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Welcome Back Sunday – September 11th

Choir rehearsal begins at 8:30 a.m. in the choir room.
Church school begins at 9:45 a.m. Registration information is on the table in the Narthex.
Youth Group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at St. Clare House - Parents will meet with leaders in the library.

We look forward to seeing you all at church!

WEDNESDAY HOLY EUCHARIST IN THE CHANCEL We return to our regular Wednesday Night Eucharist on September 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

FALL PICTORIAL DIRECTORY If your family picture is not yet in the directory please send us a picture to include in the fall directory.  Email it to parishadmin@stfrancisholden.org along with any updated info. Someone will be available at the Parish Picnic to take pictures. If you haven’t previously submitted a picture, or would like an updated picture taken please plan to have one taken at the picnic.

CHURCH SCHOOL START-UP!    Registration has begun. Forms may be found on the table in the narthex. September 11: Move-Up Day – Classes begin at 9:45.

  • The Church School program is available for children who are in preschool (age 3 by September 1st) through grade 5.
  • Registration forms need to be completed on all students, even if they are not new to the
  •      program, since these forms are given to this year’s teachers.
  • A notice with room assignments will be available on the registration table.
  • If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Church School Coordinator, Susan Bastardo, at (508) 829-0600 or smbastardo@gmail.com.

YOUTH GROUP BEGINS on Sunday September 11th. Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to weekly meetings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in St. Clare House. If you have questions or would like more information please contact Matt Haynes at haynes.matthew.m@gmail.com  or 978-534-1569.

COFFEE HOUR HOST! If you are looking for an opportunity to serve with a small commitment (just one or two Sundays between September and mid-June) but great rewards, coffee hour host is the job for you!  Coffee Hour is held after each 10:00 am service.  It’s a simple job and a great way to meet people!  All supplies are provided except any food you may choose to bring.  Instructions are posted in the kitchen and a quick walk-through can be provided if you wish.  Please email Dawn Rooke at dtrooke@gmail.com if you would like to be a coffee hour host or have any questions.

PARISH PICNIC Please join us for a time of fellowship at the annual St. Francis Parish Picnic on Sunday, September 18, 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Take some time to relax, reconnect, and share stories of your summer adventures before the demands of school, activities, and athletics take hold. The picnic will be held rain or shine, with traditional picnic fare served. The cost is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family, and we ask that you bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please R.S.V.P. by Sept. 11, to Melanie Amaral smamaral@charter.net or Dawn Rooke dtrooke@gmail.com or on the Sign-up Sheet in the Narthex. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Children

Church School (September to June) Pre-K (age 3 by Sept 1) through grade 5 Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

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Youth

September to June Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Clare House

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Adults

Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.