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Assistant to the Needy
St. Francis Parish provides occasional assistance with utility bills, rent, motel lodging, bus tickets, and prescriptions on a one-time basis to those most in need. This ministry is funded by designated donations from parishioners and by 25% of donations made by our parishioners to the Diocesan Annual Appeal.
On a daily basis, members of this ministry offer earlymorning coffee, food, and fellowship to our homeless guests who sleep in the Parish Center.
Communion to the Homebound
The St. Francis Communion Visitation Ministry is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please join us in praying the Act of Spiritual Communion during the Eucharist online. In addition, the Ministry is sending prayer cards to anyone who requests them. The cards include the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe from the new oil painting in the south transept of our church, and the Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe for Protection from Coronavirus, as provided by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The prayer card is available in English or Spanish. To receive it, please email your mailing address to the Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families on a Mission (FOAM)
The goal of FOAM is to connect our Youth Faith Formation program, school, and larger parish community to meet the needs of the greater Sacramento community by providing opportunities to serve, grow, and do for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Share your wonderful gifts and talents with Sacramento-based charities, and in the process, meet others in our parish and build memories with your family.
St. Francis Pathways For Justice
As members of St. Francis Parish, we embrace the parish mission, aspiring to be witnesses and prophets advocating for justice in the world. We offer presentations that foster a Franciscan awareness of and response to issues of peace, human dignity, and integrity of creation through education and advocacy. We challenge ourselves and others to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with our God.
Are you being called to pray for your fellow parishioners? God does the Listening, Loving and Healing — all we do is say “yes” to being God’s instrument. Members of this ministry pray for and with others. Information is kept confidential. Contact HealingPrayer@stfrancisparish.com to submit a prayer request or to express interest in participating in this ministry.
For those in our community who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered, this ministry provides welcome, support, and opportunities to share faith and fellowship.
Loaves & Fishes Team
Our St. Francis team serves lunch once a month to homeless brothers and sisters at the Loaves & Fishes Dining Room. Volunteers must be 14 years or older.
Event sponsored by the Outreach ministry include the Parish Mardi Gras, Welcome Brunches, Volunteer Appreciation, and Parish Picnic.
This ministry began on our church steps (hence the name, “Steps” Ministry), where homeless men and women gathered each night to rest. Members of this ministry continue to serve as a daily welcoming presence for our homeless brothers and sisters who come to our Parish Center courtyard. We provide our guests with a safe, peaceful, and private place to rest in a loving and accepting atmosphere. Our volunteers serve one evening a week as part of a team, greeting and visiting with our guests.
Young Adults Ministry
If you are in your 20's or 30's, come try out our Young Adults groups, called Christian Life Communities (CLC), where you will become part of a young adult community (approximately 4 - 10 people). There is no commitment — just attend once and go from there. Our CLCs are based on Ignatian and Franciscan spirituality. CLCs exist across the world and are a place for growth, companionship, and transformation.