Lent at St. Francis Parish


This is an opportunity for our Parish Community to nourish ourselves spiritually during the Season of Lent in preparation for Easter joy. The evening will be centered around the Eucharist. We will celebrate Mass together beginning at 7:00 pm, and during the homily the preacher will preach for about 30 minutes on the theme for that day. The readings and music will also focus on the theme of the day.

Wednesday, March 27
“Commandments: Living and Teaching God’s Law”
Father Toby Collins, C.R.

Wednesday, April 3
“Anointing: Raised to New Life”
Father Sam Restivo, C.R.

Wednesday, April 10
“Resurrection: Set Free in Christ”
Father Tim Uniac, C.R.


On the Fridays in Lent we will pray together the Stations of the Cross. Each week will be led by a different group, using a different version of the stations (we’ve added some new ones this year) and a different way to symbolize walking the stations.

Join us at 7:00 pm March 22, 29, April 5 and 12.

Penance Services in the Area

St. Francis of Assisi Parish is gathering for a Lenten Penance Service (with priests available for individual confessions following) on Tuesday April 2 at 7pm. If this time is not convenient or you would prefer to attend a service at another parish, below is a listing of area services.

If you are planning to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or just want to spend 5 minutes reflecting on ways you can make yourself ready, please feel free to use the following Examination of Conscience.

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Monday, March 25th
7:30 pm    St. Louis, Waterloo

Tuesday, March 26th
7:00 pm    Blessed Sacrament, Kitchener
7:30 pm    St. Agnes, Waterloo

Thursday, March 28th
7:00pm    St. Anne’s, Kitchener
7:00 pm    St. Clement’s, St. Clements
7:30 pm    Our Lady of Lourdes, Waterloo

Sunday, March 31st
1:00 pm    St. Jerome’s University Catholic Community, Waterloo

Tuesday, April 2nd
7:00 pm    St. Francis of Assisi, Kitchener
7:00 pm    St. Aloysius, Kitchener
7:00 pm    St. Agatha, St. Agatha

Thursday, April 4th
7:00 pm    St. Joseph’s, Kitchener

Tuesday, April 9th
7:00 pm    St. Mary’s, Kitchener

Tuesday, April 16th
7:00 pm    St. Teresa’s, Elmira

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred… let me sow Love.
Where there is injury… Pardon.
Where there is doubt… Faith.
Where there is despair… Hope.
Where there is darkness… Light.
And where there is sadness… Joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen

~ St. Francis of Assisi