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Ministries of Care and Wellness: Sharing Help and Hospitality

Sometimes we find ourselves going threw a life transition, these can be happy occasions or it can be when surgery or illness strikes. Regardless of the reason, If you need someone to talk to, or a little help please call the Coordinator of Care and Wellness so members of these ministries can share our community of faith, hope and hospitality with you.

Caring Casseroles

Volunteers bring freezer ready casseroles to the Feed the Need refrigerator on the first weekend of each month. Meals are used to help those dealing with life’s challenges. (Click here) for more information.

Feed the Need

This ministry provides cooked meals to members of our community who are dealing with significant life issues.
(Click here) for more information.

Caregivers

Provides rides to medical appointments, grocery stores and respite visits to those who can’t drive.
(Click here) for more information.

Medical Facility Visitation

Provides friendly visits to parishioners in area hospitals and care facilities. (Click here) for more information.

Stephen Ministry

Lay ministers trained in active listening to walk with those dealing with stress, grief, life transitions or other concerns. (Click here) for more information.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Makes shawls as expression of our community’s care and concern for those struggling with difficulties in life. (Click here) for more information.

Transportation Ministry

Provides transportation to parishioners who have no means of getting to church for weekend liturgies.
(Click here) for more information.
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Eucharist, Prayers and Visitation

Sometimes health or mobility make it impossible to come to church, and sometimes we find ourselves in need of someone to talk to. If that happens, please call the Coordinator of Care and Wellness so members of these ministries can come to you to share our community of faith with you.

Eucharistic Ministries

Ministers bring the Holy Eucharist to those who cannot attend Sunday liturgies at St. Francis: the homebound, hospitalized and residents of retirement communities and nursing homes such as Abbotswood, Magnolia Glen, the Meadows, and Springmoor. (Click here) for more information.

Transportation Ministry

Provides transportation to parishioners who have no means of getting to church for weekend liturgies.
(Click here) for more information.

Medical Facility Visitation

Provides friendly visits to parishioners in area hospitals and care facilities. (Click here) for more information.

Caregivers

Provides rides to medical appointments, grocery stores and respite visits to those who can’t drive.
(Click here) for more information.

Stephen Ministry

Lay ministers trained in active listening to walk with those dealing with stress, grief, life transitions or other concerns. (Click here) for more information.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Makes shawls as expression of our community’s care and concern for those struggling with difficulties in life.
(Click here) for more information.
Medical Presence at Mass

For more information about any of the above ministries of Care and Wellness, contact Kathleen Owen at katheleen.owen@stfrancisraleigh.org or 919-847-8205x241

 


Ministries of Justice and Peace

Our Justice and peace ministries offer many opportunities to serve the community in ways that fit with your interests, gifts and schedule. We can connect you to ministries that serve meals, offer hospitality to the homeless, grow food in our community garden, and much more! Several ministries allow families with school-aged children to serve together. If you have any questions about what ministry is right for you, please contact Trevor Thompson or Becky Cawley.

Community garden harvest

CARE FOR CREATION

Care for Creation answers the call of St. Francis to be faithful stewards of God’s creation by advocating on behalf of the environment and supporting educational activities.

Community Garden is a community of new and experienced gardeners who grow organic vegetables and herbs at our St. Francis garden. Produce is donated to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle for distribution to the hungry.

DIGNITY OF LIFE

Gabriel Project offers emotional and practical support to women with unexpected pregnancies.

Prison Pen Pal Ministry writes to death row prisoners, creating a relationship built on human dignity.

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FOOD/HUNGER

Brown Bag Ministry makes and delivers lunches on the first and third Saturdays of the month to a low-income senior community in Durham.

Ronald McDonald House prepares and serves a meal on the third Wednesday of the month to families of sick children at Duke Children’s Hospital.

St. Francis Feeds prepares a meal regularly for individuals experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity in downtown Raleigh.

St. Francis Inn reaches out to the homeless and hungry in Philadelphia. Delegation trips occur four times each year.

Catholic Parish Outreach, a community partner, serves the needs of people facing difficult financial times by providing food and children’s and maternity clothing.

HOMELESSNESS/AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Habitat for Humanity offers St. Francis workdays to work alongside other parishioners in building homes for the homeless.

Support Circle is a group of parishioners who develop a year-long (or longer) relationship with a family transitioning from homelessness, providing emotional support and practical assistance.

Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN) provides meals, hospitality, child care, lodging and transportation for families who are homeless by hosting them on campus for a week three times each year.

Sister Parish

SOLIDARITY ACROSS CULTURES

Migrant Ministry connects with migrant workers at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, in Louisburg, N.C., in summer by driving them to Mass on Sundays and serving monthly “fiesta” meals.

Racial Awareness and Religious Exchange (RARE) is a small group promoting interracial and interfaith dialogue and understanding through prayer and discussion with members of Baptist Grove Church.

Sister Parish sends delegations of parishioners to the village of Las Margaritas II in Guatemala to deepen our mutual understanding and open our hearts to our Mayan brothers and sisters.