Parish Stewardship Tuition Information

Thank you for believing in the value of a Catholic school.  We are aware that this choice represents a significant financial investment for you.  Our parish community is committed to Catholic education and a portion of our parish offertory is designated to support The Franciscan School and Preschool to keep the tuition rate as low as possible for parishioners.

REALM, our new database program for membership, has become the default for all households seeking the lowest parish tuition rate.  Thank you for registering or updating your information in Realm as part of the process for obtaining the lowest tuition rate.


To qualify for the St. Francis Parish Steward tuition rate:

  • Children and at least one parent must be registered members of St. Francis of Assisi
  • At least one parent must be baptized Catholic (or) actively participating in the RCIA program.
  • Family must register in REALM and verify that the information is up to date. See REALM information below to get started.
  • Regularly attend weekend MASS.
  • Engage in PARISH MINISTRY to the best of their ability*
  • Make REGULAR, IDENTIFIABLE financial contributions to the parish offertory at a level commensurate with their means via Faith Direct or family envelopes. (Please note that cash contributions, if not enclosed in an envelope with the family name, are not identifiable.) **

*For ways to engage in parish ministry, go to the “Get Involved” tab on the parish website ( or
call Kathy Sales 919-847-8205×488,
**For options for financial giving, go to the “Give” tab and click on “Treasure” on the parish website or
call Toni Hammes at 919-847-8205 x 265.


Let’s Get Connected!

All adult parishioners are invited to join Realm. Need an invitation?

You’ll receive a email with an invitation to join once our support team processes your request.
Please set up your Realm account by responding to the email invitation before downloading the Realm Connect App.

Already Connected – Log In!

Log into Realm to review your account. 

In REALM check settings and status to make sure all information, groups, and financial status are up to date.

Resources for Parishioners

Below are answers to common Realm questions. Click “+” next to the question to expand and view the answers.

You can also view our full FAQ document HERE.

If your question isn’t answered in the FAQs, please contact Realm Support by completing the 

I didn’t receive an invitation to join Realm.

Registered parishioners with an email address on file should have received an email invite to Realm. If you haven’t received an invitation:

1.)  Please check your email spam/promotions/junk folder and/or search “Join our online community” for the invitation.

2.)  We may not have your current email on file, so we were unable to send you an email invitation. Please contact us by completing the Realm Support Contact Form by CLICKING HERE so that we can add your email to our database. We will then be able to send you an invitation to join Realm.

I’m new to the parish. How do I register and join Realm?

Welcome! We’re so glad that you have decided to join the parish. Please register as a parishioner using this link and an invitation to join Realm will be sent once you are added to our database. Please note that this process may take a few business days. 

I need to delete a family member or deactivate my family.

If your family is leaving the parish, moving out of the area, or if your child is now over the age of 26 and/or no longer a member of your household, please email Toni Hammes at

I’m having trouble logging in.

Registered parishioners with an email address on file should have received an email invite to Realm. You must first set up an account in Realm by responding to the email invitation.

If you received an invalid login/password message and tried to reset your password by using “forgot password” and  received an “email not found” message, your account hasn’t yet been set up. Look for an invitation to join Realm in your email. The email was sent to the email address that we have on file for you. Click on the link that is provided in the email and follow the instructions to begin setting up your account. There will be a follow-up email that will ask you to verify as well (it’s a 2-step process).

If you have checked your spam/promotions/junk folder and don’t see an invitation, please contact Realm Support so that we can add your email to our database. We will then send you an invitation to join Realm.

I have a new family member (new baby/child), how do they get added in Realm?

Congratulations! Please let our membership office know so we can add your new family member to Realm. CLICK HERE to complete the New Family Member form. The information will be sent to our membership staff, Toni Hammes.  

Can my spouse and I just use one email instead of each having different emails?

Since a Realm account is associated with an email address, an email address can only be used for one person’s profile. You can’t have one email address as the login for two separate accounts. The email address that is associated with the person’s account can be used to login, but both parties must know the email address and password. 

I logged into my Realm account, but I don’t see my contributions.

During the process of setting up your Realm account, you may have created an additional profile for yourself. If you entered a birthday or phone number that is different than the one that we have on file for you, a duplicate account was created and you will not see your giving record since they are associated with the original account. Please CLICK HERE to contact Realm Support.

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