Transportation Ministry in Need of Drivers: The Transportation Ministry needs drivers who can take someone to Mass once a month. Our riders are local parishioners who are elderly or have medical circumstances that prevent them from driving (they are able to walk. We need your help!! Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and insurance. If interested, please contact Rebecca Cole Maselli at (919) 900-8822 or FRMaselli@hotmail.com.
Welcome Hosts: We are committed to meeting each new person, helping them navigate the parish and find the right small group. Welcome Hosts join new parishioners at welcome events, sit at a table with new families, follow up with them to answer any questions, and help provide that sense of belonging for which we are all looking. Your willingness to meet people, share your story, and invite them to things going on at the parish or join a ministry makes you the perfect host! There will be an orientation for new Welcome Hosts on Sunday, March 9 at 10:30 am in the Anthony Hall Founders Room. Contact: Sue Mathys, 919-847-8205×222
Transportation Ministry – Leadership Position Available: If you are good at organizing and working with people and have a passion for helping people get to Mass, you’re perfect for this position!
Contact: Kathleen Owen
Food Drive Leadership Position Available: Have good organizational skills and an interest in food drives? We’re looking for a leader to manage logistics and volunteers for our May and November drives for Our Lady of the Rosary Parish.
Contact: Sheila Read
Visitation Ministry, Good “Smilers” Welcome!: Our volunteers visit parishioners in local care facilities. Visits are brief, but bright spots in the day of someone who may not be feeling well. Bring prayers, presence, and peace to those who want to feel better. Schedule visits according to your availability.
Contact: Sharon Holland
Pray and Pray Ministry: Help us live our Franciscan mission by offering Holiness, Hope and Hospitality to our children. Share an hour of your time, one Sunday a month. Adults and teens are welcome. We will train and support you.
Contact: Cathy Ashton
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Home: Bring the Eucharist to those who aren’t able to come to the table at Mass.
Time Commitment: A few hours each month
Contact: Patricia Spencer
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
St. Francis Feeds: Parishioner volunteers show hospitality to people living in a low-income Southeast Raleigh neighborhood by preparing and serving a spaghetti dinner on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Dinners are served at the Safety Club on Branch Street. Middle school and high school youth are welcome with their parents.
Time Commitment: 1-4 pm, Sunday, March 16
Gifts: Cooking/Providing Food, Hospitality/Serving Food/Welcoming
Contact: Donna Mariani, 919-326-3768
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.
RCIA and Adult Confirmation Sponsors: Do you want to learn more about your faith? Perhaps you’ve forgotten some of the things you were taught in Faith Formation or CCD class. Being a sponsor for either an RCIA candidate, a catechumen , or an adult Confirmation candidate is a wonderful opportunity to be enriched yourself and help evangelize someone else.
Sponsors must be confirmed Catholics actively practicing their faith. They are not catechists, nor expected to have all the answers. Sponsors are companions and guides on a faith journey, a representative of the Christian community, a witness of their own journey of faith, and a source of information about our parish and values.
Sponsors are asked to:
- attend at least two catechetical session per month with their candidate
- meet once a month with their candidate to discuss “how’s it going on the journey of faith”
- meet with the candidate and an RCIA leaders for a discernment discussion.
Contact: Gladys Whitehouse, 919-847-8205×236.
Thanks for considering this very important ministry of St. Francis.
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!
For more info and to sign up, click here.
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.
For more information, click here.