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As you may know, each year one of the Parish's primary fundraising activities, our Gala, has been held before the start of Lent. With Lent starting early this year, our Gala planning committee looked for an alternative date. We were fortunate to find - and have booked - Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Hilton.
With this date change we are moving our event from a Louisiana-based theme to something a bit greener. We are excited to announce that our 10th Anniversary Gala will be held on St. Patrick's Day in 2018. This promises to be a fun filled evening that includes celebrating our parish community with dancing, dining, and a Raffle and Auction... and special entertainment!
Over the last nine years parish ministries and operations have been supported by your participation in this event. We are very grateful for that support, and look forward to you joining with us to celebrate our tenth anniversary Gala!
Prizes needed! Can you donate new or gently used items for use as prizes for our 2018 Gala in our Raffle, Silent Auction, and Live Auction? We can also use gift baskets with a theme.... Italian, Mexican, sports, etc.! Donations may be dropped off at the parish center 9am-1pm Mon-Fri, or in the church following any Mass.
Early Bird Reservations are available here. For each guest you register: be sure to enter the guest name in the "Names of Your Guest Box". In the next box enter the guest name plus their menu choice (ex., "B Smith, vegetarian").
Need more info? Questions? Contact Richard Hernandez (RichardH@stfrancisparish.com)
RESERVE YOUR SEAT
Living through the Franciscan Lens is a six-session journey through the looking glass to see the world through Franciscan eyes. It's a different way of looking and living life that makes all the difference in the world! The class will meet on Tuesday evenings in Brunsman Hall from 6:30-8:00 PM on January 30, February 6, 20 & 27, March 6 & 13 (final class is in the Parish Center Library).
Contact Debbie Cliningsmith for more information or to reserve your seat, by email at Debbie@clingsmith.org or by phone (805) 574-0441. Space is limited.
OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE
"He (or she) who sings, prays twice!" - St. Augustine
Pick your day. Felipe and Joe have a broom or rake reserved just for you. Winter is coming and the leaves are piling up! Can you give our gardening volunteers a hand? Email Joe Prassa (JoeP@stfrancisparish.com) or call Felipe at 731-4949.
As a Step Minister you would have the opportunity to serve as a welcoming presence for our Step guests as they arrive in the evening or, as a Breakfast Minister, help to provide a simple prepared breakfast before they leave to face the challenges of their day. The time commitment is 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm for the Step Ministry OR 5:30 am to 7:00 am for the Breakfast Ministry. Most Step Ministers commit to one evening a week, and Breakfast Ministers for two mornings a month. However, we are happy to try to create a schedule that works for you! Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a part of the Step/Breakfast Ministry family. We would love to have you join us.
"Homeless not only from the room made of bricks, but homeless from being rejected, unwanted, completely torn out of society....that unwanted one is my brother and my sister....We belong to each other." — Mother Theresa
If you would like more information, or have questions about how you can volunteer for this wonderful ministry, please contact Margaret (firstname.lastname@example.org).