Announcements

With over 100 ministries, there is always something going on at St. Francis.
Here you will find this week’s announcements. If you are new to the parish and need help finding a particular ministry or event, please contact Deb Royals-Mizerk. She can be reached at 919-847-8205x222 or via email at deb.royals-mizerk@stfrancisraleigh.org.

 

 

Transportation Ministry – We Need More Drivers …. Please Help! 
Volunteers are needed to help with the Transportation Ministry.  Can you drive someone to mass once each month?  We have people on a waiting list who would love to come to mass, but they don’t have transportation and we don’t have enough volunteers.  If you have room in your car, could you bring someone even once each month?  If you can help, please call Stephanie Smith at 919-302-0080

 

  

 

June Dates – 16, 23, 30
Migrant Ministry – Sign-up Now – Volunteers Needed
The Migrant Ministry serves our migrant brothers who labor in the fields of North Carolina by driving them to and from Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Louisburg every Sunday – Now through September 29th.
Fiesta – On June 30th, July 21, and August 18th we will offer a Fiesta of food and fun for them.
Volunteer are needed to provide food and/or travel with other St. Francis parishioners and spend the afternoon offering hope and hospitality to those who hunger for a more dignified life.
To sign-up go to https://www.bit.ly/sfamigrantministry2019 and to Volunteer driver’s go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/migrant-ministry-2/ for more information and printable driving forms.
Contact Bruce Cartier at bcartier@nc.rr.com or 919-900-0452 for more information. Great family day of service! 

 

 

 

 

June 26
50+ Seniors Group Potluck Lunch

If you’re 50 years or older, you’re invited to join us on June 26 for our monthly potluck luncheon in Clare Fellowship Hall at 12:00noon. All are welcome and you do not have to be a member of St. Francis Church or the group to attend so bring your friends. Come and share a delicious meal and lively conversation! You can determine what to bring by using the initial of last name, for June we’ll be using potluck luncheon menu #2. If last name starts with:
A thru D = salad/side dish,
E thru M = main dish,
N thru Z = dessert/bread or rolls
Please bring sufficient food for 8 people. We hope to see you and your friends at the June 26 potluck.

 

 

 

July Dates – 7, 14, 21, 28 
Migrant Ministry – Sign-up Now Volunteers Needed
The Migrant Ministry serves our migrant brothers who labor in the fields of North Carolina by driving them to and from Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Louisburg every Sunday – Now through September 29th.
Fiesta – On July 21, and August 18th we will offer a Fiesta of food and fun for them.
Volunteer are needed to provide food and/or travel with other St. Francis parishioners and spend the afternoon offering hope and hospitality to those who hunger for a more dignified life.
To sign-up go to https://www.bit.ly/sfamigrantministry2019 and
Volunteer driver’s go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/migrant-ministry-2/ for more information and printable driving forms.
Contact Bruce Cartier at bcartier@nc.rr.com or 919-900-0452 for more information.     Great family day of service! 

 

 

 

July 20/21 and 27/28
Back-to-School Supply Drive
We hope to fill 175 backpacks – all for children in great need.
Remember how wonderful it felt that first day of school to open a new box of crayons or to throw that new backpack over your shoulder?  Wont you give a struggling child that same gift … the gift of hope and a sense of opportunity?  Since education is the surest path out of poverty, your gift to these struggling families will bear fruit way beyond a backpack. (Benefitting children in Grades K-12 through: Passage Home, Inter-faith Food Shuttle and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish). 
https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/back-to-school-supplies-drive/
For more information contact Becky Cawley at becky.cawley@stfrancisraleigh.org

 

 

 

July 29
Pequeños Gigante (Little Giants)

For the past 4 years St. Francis has helped create and run Pequeños Gigantes (Little Giants) for children of the Hispanic Family Center, a center dedicated to assisting low income hispanic familes integrate and prosper in their new communities – children in 1st through 5th grades. We are in need of adults to help with this camp from July 29 – August 2, 2019. No experience is necessary, just a love of children and a willingness to help. Though if you are a teacher we could really use you!  Please contact Becky Cawley at becky.cawley@stfrancisraleigh.org  919-847-8205x267.

 

 

 

August 3/4
Back-to-School Supply Drive

We hope to fill 150 backpacks – all for children in great need.
Remember how wonderful it felt that first day of school to open a new box of crayons or to throw that new backpack over your shoulder?  Wont you give a struggling child that same gift … the gift of hope and a sense of opportunity?  Since education is the surest path out of poverty, your gift to these struggling families will bear fruit way beyond a backpack. (Benefitting children in Grades K-12 through: Passage Home, Inter-faith Food Shuttle and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish). For more information contact Becky Cawley at becky.cawley@stfrancisraleigh.org  919-847-8205x267.

 

 

 


August dates: 4, 11, 18, 25
Migrant Ministry – Sign-up Now Volunteers Needed
The Migrant Ministry serves our migrant brothers who labor in the fields of North Carolina by driving them to and from Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Louisburg every Sunday – Now through September 29th.
Fiesta – On August 18th we will offer a Fiesta of food and fun for them.
Volunteer are needed to provide food and/or travel with other St. Francis parishioners and spend the afternoon offering hope and hospitality to those who hunger for a more dignified life.
To sign-up go to https://www.bit.ly/sfamigrantministry2019 and
Volunteer driver’s go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/migrant-ministry-2/ for more information and printable driving forms.
Contact Bruce Cartier at bcartier@nc.rr.com or 919-900-0452 for more information.     Great family day of service! 

 

 

 

August 10th
St. Francis Feeds – Breakfast at Oak City Cares
A new multi-services center to the hungry and homeless of downtown Raleigh which replaced the old Oak City Outreach Center.  On the second Saturday of every other month, volunteers from our parish provide the food, serve the breakfast meal, and visit with guests in the dining room of this brand new, beautiful center. Families and groups are welcome!
Link opens in July – go to http://www.bit.ly/breakfastatOCCaugust2019 to sign up
Check out our feeding calendar and other opportunities at 
https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/st-francis-feeds-calendar/  Our next breakfast will be October 12th.

 

 

 

 

September dates –  1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Migrant Ministry – Sign-up Now Volunteers Needed
The Migrant Ministry serves our migrant brothers who labor in the fields of North Carolina by driving them to and from Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Louisburg every Sunday – Now through September 29th.
Volunteer are needed to provide travel with other St. Francis parishioners and spend the afternoon offering hope and hospitality to those who hunger for a more dignified life.
To sign-up go to https://www.bit.ly/sfamigrantministry2019 and
Volunteer driver’s go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/migrant-ministry-2/ for more information and printable driving forms.
Contact Bruce Cartier at bcartier@nc.rr.com or 919-900-0452 for more information.     Great family day of service! 

 

 

 

 

 

September 10
Divorce Care
This is a 13-week program offered on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm in the Padua Room located in the Community Center. Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. You don’t have to go through separation or divorce alone, Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Divorce Care seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable resources to help you heal from the pain and trauma of separation or divorce.  Each week is different, so start anytime.  To Register (Click Here)  Everyone needs to register (new & past participants).

 

 

 

 

 

September 14/15, 21/22 and 28/29
Catholic Parish Outreach Food Drive
Youth and adult volunteers needed to hand out grocery bags after all the Masses the weekend before the drive and to receive the donations at the CPO food truck in our parking lot.  For more information go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/catholic-parish-outreach/

 

 

 

 

 

September 25
GriefShare
Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines. This ministry offers you an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death.  You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage to certain emotions. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future.  Our next 10-week series will start on Wednesday, September 25th 7pm – 9pm in Room 403 (the library).   For more information, go to www.stfrancisraleigh.org/griefshare/
or contact Marlys Varga – marlysvarga@hotmail.com 

 

 

 

October 12
St. Francis Feeds – Breakfast at Oak City Cares
A new multi-services center to the hungry and homeless of downtown Raleigh which replaced the old Oak City Outreach Center. On the second Saturday of every other month, volunteers from our parish provide the food, serve the breakfast meal, and visit with guests in the dining room of this brand new, beautiful center. Families and groups are welcome!
Link opens in September – go to http://www.bit.ly/breakfastatOCCoctober2019 to sign up
Check out our feeding calendar and other opportunities at 
https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/st-francis-feeds-calendar/  Our next breakfast will be December 14th.

 

 

 

November 9/10 and 16/17
Our Lady of the Rosary Food Drive
Twice a year we collect groceries for those in need in the rural community of Louisburg NC where approximately 24% of the population live below the poverty line. Thank you! Buying groceries is a simple but meaningful way to live the Gospel. And it is so needed as hundreds of people each month come to this pantry because they have trouble stretching their income to cover food. They come for help but also for hope. The weekend of November 9/10 we will be handing out bags after all the masses with a list of needs. The next weekend November 16/17 there will be a truck in our parking lot collecting your donations. Help is needed. Bring your whole family! This sign-up link will open closer to the date.  www.bit.ly/OLRfooddrivenovember2019  If you have questions please contact Lily Reddy at liliaredder@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

November 19 – December 15
Advent Giving Tree
Every year, we provide a parish-wide opportunity to share the spirit of the Christmas season with families in need through our Advent Giving Tree.  We are always amazed at the support and generosity of our parish community. When choosing an ornament, please check the information on each ornaments, as there are different return dates and instructions for each ornament.  Community organizations whose families are included on our tree include Catholic Parish Outreach, Duke Children’s Hospital, Birth Choice, Helen Wright Center, Hispanic Family Center, Emily K Center, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Passage Home, Ronald McDonald House in Durham, and St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia.
Parish ministries that benefit include: Refugee Resettlement Ministry, Sister Parish Guatemala, Family Promise, Support Circle families, Prayer Shawl, Feed the Need, St. Francis Brown Bag Ministry, and our St. Vincent DePaul Ministry.  Thank you!

 

 

 

 

December 8
Follow the Brick Road – A Journey Through Our Sacred Space

September 15 date is completely full.  The next tour with open slots is scheduled for December 8.
The tours begin in Anthony Hall Founders Room at 12:45 with a light lunch and ends at 2:00pm. Please respond to Deb Royals Mizerk by September 9 at deb.royals-mizerk@stfrancisraleigh.org if you would like to be a part of this beautiful historic tour.

 

 

 

 

 

December 14
St. Francis Feeds – Breakfast at Oak City Cares
A new multi-services center to the hungry and homeless of downtown Raleigh which replaced the old Oak City Outreach Center.  On the second Saturday of every other month, volunteers from our parish provide the food, serve the breakfast meal, and visit with guests in the dining room of this brand new, beautiful center. Families and groups are welcome!
Link opens in November – go to http://www.bit.ly/breakfastatOCCdecember2019 to sign up
Check out our feeding calendar and other opportunities at 
https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/st-francis-feeds-calendar/
Our next breakfast will be February 8th.

 

 

     

 

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