John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation “Christ’s Faithful People”, is an exhortation all for the laity to use the gifts given to them by God in the service of his church to his holy people. The Second Vatican Council in what was a renewed outpouring of the Holy Spirit called for a renewed awareness of the Church’s mission as viewed by Christ when he sent his disciples out into the world. “You go too!” is a command given to each of us, not only priests, deacons and religious men and women, but lay people as well.
Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.
To be an Altar Server is an honor and a privilege. As the late Pope St. John Paul II stated, “Your commitment to the altar is not only a duty, but a great honor, (and) a genuine holy service.” The purpose of this ministry is serving at the Table of the Lord, assisting the priest and deacon in the celebration of the Eucharist, as well as other sacraments or liturgical celebrations.
The Ministry of Altar Servers is open to both boys and girls who meet all of the following requirements:
- They have received the sacraments of Baptism and First Holy Communion in the Roman Catholic Church.
- They have a strong desire to serve at the Altar of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
- They are in 4th grade or above.
- They are enrolled in the Religious Ed program or attend Catholic School.
- They attend Sunday Mass on a regular basis, know the prayers of the Mass, know how to properly genuflect, and how to make the sign of the cross.
- The fully understand the importance of ministry and are committed to it.
- They attend all training sessions as well as agree to attend mandatory meetings and trainings held throughout the year.
Lectors, or Readers, proclaim the Word of the Lord during the Liturgy and, when there is no Deacon present, the General Intercessions. A lector must have a passion for Scripture; an ability to interpret and understand Scripture; and, sufficient public speaking skills to proclaim the Word to the assembly. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Parishioners are trained to proclaim the Word of God at all Masses. This ministry is open to men and women of the parish who believe they have the ability to read publicly during Mass. High School students who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation are also encouraged to be a part of this ministry.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Ministers must be fully initiated Roman Catholics who have a willingness to be of service to the community and able to serve at any mass. To become a Eucharistic Minister, you must express an interest to the Pastor and/or Director of Liturgical Ministries. Every year there is a mandatory re-commitment. After we receive your application, a training class will be scheduled to instruct on the theology of the Eucharist and the distribution of communion in our church. The training is normally completed on a Sunday afternoon with commissioning during the 5:30 mass that same evening. We attempt to schedule according to your mass preference. This ministry is open to all men and women of the parish and to High School students who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
We also bring Holy Communion to patients at the following community healthcare facilities: Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill Rehab, HealthSouth Rehab, and Atria Evergreens Woods (ALS) and Evergreen Woods Health and Rehab.
Parish Choir – The Parish Choir sings weekly at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass as well as most major Feasts and Solemnities from September through May. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The choir is open to singers of high school age or older and the requirements are that you can follow direction and have a pleasant singing voice. The ability to read music and/or formal vocal training is definitely an advantage but not required. We request that you be able to make a commitment to singing most Sundays and attending most rehearsals. New members will have a short, private interview with the director to assess their vocal range. If you are interested in joining our music ministry, please contact Chris Berke at 352-683-9666
Courageously Living the Gospel
Grandparents Day Breakfast
“Courageously Living the Gospel places a renewed emphasis on marriage and family life to inspire families to be courageous in the vocation which God has called them”.
St. Frances Cabrini celebrated Grandparents Day, Sunday, September 8th.
Thank you to all who participated and a special thanks to Renee Carlotta and her volunteers who made the afternoon special for Grandparents/Parents and Children!
Vacation Bible School 2019
St. Frances Cabrini Parish supports youth in the community by offering special faith enrichment, social and service events.
Send your Prayer Requests to the email address below and our Prayer Partners Group will pray for your intentions.
Due to the large number of requests we receive, please keep the prayer requests as brief and as specific as possible. (God knows all the details.)
DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. The group meets for 13 weeks in the fall and 13 weeks in the spring each year. DivorceCare is a network of thousands of divorce recovery support groups meeting worldwide. The group’s goal is to help people who are experiencing separation and divorce through their pain, to discover hope for the future and to experience God’s healing. People hurting from divorce or separation are showing up at churches, seeking help and healing for their pain. It may be the first time they’ve set foot in a church, or they may be returning after a long time away. The program addresses issues such as facing anger and depression, financial survival, reconciliation, and forgiveness.
For additional information, please call the parish office at 352.683.9666.
Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
CCW (Council of Catholic Women) September to May
First Wed of the month at 8:30 a.m.
Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
CCW Evening Circle September to May
First Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Charismatic Prayer Group
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena
Monday through Saturday after 8 a.m. Mass
Divine Mercy Chaplet – Sick and Dying
Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
Divine Will Cenacle
Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
DivorceCare Support Group
Hope Anew Bereavement Support Group
Mondays at 10 a.m.
Knights of Columbus Council #13209
Business Meeting: First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Fourth Degree Assembly: Second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Parish Social: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Lay Carmelite Community
Once a month at 9:00 a.m.
First Friday of the month at 11:30 a.m.
Our Lady of Fatima Devotion
First Saturday of the month after the 8 a.m. Mass
Respect Life Ministry
2nd Friday of the month 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Saturday at 7:20 a.m.
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
First and third Saturday of the month
Mondays at 10 a.m.