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.

             

       Prayer Requests for

               1) Mass Intentions
               2) Prayers of the Faithful
               3) Prayer Line

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Weekly Mass/Prayer Request List

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Announcements

Continual

Homemade Face Masks
Urgent need of homemade face masks for the Hispanic Family Center, El Futuro, Hispanic farm workers the homeless and the children’s clinics.  Please contact Ellen Ferone at Ellenferrone@gmail.com for a pattern and drop off instructions.

 

Job Connections Ministry – Weekly
Has weekly virtual meetings on guidance, actions and accountability.
For more information contact Mary Horner at sfa.jcm@gmail.com

 

Caring Casseroles
Caring Casseroles are freezer friendly dinners that volunteers provide.
They can be a side dish, soup, stew, chili, grilled chicken, cooked burgers or pizza slices. (Click here) for more information.  Labels – please take a few minutes to include the ingredients in your dish as it is essential to deciding which meals can be given to those with food allergies, list the name of your dish and reheating instructions. (Click here for a label)
Drop Off is between 9am and Noon Monday to Friday based on your last name
Mon-last names A-F     Tue-last names G-K     Wed-last names L-P     Thur-last names Q-U     Fri-last names V-Z
Please bring all meals to the outside center door at the Community Center which will be unlocked from 9am-4pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays) – There will be a sign on the door.
Thank you so much!
Your incredible generosity enables this ministry to serve those in need.
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Upcoming Events – listed in order by date

 

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4 & 11
Divorce Care
Join us in February for our next session via Zoom on Tuesday February 2nd to May 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm/$20.00 per book Registration link coming soon. We do ask that everyone (new and past participants) register for this event. Each week is different, you can join anytime. All are welcome! For more information please contact Bill Morgan at dejanuts@yahoo.com or Sue Ward at ward.sueward@gmail.com

March 3
“How do the sciences hint at God’s existence?”
You are so welcome to join the Faith and Science Forum as we begin discussing a new book, How Science Points to God by Dr. Gerard Verschuuren, on Wednesday March 3rd.  The forum meets twice monthly to share information and presentations, to discuss books, to ask questions, and to support one another in our mutual discovery and appreciation of our common home. 

We affirm with Pope Francis in Laudato Si that the mystery of nature reveals the divine, that the Spirit is active in creation, that each creature has its own purpose, and that the universe unfolds in God who fills it completely.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ron Monti at (919) 841-0807/montiorn@aol.com, or Tracy Hurley at (828) 773-3152 / danandtracy@hotmail.com.

 

March 5, 12, 19, 26 
Contemplative Spirituality
Thomas Merton’s Bridges Series
Did you know that when John Robert Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, he knew that he was going to be arrested and he had two books with him that he was going to read while he was in jail.  One was his bible and the other was a book by Thomas Merton.  Why would a 23 year old Baptist have a book to read written by the Catholic Monk?  Experience Why. – Join us virtually, on Fridays from 1 to 2:30PM.  We will dialogue on book from Merton’s “Bridges to Contemplative Living Series”. If you have questions or are interested in joining contact Tracy Hurley at danandtracy@hotmail.com / (828-773-3152) or Deacon Steve at stephenwandrews@outlook.com  (732-213-0104).

 

March 8, 22
Communi-TEA
Our Virtual Cafe’ and share an hour just passing the time, no structure, no format, just random bumping into each other like we used to do before mass. Join us the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 10:00 am for a little light conversation, hopefully a few laughs and maybe some creative ideas to get you throught the next week. Points may be awarded for the best Quaran-do or the best Quaran-tee shirt.  Come enjoy some relaxing social time.
To register (click here) or go to: https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/virtual-cafe/

 

March 10, 24
Contemplative Spirituality
– Solace of Fierce Landscapes  We continue to meet virtually every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 1 to 2:30PM to dialogue on “Solace of Fierce Landscapes” by Belden C. Lane, where the author explores why so many in history were drawn to the hazardous terrain of deserts and mountains in search of Christian spirituality.  Those reading the book have found it to be truly captivating due to its many unique insights into our Spirituality.  If you have questions or are interested in joining the sessions contact Tracy Hurley at  danandtracy@hotmail.com / (828-773-3152) or Deacon Steve at stephenwandrews@outlook.com / (732-213-0104).

 

March 10, 24
Quaran-TEA-NI
Our Virtual Cafe’ and share an hour just passing the time, no structure, no format, just random bumping into each other like we used to do before mass. Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm for a little light conversation, hopefully a few laughs and maybe some creative ideas to get you throught the next week. Points may be awarded for the best Quaran-do or the best Quaran-tee shirt.  Come enjoy some relaxing social time. To register (click here) or go to: https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/virtual-cafe/

 

March 15, April 5, 19, May 3, 17
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
The ministry meets virtually every 1st and 3rd Mondays from 7 to 8 am.  The meetings provide a way for men to come together in prayer and fellowship.  For discussions, we select a book that deals with faith and life issues. The Men’s Ministry provides a safe haven for men to meet other Christian men for friendship and the sharing of our journey through life. If interested contact Deacon Steve at 732-213-0104/stephenwandrews@outlook.com.

 

March 27
Spring Blood Drive

It’s time to roll up your sleeve for our Spring Blood Drive on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Hosted by the American Red cross and our Knights of Columbus, this is one of the largest blood drives in the area. To sign up, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=27613

 

Click here to visit our A to Z Ministry List for more volunteer opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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