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May 18-19 Wear Red on Pentecost weekend!

All are invited to wear RED at all Masses on Pentecost weekend as we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit! Contact Kathy Sales,

May 18-19 Memorial Day Mass – Roll Call for Deceased Veterans

The Knights of Columbus will be collecting names for an Honor Roll of deceased veterans before and after Mass. Please share the names of your loved ones who served in the military and have since passed. Veterans will be remembered at the Memorial Day Mass, May 27 at 9:00am Register here. Contact Mike Wrzesien,

May 18 – Corral Riding Academy Saturday on the Farm

9:30am-12:00pm. CORRAL Riding Academy is a faith-motivated nonprofit that serves adolescent girls in high-risk situations through a long-term, holistic program of equine therapy and education. Join us as we do hands-on projects to support the Kildaire campus and learn more about CORRAL’s mission and programs! Families welcome! Register here. Contact Donna Schwede,

May 18 – The 26th Annual NC March for Life

12:30-3:50pm. Join other pro-life groups and individuals for the NC Right to Life Rally & March for Life this May! The youth rally begins at 12:45pm, then the main rally at 1:30pm, followed by the march afterwards. The starting location is Halifax Mall, the grassy area behind the NC General Assembly Building. Click here for more info. Contact

May 19 – Always God’s Children

3:30-5:00pm. A confidential setting for those who identify as LGBTQ+, along with family and friends. This gathering provides a safe place to pray together, share our experiences, and talk over our concerns. Contact Stacey Shine at

May 21 – ONE Wake: Cary Budget Hearing

7:00-9:00pm. Join St. Francis & ONE Wake members to support funding for ongoing operating costs of existing white flag/drop-in shelters in the FY 24/25 budget. Potential opportunity to also support the creation of the Raleigh HEART Pilot.  Event link. Learn more about ONE Wake here!  Contact

May 23 – ONE Wake: Cary Budget Hearing

6:30-8:30pm. Join St. Francis and ONE Wake members to support the continuation of the $6 million Cary Housing Fund, and the inclusion of a $30 million affordable housing bond referendum on the fall ballot. Event link. Learn more about ONE Wake here!  Contact

May 28 – Journey with Jesus in Mark

Join us for “Journey with Jesus in Mark,” a Discipleship Study of Mark’s

Gospel to encounter Jesus, experience his love, and hear his call to follow him by practicing the discipleship habits reading and praying with Scripture. Tuesdays, starting May 28-July 23 at morning session (10-11:30am) or evening session (7–8:30pm). Contact Jay Landry,

June 1 – Cong Le Presides At His First Mass at the 5:30pm Mass

You’re also invited to Cong Le’s Ordination, June 1 at 10:00am at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Click here to watch Cong’s 1-minute video.

June 1 – Spaghetti Dinner hosted by Knights of Columbus

6:40pm. Following 5:30 pm mass in Fellowship Hall. Spaghetti dinner includes salad, bread, dessert, and drink. Pre-pay for best value $10 per person/$35 family (household); after May 30th $12 pp/$45 family. Limited walk-up availability. Purchase online! Contact Wes Evans,

June 1- July 28: Summer Men’s 18+ Adult Basketball League

This is open to Men age 18 or older. Registration is TEAM BASED. Players will form their own teams and submit a team registration. There will also be the ability to register as a free agent. Games will be held on Saturdays and Sundays in June and July. Info and registration. Contact

June 2 and 5 – Lector Formation and Training

All lectors and those interested in becoming a lector are encouraged to attend a formation and re-training sessions held on Sunday, June 2 from 10:15a-12:15p or Wednesday, June 5 from 6:30p-8:30p. Registration via Realm: Sunday, June 2nd or Wednesday, June 5th? Please contact Kathy Sales, 919-847-8205×488

June 4 – ONE Wake: Raleigh City Council Budget Hearing

7:00-9:00pm. Join St. Francis and ONE Wake members to support the creation of the Raleigh HEART pilot. Register here. There is a potential opportunity to also support funding for white flag/drop-in shelters. Learn more about ONE Wake here!  Contact

June 6 – Daily Mass Coffee Connections!

Join us Thursday, June 6 at 9:45am for Coffee after daily Mass in Padua. It will be a time to visit with fellow parishioners to celebrate as we continue to walk this journey of faith together as a community dedicated to our Franciscan heritage. Contact Stacey Shine,

June 6 – Women’s Ministry Happy Hour at Zinc House

6:30-8:30pm. Women’s Ministry Summer Happy Hour Thursday June 6th, 6:30-8:30pm at ZincHouse Winery & Brewery (6225 Wake Forest Hwy, Durham). We’ll provide light fare, fellowship and fun! Beverages and an on site food truck for purchase. We’ll scope a spot, weather and space dependent; find us at the green balloons. Register here.

June 9 – Fr. Jim’s 25th Anniversary

Fr. Jim’s 25th Anniversary: Join us on Sunday, June 9 between 10am- 11:45am in Clare Fellowship Hall to celebrate Fr. Jim’s 25th Anniversary of his ordination. If you would like to volunteer to bring food, please scan the QR code or link here. Contact

June 10-14, June 17-21, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 Camp Francis

is our popular summer camp, and has lots of cool opportunities in athletics, technologies, arts and various enrichment areas! Camps are half day or full day based on age for the 2024-2025 school year. (Rising K-Rising 8th grade) Contact Ashley Watson, Contact Phone 919-847-8205 ext. 444 Registration Link:

June 17 – Mercy Camp

8:00am. Rising 6th – 9th graders! Come join us for Mercy Camp! In fun and meaningful ways you’ll do direct service to folks in need in our community and learn all about our Christian call to loving service all while making new friends! You won’t want to miss it! Click here for more information and to register:

Contact Becky Cawley, becky,

July 8 – Mission Mercy

8:30am. Rising 10th graders – College Freshmen! Join us for Mission Mercy! In fun and meaningful ways you will assist in offering a summer camp for children in need during the day and gather each evening for deepening discussion, prayer and fun social events. You won’t want to miss it! Click here for more information and to register:

Contact Becky Cawley, becky,