332 South Main Street, P.O. Box 663, Amherst, VA 24521
Office: 434.946.2053

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words. Saint Francis of Assisi.”

The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Community strives to be an instrument of peace and love in Amherst County through fellowship in the Eucharist and service to the poor, the youth, the stranger and the unchurched, in cooperation with other Christian churches.

Mass Times

St. Francis of Assisi Masses

Wednesday at 1:05, Friday at 1:05 & Stations of the Cross (during Lent), Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 8 am.

Masses are livestreamed Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun.


Please note that masks are required before entering the church and social distancing must be maintained.


Wednesday following Mass

Saturday 4:30-4:50  and by appointment.

St. Mary’s Masses – Lovingston
To view St. Mary’s (Lovingston) livestream mass schedules, please visit StMaryLovingston.org. Masses are available in both English and Spanish.



Daily Reading

Daily Reading...

  • Thursday of the First Week of Lent

    Reading I Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25 Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish, had recourse to the LORD. She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids,  from morning until evening, and said: “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you.  Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, for I am taking my life in my hand. … Read More »

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Prayer Intentions

Prayer Intentions

WE PRAY TO THE LORD… Becky Baudaillier, Maria Brabo, Cindy Burns,  Jean Camm, Honey Furfaro, Jennifer Furfaro, Carolyn Greaves, Christine Horwege, Tom Hunnicutt, Shirley Kanthack, Brian Miles, Wayne Mundy, Gene Onestinghel, Parker Onestinghel, Pat Onestinghel, Lori Ann Pompie, Trinity Robinson, Marti Sanita, Rick Shoman, Claudia Szarnicki, Cochise Suarez, Angus Topfer, Ryan Webb, Kevin Williams, Tillie & George Winfield and Debbie Wyman.

We pray also for the return of those who have lost or abandoned their Catholic faith; also for the souls in purgatory who no longer have anyone left on earth to pray for them… LORD HEAR OUR PRAYERS.