During the 40 days of Lent, Catholics are invited to enter into a period of spiritual preparation just as Jesus spent 40 days in the desert in preparation for His public ministry. Our preparation is focused on three areas: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving.

Lenten Opportunities at St. Francis

Ash Wednesday


8:30 am Mass & Distribution of Ashes // Misa y Distribución de Ceniza

12:15 pm Liturgy of Word & Distribution of Ashes // Lit. Palabra y Distribución Ceniza

6:00 pm Mass & Distribution of Ashes // Misa y Distribución de Ceniza

7:30 pm Spanish Mass & Distribution of Ashes // Misa Español y Distribución de Ceniza

Lenten Parish Mission “Encountering Jesus in the Eucharistwith Fr. Samuel Maul

MARCH 7, 8 & 9

Three nights of awesomeness to KICK-OFF our lent focusing on what matters most: Jesus and His True Presence with us. Featuring guest speaker, Fr. Samuel Maul.

Monday, March 7th @ 6:30 pm – Talk 1: Unlocking the Mass by Fr. Maul

Tuesday, March 8th @ 6:30 pm – Talk 2: True Presence by Fr. Maul

Wednesday, March 9th @ 6:00 pm – Mass celebrated by Fr. Sojan George, followed by Adoration and Worship led by Amanda Lindayag!

More info: www.sfatx.org/lentmission

Lent Retreat in Spanish: “Vivir la Misericordia para alcanzar Misericordia”


9:00 am – 2:00 pm SFA Gym

“Praying as a Parish” Lent Challenge

Subscribe to this year’s “Praying as a Parish” Challenge with practical ways to start praying together and dive deeper into our faith this Lent.

 Weekly Lent Opportunities

Journey with Jesus

SUNDAYS 5:45 to 7:30 pm

Nine-part series featuring Metanoia with Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, President of Franciscan University and founder of The Ministry of the Wild Goose, who leads us on a journey with Christ into conversion. Join us for the most important journey of our lives, a journey of grace, hope, repentance, and transformation. The Series ends May 1st (Off March 13th & April 17th).

More info and registration:  www.sfatx.org/journey

Lenten Fish Fry

FRIDAYS 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Every Friday during Lent enjoy a delicious Fish Fry dinner and stay for the Stations of the Cross. // Pricing: Adults $10 / Children 5 to 10 $5 / Under 5 free / Family $35 / All you can eat $15.

Eat-in or take out.

Stations of the Cross

Inside the Sanctuary FRIDAYS  7:00 pm English // 7:45 PM Spanish

Outdoor Drive-Through Stations of the Cross ANY TIME Day or Night, in English or Spanish!  // For more information: sfatx.org/stations


Sacrament of Reconciliation SATURDAYS // 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Chapel and

MARCH 28 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Eucharistic Adoration

WEDNESDAYS // 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM in the Chapel

FRIDAYS // 9:00 AM – Noon in the Sanctuary

Daily Lenten Reflections with Tim Gray

FORMED is offering Free Daily Lent reflections emails with Dr. Tim Gray by signing up. Each day you will receive in your inbox a short video commenting on the daily Mass readings, explaining the Scriptures, and providing you with concrete ideas on how to apply them to your Christian life.