Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Community is a flourishing parish in the Evergreen area of San Jose, California with a very active lay leadership.
We are a diverse community who gather together to proclaim and live the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. We are a prayerful, inclusive, and explicitly hospitable people who follow the example of our patron, Francis of Assisi, continuously reaching out to serve others.
Our Vision is to create a center of influence within the Church that is faith-based and principle-driven, modeled on St. Francis, that builds a lay/clergy partnership to serve the Evergreen community, our workplace and our world.
We welcome you to come worship with our ecclesial communities for Weekday, Saturday or Sunday Mass.
Quote of the Week
“The need to resolve the structural causes of poverty cannot be delayed, not only for the pragmatic reason of its urgency for the good order of society, but because society needs to be cured of a sickness which is weakening and frustrating it, and which can only lead to new crises. Welfare projects, which meet certain urgent needs, should be considered merely temporary responses. As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems. Inequality is the root of social ills.”