326 Main St, Jefferson, NC

336.246.9151

Office Hours

Monday    11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Tues, Wed, Fri        9:30 - 3:30

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 St. Francis of Assisi, Jefferson

 April 12, Palm Sunday Vigil

4:30pm Mass, English

 

April 13, Palm Sunday

9:00am Mass, English

11:30am Mass, Spanish

 

 April 17, Holy Thursday

6:00pm Mass, English

8:30pm Mass, Spanish

 

April 18, Good Friday

3:00pm Stations of the Cross, English

4:00pm Stations of the Cross, Spanish

5:00pm Passion Service, English

7:00pm Passion Service, Spanish

 

April 19, Holy Saturday

8:00pm Easter Vigil, Bilingual

 

April 20, Easter Sunday

7:00am Sunrise Mass (no music), English

9:00am Mass, English

11:30am Mass, Spanish

 

 

 St. Frances of Rome, Sparta

April 13, Palm Sunday

11:15am Mass, English

2:00pm Mass, Spanish

 

April 17, Holy Thursday

6:00pm Mass, Bilingual

 

April 18, Good Friday

11:30am Stations of the Cross & 12:00pm Passion Service, English

7:00pm Stations of the Cross & 9:00pm Passion Service, Spanish

 

April 19, Holy Saturday

8:00pm Easter Vigil, Bilingual

 

April 20, Easter Sunday

11:15am Mass, English

2:00pm Mass, Spanish

Masses:                                                   Confessions *:

Saturday: 4:30pm (English), 7:30pm (Espanol)                      3:30pm - 4:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am (English)                                                             8:00am - 8:45am

Monday: No Scheduled Mass                                           *Confessions also heard by appt

Tuesday: Noon (English)

Wednesday: 9:00am (English)

Thursday: 6:00pm (English)

Friday: 9:00am (English)                        

Stations of the Cross in Jefferson:

Stations will be prayed in English at 6PM on the Fridays during Lent until Holy Week.  Stations in Spanish will be prayed at 7:30 PM on Fridays

Stations of the Cross in Sparta:

Stations will be prayed at 11:30 AM followed by noon Mass in English and 7:00 PM in Spanish each Friday during Lent


Welcome To our parish!

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!

In Christ,

Fr. James Stuhrenberg
Pastor



Welcome To our parish!

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!

In Christ,

Fr. James Stuhrenberg
Pastor

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.

Amen.

Fasting for Lent

 

 

 

Lent begins on Wednesday March 5, Ash Wednesday

The following fasting rules were listed in the Catholic News Herald:

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Prayer of St Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.
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