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 919-847-8205×222 or via email at deb.royals-mizerk@stfrancisraleigh.org.


Position Available
The Franciscan School has the following position available
beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year: 
Assistant Principal – The Franciscan School (click here for details)

 

January 18 – 26
Novena for Life
A novena is a period of sustained prayer over nine days for a particular intention.  The St. Francis Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Novena for Life from January 18 to 26 to pray for a culture of life and civilization of love in our community, nation, and world. The novena began with the 11:00am Mass for Life (Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama, celebrant and homilist) at the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral on Jan. 18 and will end with a Rosary of Life after the 9:30am Mass at St. Francis on Jan 26. All are welcome to participate and are encouraged to pray in their homes on each of the nine days of the novena.

 

January 22
Grow in Love for God and Neighbor
Join us in discussion, and get fed by the example of great saints and characters from the Bible. Come and join us to view inspirational materials; grow in holiness; revive the Holy Spirit; and have an explosion of grace that can be spread to all. It will take place Wednesday nights, two or three times a month, in the Anthony Hall Conference Room from 6:30 to 8:00pm in a bilingual (Spanish/English) environment. If nothing else, come join us to practice your Spanish and meet some wonderful people! The best part is, it’s completely free! We will start on January 22. For information, a complete list of dates, and to register please email Esperanza.Neri@StFrancisRaleigh.org  Dare to have God more involved in your life. Time to Revive!

 

January 23, 30
Homework Helpers
Will be offered on Thursdays through the school year from 4:20 – 5:30
It is an after school program with The Hispanic Family Center, a program of Catholic Charities that is dedicated to empowering low income Hispanic families to become more integrated in the community and to improving their quality of life through programs of education, health, job training, etc. Many of the children of The Hispanic Family Center come from homes where the parents have poor English skills and are living with heavy concerns like poverty and illness. Homework helpers is aimed at helping these children with their homework and daily lessons once a week. We have seen amazing progress from so many of these children already, and we’d love to have your help!   For questions please contact Michelle Harris at michelle.harris95@gmail.com or sign up here: www.bit.ly/homeworkhelpers2019-2020

 

January 24  and  March 10
Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton
Participants are invited to a join a group sharing their spiritual journey and exploring the power of love in Book 4 of Bridges series, The Hidden Ground of Love. Spiritual progress has no other test in the end, nor any better expression, than our ability to love. There will be two groups, one on Friday beginning on January 24 at 1:00pm and the other on Tuesday evenings beginning on March 10 at 7:00pm. We will meet twice a month for 8 sessions and each session will be 1 ½ Hours in Anthony Hall. A short passage from Merton and another spiritual writer will be discussed followed by 10 minutes of silent prayer and then short intercessory prayers. Each session is independent of the others so joining every meeting is not essential – come when you can. In this new series some of the statements we’ll encounter are:

1) The contemplative life must provide an area, a space of liberty, of silence, in which possibilities are allowed to surface and new choices.

2) If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.

3) Being contemplative is learning to live.

4) We are all poor travelers but, as Merton knew, “All that is poor deserves mercy.”

5) Why would it be important for you to sit still and be what you had become?

If these sound interesting to you, please join us on the contemplative journey. Books are $6 and can be ordered from Amazon or we can do it for you. If interested or have questions, contact Deacon Steve at 732-213-0104 or stephenwandrews@outlook.com.

 

January 26
St. Francis Feeds Breakfast at Oak City Cares
We heard you!  You wanted more opportunities to serve the hungry and homeless of downtown Raleigh so we are now serving every 4th Sunday of the month, in addition to every other 2nd Saturday of the month! Oak City Cares is a new multi services center which replaced our beloved Oak City Outreach Center. On our scheduled dates, we provide the food, serve the breakfast meal, and visit with guests in the dining room of this brand new, beautiful center. We hope you’ll join us sometime and bring your family and friends as together we seek to live out the Gospel in this very meaningful and much needed way. Thank you for any help you can provide!
To sign up: https://www.bit.ly/breakfastatOCCjanuary26-2020
Also, check out our feeding calendar at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/st-francis-feeds-calendar/

 

January 26
Padre Pio Secular Franciscans
Learn more about living Franciscan spirituality in the secular world.  Join us on the 4th Sunday of each month, from 1-3 in the Founders Room.  For more information, contact Lee Cunningham at emcunningham3@gmail.com

 

January 27
Formation Summer Camp Registration Opens
Registration for Vacation Bible School, Mercy Camp, Mission: Mercy and St. Francis Inn trip opens on January 27th. For additional information about camps, visit:  http://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/formation-camps-2/.
Links to register will go live on Monday, January 27.

 

Jan. 31 and Feb. 1
The Hard Truth: Moving the Community Toward Change
Workshops on racial justice and white privilege with author Debbie Irving co-sponsored by the NC Council of Churches and The Encouraging Place hosted at Broughton H.S. Debbie Irving, author of Waking Up White, will invite participants to think through the deep fears and longings we have when we begin to discuss the issue of racism. In her book Waking Up White, Debby Irving tells the story of how she went from well meaning to well doing. She unpacked her own long held beliefs about color blindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color. These events will explore the impact white skin can have on perception, problem solving, and engaging in racial justice work. If you are interested in participating, go to the website of NC Council of Churches at https://www.ncchurches.org/events/.

 

February 1 & 2
Caring Casseroles Weekend

If you have time, your casserole, soup, stew or chili would be greatly appreciated and be put to good use. Casseroles should be made in a disposable pan sealed and then placed a Ziploc freezer bag. Please DO NOT FREEZE THE CASSEROLE! … Just refrigerate it!  You can drop off/place your items in the Feed the Need refrigerator in Clare Hall.
There are labels there for you to fill out the name of your dish, reheating instructions and the ingredients.
Please take a few minutes to include the ingredients as it is essential to deciding which meals can be given to those with food allergies.  All size meals welcome, but smaller meals especially welcome as many of our families have just 2 or three people.
The Feed the Need refrigerator is located in Clare Hall (second hall on left by washrooms).  As you enter St. Francis from Leesville Rd., continue up the driveway and turn left into the main parking lot. Clare Hall is the first building from the parking lot. The Feed the Need refrigerator is located in a small room in the hallway near the restroom signs, the 2nd hallway to the left as you enter from the parking lot. The refrigerator room is right next to the Women’s restroom and there is a Feed the Need sign on the door.  For more information go to our Caring Casseroles webpage at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/caring-casserole/
Thank you for your incredible generosity that enables this ministry to serve those in need.

February 1/2, 8/9, 15/16
Catholic Parish Outreach (CPO) – Feed a Family Food Drive
It’s time again for our semi-annual CPO food drive! CPO, a program of Catholic Charities, has been providing emergency food assistance to the Triangle area for more than 40 years. But with 25% of NC children under age 5 going to bed hungry every night and 170,200 people in NC receiving emergency food assistance every week, the need is still great. Volunteers are needed to help hand out bags and receive bags at the truck. Here is a link to sign up: www.bit.ly/CPOfooddrivefebruary2020. If you have questions please contact Joan Monti at joan.monti1@gmail.com. For more opportunities check out our feeding calendar at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/st-francis-feeds-calendar/

 

February 2
Super Sole Sunday
Super Sole Sunday is our Parish all family service day, presented by our Justice and Peace and Formation Teams. It is an event for families and their children to work together to trace, cut, and organize denim shoe kits that will be shipped to Uganda. The shoe parts will be sewn and made into shoes that will be put on children’s feet to protect them from harmful and painful parasites that infest bare feet. Two sessions will be held, 10:00am and 12:45pm. RSVP is required. RSVP at http://bit.ly/SoleHope2020.

February 2/3
Migrant Farm Worker Supply Drive
Every summer fathers, brothers, uncles and sons leave their families in their home countries in Mexico and Central American and travel to our state with little more than a backpack to do the hard work of picking our fruits, vegetables, and tobacco for months on end.  While they are here they live in run-down trailers mostly often lacking the basic essentials, like working plumbing and comfortable and clean bedding. They do this only to provide better support and resources for their families back home. 

 We have been supporting these men for over 25 years with needed food, supplies and rides to mass each weekend during the summer. Plans have begun to support them this summer and your help would be greatly appreciated!   We will be collecting much needed items for the men only this one weekend: Men’s new and gently used footwear (work boots, sneakers, etc.) sizes 8 – 11, lightweight long pants, long sleeve button down shirts, lightweight shirts of all kinds, socks and new underwear packs. We are also collecting razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toothpaste, razors, laundry detergent and sunscreen. Sunglasses, bandanas, rain jackets and sweatshirts are always needed.

There will be bins in Clare Fellowship Hall as in the past, to collect your items Feb 1/2. Thank you so much!

 

Feb 2 Breakfast and Feb 19th Dinner
Helen Wright Center for Women
Would you and your family consider helping your sisters in Christ with a home cooked meal a couple of times a month? We hope so! How wonderful to be better connected with your growing children and spouse while helping others lift themselves out of poverty. For more information or to sign up to help with dinner meals, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4eaeaf2f4-2019 or contact Angela Zemonek at zfamilync@yahoo.com or 919-931-3293.  For information and to sign up to help with breakfast meals, please contact Nam Douglass at namdouglass@bellsouth.net or 919-412-5182. Thank you

 

February 3
Men’s Prayer Breakfast 

The first Monday of each month, join us at 7:00am in the Padua Room of the Assisi Community Center.
Any questions, contact Norman Tuomi at norman3722@att.net

 

February 6, 13, 20, 27
Homework Helpers
Will be offered on Thursdays through the school year from 4:20 – 5:30
It is an after school program with The Hispanic Family Center, a program of Catholic Charities that is dedicated to empowering low income Hispanic families to become more integrated in the community and to improving their quality of life through programs of education, health, job training, etc. Many of the children of The Hispanic Family Center come from homes where the parents have poor English skills and are living with heavy concerns like poverty and illness. Homework helpers is aimed at helping these children with their homework and daily lessons once a week. We have seen amazing progress from so many of these children already, and we’d love to have your help!   For questions please contact Michelle Harris at michelle.harris95@gmail.com or sign up here: www.bit.ly/homeworkhelpers2019-2020

 

February 8, 23
St. Francis Feeds Breakfast at Oak City Cares.
We heard you!  You wanted more opportunities to serve the hungry and homeless of downtown Raleigh so we are now serving every 4th Sunday of the month, in addition to every other 2nd Saturday of the month! Oak City Cares is a new multi services center which replaced our beloved Oak City Outreach Center. On our scheduled dates, we provide the food, serve the breakfast meal, and visit with guests in the dining room of this brand new, beautiful center. We hope you’ll join us sometime and bring your family and friends as together we seek to live out the Gospel in this very meaningful and much needed way. Thank you for any help you can provide!
To sign up: https://www.bit.ly/breakfastatOCCfebruary8-2020
https://www.bit.ly/breakfastatOCCfebruary23-2020
Also, check out our feeding calendar at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/st-francis-feeds-calendar/

 

February 11, 18, 25
Good Grief
The Good Grief Program is an 8 week program for those who have experienced grief after the death of a family member or a friend. The program offers education and support to facilitate the grief work necessary to promote healing. It provides emotional, physical, and spiritual support in a safe non-judgmental environment. It is a step in the on-going healing process of grief.
Join us Tuesday February 11th from 10 am to 11:30 in room 404 (the conference room).
For more information, contact Marsha Riely at 678-570-3220 marshariely@mac.com or
Kathleen Owen 919-847-8205 x241    Click here to register

 

 

February 12
Grief Support Group –  “Finding Hope”
St. Francis of Assisi Grief Support Group will meet on second Wednesday of each month in Anthony Hall, room 402 from 10 am to 11:30.  Being able to share your grief with others who are also coping with the death of a loved one (family member or friend) helps you to understand the process of grief.
“Grief shared is Grief diminished.”
For more information, contact Marsha Riely at 678-570-3220 marshariely@mac.com

Monthly Support group meetings:    
              – March 11:  Keeping Healthy
– April 8:  Common myths about grief
– May 13:  Dealing with insomnia
     

 

February 13
Just Mercy: Discussion Facilitated by Trevor Thompson, Director of Justice and Peace, St. Francis, and our Pen Pal Ministry
7:00-8:30pm in Cupertino Room of the Assisi Community Center. Just Mercy out in theaters now, or the book by Bryan Stevenson that inspired this film will be the topic of discussion, an opportunity for us to come together to delve deeper into our reactions to the content of the film and the necessary work of racial justice in the correctional system that Stevenson is highlighting. If you haven’t seen the film, go see it. We’d love to see you at this discussion.

 

February 23
St. Francis Feeds Breakfast at Oak City Cares.
We heard you!  You wanted more opportunities to serve the hungry and homeless of downtown Raleigh so we are now serving every 4th Sunday of the month, in addition to every other 2nd Saturday of the month! Oak City Cares is a new multi services center which replaced our beloved Oak City Outreach Center. On our scheduled dates, we provide the food, serve the breakfast meal, and visit with guests in the dining room of this brand new, beautiful center. We hope you’ll join us sometime and bring your family and friends as together we seek to live out the Gospel in this very meaningful and much needed way. Thank you for any help you can provide!
To sign up: https://www.bit.ly/breakfastatOCCfebruary23-2020
Also, check out our feeding calendar at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/st-francis-feeds-calendar/

 

February 18, 25
Good Grief
The Good Grief Program is an 8 week program for those who have experienced grief after the death of a family member or a friend. The program offers education and support to facilitate the grief work necessary to promote healing. It provides emotional, physical, and spiritual support in a safe non-judgmental environment. It is a step in the on-going healing process of grief.
Join us Tuesday February 11th from 10 am to 11:30 in room 404 (the conference room).
For more information, contact Marsha Riely at 678-570-3220 marshariely@mac.com or
Kathleen Owen 919-847-8205 x241 

 

March 1 Breakfast and March 18th Dinner
Helen Wright Center for Women
Would you and your family consider helping your sisters in Christ with a home cooked meal a couple of times a month? We hope so! How wonderful to be better connected with your growing children and spouse while helping others lift themselves out of poverty. For more information or to sign up to help with dinner meals, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4eaeaf2f4-2019 or contact Angela Zemonek at zfamilync@yahoo.com or 919-931-3293.
For information and to sign up to help with breakfast meals, please contact Nam Douglass at namdouglass@bellsouth.net or 919-412-5182. 

 

March 2
Men’s Prayer Breakfast 

The first Monday of each month, join us at 7:00am in the Padua Room of the Assisi Community Center.
Any questions, contact Norman Tuomi at norman3722@att.net

 

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Good Grief
The Good Grief Program is an 8 week program for those who have experienced grief after the death of a family member or a friend. The program offers education and support to facilitate the grief work necessary to promote healing. It provides emotional, physical, and spiritual support in a safe non-judgmental environment. It is a step in the on-going healing process of grief.  Join us Tuesday February 11th from 10 am to 11:30 in room 404 (the conference room). For more information, contact Marsha Riely at 678-570-3220 marshariely@mac.com or Kathleen Owen 919-847-8205 x241

March 5, 12, 19, 26
Homework Helpers
Will be offered on Thursdays through the school year from 4:20 – 5:30
It is an after school program with The Hispanic Family Center, a program of Catholic Charities that is dedicated to empowering low income Hispanic families to become more integrated in the community and to improving their quality of life through programs of education, health, job training, etc. Many of the children of The Hispanic Family Center come from homes where the parents have poor English skills and are living with heavy concerns like poverty and illness. Homework helpers is aimed at helping these children with their homework and daily lessons once a week. We have seen amazing progress from so many of these children already, and we’d love to have your help!   For questions please contact Michelle Harris at michelle.harris95@gmail.com or sign up here: www.bit.ly/homeworkhelpers2019-2020

 

March 7 & 8
Caring Casseroles Weekend

If you have time, your casserole, soup, stew or chili would be greatly appreciated and be put to good use. Casseroles should be made in a disposable pan sealed and then placed a Ziploc freezer bag. Please DO NOT FREEZE THE CASSEROLE! … Just refrigerate it!  You can drop off/place your items in the Feed the Need refrigerator in Clare Hall.
There are labels there for you to fill out the name of your dish, reheating instructions and the ingredients.
Please take a few minutes to include the ingredients as it is essential to deciding which meals can be given to those with food allergies.  All size meals welcome, but smaller meals especially welcome as many of our families have just 2 or three people.
The Feed the Need refrigerator is located in Clare Hall (second hall on left by washrooms).  As you enter St. Francis from Leesville Rd., continue up the driveway and turn left into the main parking lot. Clare Hall is the first building from the parking lot. The Feed the Need refrigerator is located in a small room in the hallway near the restroom signs, the 2nd hallway to the left as you enter from the parking lot. The refrigerator room is right next to the Women’s restroom and there is a Feed the Need sign on the door. 
For more information go to our Caring Casseroles webpage at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/caring-casserole/
Thank you for your incredible generosity that enables this ministry to serve those in need.

 

March 10
Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton
Participants are invited to a join a group sharing their spiritual journey and exploring the power of love in Book 4 of Bridges series, The Hidden Ground of Love. Spiritual progress has no other test in the end, nor any better expression, than our ability to love.  Tuesday evenings beginning on March 10 at 7:00pm. We will meet twice a month for 8 sessions and each session will be 1 ½ Hours in Anthony Hall. A short passage from Merton and another spiritual writer will be discussed followed by 10 minutes of silent prayer and then short intercessory prayers. Each session is independent of the others so joining every meeting is not essential – come when you can. In this new series some of the statements we’ll encounter are:

1) The contemplative life must provide an area, a space of liberty, of silence, in which possibilities are allowed to surface and new choices.

2) If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.

3) Being contemplative is learning to live.

4) We are all poor travelers but, as Merton knew, “All that is poor deserves mercy.”

5) Why would it be important for you to sit still and be what you had become?

If these sound interesting to you, please join us on the contemplative journey. Books are $6 and can be ordered from Amazon or we can do it for you. If interested or have questions, contact Deacon Steve at 732-213-0104 or stephenwandrews@outlook.com.

 

March 11
Grief Support Group – Keeping Healthy
St. Francis of Assisi Grief Support Group will meet on second Wednesday of each month in Anthony Hall, room 402 from 10 am to 11:30.  Being able to share your grief with others who are also coping with the death of a loved one (family member or friend) helps you to understand the process of grief.  “Grief shared is Grief diminished.”
For more information, contact Marsha Riely at 678-570-3220 marshariely@mac.com

Monthly Support group meetings:                         
– April 8:  Common myths about grief
– May 13:  Dealing with insomnia
    

 

March 22
St. Francis Feeds Breakfast at Oak City Cares.
We heard you!  You wanted more opportunities to serve the hungry and homeless of downtown Raleigh so we are now serving every 4th Sunday of the month, in addition to every other 2nd Saturday of the month! Oak City Cares is a new multi services center which replaced our beloved Oak City Outreach Center. On our scheduled dates, we provide the food, serve the breakfast meal, and visit with guests in the dining room of this brand new, beautiful center. We hope you’ll join us sometime and bring your family and friends as together we seek to live out the Gospel in this very meaningful and much needed way. Thank you for any help you can provide!
To sign up: https://www.bit.ly/breakfastatOCCmarch22-2020
Also, check out our feeding calendar at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/st-francis-feeds-calendar/

 

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Homework Helpers
Will be offered on Thursdays through the school year from 4:20 – 5:30
It is an after school program with The Hispanic Family Center, a program of Catholic Charities that is dedicated to empowering low income Hispanic families to become more integrated in the community and to improving their quality of life through programs of education, health, job training, etc. Many of the children of The Hispanic Family Center come from homes where the parents have poor English skills and are living with heavy concerns like poverty and illness. Homework helpers is aimed at helping these children with their homework and daily lessons once a week. We have seen amazing progress from so many of these children already, and we’d love to have your help!   For questions please contact Michelle Harris at michelle.harris95@gmail.com or sign up here: www.bit.ly/homeworkhelpers2019-2020

 

April 4 & 5
Caring Casseroles Weekend

This coming weekend is a Caring Casseroles weekend, so if you have time, your casserole, soup, stew or chili would be greatly appreciated and be put to good use. Casseroles should be made in a disposable pan sealed and then placed a Ziploc freezer bag. Please DO NOT FREEZE THE CASSEROLE! … Just refrigerate it!  You can drop off/place your items in the Feed the Need refrigerator in Clare Hall.
There are labels there for you to fill out the name of your dish, reheating instructions and the ingredients.
Please take a few minutes to include the ingredients as it is essential to deciding which meals can be given to those with food allergies.  All size meals welcome, but smaller meals especially welcome as many of our families have just 2 or three people.
The Feed the Need refrigerator is located in Clare Hall (second hall on left by washrooms).  As you enter St. Francis from Leesville Rd., continue up the driveway and turn left into the main parking lot. Clare Hall is the first building from the parking lot. The Feed the Need refrigerator is located in a small room in the hallway near the restroom signs, the 2nd hallway to the left as you enter from the parking lot. The refrigerator room is right next to the Women’s restroom and there is a Feed the Need sign on the door.   For more information go to our Caring Casseroles webpage at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/caring-casserole/
Thank you for your incredible generosity that enables this ministry to serve those in need.

 

April 5 Breakfast and 15th Dinner
Helen Wright Center for Women
Would you and your family consider helping your sisters in Christ with a home cooked meal a couple of times a month? We hope so! How wonderful to be better connected with your growing children and spouse while helping others lift themselves out of poverty. For more information or to sign up to help with dinner meals, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4eaeaf2f4-2019 or contact Angela Zemonek at zfamilync@yahoo.com or 919-931-3293.
For information and to sign up to help with breakfast meals, please contact Nam Douglass at namdouglass@bellsouth.net or 919-412-5182. Thank you

 

April 6
Men’s Prayer Breakfast 

The first Monday of each month, join us at 7:00am in the Padua Room of the Assisi Community Center.
Any questions, contact Norman Tuomi at norman3722@att.net

 

April 8
Grief Support Group  Common myths about grief
St. Francis of Assisi Grief Support Group will meet on second Wednesday of each month in Anthony Hall, room 402 from 10 am to 11:30.  Being able to share your grief with others who are also coping with the death of a loved one (family member or friend) helps you to understand the process of grief.  “Grief shared is Grief diminished.”
For more information, contact Marsha Riely at 678-570-3220 marshariely@mac.com

Monthly Support group meetings:                         
– May 13:  Dealing with insomnia
    

 

April 11, 26
St. Francis Feeds Breakfast at Oak City Cares.
We heard you!  You wanted more opportunities to serve the hungry and homeless of downtown Raleigh so we are now serving every 4th Sunday of the month, in addition to every other 2nd Saturday of the month! Oak City Cares is a new multi services center which replaced our beloved Oak City Outreach Center. On our scheduled dates, we provide the food, serve the breakfast meal, and visit with guests in the dining room of this brand new, beautiful center. We hope you’ll join us sometime and bring your family and friends as together we seek to live out the Gospel in this very meaningful and much needed way. Thank you for any help you can provide!
To sign up: https://www.bit.ly/breakfastatOCCapril11-2020
https://www.bit.ly/breakfastatOCCapril26-2020
Also, check out our feeding calendar at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/st-francis-feeds-calendar/

 

May 2 & 3
Caring Casseroles Weekend

This coming weekend is a Caring Casseroles weekend, so if you have time, your casserole, soup, stew or chili would be greatly appreciated and be put to good use. Casseroles should be made in a disposable pan sealed and then placed a Ziploc freezer bag. Please DO NOT FREEZE THE CASSEROLE! … Just refrigerate it!  You can drop off/place your items in the Feed the Need refrigerator in Clare Hall.
There are labels there for you to fill out the name of your dish, reheating instructions and the ingredients.
Please take a few minutes to include the ingredients as it is essential to deciding which meals can be given to those with food allergies.  All size meals welcome, but smaller meals especially welcome as many of our families have just 2 or three people.
The Feed the Need refrigerator is located in Clare Hall (second hall on left by washrooms).  As you enter St. Francis from Leesville Rd., continue up the driveway and turn left into the main parking lot. Clare Hall is the first building from the parking lot. The Feed the Need refrigerator is located in a small room in the hallway near the restroom signs, the 2nd hallway to the left as you enter from the parking lot. The refrigerator room is right next to the Women’s restroom and there is a Feed the Need sign on the door. 
For more information go to our Caring Casseroles webpage at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/caring-casserole/
Thank you for your incredible generosity that enables this ministry to serve those in need.

 

May 2 & 3
Caring Casseroles Weekend

This coming weekend is a Caring Casseroles weekend, so if you have time, your casserole, soup, stew or chili would be greatly appreciated and be put to good use. Casseroles should be made in a disposable pan sealed and then placed a Ziploc freezer bag. Please DO NOT FREEZE THE CASSEROLE! … Just refrigerate it!  You can drop off/place your items in the Feed the Need refrigerator in Clare Hall.
There are labels there for you to fill out the name of your dish, reheating instructions and the ingredients.
Please take a few minutes to include the ingredients as it is essential to deciding which meals can be given to those with food allergies.  All size meals welcome, but smaller meals especially welcome as many of our families have just 2 or three people.
The Feed the Need refrigerator is located in Clare Hall (second hall on left by washrooms).  As you enter St. Francis from Leesville Rd., continue up the driveway and turn left into the main parking lot. Clare Hall is the first building from the parking lot. The Feed the Need refrigerator is located in a small room in the hallway near the restroom signs, the 2nd hallway to the left as you enter from the parking lot. The refrigerator room is right next to the Women’s restroom and there is a Feed the Need sign on the door.  For more information go to our Caring Casseroles webpage at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/caring-casserole/
Thank you for your incredible generosity that enables this ministry to serve those in need.

 

May 3 Breakfast and 20th Dinner
Helen Wright Center for Women
Would you and your family consider helping your sisters in Christ with a home cooked meal a couple of times a month? We hope so! How wonderful to be better connected with your growing children and spouse while helping others lift themselves out of poverty. For more information or to sign up to help with dinner meals, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4eaeaf2f4-2019 or contact Angela Zemonek at zfamilync@yahoo.com or 919-931-3293.
For information and to sign up to help with breakfast meals, please contact Nam Douglass at namdouglass@bellsouth.net or 919-412-5182. Thank you

 

May 4
Men’s Prayer Breakfast 

The first Monday of each month, join us at 7:00am in the Padua Room of the Assisi Community Center.
Any questions, contact Norman Tuomi at norman3722@att.net

May 7, 14, 21, 28
Homework Helpers
Will be offered on Thursdays through the school year from 4:20 – 5:30
It is an after school program with The Hispanic Family Center, a program of Catholic Charities that is dedicated to empowering low income Hispanic families to become more integrated in the community and to improving their quality of life through programs of education, health, job training, etc. Many of the children of The Hispanic Family Center come from homes where the parents have poor English skills and are living with heavy concerns like poverty and illness. Homework helpers is aimed at helping these children with their homework and daily lessons once a week. We have seen amazing progress from so many of these children already, and we’d love to have your help!   For questions please contact Michelle Harris at michelle.harris95@gmail.com or sign up here: www.bit.ly/homeworkhelpers2019-2020

May 13
Grief Support Group – Dealing with insomnia
St. Francis of Assisi Grief Support Group will meet on second Wednesday of each month in Anthony Hall, room 402 from 10 am to 11:30.  Being able to share your grief with others who are also coping with the death of a loved one (family member or friend) helps you to understand the process of grief.  “Grief shared is Grief diminished.”
For more information, contact Marsha Riely at 678-570-3220 marshariely@mac.com

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