COUNCILS & COMMITTEES
Join fellow parishioners with backgrounds in architecture, building or real estate in order to review church grounds and facilities and how they meet parish needs short and long term.
Help facilitate parish communications in a variety of ways and share your writing, marketing, photography, publications or web expertise. Projects have included, among other things, web-site design and signage.
This group examines existing structures in order to find ways to improve the environment here at Saint Francis making sure that it is as welcoming as possible not only to new members but to all who come through our doors.
Help facilitate special parish celebrations from simple receptions after liturgies to dinners in the St. Francis High School gym. Teams rotate the work.
Every two to four months members of this group are asked to make a personal phone call to a newly registered family or individual to invite them to a bi-monthly brunch (after the 11:00 a.m. Mass). The Welcome Committee member encourages the new parishioner(s) by assuring them that he/she will be at the brunch as well eager to meet them and introduce them to others.
Help implement parish and community projects by joining this group. Projects include such things as October Healing Mass, Advent Giving Wreath, birthday luncheons every three months for seniors (75 years of age and up), Thanksgiving cards mailed out to shut-ins, plant delivery at Christmas and Easter to shut-ins and more.
JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION
Help build the Kingdom of God by fostering education on Catholic Social teachings and by implementing outreach activities aimed at changing unjust attitudes and societal structures. Members meet with other justice and peace oriented Catholics on a regional basis for support and direction from the diocesan secretariat on justice and peace.
Justice & Peace Commission Google Calendar - CLICK HERE
Members serve in an advisory capacity to the Pastor for a three-year term. Helping the pastor to set goals and priorities in service of the parish mission, PC representatives act as the eyes and ears of the parish to the Pastor and a means of communicating pastoral concerns to parishioners.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Join an active group of men who enjoy each other and enjoy serving the needs of the church. Like other chapters across the nation, the K of C is a fraternal benefit society. True to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights have grown into the largest lay Catholic organization in the world now 125 years later with more than 1.7 million members. Learn more about the Knights by visiting their website.
ST. VINCENT De PAUL
Join SVDP to fulfill the two great commandments, love of God and love of neighbor. The group seeks to grow spiritually in their meetings through prayer and sharing faith. They seek out God’s needy, both materially and spiritually and help wherever needed – whether supplying great resources or simply listening and comforting those in need.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS
Use your expertise to assist the Pastor with advice and support in planning for the maintenance and improvement to our grounds and buildings.
Quilters and sewers of all ages and abilities are welcome to help with sewing projects for parish decorations and for the parish fundraisers.
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