CHRISTMAS CHURCH DECORATIONS:
We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Sunday, December 13th, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome to help. Face masks are required. We plan to divide up and work in small groups to keep the 6’ distancing.
Poinsettias are available again this year in memory of your loved ones. Please pick up the envelopes on the back table and return them as soon as possible. They can be dropped in the collection at the week-end Masses or mailed to St. Francis Church, P.O. Box 216, St. Paul, KS 66771
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE:
CHRISTMAS EVE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 5:30 P.M. AT ST. FRANCIS
CHRISTMAS DAY: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH, 8:00 A.M. AT ST. AMBROSE
CHRISTMAS DAY: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH, 10:00 A.M. AT ST. FRANCIS
The Call-For-Elves was very successful for both of our parishes. The St. Francis elves showed up in force and got 'er done' after 10:00 mass on Sunday. We are especially proud of the strong turnout from a large group of our youth who helped with this important annual tradition!
We had some changes this year including more colorful choir-loft wreath's and communion rail decorations. The Poinsettias will come soon and we will post photos of the complete job a little later.
Thanks to All of the Elves Who Helped Sunday; and With Previous Planning and Preparation!
The Saint Francis Altar Society held its annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m.. The evening included a great meal, refreshments and a lively gift exchange. But most importantly, it was an opportunity for a nice visit.
Many thanks to the Altar Society officers for all of their work in organizing this event!
Click Here for the main St. Francis Altar Society page.
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The St. Francis Catholic Church Christmas decorations have been admired in our area for decades. They are easy to take for granted. However, few people realize that the work on this annual project starts as the previous year's decorations are taken down. For example, during the past year new choir loft and communion rail garlands were purchased and prepared to replace older worn garlands. Well used, but rumpled, ribbon arrangements were replaced with new materials that were lovingly tied during warmer months. Also, planning for better ways to control lighting circuits was thought out early. By the time the thousands of lights are illuminated, on Christmas Eve, dozens of parishioners have spent hundreds of man-hours preparing and installing,
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The weekend before Christmas a group of parish volunteers gathered to carry out our annual labor of love. The Nativity Scene was set up along with garlands, the large wreath and trees. Then an array of beautiful poinsettias completed a scene that greeted us and our visitors at Christmas morning Mass.
This is the community website for the St. Francis de Hieronymo and St. Ambrose Catholic Churches in Neosho County, Kansas. Both churches are located in the center of the historic nine-county southeast Kansas area. We share one of the richest Catholic Heritages in Southern Kansas and the Four-State Region. For more information about our churches, history, organizations or programs browse our site including its links.