Welcome to St. Francis
St. Francis of Assisi Parish is a Christ-centered community. We strive to be a warm, friendly and caring parish family, where the gifts and talents of all, young and old, are recognized and graciously used to nurture others, and to worship together in a vibrant and spirit-filled liturgy. We will go forth healed, affirmed and refreshed to meet the challenge of life in our spiritual growth.
Prayer for a New Bishop
Almighty and all loving God,
Eternal Shepherd and Guide,
we are grateful for Bishop Lynch and his
twenty years of ministry in our diocese.
During this time of transition,
we trust in Your love,
confident that You will once again
give to the Diocese of St. Petersburg
a shepherd who will inspire us to be
Christ’s heart of mercy, His voice of hope
and hands of justice.
Guide our new bishop to enlighten
our hearts and minds with the truth of the
Gospel, the power of the sacraments,
and the desire to serve you in all things.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Prayer to Christ, King of the Universe
O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You King of the Universe. All that has been created has been made for You. Exercise upon me all Your rights. I renew my baptismal promises renouncing Satan and all his works and pomps. I promise to lead a good Christian life and to do all in my power to procure the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You my poor actions in order to obtain that all hearts may acknowledge Your sacred royalty and that thus the reign of Your peace may be established throughout the universe. Amen.