El Salvador, with Habitat for Humanity

When: June 9-17, 2018

Where: El Salvador, the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America where 6 out of 10 families have inadequate housing.

What: The group will help build earthquake-resistant homes for families who otherwise may not be able to afford decent and affordable shelter. Any stages of construction, from digging foundations to painting the houses, will be possible. We will work with the families and community directly to construct these homes.

Who: We are targeting 12 adults for this summer trip. St. Francis of Assisi parishioner John Budway will lead this trip in conjunction with partner Habitat for Humanity.

Cost: $1300.00 plus airfare

Contact: John Budway, 305-205-5104, budwayjj@bellsouth.net

Information Night: November 12, 2017, after the 5:30pm mass, Anthony Conference Room

Guatemala, with Sister Parish

When: June 21-30, 2018

Where: Guatemala

What: Interacting with a local community that we’ve been sharing visits with for over 20 years, helping with some work on the village’s new church, small painting projects, and arts/crafts with the village children, and visiting some world heritage sites and indescribable natural beauty

Who: We are targeting adults and teens for this summer trip and we will be hosted by Sister Parish Inc. staff in Guatemala.

Cost: $2000

Contact: Carie Gunnells, carie.gunnells@gmail.com, 864-320-9452



Morocco, with Franciscan Missionary Union

When: June 24-July 3, 2018

Join our pastor Fr. Steve Patti, OFM, and Associate Director of the Franciscan Missionary Union Br. Paul O’Keeffe, OFM, for this unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi in a cultural and religious awareness mission trip to Morocco. This trip will immerse participants in a Franciscan ministry of presence and interfaith dialogue and expose participants to the faith and practices of Islam in its historical and contemporary expressions, from the early Arab conquest to modern Moroccan society. It will also include a look at the work of the Franciscan Friars in Morocco, including their work with migrants and in the field of interreligious dialogue. Cities to be visited include: Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Midelt, and Marrakech.

This trip is targeting active, contributing members of the parish who desire a prayerful and reflective immersion into another culture, seek greater awareness of Islam, and look to grow in a Franciscan understanding of current social issues.

Cost: $3200 double occupancy

Information Night: October 24, 2017, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

If interested, there will be a short information questionnaire to fill out, a one-on-one conversation, and a non-refundable deposit of $500.

Contact: Trevor Thompson, 919-847-8205x270, trevor.thompson@stfrancisraleigh.org

Cuba, with Franciscan Missionary Union

We will be going to Cuba in November of 2017. This trip is full.

Stayed tuned for future trips to Cuba.

Becky Cawley – 847-8205 x267
Trevor Thompson – 919-847-8205 x270