Lenten Penance Services
The following services are scheduled for our Vicariate:
- Sunday, March 19 3:00 p.m. St. Francis de Sales | Beckley
- Sunday, March 26 3:00 p.m. SS. Peter & Paul | Oak Hill
- Tuesday, March 28 6:00 p.m. Sacred Heart | Princeton
- Wednesday, March 29 6:00 p.m. Sacred Heart | Bluefield
- Sunday, April 2 3:00 p.m. St. John | Summersville
1) Fasting is to be observed on Good Friday by everyone 18 years and older, who has not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, enough to maintain strength, may be taken, according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but consuming liquids, including milk and juices, is allowed.
2) Abstinence is observed by everyone 14 years of age or older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed. Note that when health or the ability to work is affected, the law does not apply. All the Fridays during Lent, and Good Friday are days of abstinence. If a person is unable to observe the above regulations due to ill health or other serious reasons, other suitable forms of self-denial are encouraged.
- Auction Items. Such as gift certificates, vacation stays, experiences (fishing trips, cooking lessons, private golf lessons), theater/concert tickets, services (legal, cleaning, photography or beauty), themed baskets
- School Memorabilia. If you have any pictures of classmates, teachers or activities, we would like to borrow them for the Gala. We can even make copies of any pictures you may have. We would also like to sit up a table at the Gala to share old uniforms, trophies, school books or yearbooks. All items will be labeled and returned to you after the event.
- Alumni Information. We are currently collecting alumni contact information. If you or someone you know, graduated from the school, please call the school (304-252-4087) & help us update our records.
We will be serving fish dinners on Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Proceeds this year are dedicated to Food for Families due to the rising price of groceries. Please come join in a good meal with friends!
WV Knights of Columbus Scholarships
The Knights of Columbus State Council Scholarship application and instructions and the Knights of Columbus Wheeling University scholarship application and instructions are available at the St. Francis Parish Office, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Applications should be submitted before April 20, 2023.
FORMED is a valuable resource is offered by our parish at no cost to you and can be accessed in English or Spanish.
- Go to: formed.org/signup
- Select our parish (using the zip code is easiest)
- Register with your name and email address
- Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED
Pope Francis’ March Prayer Intention
For victims of abuse. We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering.