Welcome to St. Francis de Sales

At St. Francis de Sales Church you will find a place to call home. With its welcoming staff and parishioners and uplifting and thoughtful masses you will also find a place to rest and recharge your soul.

It is truly a breath of fresh air as you share Eucharist and faith with like-minded people, enjoying Sunday sermons which inspire and challenge the listener to grow, think, rejoice and enjoy life as a Catholic New Yorker.

Our church embodies the city that it serves – vibrant, modern, hopeful, diverse and welcoming to people of all backgrounds and inclinations. It practices Jesus’ teachings of service to the poor, underprivileged and marginalized. It will not close its door or turn its back on any brother or sister. In other words, come as you are.

St. Francis de Sales is a place that welcomes and accepts, a spiritual home that guides and teaches, a space that gives and serves, but above all a place to share in the Love of Jesus Christ, our Savior, and each other.


 

Our Front Porch is in full swing this summer. Following Sunday Mass, lemonade and other goodies will be available outside in front of the church. If you can bring something to share let Jayne know(jayneporcelli@sfdsnyc.org) or just bring it with you this Sunday. If you can spend a few minutes helping out with the table, great! Last Sunday was a wonderful experience in being church by going outside the church building and being present in the neighborhood. To our great surprise many who passed by thought we were looking for a donation or selling the lemonade! When they found out we were offering it for free you can imagine the surprise. The real surprise was not free lemonade but a smile and hello, an invitation to share in our community. This is the heart of evangelization,to invite and then let God do the rest! ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

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A wonderful Sunday in summer at St.Francis de Sales,as the community gathers for worship and hospitality. The lemonade and cookies were a great success! It was wonderful to celebrate outdoors but also an excellent opportunity to bring the church out into the neighborhood. People stopped,chatted,got to know us a little bit.What a great way to evangelize. If you would like to help in some way with the table this summer please let Jayne know(jayneporcelli@sfdsnyc.org) and she can get you in on the fun! (6 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Come out and join us as we pray together,discern God's presence in our lives and be community to one another. All are welcome this Wednesday July 23rd, 7pm in the parish house,located directly next to the church. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

July Gay Straight Catholic Alliance Meetup

July 23, 2014, 7:00pm

Gay Straight Catholic Alliance - LGBTQS

See you all soon in the St St. Francis de Sales Parish Rectory at our upcoming meeting. We're so excited to see you. Feel free to bring snacks and your smile.

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Join us for some ‘front porch’ hospitality at St Francis de Sales Church this weekend. Can’t wait to see you! Hospitality moves outside this week as we set up our table in front of the church. It is one way to bring the "church" to the world. Come and enjoy some shade and a nice breeze as well as some cold lemonade as we gather after the mass. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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This evening our Single Parents Meet at 7pm
ARE YOU or do you know a single mom or dad who could use our support? Wed. evening, July 16th we’re putting together a new group for our parishioners who may be in need of a helping hand or a listening ear. If you are facing the joys and challenges of raising your children on your own and would welcome the chance to talk with others in the same boat, come to the Parish House 135 East 96th St. at 7p.m. and share your story. Together, we can help one another. Please share with a friend that may be helped.
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2 weeks ago

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