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UPCOMING EVENTS


Women in Conversation
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We all have personal struggles along the paths of our lives. In this Easter season, join us for a conversation inspired by the shadows that can lead us into the marvelous light of Christ.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 • 9:00 — 11:00 am • Brunsman Hall

The continental breakfast begins at 8:45 am.

There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to st.francis.womeninc@com


Step Ministry Volunteer

Cinco de Mayo
 

Sunday, April 22nd - 10:50am - 12:15 PM
in Bunsman Hall

 

What Makes St. Francis Such a Special Place?

Come find out at our welcome brunch hosted by our St. Francis Welcome Brunch 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 or desert to share, that would be great, too!

Welcome Brunch Planning Committee
Welcome Brunch Planning Committee Volunteers
NEEDED NOW - come help, and have some FUN!
Three times per year this planning committee comes together to put on a theme-based event that welcomes new parishioners to the parish. The Hospitality team is looking for a few good people to help plan and coordinate these events. Your participation can be involved (or not) as your time permits. Our next event is later this month and we can use your help starting now. For further information, please contact Richard Hernandez at RichardH@stfrancisparish.com.


Step Ministry Volunteer

St. Francis ADULT MINISTRY presents
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
With Thomas Conacci, C.P.
 

TO SEE THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF JESUS

 

Back by popular demand, renowned scripture scholar Tom Bonacci will reflect on the Living Word as we experience it in our lives today. With the celebration of Earth Day the Sunday before our gathering, we will revisit Laudato Si on the care of our common home — the Earth. Our reflections will center around chapter two, Pope Francis' vision of the world as seen through the living eyes of Jesus. Join us for coffee and dessert.

Wednesday, April 25 - 7 PM in Brunsman Hall

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE

Volunteers Needed

 

2018 Parish Council Elections: Apply today! Download PDF Apply Online

St. Francis Parish is a special place. We are blessed to have such a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant parish for our spiritual home. Fr. Des, our parish staff, and our many volunteers work hard to make St. Francis Parish a dedicated community! We can be grateful for their efforts. This time of year we have the opportunity to do more than just be grateful!

Our Parish Council Elections will be held the weekend of May 19/20th. Each one of you have different gifts to bring to the table. We need those gifts to support our parish. Even if running for election is a little bit outside your comfort zone, please consider being part of the Parish Council. Don't let a little anxiety get in your way! We want a variety of talents and gifts to support our ministry.

The Parish Council is an elected body of 15 parishioners which meets monthly. Council members serve a term of three years. Some of the members also serve in other ministries or join Council committees to support other parish activities. The Parish Council's mission is to bring concerns and ideas to Fr. Des. Working together with the pastor and the Parish Staff, the Council helps to discern what God is calling us to do. In the past the council has prioritized our focus in the areas of Evangelization, Outreach, Liturgy/Spirituality, Facilities, Parish/School Relation, and Finances.

Please consider running. You can fill out the application on line [click on APPLY ONLINE in the above graphic], download a PDF application [click on DOWNLOAD PDF in the above graphic], or pick up a paper copy in the church literature racks.
Paper and online submissions must be submitted by May 6.
If you have questions, current members of the Council will be available after the Masses, or you can email questions to ParishCouncil@stfrancisparish.com.

Deadline to submit application: Sunday May 6


Office Volunteers Needed

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

 


Seeking Volunteer to Develop and Lead Our Grief Ministry

Grief MinistryCoping with the death of a loved one is one of the hardest things we have to do in life. St. Francis Parish would like to develop a grief support program. We are seeking an experienced volunteer who has worked with programs for those who have experienced death of a loved one. Activities may include joining with others in a loving, comforting environment to share their stories and experience. In addition to the sharing, each evening could include information on coping with grief, the tasks and characteristics of grief, reading lists, ritual and prayer.

If you are interested in developing this type of program or interested in getting more information, please contact Richard Hernandez, Director of Outreach & Stewardship, at RichardH@stfrancisparish.com.


Several Parish Directory Volunteers Still Needed!

Step Ministry VolunteerAre you a people person? Would you like to meet other St. Francis parishioners? If so, please consider joining our Parish Directory Team and be a part of making the 2018 parish directory the best one ever.

1) Scheduler - this person will set up photo session appoints and input the information into the Parish Directory database.

2) Appointment Reminder - this person will contact the parishioner and remind him or her of their appointment.

3) Appointment Day Coordinator - this person will check in the individual or family for the photograph session and make certain the information is correct that will accompany the photo.

If you feel called to assist with this project contact Bob Reid, bobreid6@gmail.com or Francine Freitas, francine2b@comcast.net.

 


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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