Opportunities to Serve

 

We offer many opportunities to serve the community in ways that fit with your interests, gifts and schedule. We can connect you to ministries that serve meals, offer hospitality to the homeless, grow food in our community garden, and much more! Several ministries allow families with school-aged children to serve together. If you have any questions about what ministry is right for you, please contact Trevor Thompson or Becky Cawley.


Care for our Environment

 

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Care for Creation

Answers the call of St. Francis to be faithful stewards of God’s creation by advocating on behalf of the environment and supporting
reducing, reusing, and recycling efforts. Community Garden is developing a community of new and experienced gardeners who grow organic vegetables that are donated to the hungry.  (Click here) for more information.

Community Garden

Is a community of new and experienced gardeners who grow organic vegetables and herbs at our St. Francis garden. Produce is donated to Inter-Faith Food. (Click here) for more information.

Other Helpful Links

(Click here) for more information.


Dignity of Life

 

Duke Children's Hospital

Hosts parties for children with cancer or other illnesses.
(Click here) for more information.

Gabriel Project

Offers emotional and practical support to women with unexpected pregnancies. For more information (Click here).

Prison Pen Pal Ministry

Writes to death row prisoners, creating a relationship built on human dignity.
(Click here) for more information.

St. Vincent de Paul

An International Catholic lay organization which helps people in an emergency crisis related to loss of housing, utilities, work, medicine, food etc.

(Click here)  for more information about St. Vincent de Paul and for the help line

 


Food/Hunger

 

Our St. Francis Feeds Calendar
(Click here) 

 

 

Brown Bag Ministry

Makes and delivers lunches on the first and third Saturdays of the month to a low-income senior community in Durham. (Click here) for more information.

Catholic Parish Outreach (CPO)

Serves the needs of our brothers and sisters facing difficult financial times by providing food and clothing.
(Click here) for more information.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS)

distributes food to our brothers and sisters in need in Wake county; provides opportunities for gleaning food on local farms for the hungry.  (Click here) for more information.

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish - Food Drives

Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Louisburg NC – (click here) for more information

Jobs for Life

is an employment ministry where unemployed and underemployed men and women, many of whom are homeless, come seeking training, mentoring and coaching to help them find meaningful work.  For more information (click here)

We serve on Mondays.
This is a brand new opportunity in partnership with a transformational organization of Jobs for Life.

(Click here) to sign up and for more information.

Oak City Outreach Center

Prepares a meal regularly for individuals experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity in downtown Raleigh. (Click here) for more information.

Panera Pickup Ministry

Every Monday evening at the Briar Creek Panera Bread location we pick up the left over breads and pastries and the next day we deliver these beautiful treats to the Morehead Hills Senior Apartments complex in Durham.  
(Click here) for more information about this ministry and/or to sign-up to volunteer.

 

 

 

Ronald McDonald House

Prepares and serves a meal on the third Wednesday of the month to families of sick children at Duke Children’s Hospital.
(Click here) for more information.

St. Francis Feeds

Prepares and serves meals to the hungry in a variety of sites around Raleigh, including Oak City Outreach Center in Raleigh
(Click here) for more information.

St. Francis Inn

Reaches out to the homeless and hungry in Philadelphia. Delegation trips occur five times each year.
(Click here) for more information


Homelessness/Affordable Housing

 

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Family Promise/WHIN

Provides meals, hospitality, child care, lodging and transportation for families who are homeless by hosting them on campus for a week three times each year. (Click here) for more information.

Passage Home

Is a community development corporation serving the homeless, ex-offenders and families living in poverty in Wake County with housing, jobs and neighborhood revitalization.. (Click here) for more information.

St. Francis Builds

Constructs, rebuilds and/or refurbishes homes through Habitat for Humanity.  (Click here) for more information.

Support Circles

Is a group of parishioners who develop a year-long (or longer) relationship with a family transitioning from homelessness, providing emotional support and practical assistance. (Click here) for more information.


Solidarity Across Cultures

 

Migrant Ministry
Migrant Ministry

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. (Click here) for more information.

Racial Awareness and Religious Exchange (RARE)

is a small group promoting interracial and interfaith dialogue and understanding through prayer and discussion with members of Baptist Grove Church. (Click here) for more information.

Sister Parish

Sends delegations of parishioners to the village of Las Margaritas II in Guatemala to deepen our mutual understanding and open our hearts to our Mayan brothers and sisters. (Click here) for more information.

International Mission

Takes parishioners to other parts of the world to experience different ways of living and expressing faith. Are you hungering for a more meaningful connection with your global brothers and sisters? Do you want to take your vacation days with a more meaningful twist? Are you drawn to service and solidarity with others as concrete ways of living out your Christian faith?
(Click here) for more information.

Refugee Resettlement Ministry

(Click here) for more information