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COVENANT OF SHARING: YOUR GIFT OF SERVICE
How Can I Share My Gift of Service?
Being here, worshipping as part of this community, is a gift and makes a difference. We are grateful that you are here.
You can also:
Join our 400+ volunteers who give their time and talents to make possible the many programs and ministries of our parish. Your gifts are needed! Here are some specific ways you can help:
Please contact Peggy Chambers, OMC, Pastoral Associate, at (916) 443-8084 x103 or PeggyC@stfrancisparish.com for current
opportunities to serve the parish.
HELP MINISTER to HOMELESS or ... THERE but for THE GRACE OF GOD...
Our Step Ministry provides a sacred dwelling place where a community of ministers and homeless guests meet each other on holy ground and give witness and dignity to our shared experiences. This ministry is rooted in Scripture and responds to the call to welcome strangers, provide shelter to the wanderer, love thy neighbor, and not turn away from the needs of others.
The service commitment is one day a week from 6:00—7:30 p.m. Thursday or Saturday evenings are available.
Welcome our guests at the gate as they arrive, and provide a guiding presence as they set up their cots on the patio for the night. There is plenty of time for fascinating conversation.
For more information or to volunteer, please call Nora at 296-7884.
What does it mean to be a Step Minister?
"First and foremost, I believe I am doing the Lord's work in the most basic sense. Our guests so appreciate the human contact and the acknowledgment that we know they exist and that we "choose" to be with them.... It puts things in perspective for me in that I am so blessed to have food and shelter and family to take care of me. Any one of us could be homeless, depending on what life brings our way."
"These last nine months have been very rewarding for me as a Step Minister with St. Francis. Showing love and compassion for our fellow human beings, along with being in a position of giving back, is a miracle in itself. Our guests are in need of shelter, along with having someone who sincerely cares and will listen to them."
"I have grown in love, compassion, and tolerance. I do not sturggle with jugdments as much as I did before... I see the humanity in these people. I am a better person for it."
Call to Prayer
No special words are required, just your prayer presence and willingness to reflect God's goodness, grace and compassion in simple prayer. Confidentiality is the pledge you take, and the commitment is to be available after the Mass you attend once or twice a month for a few moments. For more information on the experience of participating in this prayerful ministry,
Join the St. Francis Loaves & Fishes Team!
Our St. Francis Loaves & Fishes Team cooks and serves a meal to those in need on the third Sunday of every month. We are currently in need of new volunteers. There are two shifts: the early shift works 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., preparing the meal, and the serving shift comes in around 10:00 a.m., and works until approximately 12:45 p.m. serving our guests.
Church Cleaners Still Needed!
Come join us for some or all of two hours Saturday mornings from 7:00—9:00 a.m. We have something for everyone. With a full crew we can break up the work into sections vacuuming, dusting, polishing, removing wax, clearing off used candles, washing the pews, etc. We are currently setting up a monthly schedule.
Please contact Fran Tom (email@example.com) and let her know which Saturdays you can help out.
Share Your Faith by Serving as a Parish Companion
Sr. Nora's Place