The Diocese of Raleigh, Young Adult Mission to Honduras hosted a night of wine tasting and games to support their 2011 Mission Trip to Honduras on Friday, February 18th at St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh.  The goal of the event was to raise funds for the 2011 Mission Trip and awareness of the Young Adult Communities within the diocese.

The event rose over $3000 dollars and is still counting donations. The funds raised will go to support the medical, construction and community teams going on the Mission Trip this year.  The medical team in the past has served over 300 persons a day, addressing dental, medical and prescription needs that otherwise go unattended during the year.  The construction team has provided in the past solar and traditional electrical installation and general enhancement to the parish and schools that deliver critical services to the community. The community team has delivered immersive English as second language workshops to high school seniors to help prepare for careers in technical and commerce fields.

The event was well received by a diverse group of people and multiple young adult groups from various parishes, such as St. Thomas Moore located in Chapel Hill, Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh, St Michael’s in Cary as well as St. Francis of Assisi.

St Francis of Assisi Young Adult Community considers the fundraiser a great success. The group looks forward to providing more spiritual, service and social activities this year. For more information about the SFYAC, please visit our Facebook page at St Francis Young Adult Community or email the group at our new email address at

Diocesan Director of Evangelization Rob Jones was present to speak at the event about the Young Adults within the Diocese of Raleigh and how important it is to support the young adults’ efforts

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