Saturday: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM
Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri: 8:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM
Thursday: 7:00 PM
8:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Friday: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Thursday: 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Monday: 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Thank you for visiting our brand new website! We sincerely hope you'll find our renovated site informative and user-friendly. As our parish continues to grow and thrive, our need for a new, clean, easy-to-use site has never been greater. Our web committee has spent many hours collaborating to bring a fresh new look and feel to St. Francis' online presence. Please have a look around. If you have any suggestions, questions or comments, please send us a message. We would love to hear from you!
Welcome to the parish and school community of St. Francis of Assisi! Our patron, St. Francis has become one of the best known and well loved saints by Christians and non-Christians alike. There is something about this saint that really appeals to us. Perhaps we are drawn to his love for creation, nature, and all God’s creatures, great and small. We desire that which God desires for us, that there to be a peace and harmony, not only in our world, but in our inner lives. We see, in this man’s earthly life, a deeper quest for the meaning and purpose of life and how happiness can truly be attained by simply living out Christ’s Gospel calling by loving God and our neighbor, especially the poor and unloved. And what we discover in a radical way is how St. Francis gave up material things and especially his attachment to sin, for a life of simplicity and love joined to the saving cross of Christ! In short, the saint teaches us again the basic truth: that the most important things in life are not things at all.
St. Francis once said, “Do not wish, nor want, nor be pleased, or cheered by anything but our Creator, Redeemer and Savior, the unique and true God, that is the absolute good, the full good, whole good, the supreme and true good.” As a parish and school, this is our goal.
What I have personally discovered in my short time here as pastor of St. Francis Parish and School is a community that seeks to live out this ideal though warm welcome, true friendship in Christ and committed service to others. I in turn welcome you to our web site and to our parish and school community, a community that is joined in the love of Christ, especially at the Mass where Mary, Our Blessed Mother, St. Francis and all the angels and saints help us to love and worship Christ in the Holy Eucharist and love one another. As pastor, I look forward to meeting you, and sharing together the friendship and love of Christ who is the source of all life, unity and love!
Father Jeff Statz
On Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 PM, Treasures of the Church is coming to St. Francis!
Treasures of the Church is a ministry of evangelization of the Catholic Church. Run by Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross, its purpose is to give people an experience of the living God through an encounter with the relics of his saints in the form of an exposition.
Palm Sunday, March 29
regular weekend mass schedule
Tuesday, March 31
Chrism Mass - 6:00 PM
(St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester, NH)
Holy Thursday, April 2
Mass - 7:00 PM
Good Friday, April 3
Divine Mercy followed by Stations - 3:00 PM
Word, Veneration of the Cross and Communion - 7:00 PM
Easter Vigil Saturday, April 4
Mass - 8:30 PM
Easter Sunday, April 5
regular weekend mass schedule
(currently there are no cancellations)
Inclement Weather Cancellation Policies
Weekday Mass -
If school has been cancelled at St. Francis, there will be no daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, or Morning Prayer. If there is a school delay, Mass will be delayed to the school opening time.
Weekend Mass -
Mass is not cancelled due to weather unless mandated by the Bishop.
Parish Events and Religious Education
In the event of inclement weather on the day of a scheduled faith formation class or parish event, please refer to www.wmur.com or the parish youth twitter feed @SanFranYouth412.