St. Francis is a traditional Anglo Catholic parish in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), and part of the world-wide Anglican Communion. We practice the Catholic Faith as handed down to us by the Apostles and Church Fathers. We believe in the divinely-inspired authority of scripture, and the wisdom of Tradition. Through the Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacraments, and the practice of daily prayer and devotions, we participate in the eternal Body of Christ. Our Faith is proclaimed in the Nicene and Apostles Creed.
Who We Are:
We are a small but vibrant parish, with a close and warm community. We say the traditional mass every Sunday, at both services. Our 8:00 AM mass is a low spoken service, and the 10:15 AM liturgy is a sung mass with incense, chant, and hymns. We have a variety of ministries in service to our parish and the local community. From September through May, adults and children may come early for theological instruction at 9:00 AM, and stay afterwards for coffee hour in the parish hall. Welcome!
Who May Receive Holy Communion?
Those who have been baptized, who believe in the Real Presence of the Body and Blood of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, who are in love and charity with their neighbors, who have prepared themselves by repentance and fasting (at least one hour before receiving Holy Communion) and, if necessary, by the Sacrament of Penance. All other persons may come to the altar with arms folded on their chests to receive a blessing.
We welcome our visitors and invite you to sign the guest registry in the narthex. Please leave your name, address and phone number. “The Order of the Mass” may be found in the pew racks. Hymn numbers are posted at the front of the nave.
The Nicene Creed:
I believe in one God,
the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
very God of very God,
begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father;
by whom all things were made;
who for us men and for our salvation
came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man;
and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried;
and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,
and ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of the Father;
and he shall come again, with glory,
to judge both the quick and the dead;
whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost the Lord, and Giver of Life,
who proceedeth from the Father and the Son;
who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped
who spake by the Prophets.
And I believe one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church;
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins;
and I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.