167 St. Francis Place,
Monday 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Saturday: 4:30pm (English), 7:30pm (Espanol) 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Sunday: 9:00am (English) 8:00am - 8:45am
Monday: No Scheduled Mass *Confessions also heard by appt
Tuesday: Noon (English)
Wednesday: Noon English)
Thursday: 6:00pm (English)
Friday: 9:00am (English)
Dear Visitors, Seekers, and Parishioners,
Welcome to the St Francis website! I am so glad you found us on the web, and I hope that you will visit St Francis soon, in person. We can’t wait to welcome you!
Our mission statement is as follows:
We, the diverse, rural community of St Francis of Assisi Church, value our service orientated heritage and believe in the Power of God's saving Love.
We will continue to build the Kingdom of God in Ashe county by seeking a better understanding of the Scripture and our Catholic faith and then spreading the Good News to all with a willing heart and eager mind.
We seek to become a unified Eucharisitc community through our devotion and reverance to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the sacrements which bind us together in worship and service to one another
Our community celebrates Liturgy with reverence, active participation, and with care toward high quality of music and environment. The joy of Christ is evident within the hearts of the assembly when we raise our voices in praise and song!
Opportunities for involvement and spiritual growth abound through our many ministries, activities, and outreach programs. This St Francis Community truly has a heart for the poor, and takes seriously the Church’s call to Works of Mercy and Works of Justice. We love to help others, grow in faith and friendships, and have fun in the process!
At St Francis, we value life-long learning. Part of growing closer to Christ means continually opening our hearts to learning more about the beauty and depth of the Gospel! From our early childhood ministries, youth group, Religious Education program, to our adult learning opportunities, we strive to never stop growing!
Please take time to check out our website, and see some of what we have to offer.
We are always open to ways to serve you better, so please do not hesitate to contact me, the parish staff, or our ministry leaders by phone or by email.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Fr. James Stuhrenberg
Prayer For The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples - - - deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, to perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your Love.
Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom - -that I may not be attached to the perishable things of this world, but aspire ONLY after the things that are eternal.
The Spirit of Understanding - - to enlighten my mind with the light of Your Divine Truth.
The Spirit of Counsel - - that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven.
The Spirit of Fortitude - - that I may bear my cross with You, and that I may overcome with courage ALL the obstacles that oppose my salvation.
The Spirit of Knowledge - - that I may KNOW God and know myself, and grow perfect in the science of the Saints.
The Spirit of Piety - - that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable.
The Spirit of Fear - - that I may be filled with a Loving reverence towards God and may avoid anything that may displease Him.
Mark me, Dear Lord, with the sign of Your True disciples, and animate me in ALL things with Your Spirit.