All Church Activities Temporarily Cancelled!

Due to a confirmed COVID-19 exposure, St. Francis of Assisi will be closed for a 2-week period beginning Wednesday, September 30. During this time, we ask that you do not enter the church building.

Parish activities will resume on Wednesday, October 14. Mass will return on Saturday, October 17.

Please pray for our priests who are in quarantine. We ask that you give them privacy. If you are in need of a priest, please contact the parish office.

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Participate in Mass during this time of social distancing. Masses will be live streamed on Facebook. You can also watch on television or listen on the radio.



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5:30 pm Saturday

9:30 am Sunday

Followed by Coffee/Donuts and
Faith Formation (September through May)

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Meaningful Mass Monday | Step 6: The Collect
(Explaining Mass, one step at a time.)

After the Gloria, the priest says “Let us pray” and recites the Collect, a prayer meant to gather together the intentions of the people participating in the Mass and conclude the Introductory Rites part of the Mass.

The Collect always follows the same pattern – YOU, WHO, DO, THROUGH – and is based on the day’s readings.

YOU: Naming God the Father, to whom the prayer is always addressed
WHO: naming the goodness that God has done for us
DO: naming our petition to God, asking our needs for that day
THROUGH: asking our petition through Jesus Christ in union with the Holy Spirit

For example:
O God, from whom all good things come,
grant that we, who call on you in our need,
may at your prompting discern what is right,
and by your guidance do it.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

We respond “Amen” which is Hebrew for “so be it.”

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Interested in learning more about our Catholic faith? Join us Tuesday nights at 6:30pm for the Book Study Group or Sundays at 11:00am for Adult Faith Formation. Contact office@stfrancisnixa.org for more information.

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Summary derived from "A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do In The Liturgy" by Edward Sri (available at Desales Catholic Bookstore)
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BISHOP RICE LIVE ON SPRINGFIELD CATHOLIC RADIO OCT. 20

Please tune in live to Bishop Edward Rice tomorrow, Tue., Oct. 20, from 7-8:30 am., when he is interviewed on KQOH 91.9 FM, Springfield’s own Catholic Radio Station.

Outside the listening area? You can also listen live at www.catholicradionetwork.com.
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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

844 S. Gregg Road

P.O. Box 1920

Nixa, MO 65714

(417) 725-1975

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“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.”

~ St. Francis of Assisi