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“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

There are many opportunities to share your time, talent, and treasure at St. Francis from preparing casseroles to helping feed a family in need, to spending time with one of our homeless families for a few hours. You can even give blood at one of our blood drives. Whatever gift you’d like to share, we have a need and this is the place to let your light shine through. If you need help finding a ministry in which to share your gifts or have questions, please contact Deb-Royals Mizerk at 919-847-8205x222 or email deb.royals-mizerk@stfrancisraleigh.org.

Opportunities to Donate

 

Blood Drive – Bryan Kozak  910-728-9200
Knights of Columbus and American Red Cross bi-annual Blood Drives.

Brown Bag MinistryNanette Kirsch or Tricia Downs
Prepares and distributes brown bag lunches on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month to a low-income senior apartment complex in Durham. The ministry allows all ages in a family to participate. Families pack lunches together, experience brief communal prayer, and have face-to-face contact with people in need.

Catholic Parish Outreach – 919-873-0245, Sue Hand 919-846-7954   
Serves the needs of people facing difficult financial times by providing food and children’s and maternity clothing.

Care for Creation Trevor Thompson – 919-847-8205x270
Answers the call of St. Francis to be faithful stewards of God’s creation by advocating on behalf of the environment and supporting educational activities.

Caring Casseroles – Kathleen Owen 919-847-8205 x241
Volunteers bring freezer ready casseroles to the Feed the Need refrigerator on the first weekend of each month. Meals are used to help those dealing with life’s challenges.

Community Garden – Pat and Paul Kelly – 919-413-8833
Tends a garden on parish grounds and grows vegetables primarily for donation to the hungry in our community through Inter-Faith Food.

Confirmation Preparation – Jennifer Fiduccia – 919-847-8205 x238
Confirmation is a sacrament of mature Christian commitment and  a deepening of baptismal gifts of the Holy Spirit. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of  Initiation and of faith in God’s fidelity to us. Our regular parish program is a two-year process that may begin with entrance to 8th grade. 

Curbside Care –  Ian Feeley – ian.feeley@gmail.com
Collects items and provides care packages for distribution among the poor

Environment & Art – Theresa Baumgartner – 919-848-3383
Dresses the worship space based on the liturgical season, which helps parishioners connect more closely with the message of the Gospel.

Family Promise – Ron Smith – 919-455-7786
Family Promise Ministry  also known as Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN)  – Every year we host homeless families at St. Francis for a week at a time, 3 weeks out of the year. Opportunities to serve include bringing food items, sharing a meal, being an overnight host, providing childcare, and serving as a driver. This is a perfect opportunity to “welcome the stranger” in our community and live out one of the corporal works of mercy. 

Feed the Need – Kathleen Owen – 919-847-8205x241
Help provide cooked meals to families in our parish who are adjusting to life’s challenges. Sign up for a date that works for you.

Feeding Calendar –  Becky Cawley at 919-847-8205 or Kathleen Owen at 919-847-8205
If “feeding the hungry” is one of your favorite corporeal works of mercy, check out our feeding calendar for information about upcoming opportunities. 

Food Drives – Becky Cawley – 919-847-8205x267 or becky.cawley@stfrancisraleigh.org
Every year we host 2 food drives to stock the food pantry for Our Lady of the Rosary parish in rural North Carolina.

Medical Presence @ Mass – Kathleen Owen at 919-847-8205 x241
Parishioners who are medical professionals identify themselves to the head usher and wear name tags. In the event of a medical event during Mass, they can be easily identified as someone who can help.

Migrant Ministry – Bruce Cartier – 919-855-9909, bcartier7@gmail.com
Connects with migrant workers at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, in Louisburg, N.C., in summer by driving them to Mass on Sundays and serving monthly “fiesta” meals.

Oak City Outreach Center
Prepares a meal regularly for individuals experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity in downtown Raleigh.

Prayer Shawl Ministry –  Cindy Cardello 919-846-8825, Donna Quirk 919-847-2084
Makes shawls as expression of our community’s care and concern for those struggling with difficulties in life.

Refugee Resettlement Aggie Dalton
We have joyfully and successfully resettled our first family, but there is always more to do!
We will continue to support the Omari family and help them transition to life in Raleigh.

St. Francis Feeds – Becky Cawley at 919-847-8205
Prepares a meal regularly for individuals experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity in downtown Raleigh.

St. Vincent de Paul – 919-534-4842
Provides compassionate care and assistance to individuals experiencing a financial emergency.  Contact hotline number for help.

Visitation Ministry –  Sharon Holland – hollandbozo@yahoo.com
Provides friendly visits to parishioners in area hospitals and care facilities.