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“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:19-20.
 
 
Mission trips have the potential to offer a different perspective on life and faith, elicit a deep sense of compassion and solidarity, and make a difference in the lives of others. We partner with outside organizations like Sister Parish, Inc., Habitat for Humanity, Holy Name Province of Franciscans, Franciscan Missionary Union, Border Links, and Witness for Peace to coordinate these trips. These mission experiences take parishioners to other parts of the country and world to experience different ways of living and expressing faith. These are truly transformational opportunities to encounter God’s mercy in others.  
 
To see pictures and reflections from our past trips, you can go to this link: Past Mission Trips – what wonderful experiences!
 
Look through the various ministries and find one that resonates with you. Serve individually or as a family. If you do not see what you are looking for, contact Trevor Thompson, 919-847-8205x270, trevor.thompson@stfrancisraleigh.org
 

 

Ministries of Mission

 

International Mission – Trevor Thompson – 919-847-8205x270
Every year we coordinate mission trips to other parts of the world to experience different ways of living and expressing faith. In 2019, we are coordinating trips to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. 

 

Sister Parish Guatemala – Carie Gunnells, carie.gunnells@gmail.com
We have been in relationship with a small, rural village in Guatemala for over 25 years – exchanging visits and deepening our bonds of shared life and friendship. We are always inviting parishioners to join us on pilgrimage for an experience of a life time or host villagers when they visit us every few years. 

 

St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia – John Budway – 305-205-5104
St. Francis Inn is a Franciscan Eucharistic community called to minister to the poor and homeless of Philadelphia. We coordinate trips of six to eight parishioners from our parish travel to Philadelphia a few times each year to participate in this community. Delegates serve at the Inn from Monday through Friday, typically departing from Raleigh on a Sunday and returning the following Saturday.

 

 

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