St. Francis of Assisi

Readings for

Dec. 21, 2014
4th Sun. of Advent
Reading I: 2 Sm 7: 1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
Psalm 89: 2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
Reading II: Rom. 16: 25-27
Gospel: Lk 1: 26-38

Dec. 28, 2014
Feast of the Holy Family
Reading I: Sir. 3: 2-6, 12-14
Psalm: 128: 1-2, 3, 4-5
Reading II: Col. 3: 12-21
Gospel: Lk 2: 22-40


Readings for Today

St. Francis of Assisi
15226 21st Avenue SW | Burien, WA 98166 | Parish (206) 242-4575 | School (206) 243-5690    Mass Times



Join us Monday, December 22nd at 7:00 PM for the all-Parish communal Reconciliation Service


Welcome to our the St. Francis of Assisi website and Parish Family.

Fr. Dick Hayatsu

St. Francis is a parish of about 1300 families. We think of ourselves as a welcoming parish. If you come to visit, I hope that you will find that to be a true statement. We have active programs in Faith Formation for children as well as adults. We have outreach services for those who are homebound or in the hospital as well as our senior population. Of course we have our school which is an excellent school with many involved parents and children. We have an active liturgy and music program in the parish.

I hope that you will find what you are looking for. As you can see we have both a parish and a school website which are easily accessible.
As a parish we are here to serve you in whatever way we can. While our staff is limited in numbers as well as working hours, we do our best to respond to your needs and inquiries. You can take a look at the website to see what programs are available and what staff we have. We have a Pastoral Council which helps us discern the goals and priorities for the parish. We have a Finance Council to help us plan our budget and financial needs. We have a School Commission, a Liturgy Commission, and a Faith Formation Commission to help with planning in those areas of ministry.

May you find the information you need as you browse our website. If you have any questions give us a call or email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Blessings and peace to you as you move through your day.

Please see my weekly note.

Fr. Dick Hayatsu

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This Week @ St. Francis

December 19-28, 2014

Friday Dec. 19 
Mass, Church, 9am
Band, UP1, 12:20pm
Middle School Youth Party, P.Hall, 2pm
CYO Practice, Gym, 3pm
Carpet Repairs, Church, 3pm

Saturday Dec. 20 
Carpet Repairs, Church, morning
CYO Games, Gym, 9am
Sort Giving Tree Gifts, UP, 10am
Confessions, Church, 4pm
Mass, Church, 5pm

Sunday Dec. 21 
4th Sunday of Advent
Mass, Church 8am & 10am
Nursery, 10am
Dismiss Catechum., UP1, 10am
CYO Games, Gym, Noon
Life Teen Music Team, Church,
Life Teen Mass, Church, 5pm
Life Teen, Parish Hall, 6pm


Monday Dec. 22
Mass, Church, 9am
Piano Tuner, Church, 11am
CYO Practice, Gym, 3pm
Reconciliation Service, Church, 7pm
Ensemble Choir, 8:05pm

Tuesday Dec. 23 
Mass, Church, 9am
Decorate Church w/ Trees, 9:30am
Sandwich Mkg, UP3/K, 9:30am
CYO Practice, Gym, 3pm
Boy Scouts, UP1, 6:30pm
Stewardship Comm., Conf. Rm, 7pm

Wed. Dec. 24 
Mass, Church, 9am
Decorate Church w/ Flowers, 9:30am
Parish office open morning only
Life Teen Music Team, 2pm
Family Mass, Church, 4pm
Ensemble Choir, Church, 7:30pm
Christmas Carols, Church, 11:30pm

Thurs. Dec. 25 
Midnight Mass, Church, 12:00a.m.
Mass-8am Choir Sings, 9am

Friday Dec. 26 
Mass, Church, 9am
CYO Practice, Gym, 3pm

Saturday Dec. 27 
CYO Games, Gym, 9am
Private Potluck, Parish Hall, 1pm
Confessions, Church, 4pm
Mass, Church, 5pm

Sunday Dec. 28 
Feast of the Holy Family
Mass, Church 8am & 10am
Nursery, 10am
CYO Games, Gym, Noon
Life Teen Music Team, Church,
Life Teen Mass, Church, 5pm
Life Teen, Parish Hall, 6pm


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Mass Times

Weekday Mass: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00 am.

Communion Service Wednesday at 9:00 AM

Weekend Masses:
Saturday evening Vigil 5:00 pm.

Sunday morning 8:00 am & 10:00 am

Sunday Evening LifeTeen Mass 5:00PM. (October through mid June)

Join us Monday, December 22nd at 7:00 PM for the all Parish communal Reconciliation Service

Christmas Masses
The Nativity of the Lord:
Christmas VigilDecember 24th Mass at 4:00 PM
Christmas Midnight Mass
Christmas Day Mass 9:00 AM

The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord/Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God is a holyday of obligation; Masses are Wednesday, December 31st at 5:00 PM and Thursday, January 1st at 9:00 AM.

Please see the "This Week @ St. Francis" for special Masses


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Please note: on December 15, 2014, your online account provided by Vanco will be automatically deactivated.

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Today's readings from the USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops).

Today's readings from the Catholic New Agency.



St. Francis of Assisi Parish
15226 21st Avenue SW | Burien, WA 98166
Parish (206) 242-4575 | School (206) 243-5690

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