Prayer Intentions


Bernard Atz, Mike Brady, Eddie Bryant, Jean Camm, John Charles, Alan Fuchs, Marilyn Gilbert, Marvin Gilbert, Eric Goldthorpe, Liz Golofeev, Paul Graffeo, Jerry Harambasic, Martha Herndon, Ron and Sandra Horwege, Tom Hunnicutt, Roberta Kelly, Chase Layman, Tim Minter, Diane Nickel, Mo Phillips, Kurt Reider, Edie Rider, Rita Sue Royer, Jerry and Marty Sanita, Bill Sexton, Mary Shimp, Betty Stahl, Jim Stella, Santos "Cochise" Suarez, Mason Tucker, Kasey Turnquist, Nancy Wilson, Claudia Szarnicki


Mission Statement

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.

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

Holy Cross Regional Catholic School Endowment Fund

St. Francis has been blessed with an endowment for St. Francis students who attend Holy Cross Regional School. The endowment funds are available to any parishioner to offset some of the costs related to attendance at the school. Any parent wishing to take advantage of these funds must submit a written application which is available on the table in the commons.

Reverend Carlos Lerma

 Pastor of
St. Francis of Assisi, Amherst

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

332 South Main Street
P.O. Box 663
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-2053

Mass Times

Wednesday and Friday, 1:05 PM

First Friday Adoration, 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Saturday, 5:00 PM, Sunday, 8 AM

Holy Days: Please see calendar


Saturday 4:00-4:45 PM