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TheFranciscanSt. Francis of Assisi Parish900 H. Street, Bakersfield CA 93304Phone: 661-327-4734 / Fax: 661-377-0363Security for the Church & School: 661-201-2489www.stfran.orgBulletin for : Sunday, May 30, 2021 Trinity SundayMass ScheduleThe Mission of St. Francis of Assisi Parish is toprovide a safe, welcoming environment ofCatholic worship, evangelization & fellowship,living in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.Saturday8:00 AM (English)5:00 PM (Vigil, English)7:00 PM (Vietnamese)St. Francis Parish ClergySunday6:45 AM (English)8:30 AM (English)10:30 AM (English) Livestreaming on Facebook12:30 PM (Spanish)5:00 PM (English)Rev. Theophane N. Antony, Administrator Pro-TemRev. Joseph Lawrence, Parochial VicarRev. Jorge Ramirez, Parochial Vicar & Hospital MinistryRev. Jude Okonkwo, Parochial Vicar & Hospital MinistryDeacon Joseph LubattiDeacon Francis MooreDeacon Hugo NavarreteDeacon Scotty Bourne, Ret. Detention MinistryRev. Msgr. Nathaniel Diokwere, Ret.- In ResidenceWeekdays6:30 AM (English)12:10 PM (English)St. Francis Parish SchoolRev. Theophane N. Antony, Administrator Pro-TemKelli Gruszka, PrincipalCindy Schoorl, Vice Principal2516 Palm Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304Phone: 661-326-7955/Fax: 661-327-0395Sacrament of PenanceSaturdays: beginning at 8:30 AMuntil 9:30 AM or by appointment.www.stfrancisparishschool.comGrades (Pre-Kindergarten-8th)Eucharistic AdorationMonday thru Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMSt. Francis Religious EducationAnointing of the SickFirst Friday of the month immediatelyfollowing the 12:10 PM Mass.Dinah Pequeno, Director of Religious Education2424 Palm Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304Phone: 661-323-8800Front OfficeCommunicationsMarriagesCarla Medina, Parish Secretarycmedina@stfran.orgSandra Galicia, Bulletin Editorsgalicia@stfran.orgFrancie Marchetti, Wedding Stella Garcia-Hernandez, Accountingsgarcia@stfran.orgBianca Bravo, Baptism Coordinatorbbravo@stfran.orgFuneralsRoylene See, Funeral

St. Francis Parish Priest’s PageHosea’s StoryHosea was a prophet who lived at a time when the people of God, did not want to hear hismessage. They were more interested in worshiping idols than worshiping God who createdthem. They were prone to wander.As Jennifer Rothschild puts it, one day, God told Hosea his bachelor days were up. The problem with the wedding announcement was, it came with a dreadful prophecy. His wife wouldbreak his heart. Aware of Gomer's promiscuous reputation, Hosea humbled himself in obedience to the Lord.As a godly man, he surely had different hopes for marriage, such as those of pursuing a loverwho would share not only his heart but also his faith and convictions. As the story goes, after afew years of marriage she left him. A broken-hearted father, a betrayed husband and a bewildered preacher, Hosea felt like his fragile heart would never recover.Gomer's wanderings had drawn her into the wrong company. But God asked him to buy herback. Hosea cried out to God, that she had thrown his love away. Why should he go bring herback?Hosea was a faithful husband; but Gomer was not faithful to him. The symbolism of the storyis that God is the faithful lover of our souls. We are often faithless, prone to wander.Hosea and Gomer's story is the story of God and his children. It is also our story. When we,like Gomer, were enslaved, God bought us back. When we found ourselves stuck in chains wenever intended, like chains of insecurity, discontentment, or fear—God freed us. When we, byour very nature, threw God's love away, He redeemed us.When Hosea bought Gomer back from the streets, he did so with 15 shekels of silver and 5bushels of barley (Hos. 3:2). When God redeemed us, He paid the ultimate price with theblood of His Son (I Pet. 1:18, 19).God’s love for us is unconditional; its non-judgmental. No matter where youare, God sees who you are, and He loves you. He made a covenant with us,that we belong to Him, regardless!!!On the cross, Jesus paid the full price for our freedom. As saint Paul says,someone might die for a good man/woman, but Christ died for us, while wewere sinners.How Your Story Connects with Hosea'sA prophet must experience what God has gone through. He loved his peopleand redeemed them, but they did not know His love.People whom you love and serve, may blame you of things you never done.Children might abandon their parents and parents may disown their own children. This is your own Hosea story!Hosea’s story recaps God loves us so very much. He bought us back. He willheal you from your infirmities. He will heal your faithlessness. He valuesyou so much that He enters covenant with you and redeems you and remainsfaithful to you. May we never carelessly throw away what cost God so much.God Bless,Fr. Theo.

St. Francis Parish News & AnnouncementsReligious EducationSt. Francis Parish welcomed 27 new members intothe Church on Pentecost Sunday!Congratulations to our 7 adults who receivedFirst Holy Communion and Confirmation, as wellas our 20 adults who completed theirConfirmation!We are always excited to share the joy withfamilies who receive their Sacraments together.Leticia and Andrew Martinez, mother and son.Stephanie Sanchez and Mercedes Molinar, sisters.Pedro and Justine Hernandez, marriageconvalidated and sacraments completed.We convalidated 3 civil marriages, raising thesemarriages to a covenant with God.Thank you to the Adult RE Team who zoomedwith these adults all year!Maria PerkinsMartin PequenoBryan CabreraMartin GutierrezAngelica VictoriaTracey RodriquezAlma Navarrete“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’spossible, and suddenly youare doing the impossible.”

St. Francis Parish News & AnnouncementsA Father’s Day Blessing!Honor your dad or a specialfather figure with a spiritual gift.All fathers will be remembered atall Masses celebrated in the monthof June. Please complete a pledgeenvelope that can be found in theMain Office, Parish Hall, thevestibules of Mary’s Chapel andthe main Church. The envelopescan be returned at Mass in thecollection baskets or to the office.You may also pledge your donation on our webpage,“The righteous man walks in hisintegrity; His children are blessedafter him.” Proverbs 20:7Sanctuary LampsPrayers for the livingloved ones, relatives,friends & pets ofElsa Zsa.Prayers for the departedloved ones, relatives &friends of Elsa Zsa.Isabelle Church & FamilyReyes/Hernandez/TorresFamiliesMichael FranceSt. Francis Parish invites allGraduates to a Cap & GownGraduation Mass!June 13th, 2021 / 10:30 AM MassPlease wear your Cap & GownRSVP: Perry Hyatt 661.324.0609“Commit to the Lord whatever you do,and your plans will succeed.”Proverbs 16:3

St. Francis Parish News & AnnouncementsIn Loving MemoryParish Offices will be closed Monday,May 31st in honor of Memorial Day!Thank you & God BlessIn some way we have all felt the effects of Covid.Some have lost jobs, some have lost close relationships, and some have lost their lives. During thistime, our church was shut down and we wereseverely restricted in allowing our funeral liturgies.Our church is open, and we have the availability ofaccommodating families in honoring their loved oneswith a memorial Mass.If you, or someone you know, was denied a funeralMass for a loved one and only had a graveside orchapel service, please contact Roylene at our funeraloffice, ext. 123. We will be happy to work withfamilies in scheduling a Memorial Mass tocelebrate their life.Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall becomforted. (Matthew 5:4)In person MinistryMeeting Thursday ,June 10th at 6:00 PMin the Youth Center.All are welcome andencouraged to join!March 2021N athanie l Alv are z & N ancy Lun aPaul Garz a & Alissa Jime ne zMonday Night DinnersApril 2021Co d y Sto ne & Ste p hanie GarciaJason Quach & Hannah Ph amJuan Alv arad o & Y e rald in Go me zSe an Vinso n & Bianca BruceAnointing of the SickOffered the first Friday of the month afterthe noon Mass in the Church. The nextanointing will be Friday, June 4th. 2021.As the summer approaches, wecontinue to feed the needy.We are in need of hygiene itemsespecially deodorant, hand wipes,and gallon-size plastic bags. WeAre also running low on rice,beans, canned meats, cannedfruit, cereal, soups, granola barsand individual potato chips,Fritos, etc.Your donations will be greatlyappreciated. You may bring yourdonations to the Church office,661-327-4734 or call Pat Fraser,661-330-6624.Thank you and God bless.

St. Francis Parish Ministry AnnouncementsRegistration for Summer School is open! Garces Memorial is pleased to offer in-person, on-campus summerschool this year! Classes are open to students entering 5th through 12th grade. In our 29th year of operation, we offer 10-unit courses approved by the Kern High School District in math, English, social studies andSpanish. Additionally, we offer 5-unit courses in computer applications, health and theology. We also providenon-credit courses like art, summer reading and athletics. For 5th through 8th graders, there are two, twoweek sessions available. Kids can take academic core classes like math and English or non-academic classeslike CSI: Forensic Science, robotics, art or participate in athletic camps!Please note, we will be following all COVID-19 protocols, including mandatory mask-wearing, temperaturechecks, social distancing and proper classroom sanitizing after each period.For more information and to register, visit

Last Month’s Weekly CollectionsMarch 14, 2021March 20, 2021Total: 20,910.00March 21, 2021March 27, 2021March 28, 2021 April 3, 2021April 4, 2021 April 10, 2021Total: 19,264.00Total: 18,476.00Total: 20,665.00We Appreciate Your Donations!Donations can be mailed into the church office. 900 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304"Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart andyield a harvest through perseverance. Luke 8:15 This space available.Please call327-4734personal trainingSan JoaquinFence& SupplyMIKE CLARKSEAN1723 17th St.Bakersfield, CA 93301661-634-9440 Fax: 661-634-9506661-322-9700Fax: 661-322-9600Bob Pair, MS, P.T.1933 E. California AvenueBakersfield, CA 93308Sports * Orthopedic * RehabilitationPHYSICAL THERAPY2733 “F” Street661-395-0555Soups Sandwiches &Homemade Ice CreamThis space available.Please call327-4734661-410-1010The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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