Welcome to St. Francis

Parish Center Cleanup

The parish center cleanup for VBS/Picnic is this Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00pm.
Bring a bucket and rag! Everyone’s help is needed!

Vacation Bible School 2022

St. Francis Parish proudly offers "Rocky Railway: Jesus' Power Pulls Us Through".
VBS is offered for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade.
It will run from 9:00am through 12:00pm, July 11-15. 
Click on the images below to view and print the full documents.
The mailing instructions are provided on the registration form.


Picnic Items Due Soon

All items for the Country Store, Basket Booth, and Picnic Quilts
need to be turned in the weekend of July 16 & 17.

Quilt Show

Mark Your Calendars! The St. Francis Quilt Show will be July 23 & 24.

St. Francis Parish Picnic

Mark your calendars for our church picnic on August 6!
Raffle tickets are available at all entrances of the church.
Don’t forget to grab a few and and ask family friends if they would like a chance to win!​​​​​​.

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** Visit the St. Francis Church Picnic Page for more information. **

Custodian Needed

A full-time Custodian position is available at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
This position preserves the buildings and grounds of St. Francis Parish by performing exterior and interior general maintenance and custodial work; identifying improvements and repair needs; and completing necessary repairs when appropriate.
Benefits included are medical, dental/vision coverage, voluntary life insurance for employee and qualified dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with employer contributions,
and paid time off.
Essential qualifications include a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and experience with building maintenance and repairs of a minor to moderate scope. Ability to identify needs and potential problems and articulate the problem and alternative resolution to the Pastor. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
To apply send a cover letter along with a résumé to St. Francis of Assisi Parish, PO Box 93, Aviston, Illinois 62216-0093, email to parish@stfrancisav.org,
or call the rectory 618-228-7219.

Respect Life Co-Coordinator Needed

We still urgently need a Respect Life Co-Coordinator to share responsibilities with a person who has already volunteered to be a co-coordinator. The inherent dignity and value of every life - born and unborn - is a deep Catholic belief. This is your opportunity to represent the parish in support of that belief and (icing on the cake) share the workload with another person. To volunteer, or for information, call Deacon Steve AuBuchon at (618) 228-7936.

St. Francis Mission Statement

“We, the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Family,
are a welcoming faith community
that believes in and proclaims
the powerful and loving presence of Jesus Christ.”




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Mass Times
Tuesday: 7:30am  
Wednesday: 7:30am
Thursday: 7:30am
Friday: 7:30am
Saturday: 4:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am & 9:30am

Saturday Evening: 3:15pm-3:40pm
Sunday Morning: 8:45am-9:10am 
(or by appointment)

Weekly Rosary
(before Masses)

Saturday: 3:40pm
Sunday: 7:10am

Full Calendar of Events

The May bi-monthly quilt raffle winner was Rita Strubhart of Aviston. Congratulations!

View our Quilters Showcase Page for past masterpieces from our master quilters!

The St. Francis Church Building is open from 7:00am-3:00pm for private prayer and adoration Monday through Friday via the parking lot entrance. Please sanitize your hands as you enter.

Job Announcement
Hispanic Minister
- North Central Vicariate -

Click Here for Details!

Altar Servers
St. Francis Church welcomes volunteers at any time. Please submit the 
Weekend Server Request Form to be added to the servers’ schedule and be eligible for possible incentives or the Master Server summer trip.

Click below to access the Ascension Press Bible In a Year Podcast. 

Televised Sunday Masses
For those who are sick, homebound, or gravely concerned about their health, the dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass remains, as it has in the past during normal times. No one is morally obligated to attend Mass when doing so presents a grave risk to their health or the health of others. As prior to COVID, there have been, and continue to be, several televised Sunday Masses via EWTN and other stations.
Spiritual Communion Prayer

Mass Scripture Readings
Visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) web site 
to view daily Mass readings just as they appear in the Lectionary we use for Mass. 


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