Ascension of the Lord
You are invited to join us as together we continue to celebrate the great gift Christ gives us through his Paschal Mystery (His life, death, and resurrection) for the 50 days after Easter Sunday. Whether you are looking to join us for Mass for the first time, you have come from time to time, or you come every week, this is a time for us to gather and give praise and glory to our Lord who loves us so much.
Pentecost - June 4, 2017
Each year the Church celebrates 50 days of Easter, culminating at the feast of Pentecost. Pentecost marks the occasion of God’s sending the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ disciples after his resurrection. Before Pentecost, the disciples were unsure of what they were to do next, and spent most of their time in hiding. After Pentecost, and the gift of the Holy Spirit, they understood their mission to spread the Good News of Jesus, and they had the courage to come out of hiding and speak openly about who Jesus was, and what he had accomplished by his dying and rising. Read more..
Here at St. Francis de Sales, we celebrate Pentecost at each of the Sunday Masses with renewed vigor to live the mission of the Church to spread the Word of God. We hope you come celebrate with us.
Additionally, we hold a vigil on Saturday evening in Spanish starting at 9:00 pm in the church. After Mass song and prayer will continue until 6:00 pm. All are welcome.
Introduction to the Fruits of the Spirit
Receive the Holy Spirit, from the Adult Catechism of the Catholic Church (online)
Reciben el espiritu santo del catecismo catolico estados unidos para los adultos
The Easter Vigil is the "Mother of All Vigils."Easter Sunday, then, is the greatest of all Sundays, and Easter Time is the most important of all liturgical times.Easter is the celebration of the Lord's resurrection from the dead, culminating in his Ascension to the Father and sending of the Holy Spirit upon the Church.There are 50 days of Easter from the first Sunday to Pentecost.It is characterized, above all, by the joy of glorified life and the victory over death, expressed most fully in the great resounding cry of the Christian: Alleluia! All faith flows from faith in the resurrection:"If Christ has not been raised, then empty is our preaching; empty, too, is your faith." (1 Cor 15:14) - (from USCCB website)
Video of 2016 Vigil
Ascension of the Lord - May 25, 2017
We celebrate the Ascension of our Lord Jesus this week. As Jesus returns to heaven and takes His rightful place at the right hand of the Father, He commissions His disciples to baptize and to teach, to share the Good News of the Kingdom.