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Engagement and Development
The Office of Engagement and Development finds itself central in the life of all St. Francis of Assisi parishioners and folks discerning becoming a parishioner. Whether you are coming to a welcome event, going through RCIA, trying to figure out how to register to become a parishioner, give of your money, volunteer, getting your children in one of our schools or trying to get in touch with a certain ministry, our office can help you. If you have a question about the church or something involving you and the church, we either deal with it directly or can help get you connected and find the answer to your question. 
Our office works with the church, schools, and ministries (Parish Life/Justice & Peace/Community Life/Liturgical) to help meet parishioners at whatever stage of life they are in and helping them get connected. 
All of us have received gifts and we want to help you use your gifts of time, talent and treasure to serve each other, our community, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. (Click here to visit St. Francis Serves) (Click here to give via FaithDirect)
Contact Chris Damico at

BAA totals for our Parish as of Thursday June 15 as reported by the Diocese:

2023 Campaign (7/15/23)                     2022 Campaign (6/30/22)

Goal:                 $473,565                         $509,088

Pledge Total: $471,991  99.5%            $459,567  90.3%

Received Total: $448,368  94.7%        $435,917  85.6%

Participating Families:   1129  20.5%     1100  21.6%

Total Families: 5,500                                5,100

To-Go: $2,574

 Click here to give to the BAA1819

September 24 2023 Name 5 Things?

September 17 2023 Called and Gifted Register

September 10 2023 The Sound of the Genuine

September 3 2023 Why Are We Here?

August 27 2023 Called and Gifted – Testimonial

August 20 2023 Called and Gifted – Registration Open

August 13 2023 Can You Feed the Diocese One Swing at a Time

August 6 2023 A Great First Year! Thank You!

July 30 2023 Sound of the Genuine

July 23 2023 Give Yourself Grace

July 16 2023 We Are Called To Serve

July 9 2023 Did You Forget Something?

July 2 2023 Have you ever had a “God wink”?

June 25 2023 What Are Your Gifts?

June 11 2023 Thank You, Fr. Alex!

June 4 2023 How Long Does Jesus Last?

May 28 2023 We Honor Our U.S Military

May 21 2023 TFS Eight Grade Class Field Trip Washington DC

May 14 2023 What would we do without our volunteers?

May 7 2023: What Exactly Do you do in Engagement and Development

April 30 2023: Who do you turn to in time of need?

April 23 2023: Doing Easter Right

April 16 2023: Christ is Risen, Happy Easter!

April 2 2023: What is Your Favorite Holy Week Gospel Reading?

March 19 2023: What Can You Do To Find Your Peace?

February 19 2023: Party Crashers?

February 12 2023 Who Are We, What Do We Know, What Do We Do?

January 29 2023: What Should We Ask of Him?

January 22 2023: New Year – New Busy?

January 15 2023 A Little Trust?

January 8 2023: The Little Things?

December 25 2022: Did You Get What You Wanted for Christmas?

December 18 2022: Striving for a Better Grade?

December 11 2022: How is Your Heart?

December 4 2022: Anticipation

November 27 2022: Endings and Beginnings

November 20 2022: Who Are We Thankful For?

November 13 2022: Where Are Our Friends?

November 6 2022: What is Fellowship?

As a faith community, we are called to take the word of God and Christ incarnate and go and share the Gospel out in the community. We also do this as a parish with one another, right after mass, with coffee and donuts.  We hope you will join us Sundays (see schedule below) for Coffee & Donuts in Fellowship Hall (unless otherwise noted) from 10:15 am-11:30 am. Whether you are a well-known parishioner, a new parishioner, or a parishioner with kids at our school, you are welcome, and we want to see you! Grab a coffee, some donuts and get to know one another, take care of any church business and build community. Any questions please contact Chris Damico at and if you are a ministry that would like to be spotlighted and help with the event, please contact Chris. Thank you all and looking forward to seeing you there!

What is Called & Gifted?  The Called & Gifted™ Discernment Process has been used since 1993 by over 200,000 lay, ordained, and religious Catholics and other Christians around the world. It is designed to help Christians discern the presence of charisms in their lives. Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are special abilities given to all Christians by the Holy Spirit to give them power both to represent Christ and to be a channel of God’s goodness for people. Whether extraordinary or ordinary, all charisms ought to be exercised in the service of God (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2003).  All three parts of the process are necessary for discovering where you are gifted. 

  • Part One is the Called and Gifted workshop, which lays the foundation for the beginning of discernment. During the initial Called & Gifted workshop series the participants will take the Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory. 

  • Part Two is the one hour gifts interview, an invaluable part of the process.  

  • Part Three helps you begin discernment in the real world. It will teach you how to: 

Why should I look into the Called & Gifted experience? 

• Have you ever felt a true sense of joy and energy when doing something? 

• Are there times when you just jump in to help someone complete a task? 

• Do people tell you “you’re a good listener”? 

• Do you love to read, gather knowledge and feel joy in sharing that knowledge? 

These are just some simple examples of how the Holy Spirit maybe alive in you and calling you to a deeper relationship with Jesus and those around you.  

Curious to learn more?  

When is the Next Called & Gifted Class?  

Thurs, Oct 12th from 6-8:30 pm and Sat, Oct 14th from 8-5 pm (both in Founders Room) 

For More Information? 
Contact Chris Damico, our Director of Engagement & Development at 

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