Saint Francis
of Assisi
 
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Contact: Richard Hernandez, Director of Outreach (916) 443-8084 x114 or richardh@stfrancisparish.com

Breakfast Ministry
Our volunteers serve one morning a week as part of a team, offering early morning coffee, food, and fellowship to our homeless guests who sleep in the Parish Center Courtyard.

Communion, Visitation Ministry
Members of our Communion Visitation Ministry bring Communion to those who are homebound.

Families on a Mission (FOAM)
The goal of FOAM is to connect our Youth Faith Formation program, school and larger parish community to meet the needs of the great Sacramento community by providing opportunities to serve, grow, and do for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Share your wonderful gifts and talents with Sacramento-based charities, and in the process, meet others in our parish and build memories with your family. Contact: Samara Palko (samarapalko@gmail.com).

Franciscan Pathways to Justice
As members of St. Francis Parish, we embrace the parish mission,. aspiring to be witnesses and prophets advocating for justice in the world. We offer presentations that foster a Franciscan awareness of and response to issues of peace, human dignity, and integrity of creation through education and advocacy. We challenge ourselves and others to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with our God.

Funeral Planning
We provide assistance in planning Funerals, Memorial Services, Rosaries, and Vigils that reflect the rich liturgical tradition of the parish. During this challenging time, we help parishioners and their families select appropriate scriptural readings, prayers and music that have special significance for their family. We also arrange for musicians and vocalists, work with funeral homes and cemeteries, and provide support to the family and friends of those who have died.

Healing Prayer
Are you being called to pray for your fellow parishioners? God does the Listening, Loving and Healing—all we do is say "yes" to being God's instrument. Members of the ministry pray for and with others.

Loaves & Fishes Team
Our St. Francis team serves lunch once a month to our homeless brothers and sisters at the Loaves & Fishes Dining Room. Volunteers must be 14 years or older.

Spiritual Care: Home, Hospital and Hospice
This ministry offers our love and spiritual support to those who are suffering serious or long-term illness, as well as to those who are approaching the end of life on Earth. Our hope is that they will be comforted in knowing that our community is journeying with them in heart and spirit.

Step Ministry
This ministry began on our church steps (hence the name, "Step" Ministry), where homeless men and women gathered each night to rest. Members of this ministry continue to serve as a daily welcoming presence for our homeless brothers and sisters who come to our Parish Center courtyard. We provide our guests with a safe, peaceful, and private place to rest in a loving and accepted atmosphere. Our volunteers serve one evening a week as part of a team, greeting and visiting with our guests.