Ministries
Phone: 409-883-9153 | Fax: 409-883-9154
4300 Meeks Drive, Orange, Texas 77632

Ministries

Pastor: Fr. Sinclair Oubre, J.C.L.

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“Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams.  Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.  Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”   ~ Blessed Pope John XXIII

 

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Education

  • Director of Religious Education Kindergarten through Grade 12

    Cathi Sulak

    (409) 883-8232
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    Dedicated to educating children in K-12th grade in the Catholic faith. RCIA adapted for children and youth meets on Tuesday evening from 7-8 p.m. K-8th grade meets on Wednesday from 5:15-6:15. High school youth ministry or KeYsis meets on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (supper served at 6:30 p.m. in the San Damiano Center.)

  • Youth Minister, Jr. High and High School

    Angie Lathrop

    (409) 883-9153
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    Our parish offers a comprehensive youth ministry program called KeYsis which provides fellowship, prayer, service and faith development. Youth come together in a Christ-centered environment where they learn how to love as Christians in a challenging world and to realize their value as Catholics within our parish with the support and love of parishioners.

    Phone Ext. 238

  • Children's Liturgy of the Word

    Kellie Barfield

    (409) 920-5575

    Cathi Sulak

    (409) 883-8232
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    Gather children age 4 through second grade to break open the Liturgy of the Word on their level during 10:30 am Mass.

  • Vacation Bible School

    During the summer one week is devoted to the enrichment of our young people through music, arts and crafts, games and more. Activities are centered around a different exciting theme each year to keep the children engaged and inspired in their faith. 

    Cathi Sulak (409) 883-8232

    Julie Hughes (409) 313-0991

     

  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

    Deacon Keith Hebert (409) 365-5728

    Fr. Sinclair Oubre (409) 883-9153

    A process to prepare individuals for the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation: (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.)  Needed: Individuals fully initiated into the Church wishing to assist with this process.

  • Baptismal Preparation

    Chris Wright

    (409) 882-9972
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    Baptismal preparation is held the third Thursday of each month and can be done at least 7 months before the birth in order to make proper sacramental preparations.

  • Baptismal Preparation-Spanish

    Deacon Hector Maldonado

    (409) 779-5056
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Liturgy

  • Eucharistic Ministry
  • Lectors
  • Acolytes (Altar Servers)

    Shelby Granger

    409-883-9153 or 409-988-4240

    A vital part of our Liturgical team. Current servers need to be at least 3rd grade are trained twice yearly to function at all of the liturgical gatherings of the St. Francis of Assisi Community. New servers are welcome.  Please call to find out about when the next training will be.

  • Liturgy & Liturgical Environment

    Rose Tarver and Ellen Dupre

    (409) 886-2592 & (409) 920-2117
     

    Make decorations and decorate the church for the various church seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter).

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  • Liturgical Greeters and Hospitality

    Becky Atkins

    (409) 734-7166

    Greet parishioners as they enter the Church, making sure everyone feels welcomed and comfortable. They are responsible for guiding parishioners during Communion and collecting the offerings.

  • Bereavement Food Ministry

    Toni Sullivan

    (409) 883-9153
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    Teams provide food to feed approximately 25 friends and family of the deceased during receptions after funerals.

  • Ministry Scheduler

    Lloyd and Joyce Blanchette

    (409) 313-1734
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    Schedules Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors for weekend masses.

  • Music - Adult Mixed Choir

    Stephanie Lomonte

    (409) 745-4622
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    Practice is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday evenings and 45 minutes before each service September-May. Music is sung in four parts and we sing every weekend on alternate Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. masses.

  • Music - Sonlight Ensemble

    Michelle Belcher

    (409) 886-1703
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    Practice is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings September-June. This group sings at Sunday 10:30 a.m. mass on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and also at praise and worship for the Keysis youth group on Wednesday evenings September-April.

  • Monthly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    Norma and Wayne Franklin (409) 670-6473

    Shirley Reinoehl  (409) 779-3052

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held in the church on the first Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Hispanic Ministry

    Deacon Hector Maldonado

    (409) 883-9370
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    This ministry is involved with Spanish Liturgy, Spanish music and the various celebrations that are part of the Church calendar in Latin America, as well as Quinceanera preparation.

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society

    Mary Jo Winfrey (409) 988-0025

    The spirituality of St. Vincent de Paul Society is based upon evangelizing the poor and finding Jesus in them.  Jesus, the perfect "evangelizer of the poor" gave us the example to be in relationship with the poor in order to grow in spirituality and holiness. 

  • Congregational Health Ministry

    Deborah Marciniak, RN

    (409) 883-2411
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    The mission of the health ministry team is to promote health, healing and wholeness in the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic community and the surrounding area.

  • Young at Heart

    Janis Beach

    (409) 883-4566
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    This group invites anyone age 50 and older to come together once a month for fun, to spend time with old friends and make new ones as well as attend mass twice a year as a group and enjoy monthly outings.

  • Ministry to the Ill & Homebound

    Paula Perkins

    (409) 883 7393
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    This group visits homebound and parishioners at Daybreak Nursing Home in Pinehurst and Sabine House in Little Cypress. Must be a commissioned Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.

  • St. Francis of Assisi Altar Society

    Cathy Manshack

    409-882-9600

    As members of the Altar Society, the women of this parish unite in community to render a response to God’s incomprehensible gift. We join our gifts and our talents for the good of our community, for the Church, and offer them together to God. In our service to the altar, we provide our community with altar bread and wine, candles and oil, vessels and vestments, palms for Lent, and flowers for Easter and Christmas. We help to maintain the beauty of the sanctuary through weekly light cleanings. We pray for our parish community; we gather monthly (2nd Thursday, 6:30 pm or 11 am) for fellowship and to plan, discuss, and coordinate various Altar Society community service opportunities.

  • ACTS

    The goal of ACTS retreats is to strengthen faith and its application in parishioners' daily lives, to renew ourselves spiritually, and to build lasting friendships in Christ. 

  • Knights of Columbus

    Lanston Fall, Grand Knight

    The Knights of Columbus is a national fraternal organization of Catholic men.  St. Francis chapter #13825 performs volunteer community service and takes requests for their help from other ministries, the parish and the community at large.

  • RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

    Fr. Sinclair Oubre, J.C.L. and Deacon Keith Hebert
    883-9153

  • Prayer Line

    Ann Guidry

    (409) 882-9655
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    Initiate prayer network when parishioners, family members or friends need prayer. 

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00
Closed for lunch 11:00-12:00

Mass Times

eucharist

Saturday:
5 p.m.

Sunday:
8 a.m. Biligual; 10:30 a.m.

Reconciliation:
Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Weekday Masses:
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.


 The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to him again, 'Peace be with you.  As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.'

John 20: 21

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Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council
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Co Chair:
Secretary: Joyce Blanchette
Members: Jocelyn Trussell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Prisci Jennings, Shirley Reinoehl, Paul Mayeux, Andy Sonnier

Finance Council

Finance Council Chair
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (409) 883-6126
Jerry Ehrman
Emile Dupre

Women's Faith Sharing

Tuesday Mornings 6:15 - 7:15 A.M.

In the midst of a busy and hectic schedule, a chance to pray and reflect with women of the parish.

Men's Faith Sharing

Tuesdays Mornings 5:45 - 6:45 A.M.

A chance to gain and give spiritual support in the midst of a hectic schedule.

 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Community

4300 Meeks Drive
Orange, Texas   77632
PHONE: 409-883-9153
FAX:  409-883-9154

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