We offer many opportunities to serve the community in ways that fit with your interests, gifts and schedule. We can connect you to ministries that serve meals, offer hospitality to the homeless, grow food in our community garden, and much more! Several ministries allow families with school-aged children to serve together. If you have any questions about what ministry is right for you, please contact Trevor Thompson.
If you are looking for ministries that are family-friendly, click here.
Click here to go to the Parish events/volunteering page where our immediate needs and opportunities are listed.
CARE FOR CREATION
Franciscan Community Garden is a community of new and experienced gardeners who grow organic vegetables and herbs at our St. Francis garden. Produce is donated to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle for distribution to the hungry.
DIGNITY OF LIFE
Gabriel Project offers emotional and practical support to women with unexpected pregnancies.
Prison Pen Pal Ministry writes to death row prisoners, creating a relationship built on human dignity.
Brown Bag Ministry makes and delivers lunches on the first and third Saturdays of the month to a low-income senior community in Durham.
Ronald McDonald House prepares and serves a meal on the third Wednesday of the month to families of sick children at Duke Children’s Hospital.
St. Francis Feeds prepares a meal monthly for the neighborhood families near the Safety Club in southeast Raleigh.
St. Francis Inn reaches out to the homeless and hungry in Philadelphia. Delegation trips occur four times each year.
Catholic Parish Outreach, a community partner, serves the needs of people facing difficult financial times by providing food and children’s and maternity clothing.
Habitat for Humanity offers St. Francis workdays to work alongside other parishioners in building homes for the homeless.
Support Circle is a group of parishioners who develop a year-long (or longer) relationship with a family transitioning from homelessness, providing emotional support and practical assistance.
Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN) provides meals, hospitality, child care, lodging and transportation for families who are homeless by hosting them on campus for a week three times each year.
SOLIDARITY ACROSS CULTURES
Migrant Ministry connects with migrant workers at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, in Louisburg, N.C., in summer by driving them to Mass on Sundays and serving monthly “fiesta” meals.
Racial Awareness and Religious Exchange (RARE) is a small group promoting interracial and interfaith dialogue and understanding through prayer and discussion with members of Baptist Grove Church.
Sister Parish sends delegations of parishioners to the village of Las Margaritas II in Guatemala to deepen our mutual understanding and open our hearts to our Mayan brothers and sisters.
This page has the following sub pages.
- Justice Theater Project
- Racial Awareness and Religious Exchange
- Catholic Parish Outreach
- Duke Children’s Hospital
- Habitat for Humanity
- Migrant Ministry
- Passage Home
- Prison Pen Pal
- Sister Parish Guatemala
- St. Francis Feeds
- Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network
- Support Circle
- Ronald McDonald House
- Fair Trade Market
- Community Garden
- Fall Blood Drive