We’re glad you’re here. Welcome to the Catholic Commnity of St. Francis of Assisi. Our church is open for morning Mass and weekend Mass with limited attendance capacity, as we also function in a virtual mode continuting our worship and God’s work.  Below is an overview to familiarize yourself with the parish. For your convenience, the names and emails of some of the folks you might want to connect with are also listed. It’s easy to register as a parishioner of St. Francis and if you happen to be a non-Catholic who is thinking about joining the Catholic faith, there are resources here for you as well to help you take the next step in your faith journey.

To register as a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi, please click here.

Again, welcome to the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Asssi.

Kathy Sales 919-847-8205×488, kathy.sales@stfrancisraleigh.org

Parish History

Eight hundred years after Francis heard God’s call to rebuild his church, a people called upon their bishop to build a new parish. And that’s exactly what happened. The parish history covers the first thirty years of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi parish, a period from 1982 to 2012.
Click here to view a copy of our parish history.

Parish Mission

Inspired by our patron Francis of Assisi, we seek to proclaim the reign of God by growing in Holiness through our experience of Christ in word, sacrament and one another, offering Hope to those who hunger for human dignity, and extending Hospitality to all.

Map & Directions

St. Francis of Assisi in located in North Raleigh on Leesville Road. From I-540 take the Leesville Road exit and proceed north for 1/2 mile. The church and entrance to our campus will be on your left. Click here for map and directions.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The process of becoming Catholic: Joining the Catholic Church: RCIA is the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, along with all the rites belonging to those who wish to become Christians. It is a rite for those unbaptized or baptized in another Christian tradition. Individuals should be 7 years of age or older to inquire about RCIA.

Ready to sign up? Click here to complete the RCIA Inquiry Form. One of our team members will contact you with more information about attending an Inquiry session at St. Francis.

If you are a parent, and you would like information about the sacraments for your child age 7-18, please email: rcia@stfrancisraleigh.org.


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, build with Habitat for Humanity, 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.

Meet Our Priests

We are part of the Diocese of Raleigh. Currently, our parish is led by Msgr. Michael Clay, a priest of the Diocese of Raleigh and Father Jairo Maldonado who was ordained earlier this year. Click here for more information about our priests.

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