the latest & greatest

 
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new! POP-UP THEOLOGY

THUR, JANUARY 31

Join us at our inaugural POP-UP THEOLOGY! These informal gatherings are a space for conversations about faith & how we live it out in light of our culture and society. Come hang out and discuss the Word!

7:00PM—Faith on Tap Happy Half-Hour

7:30PM—A conversation with Dr. Brenna Moore, Professor, Fordham University Department of Theology: CATHOLIC RESISTANCE TO NAZISM, 1930S-1940S: WHAT CAN WE LEARN TODAY?

Reserve your spot online: eventbrite.popuptheology.com

 
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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. 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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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! ☕🍩🙏🎤

 
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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. Currently we’re in need of expertise for the following committees:

  • Frank’s Cafe Design—We have big plans for our Parish Hall but need help with designing the space and sourcing furniture and bar/cafe supplies. If you have experience in space design, event planning, or have connections to wholesale furniture purchasing, we’d love your input!

  • Stewardship/18.95 Campaign Committee—We launched a new giving campaign last September and want to ensure its success for the good our parish. If you have a finance or non-profit fundraising background, your thoughts on what’s working and how we can grow our campaign would be of great help!

  • Faith for Special Needs Families—We want to share the Word with everyone, but realize that some families have a more difficult time at church than others. SFDS has helped many families in the past to grow in their faith and we want to do more outreach in this area. Let us know if you’d like to be a part of the conversation about how we can make SFDS as accessible as possible to families and invididuals who may need a little help in taking full advantage of God’s gift in our church.

 
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consider SFDS for your employer’s matching gift program

Many companies give generously to charitable organizations supported by their employees. If you or your spouse work for an employer with a matching gifts program, your company may be able to increase the impact of what you have already given to our parish. Contact your human resources department to find out if if you can participate. As with your individual gifts, all corporate contributions to go towards the life-changing, soul-saving endeavors of SFDS! Contact Lydia to discuss further: 212.289.0425 extension 317 or lydia@sfdsnyc.org

 

shop online for gifts + give back to sfds

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.

 
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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.

A FATHER KELLY RECOMMENDATION

Why I want my daughter to grow up in a noisy, chaotic Catholic Church by Katie Prejean McGrady

In case you missed this on our Facebook page, here’s a wonderful article from America that perfectly encapsulates the sort of parish we strive to be: A NOISY ONE! Pope Francis recently called on youth to “make more noise.” Where there is noise, there is joy and energy and activity. And if you are making noise, you’ll likely feel more comfortable to smile at a fellow parishioner, make thoughtful suggestions to help our parish grow, and grow within our SFDS Family.