ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH
3717 Hwy 515 E, Blairsville Georgia 30512
St. Francis of Assisi Church is 3.7 miles east of Blairsville on GA 515. It is 12.5 miles west of Hiawassee GA. GPS has been known to take visitors to different locations several miles from the church. Please stay on 76/515 if you want to get to Mass on time!
Regular Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 & 11:00 am
Sunday: 1:00 pm Spanish
Daily Mass: Mon-Sat. 9:00 am
Eucharistic Adoration: Mon-Fri 9:30-Noon
Confessions: 3:30-4:15 Saturdays
Baptisms and Marriages - please contact the parish office six months prior.
Fasting and Abstinence for Catholics in the U.S.A
During Lent, Catholics in the United States abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. They fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. To abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent means to not eat meat on those days. It does not intend the omission of eggs or dairy products.
The required fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday involves eating only one full meal on those days. One or two smaller meals may be taken on those days, but may not total one full meal. The required fast does not allow eating anything between meals.
"All Catholics who have completed their fourteenth year are bound by the law of abstinence; all adults are bound by the law of fast up to the beginning of their sixtieth year.
Nevertheless, pastors and parents are to see to it that minors who are not bound by the law of fast and abstinence are educated in an authentic sense of penance."
- Code of Canon Law, #1252
Parish Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:00-4:30
Friday Simple Suppers during Lent