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Step Ministry Volunteer


Summer Course on Franciscan Life

with Bro. Mark Schroeder, OFM
Sponsored by the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Pathways to Justice Committee

StonesSt. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare of Assisi had an incarnational faith that has influenced our world for over 800 years. YIou can learn more about these saints and the moment they started. You are part of the movement! Come join in a study course that will deepen your own insights and commitment to following the Gospel of Christ—in the spirit of Francis and Clare.

This is a study course. Noting strenuous, yet there is "homework" reading offered. Our guide, Building with Living Stones, comes from the Franciscan Institute. A supplementary source will be Building a Bridge by Jesuit author James Martin. All reading materials will be provided at each class.... The goal is to move from head (knowledge) to guts (emotional response) and landing in between (matters of the heart).

Bro. Mark, from our local friary, will be your guide. We will start promptly at 7 pm and have a guaranteed ending by 8:30 pm. Brunsman Hall. All are welcome.

As the course title suggests, each of the six bi-weekly classes will build upon the previous. Yet we don't want anyone staying away if you cannot attend each class. Come once, twice, or to all six....

A donation would be appreciated, given to Bro. Mark's ministry, "Franciscans for Justice."


Thursday June 14
“Francis, Clare, and the
Franciscan Family”

Thursday June 28
“Witnesses of the Incarnation”

Thursday July 12
“Traces of the Trinity”

Thursday July 26
“Traveling the Gospel Way:
Moving Toward the Kingdom
in the Church”

Thursday August 2
“The Franciscan Mission”

Thursday August 16
“To Be Formed into Christ Jesus”

Summer Fun

Summer Fun Welcome Brunch
Sunday, August 5
10:50 am - 12:15 pm
Brunsman Hall

Come fund out at our welcome brunch hosted by the St. Francis Welcome Team. Meet Fr. Des, our parish staff, volunteers, and others who want to learn more about our Franciscan heritage and what it means to be a Vatican II parish. You do not need to bring anything—just yourselves! Childcare is provided for children three years and older.

If you missed an earlier brunch and would like to join us, you're welcome! If you've been here awhile and want to get more involved, you're welcome, too! Just want to help welcome our new folks? You're also invited to join us! If you can bring a dish to share, that would be great, too!



Volunteers Needed


Volunteer Coordinators Are Needed For Upcoming Events

Grief Ministry

Some of the events being considered:

  • August 5, 2018 - Welcome Brunch for New Parishioners
  • August 23, 201 - St. Francis River Cats Game Outing
  • February 23, 2019 - Annual Gala
  • Also: Team to develop activities for Seniors

If you are interested in either coordinating or being a member of one of the teams, please contact Richard at 916-443-8084 Ext 114

We will work together to form an event team for each activity, take care of logistics, sign up parishioners and friends, and create a FUN activity that promotes the friendliness and spirit of our St. Francis Community

Office Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Receptionist is needed for Wednesday's. Please contact

Volunteers are needed one Sunday per month following the 7:30 am Mass. Please contact

St. Francis Step and Breakfast Ministry - Your Spirit and Welcoming Presence is needed

Step Ministry VolunteerThis very special ministry is in need of volunteers. Our Step Ministry provides a safe, peaceful and private place for our guests to sleep each night at the Parish Center courtyard. This ministry is rooted in scripture and responds to the call to welcome strangers, provide shelter to the wanderer, and not turn away from the needs of others.

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 (


Permanent Baptismal Font Project - Videos and Educational Material


Presented by The St. Francis Baptismal Font Committee.

The committee members are Jean Iacino (chair), Penny Tafoya, Cheryl Tholke, Debbie Clingingsmith, Bob Reid, Evelyn Fallon and Patti Michel-Evleth.

Questions? Contact Jean Iacino at

YouTube Video