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.

Online Prayer/Mass Request Form

Prayers/Mass Requests can now be requested via our online form
This includes 
Prayers at Mass, prayers for ill, deceased and prayers for our Prayer Line Ministry.
For more information visit our webpage at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/prayer-request/
If you have any questions please email jackie adamo at jackie.adamo@stfrancisraleigh.org

Announcements

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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

 

Daily to Dec 4
VIRTUAL Fair Trade and Alternative Gift Market – (via Zoom)
Our Fair Trade and Alternative Gift Market is going virtual this year! Here is a link www.bit.ly/SFA-FTM2020 to the marketplace of vendors where you can purchase beautiful and thoughtful gifts (Christmas and beyond) for yourself and those you love while standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need in developing countries. Chocolate, crafts, gifts, baskets, jewelry, ornaments, scarves, soups, toys and more will be available for purchase through Dec 4.

 

Nov 25, Dec 9, 23
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).

 

Nov  25
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/

 

Nov 27 Dec 4, 11, 18
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).

 

Dec 1, 8, 15
Fall Divorce Care – via Zoom – 
please note meeting time has changed
Tuesday September 1st to Tuesday December 15th – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm$20.00 per book
We do ask that everyone (new and past participants) register for this event. Note: If you already have a book, there’s no extra charge.
Click here to register or go to https://membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/4555
Each week is different, so you can start anytime. All are welcome!

 

Nov Dec 2 & 16
The Faith and Science Forum
Did you know that St. Francis parish has a group which discusses the joy and wonder of creation?
The Faith and Science Forum explores our natural world in multiple ways:
• Rationally: by discussing how faith and science are not logically in conflict.
• Experientially: through the awe of natural wonders and scientific discoveries
• Spiritually: as expressed in Pope Francis’ Laudato Si that the mystery of nature itself reveals the divine, that the Spirit is active
in all matter, that each creature has its own purpose, and that the universe unfolds in God who fills it completely.
This group meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
from 1:00 to 2:30 pm via Zoom to share information by discussing books, to ask questions,
and to support one another in our mutual discovery and appreciation of our common home where Spirit illumines all things. If you are interested, please contact Ron Monti at (919) 841-0807 / montiron@aol.com or Tracy Hurley at (828) 773-3152 / danandtracy@hotmail.com.

 

Dec 4, 11, 18
Contemplative Spirituality – Spend time preparing for Advent and Christmas with Thomas Merton.  Merton’s Bridges Book on the seasons, has 5 sessions and we are proposing to start on Friday Nov 13th which is early but if we do that we can complete the book on Friday Dec 18th the week before Christmas.  Sessions will be held on Friday 11/13 &20; 12/4,11 &18.  If you have questions or are interested in joining us contact Tracy Hurley at  danandtracy@hotmail.com / (828-773-3152) or Deacon Steve at stephenwandrews@outlook.com / (732-213-0104).

 

 Dec 6
Celebrating Christmas in Your Cancer Journey: A Virtual Event of Preparation
How can you celebrate Christmas in the midst of the pressures of cancer?
Let Mary and Joseph show you how they pushed through struggles during that first Christmas to find the true reason to celebrate…the precious Christ Child. Explore ways to blend: Your Limitations with Christmas Traditions, Your Fatigue with Family, Your Immune System with Friends, Your Medical Appointments with Gatherings, Your Test Results with Hope. Join us virtually on Sunday December 6th from 2-4pm $10 per person (click here to register) scholarships are available.  For more information contact Kathleen Owen at 919-847-8205 x241 

 

Dec 7, 21
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 Norm Tuomi at norman3722@att.net or Ralph Guenther at rguenther2@nc.rr.com

 

Dec 14, 28
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/

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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