? Saints? If you are an adult (18 or older) with questions about Catholic Church teachings, or have been wondering how you might become a Catholic, Please call the pastoral center at 524-1306 during office hours and leave a message for RCIA. Sessions to become a Roman Catholic will begin on Monday, October 22.

Welcome to the 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign 2012! As we begin another campaign, I would like to take this time to ask each one of you to prayerfully consider joining us during the 40 Days for Life. One of the strengths of 40 Days for Life is its simplicity. The campaign is made up of three key components: Prayer and Fasting, Peaceful Vigil, Community Outreach. That's it! From September 26 through November 4, our community will unite with many others from coast to coast - and internationally - for a major simultaneous pro-life mobilization - the 40 Days for Life campaign. Check us out at and help change hearts &minds towards LIFE!!!

Attention Ladies! Join the Carmelite Sisters in Alhambra for our Annual Saint Francis of Assisi women’s retreat on September 21-September 23. Recharge and refresh your soul! Transportation is available to Alhambra leaving Friday at 4:30 and returning Sunday around 1:00. Cost is $130 to $230 for a semi-private room. For more information please call Martha at 524-9337.
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Sunday, October 7th 2:30 to 4PM Intersection: Devonshire and Sepulveda Blvd. Begin assembling at 2:15PM For more info. go to

"Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a catechetical program where children learn about and contemplate Gods love for them. Level One is for children between three and 5 years of age, lasts for two hours each week and will be offered at our parish this fall. Utilizing the Montessori method Children learn through hands on activities, the reading of sacred scripture and by learning the language of signs found in the articles, words and gestures of the sacramental rites and most especially the Holy Mass. Those interested in learning more can email or call 818-679-2170

We are going to present the Saint Francis play at the fiesta..... We need to practice on Sunday, September 30th at 10:15 am in the Pastoral center. Please come— Love, Leslie. Call Michael to R.S.V.P.

Fall Session: Sept. 17- Nov. 5 Session 1: 10:00 a.m. Session 2: 11:30 a.m. Early Childhood Music and Movement Program designed to foster the Catholic faith and to enrich education and family life. Open to families with infants, toddlers and children up to 5 years of age. Registration is $5.00 per new family. Materials per family includes 2 CD’s and book for $40. Tuition is $64 for 8 sessions. Contact Sister Florette Marie for more info. at 805-496-3243, Ext. 735