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Family Penance Service:  Monday, March 16 at 5 p.m. in church
Monday, March 16 at 5 p.m. in church.  Celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation in a setting ideal for families with children and youth (grade 2 through teens)

The Stations of the Cross:  Sunday, March 15 at 6:15 p.m. in the PAC & Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in church

All middle school youth are invited to help with the stations of the cross on:

Sunday, March 15 at 6:15 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center (PAC)
Come help prepare the stations of the cross for presentation on Friday, March 20.  Middle School youth will be reading scripture and helping the younger children who will also have a part to read in the stations that Friday.  Youth work and volunteering to lead some of the stations all count for service hours.

On Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in church, join us as we pray the stations of the cross, led and presented by our youth and children of the parish.  For more information, please contact Catherine Anderson at canderson [at] stfrancisaa [dot] org or Andrew Kanitz at akanitz56 [at] gmail [dot] com or for details on the stations activity and presentation, please contact Ellen Ward at ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org

You are invited to:  Lenten Evening Prayer with Benediction, Dinner, and a Talk on "How to Hear God's Voice" on:

Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. (beginning in church).  

RSVP for dinner at ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org with number attending.  Childcare is available.

Hearing God’s Voice on Thursday, March 12 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.:  Enjoy the beauty of Lenten Evening Prayer with benediction (in church), followed by a simple, yet elegant dinner (in the PAC) accompanied by a talk on “Hearing God’s Voice” as described by some of the great Saints.  

We know that we should be lead by the Holy Spirit or listen to God’s voice.  Ever wonder what that voice is or how to discern the Holy Spirit in your life?  This workshop will explore the counsel of some of the great Saints and their stories of hearing God’s voice.  Their experience will prove beneficial to you as you seek to know God’s will for your life.  Child care is available.  RSVP at ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 734-821-2130.

Confirmation Meeting:  March 11 & 15 for June 2015 Conferral
Confirmation Meeting for candidates (8th grade youth and older preparing for the conferral of the Holy Spirit this June) and their sponsors and parents

Confirmation candidates, sponsors (if available) and parents:   Please plan on attending one of the following meetings:

Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center (PAC).

The meeting includes a time of discussion with Fr. Tom/Fr. James, another look at the Holy Spirit’s presence in the life of the candidate, activities on the Creed, information on the Mass with Presentation of Candidates, and sign up for interviews.  Mark your calendar for the Mass with presentation of candidates on Sunday, March 22 at 5 p.m. (please arrive at 4:30 p.m.)

Candidates:  Remember, to review the story of Pentecost and the main scriptures that reference the Holy Spirit as we presented at the last meeting. Remember too that all of your Confirmation sponsor/candidate text chapters should be completed by the time of this meeting.  The Name Form (indicating the Name of your Saint/Holy person for Confirmation) is due by this meeting.  For information, please contact Ellen Ward at ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or call 734-821-2132.

First Eucharist Preparation Meeting:  March 22 & 25
The First Eucharist preparation meeting for parent and child is scheduled for (please plan on attending with your child one of the following meetings):

Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. or Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center (PAC)

Father James/Fr. Tom will speak to the children, the readiness interview will take place, and work will be done on the Communion banner.  Please contact Ellen Ward at ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 734-821-2132 for questions.

Set aside the week of July 20-24 

What:  Vacation Bible School

Date:  Monday-Friday, July 20-24

Time:  9 a.m.-12 noon (longer on Friday for the picnic)

Who:  For children going in 2015/16 grades preK (4 yrs), and grades K through grade 5!

What:  The VBS Adventure for the summer of 2015 is  Son Spark Labs (a good mix of faith & science)

How:  Watch for Sign Up Forms in late May!

With:  Adult, High School and Middle School Volunteers!  We’ll need your help!  Please mark your calendars today!

Questions: (click on religious-education, then Vacation Bible School or contact Ellen Ward at ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 734-821-2132.