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, 1982-2012, the first thirty years.
The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province (HNP) served our parish for over 33 years. In 2020 HNP found it necessary to withdraw from approximately 1/3 of their ministry sites, including St. Francis of Assisi in North Raleigh.
Long-time St. Francis parishioner, Pat Kowite, narrates a little part of St. Francis parish history, before it was a parish, with the story of a little girl and her cardboard prayer.