Pastoral Presence

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

Ministries of Pastoral Presence


Caregivers via the Center for Volunteer Caregiving – 919-460-0567
Offers several types of help: respite visits so that primary caregivers can take a break, transportation to the grocery store and
to medical appointmentsConsider sharing your time with others. Volunteer according to your schedule.

Centering Prayer – Alice Stanford – 919-781-5860
Silent prayer followed by reading and discussion of spiritual materials.

Emmaus Ministers Kathleen Owen – 919-847-8205 x241
Assists parishioners in dealing with the death of a loved one by helping them with funeral preparations and “walking” with them in their time of sorrow.

Traveling Eucharistic Ministers
Eucharistic Ministers, also called (EM’s) bring the Holy Eucharist to those who cannot attend Sunday liturgies at

St. Francis: the homebound, hospitalized and residents of retirement communities and nursing homes such as

EM to Abbotswood – Anita Misko – 919-294-6456

EM to the Homebound
– Pat Spencer – 704-608-1678

EM to Magnolia Glen – Jacob House – 781-290-8813

EM to the Meadows Andrea McVerry – 919-846-2056

EM to Rex Hospital – Edward Gilmartin –

EM to Springmoor – Janice Horner – 484-949-1417

Prayer Line – Paul Wilson –
Volunteers prays for the intentions of parishioners.

Prayer Shawl Ministry –  Cindy Cardello – 919-846-8825, Donna Quirk – 919-847-2084
Makes shawls as expression of our community’s care and concern for those struggling with difficulties in life.

Rosary MinistryBarbi Taperek at 919-846-0345
Promotes devotion to the Holy Rosary of the Virgin Mary.

Visitation Ministry – Sharon Holland –
Provides friendly visits to parishioners in area hospitals and care facilities.



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