the latest & greatest

 
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introducing…

THE Msgr. NEIL A. CONNELLY LECTURE SERIES

In the midst of organizing our first Pop-Up Theology, we realized that the spirit of Father Neil was at work in our planning. And that Pop-Up Theology was one of many endeavors SFDS has taken and plans to take in terms of creating dialogue and interpreting how our faith plays into our daily modern lives. We’ve decided to honor Father Neil by dedicating our talks and special events to his vision of how a Catholic life should be lived: by finding Jesus in everything! Stay tuned for further details about upcoming events.

 
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mardi gras CELEBRATION

FAT TUESDAY ON A SATURDAY NIGHT!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

6:00-7:00PM—Cocktail Hour
7:00-9:00PM—Music and Comedy Cabaret

Admission: $15 per person
Tickets can be purchased at the back of the church on Sundays or click here to purchase online.

All are welcome.

Sponsored by the LGBT+ Catholic Alliance

In support of LSA Family Health Services of Harlem and Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, benefiting our own Father Rick's mission in Kenya!

 
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SEEKING THESPIANS & CREATIVE TYPES FOR LENT

We at SFDS are never short of creativity, and as we enter Lent, we are looking for new ways to enhance the liturgy and to bring out the tenets of the season. Do you act, write, direct, design costumes, have an eye for decoration? We need you and anyone who wants to help. Prior experience not necessary! Contact Dylan directly at MusicMinistry@sfdsnyc.org for more information.  


 
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C’mon Downstairs to “frank’s cafe”

The best Hospitality in town—every Sunday!

We’re taking our Hospitality to the next level! Here’s a few of the recent updates:

  • We’re now wired for both sound and wifi. You can enjoy some tunes, coffee, and donuts while posting a selfie, all from the Parish Hall.

  • You may have noticed new café  tables, couches, rugs, and tables. We’re about to add a coffee bar and children’s activity table. Murals and other decorations are currently in the works.

We’re re-imagining what our Sunday fellowship can be, and praying hard for inspiration on new, creative ways to open our doors and share the Spirit of our parish. Stay tuned as we move closer to a grand opening of Frank’s Café! ☕🍩🙏🎤

 

WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED BUT SHORT ON TIME? JOIN A COMMITTEE!

We are a busy and growing parish which means that projects pop up from time-to-time that require short-term involvement from our parishioners. Click here to check out the new Committees webpage for new opportunities to get involved in our faith community.

 
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pray the rosary at sfds

Mon-Fri @ 9:00-9:30AM
Fridays @ 6:30 (Spanish)

Did you know? We have a group that prays the rosary after the 8:30AM Mass and also a dedicated group that meets on Fridays to pray the Rosary in Spanish. Join us!

 
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SHOW YOUR PRIDE WITH SFDS SWAG

These items make great gifts for your family and friends and show your parish pride all year long.

  • S’well Water Bottle—$25.00

  • White Hoodie Zip-up Sweatshirt (All sizes)—$25.00

  • SFDS Branded Tote Bag—$3.00

  • SFDS Branded Magnet with Mass Times—$2.00

 

NEW! WIFI IN THE PARISH HALL +
DON’T MISS OUR FACEBOOK POSTS

Now you can hang out downstairs and stay connected because we’ve wired the parish hall for wifi!

NETWORK: SFDS NYC
PASSWORD: francis96

And to ensure you don’t miss any of our posts, visit our Facebook page, then click the “Following” button. A menu of options will appear: make sure that “See First” is selected along with “All On (Posts)”.

 

connecting sfds parents online

Trust us, we know how busy our young families are. Which is why we’ve created two online resources that we hope will make your lives a little bit easier and allow you to connect with each other more easily!

  1. Visit our Religious Ed page at www.sfdsnyc.org/2018-2019 for reminders & schedules from Jayne and Jim for the upcoming week, photo galleries of our activities, and the yearly schedule.

  2. Be sure to join our newly created private Facebook group for SFDS Parents where we’ll share announcements relevant to families, Catholic-inspired content especially for parents, and best of all you can communicate with each other. We hope this becomes a strong faith-based community hub for our parishioners with kids.

 

SUPPORT SFDS WHEN YOU SHOP ONLINE

Shop smile.amazon.com & choose SFDS as your preferred charity. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SFdS. Simply choose “Church of St. Francis de Sales” as your preferred charity by signing into your Amazon account here.