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UPCOMING EVENTS

St. Francis ADULT MINISTRY presents

Bible Study

Back by Popular Demand

SCRIPTURE THROUGH A 21ST CENTURY LENS
with Tom Bonacci, C.P.

Wednesday, September 19
at 7:00 PM in Brunsman Hall

Renowned scripture scholar Tom Bonacci will present
the Living Word as we experience it today.
Join us for coffee and dessert.

 

Bible Study

A 4-Part Fall Course on Franciscan Life
with Bro. Mark Schroeder, OFM

Sponsored by the St. Francis of Assisi Pathways
for Justice Committee. Chapters 7-9.

St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare of Assisi had an incarnational faith that has influenced our world for over 800 years. You can learn more about these saints and the movement they started. You are part of this 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. Nothing strenuous, yet there is "homework" reading offered. Our guide, Build 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 7PM and have a guaranteed ending by 8:30 pm. Brunsman Hall. All are welcome.

As the course title suggests, each of the four 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 ...

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

Being Franciscan

September 20
#7

The Franciscan Evangelist: Developing a Contemplate Consciousness

September 27
#8
Franciscan Presence and Dialogue: Living with Diversity in a Pluralistic Society

October 4
(special class)
Art as Meditation: Reflections on an icon

October 18
#9
Franciscan Peace-Making

 

Planning Team Parish Festival and Picnic

St. Francis

The Parish is in need of Volunteers to be part of the Festival planning committee and event team. We are looking for help with:

  • Set Up and Clean Up
  • BBQ
  • Games & Prizes
  • Kid's Games
  • Welcoming Committee

If you would like to be part of this fun-filled committee, please contact Richard Hernandez at 916-443-8084 ext 114 or RichardH@stfrancisparish.com.

No experience required. Teens and older are
welcome! Join the fun!

 
 

 

Bible Study

RESPECTFUL DIALOGUE WITH THE LGBT CATHOLIC
OUR PARISH FAMILY AND THE BISHOP
A morning of Sharing and Listening


Please join us for a morning with our fellow parishioners as we engage in conversation about how the St. Francis Parish community actively seeks faithfulness with Christ and one another, especially our Catholic LGBT sisters and brothers. Whether sharing or listening, we invite all to hear stories of affirmation and struggle as St. Francis strives to be a parish guided by the wisdom, compassion and mercy of Jesus.

Save The Date: Saturday October 20th

8:30 am - 12:30pm Brunsman Hall

Look for registration information our website (coming soon)
For information contact Bob Reid at bobreid6@gmail.com or
Ed Condon at Edward.condon.sacramento@gmail.com

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE

Volunteers Needed

 


Volunteer Coordinators Are Needed For Upcoming Events

Grief Ministry

Some of the events being considered:

  • October 7 - Feast of St. Francis Picnic
  • 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

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


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 (margaret@cafoodlink.org).

 


Permanent Baptismal Font Project - Videos and Educational Material


Baptism

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 jiacino@sbcglobal.net.





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