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Advent 2016 Schedule

Advent Vespers

Everyone is welcome to join us for Advent Vespers Sponsored by the Young Adult Ministry

“On that Day…

Mondays at 6:30 PM
November 28, December 5, 12 (lower church)December 19 (upper church)

Advent Holy Hour for Mercy

Sponsored by St. Benedict the Moor Secular Franciscan Fraternity

Mercy is the foundation of the Church’s life. As a faith community,we are called to be caught up in the witness of tenderness that springs from the gospels. In the recent Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called for a “revolution of tenderness” to encourage more just, tolerant, patient, loving and merciful relationships between individuals and nations. As we begin a new church year, we remain committed to living lives of witness to the charism of Gospel mercy.

Friday, December 2, 2016
6:30-7:30 PM in the lower church

Advent Novena of “Simbang Gabi”Masses

The traditional novena of Masses before Christmas (“Simbang Gabi Misa de Agui-naldo”) will be celebrated in the lower church beginning on Thursday, December 15. The Masses are sponsored by the Ugnayan Filipino Ministry and Friends.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 15-17, at 6:15 PM
Sunday, December 18 at 4:30 PM
Monday-Friday, December 19-23 at 6:15 PM

For more information and choir participation in these Masses, please email

Carols with the Choir

Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Get into the spirit of the season with your favorite carols led by the St. Francis Choir.
A free-will offering will be received for the support of the music ministry.

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St. Francis of Assisi located at
135 W. 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
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