Summer Course on Franciscan Life
with Bro. Mark Schroeder, OFM
Sponsored by the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Pathways to Justice Committee
St. 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
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”
Sunday, August 5
10:50 am - 12:15 pm
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!
OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE
Volunteer Coordinators Are Needed For Upcoming Events
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 email@example.com.
Volunteers are needed one Sunday per month following the 7:30 am Mass. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Francis Step and Breakfast Ministry - Your Spirit and Welcoming Presence is needed
This 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 (email@example.com).