Francophone African Catholic Community
To instill the Catholic Faith within the Francophone African Communities of North Texas.
By providing a space, place and expression for an African way of worship, prayer and spirituality; Also, to witness to Christ’s Presence in the world and to respond to the challenge of sharing the Gospel message to ALL African Francophones in North Texas.
Who we are
A Francophone African Catholic Community of God’s People, called by Baptism and by Faith in Jesus Christ to live for God and others.
Our vision is to build the first Francophone African Catholic Parish in North Texas, to bring together all Catholic prayer groups, Catholics and or any individual interested in the Catholic Church in general and is part of or feels close to any French-speaking African communities in North Texas.
Countries of Origin: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo, USA
What we believe
We believe that Jesus Christ is in us, that since the day we were baptized, God's gift of faith and his grace are given to us. This gift of Faith and grace are passed on to us in the teaching of the Apostles and tradition of the Catholic Church. Through the gift of the Spirit we don’t hold on to this gift but we are challenged to share it with every man and woman in creation; to proclaim that Jesus is Alive and that through him we have true redemption.
The Catholic Mass and Liturgy is our highest point of celebration, prayer and gathering. Our way of worship is African, therefore benefiting from the exuberance of our African cultural heritage (song, dance, diverse customs and traditions).
We typically celebrate MASS on the first and third Saturdays of every month at 6:30PM at Mary Immaculate Church in the Sanctuary, and on the second and fourth Sundays of every month at 11:30AM at Mary Immaculate Church in the Parish Hall.
Father Franck is from the Republic of Benin in West Africa. Priest of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Community of Eudist Fathers), Fr. Franck is our full time chaplain and a part time Parochial vicar at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church. He can be joined anytime for francophone pastoral needs in the Diocese of Dallas.