2019 Saint Francis of Assisi Feast Day
October 5 @ 9:15 am - 9:30 pm
Come to the celebration of the feast day of our patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi on Saturday, October 5. Join us for a family event that promises fun, live entertainment, good food, wine and beer, and adventure! Bring your whole family and invite friends! The program of events begins with the blessing of animals at 9:15 am. This will be followed by a free animal show at 9:45 am. The show includes 3 monkeys, all of them having starred in recent films. Kids can meet Sun, a conure parrot that performs funny routines. There are also reptiles that children can hold and touch. The animals can stay for a a little while, so anyone who wishes can have their photo taken with them. The free magic show follows after at 11:00 am. Nothing is more memorable than experiencing magic right before your eyes! At 12:00 noon Star Wars Storm Troopers will invade the parish grounds. Let your kids, or yourself encounter them…but beware! Star Wars prizes will be given away. Storm Troopers will stay for anyone who wishes to have their photo taken. There will also be free balloon twisting; enjoy while your kids watch the magic of a balloon, starting as a small colorful tube and then changing into a folded and twisted work of art like dogs, and swords, mermaids, ninja turtles, a space alien riding a skateboard and more! After the treat, kids can go and have their faces painted for free, with animals or characters of their liking. A free concert featuring Austin Ellis begins at 2:30 p.m. Austin performed in Season 6 of the Voice. He has written and produced two studio albums. Raised on Blues, Soul, Gospel, and Rock and Roll, Austin has toured the US, Europe, and Australia and performs more than 150 shows per year. At 5:00 pm, you can join us for a Eucharistic celebration to honor the Parish’s patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi. After the Mass, if you’re looking for some excitement, you can come to the Casino Royale. It’s a black and white gala fund raising event. Play Black Jack and Texas Hold ‘Em, win raffle prizes, and a chance to win the top cash. The funds raised from the event will allow the Parish to provide support to our San Jose Evergreen community through over 40 ministries that include the youth programs, food and assistance to families in need, and ministering to the sick and the homebound. Come and have fun with us! See you there!