St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School
Opening here at St. Francis of Assisi on August 17, 2020!
If you would like more information about our new school, please see our
webpage or contact the school office at (702) 331-9050.
On behalf of Fr. John, Fr. Vic and the St. Francis of Assisi staff, we would like to welcome Fr. John Minde, Parochial Vicar to St. Francis of Assisi.
Fr. John Minde grew up in a large Catholic family in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. After studying at seminary near his home in Tanzania, Fr. Minde dedicated his life to the ALCP/OSS (“Holy Spirit Fathers”) and was ordained deacon in 2004 and priest in 2005 in his home diocese of Modshi, Tanzania. He has been working ever since as a Parochial Vicar and Pastor in Tanzania, Kenya, and for the past six years in the Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida. His most recent parish was St. Josephs in Stuart, Florida, where he assisted with the services, religious education, home and hospital visiting, and worked at the parish K-8 school.
We are thrilled that Fr. John Minde is joining us, and ask for your prayers for him as he begins to serve the community and people of St. Francis of Assisi.
(please see info about reserving a seat at Mass due to our 50 person limitation in Nevada)
Saturday Vigil, 4:00 & 5:30 p.m.
Sundays, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Youth Ensemble
Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. or by appointment.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Monthly adoration is postponed until further notice.
Parish News & Events:
Updates Regarding Coronavirus Precautions
Out of caution and care for the welfare of our parishioners we will be postponing parish activities. We continue to pray for those affected, and for the health and wellness of all.
The public celebration of Mass in our Diocese began on June 6th with a limit of 50 people. Attendees must sign up ahead of time to reserve a seat. St. Francis of Assisi will continue to Live Stream our Masses. See schedule above to watch. Bishop Thomas has extended the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through August 30th. Bishop Thomas’ recorded Sunday Mass will be available through YouTube, linked at the www.dioceseoflasvegas.org webpage.
Confession & Other Sacraments
Saturday morning Confessions have resumed at 8:30 a.m. We will continue with previously scheduled funerals and weddings. Baptisms, First Holy Communions, and Confirmations are now being scheduled.
All parish ministries, groups, and organizations will remain cancelled until further notice.
Parish Updates on Facebook
Link up with us on Facebook! We will push out content for you and your family's spiritual growth during this Lent. Click the link to Like and Follow our page: https://www.facebook.com/sfahdnv/
Resources for Support & Assistance
We compiled a list of resources for those in need of special assistance during this time. Click here.
Pope Francis Grants Special Indulgences
Click here to read the Pope's decree on special Indulgences for the faithful in the current pandemic.
Communication from Bishop Thomas
6/30/20: Decree extending the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through August 30th.
5/30/20: Decree extending the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through July 5th.
5/27/20: Bishop Announces Opening of Phase 2 on June 6, 2020
5/22/20: Press Release on Diocesan Restoration Council to Safely Reopen Parishes
4/24/20: Amended Discontinuance Order.
3/20/20: Statement of Lenten Dispensation.
3/18/20: Pastoral letter sharing his heart and guidance for our Diocese.
3/16/20: Letter cancelling public Masses with included articles and prayer.
3/13/20: Letter regarding Mass dispensation.
Phase Two Public Masses
Now Open through August 22nd!
(Limited to 50 people total)
CLICK HERE to sign up for a Mass. Reminder: only choose one Mass during Phase 2 to attend so that as many people as possible have a chance to attend!
Watch this video containing important instructions on signing up for and attending Masses during this time.
We understand this is a difficult time for everyone, emotionally and financially. We appreciate your contributions to help us meet our bills. At this time you can mail in your contributions or donate online. If you find yourself in a good financial position and could increase your giving to help the parish through this time, it would be much appreciated. There is a new app you can use to make your donations right from your smart phone (instructions here). Thank you for your generosity.
App for Apple Users
App for Android Users
Masses Live Streamed at St. Francis of Assisi
Join us for the live streams by clicking below to watch.
The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated on Saturday, August 15th at the 7:45 a.m. Mass. This Mass will be live-streamed.
*Note: These are public Masses with a limit of 50 people who have signed up ahead of time. All present will practice social distancing and other recommended safety measures. Bishop Thomas has extended the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through August 30th.