Mentor Engaged Couples: We invite couples married 10 years or more to join the Fully Engaged Ministry team, helping engaged couples talk about marriage through guided conversation and marriage inventory results.
Contact: Jason Lillis, 919-847-8205 x244.
Habitat for Humanity: St. Francis will participate in monthly Saturday workdays this fall and winter where parishioners will work together to build homes at Habitat sites in Raleigh. For each workday, we’ll need 15 volunteers. Next work dates are Dec. 14 and Jan. 11, 2014. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Construction experience is helpful, but none is required. We’ll teach you all you need to know!
Contact: Diane Steinbeiser, 919-846-8026, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sign up, please check out our St. Francis Habitat web page.
Room for One More? Do you have room in your vehicle for one more person to come to Mass with you? Are you willing to take a few extra minutes before you come to Mass to swing by and pick up someone who otherwise has no way to come to church? The Transportation Ministry is looking for several drivers who could bring someone to Mass once a month. You would be picking up a person from a local assisted living facility who can walk but not drive. You must possess a valid driver’s license, insurance, and a loving spirit. Please help!
Contact: Rebecca Cole Maselli, 919-900-8822.
Seeking Prison Pen Pals: For many years, our Prison Pen Pal Ministry has been reaching out to prisoners living on North Carolina’s death row. Members of our ministry write letters to prisoners who have requested correspondence. These prisoners are isolated and often estranged from family. Often we are their only link to the outside world. Being a pen pal is the perfect way to reach out to others on your own time. It takes so little time to send a note, but it means so much to prisoners. We hope you will join us!
Contact: Pam Boyan, 908-309-7009.
Gabriel Project: Offers material and/or emotional support to women coping with challenging circumstances during and after pregnancy. Know someone who could use some help? Please let us know! If you would like to help support a woman in need, we’d like to hear from you! Training is available.
Contact: Kip Moffett.
Medical Presence at Mass: If you are a medical professional and would like to be part of our Medical Presence at Mass team, please let us know. We can schedule you for a walk-through of the equipment and processes and get you on the team!
Contact: Kathleen Owen, 919-847-8205×241.
Coffee House Volunteer Opportunities: Are you a social butterfly? Do you love to serve others? Are you great with customer service? Perhaps the Assisi Café could use your talents!
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Parish Ambassadors & Welcomers: Help welcome new members to St Francis of Assisi by volunteering as a Parish Ambassador or Welcomer. Ambassadors will help orient new members to the parish so that they may enjoy full and active participation in our community and realize their calling to practice stewardship of the Church. Welcomers will invite new parishioners to join in daily parish ministry activities. Time Commitment:
Ambassadors: 3-5 Hours per month.
Welcomers: 1-2 Hours per month.
Contact: Marybeth Caulfield.
Caregivers! Do you enjoy being with people who are happy to see you? Do you get joy from helping others? Maybe you should consider joining our Caregivers Ministry. There’s online training (free of charge for St Francis parishioners of record) and there are a lot of folks out there waiting for someone to take them to the doctor’s office, the grocery store, or just come by for a visit. Could that be you?
Contact: Carol Derrenbacher, 919-544-2578.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist to the Homebound: If you’d like to enrich your life and the lives of others, won’t you consider being trained as an EM for our Homebound Ministry? Visit those who aren’t able to leave their homes and receive the gift of friendship in return.
Contact: Pat Spencer, 919-706-5324.
Ushers Needed: Join the usher ministry.
Contact: John Cuomo, 919-676-8968.
Sacristans Needed at All Masses: This ministry prepares the church for the celebration of the Mass. We are looking for high school age and older individuals or families to join us. On-the-job training will be provided at the Mass of your choice.
Contact: Robert Kaczynski, 919-848-1895.
Cross Bearers Needed at All Masses: Join the Cross Bearer Ministry.
Contact: Tresa Pickup, 919-847-8205×488.
Catholic Parish Outreach Food Pantry needs volunteers to help out in the food and children’s clothing areas. Join your fellow St. Francis parishioners once a month from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at the CPO Center at 2013 N. Raleigh Blvd.
Contact: CPO, 919-847-1466 to schedule a day convenient for you.
Feed the Need: One of our newest ministries is looking for help. We provide cooked meals to families in our parish who are adjusting to challenges in their lives. It could be a new baby, a recent surgery, or sudden loss. Just sign up for a date that works for you, cook a meal, and put it in the refrigerator in Clare Hall.
Contact: Donna Mariani at 919-326-3768.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Drivers: Can you spare 4-6 hours a week to“rescue” 2,000 pounds of food and help feed hundreds of hungry Triangle residents? The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is looking for volunteer drivers and driver’s assistants on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Volunteers follow an established route and recover food from donor sites, pack it into a refrigerated truck and deliver it to designated recipient agencies.
Contact: Glenn and Ellen Kort, 919-761-9361.
Laura Todd, Food Shuttle Volunteer Coordinator, at 919-250-0043 or email@example.com.
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