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.

New on line Prayer 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

Click here for our prayer request page or go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/prayer-request/
 

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.

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 by Month

September:

 

Sept 17, 24
NAMI-Wake County

Is hosting a virtual series called Trauma Yoga.
The series will start on September 10, which is World Suicide Prevention Day.
This is an 8-week program. For more info, visit https://nami-wake.org/event-registration/?ee=5223


Sept. 20 and 27
CPO Food Drive
9:00am to 1:00pm, and 3:00 to 5:00pm
We have two food drives for CPO at St. Francis each year, we have one more left in 2020
During this time of COVID-19 we’ve changed things a bit. We are not handing out grocery bags or lists of needs this time but we will be collecting and sorting donations at the CPO truck in our parking lot. Volunteers are very needed! Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0845aaaa2ea5fc1-cposept to sign-up
Grocery list of needs: Cans of vegetables, tuna, chicken, soup, spaghetti sauce, fruit; boxes of cereal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, hamburger/chicken/tuna helper, crackers, instant dry milk; bags of rice and beans. Peanut butter, fruit juice, gravy mix, salad dressing, laundry detergent, bathroom tissue, soap, diapers size 4-6, baby wipes, and milk-based infant formula. If you’d rather not shop – $30 feeds a family of 4 for one week.
If you have any comments or questions please contact Joan Monti at joan.monti1@gmail.com

 

Sept 21
Cancer Companions – 
Kathleen Owen – 919-847-8205 x241
Join us this fall, Parish Life is offering a cancer support group.
We will meet virtually. We’ll be using a 9 week program called Cancer Companions.
Starting Monday, September 21 at 7pm for our virtual Cancer Companions Ministry.
We’ll meet some new people, we’ll share our stories. There will be tears,
but there will also be laughter….healing laughter, and you will not be alone on this journey.
For more information go to 
https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/cancer-companions/
To Register go tohttps://membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/5083

 

Sept 21, 28
Free  Job Connections Zoom meeting

Job Connections will host a Job Networking call via Zoom every Monday at 4:00pm.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82682099189
pwd=K2RXbUpDV0RySEZuRy9zYnF6 M2tZZz09.
Join us and get the help you need to make a new start!

September 22
The Office of Justice and Peace is providing regular virtual (Zoom) formation opportunities.
More information and a list of upcoming events can be found at https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/learn/.
September 22nd – Voices from Death Ro

 

September 22, 29 & Oct 6, 13
Seasons of Hope
A six-week series that offers hope through the grief of losing a loved one.
We will gather virtually beginning Tuesday, September 8, at 10am.
Each meeting will last between 60 to 90 minutes.
Registration fee is $10 per person and includes a participant journal.
The group offers a safe place to share your own journey with grief and to learn from others.
We learn to let others into our struggle and to enter gently into theirs, to take strength and to give it.
After registering, you will receive a link for the weekly virtual meetings.
Click here to register or go to https://membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/4882

 

September 22, 29
Fall Divorce Care – via Zoom
Tuesday September 1st to Tuesday December 15th – 7:00 pm to 9:00 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!

 

Sept  23
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/

 

Sept 24
NAMI-Wake County

Is hosting a virtual series called Trauma Yoga.
The series will start on September 10, which is World Suicide Prevention Day.
This is an 8-week program. For more info, visit https://nami-wake.org/event-registration/?ee=5223


Sept 26
American Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is in need of blood donations.
Saturday, September 26 (8:00am-2:00pm)
Locaiton: Clare Fellowship Hall

To SCHEDULE an APPOINTMENT:
Please sign up on line at www.redcrossblood.org
Enter Sponsor Code:  St. Francis
More information, contact SFA Coordinator: Bryan Kozak at: bryan.c.kozak@gmail.com


Sept 28
Free  Job Connections Zoom meeting

Job Connections will host a Job Networking call via Zoom every Monday at 4:00pm.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82682099189
pwd=K2RXbUpDV0RySEZuRy9zYnF6 M2tZZz09.
Join us and get the help you need to make a new start!


Sept 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/

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October

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
NAMI-Wake County
Is hosting a virtual series called Trauma Yoga.
The series will start on September 10, which is World Suicide Prevention Day.
This is an 8-week program. For more info, visit https://nami-wake.org/event-registration/?ee=5223

Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
Free  Job Connections Zoom meeting

Job Connections will host a Job Networking call via Zoom every Monday at 4:00pm.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82682099189
pwd=K2RXbUpDV0RySEZuRy9zYnF6 M2tZZz09.
Join us and get the help you need to make a new start!

 

October 6, 13, 20, 27
Fall Divorce Care – via Zoom
7:00 pm to 9:00 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!

 

Oct 7 & 21
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.

 

Oct 12, 26
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/

 

October 14, 28
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/

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November

Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Free  Job Connections Zoom meeting
Job Connections will host a Job Networking call via Zoom every Monday at 4:00pm.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82682099189
pwd=K2RXbUpDV0RySEZuRy9zYnF6 M2tZZz09.
Join us and get the help you need to make a new start!

 

November 3, 10, 17, 24
Fall Divorce Care – via Zoom
7:00 pm to 9:00 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 4 & 18
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.

 

Nov 9, 23
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/

 

Nov 11, 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/

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December

December 1, 8, 15
Divorce Care – via Zoom
7:00 pm to 9:00 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!

 

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 7, 14, 21, 28
Free  Job Connections Zoom meeting
Job Connections will host a Job Networking call via Zoom every Monday at 4:00pm.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82682099189
pwd=K2RXbUpDV0RySEZuRy9zYnF6 M2tZZz09.
Join us and get the help you need to make a new start!

 

 

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