October 20, 2018

Room in the Inn – Begins November 1st – Sign up Now!


St. Francis Room in the Inn Begins November 1st 

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This November through March, 2019, St. Francis will join with other churches in the Memphis area to serve those experiencing homelessness and invite them to be our guests at our Room in the Inn, every Thursday night at the Ozanam Center (St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen), located at 1306 Monroe.

Room in the Inn offers food and shelter to those in need of our aid. You can assist in this endeavor by considering any of the following opportunities below to serve.  There is a job for everyone!

You can serve by:

  • Driving the bus and picking up our guests
  • Greeting our guests
  • Making beds
  • Organizing the clothes closet
  • Arranging hygiene items
  • Preparing the showers
  • Setting tables
  • Cooking delicious,nutritious food
  • Baking scrumptious desserts
  • Decorating tables or Making lunches
  • Doing laundry
  • Serving as an overnight shepherd and spend the night with our guests
  • Making the guests feel welcomed and loved
  • Sending off full, clean, and well-rested guests in the morning with a smile
  • Cleaning up the center to get ready for the next group

If you are unable to give your time, you may also help by donating much-needed supplies or by making a monetary donation.

To sign up click here

To donate supplies, please check out the Room in the Inn Wish list on Amazon.com:    RITI WISH LIST.

To make a monetary donation, please click on the green giving link on the Homepage, and then select Room In the Inn under the list of  “Second and or Misc” collections.

For more  information, please call Jim Burge at (901) 254-1595 or the church office at (901) 756-1213.

Come join us!  Be part of the “Inn” crowd!



Fresh Greenery & Wreaths – On Sale Next Weekend!

The Youth Group will be taking orders for beautiful, fresh-smelling garland, greenery, and wreaths from Sherwood Forest Farms next weekend, October 27th & 28th in the narthex after all Masses.  Sales will help the youth group fund their annual Steubenville trip and their FIRST mission trip with Catholic Heart Work Camp.

If you miss the sale in the narthex, you may purchase in the church office, or you may also purchase online by clicking here.

The sale ends Tuesday, November 6th and your beautiful greenery will arrive around December 1st in time to decorate!

Thank you for supporting the youth of SFA!

For more information, please contact Julia Norton at 756-1213 or 435-3614.


All Souls Day Envelopes

All Souls Day Envelopes

In keeping with ancient tradition of remembering those who have gone before us in death, on Friday, November 2nd we celebrate All Souls Day. Part of remembering is to have the names of our departed loved ones listed on special envelopes and placed upon the altar throughout the month of November. If you would like to have your departed loved ones remembered in this way, All Souls Envelopes are available on tables in the vestibule. Once you have inscribed the names on the envelope, you may drop it in the regular collection basket or bring it to the parish  office.






Interested in Becoming Catholic? Join RCIA Classes – Wednesday Nights at 7:00 pm.

Are you interested in learning about or joining the Catholic Faith? Are you Catholic and wish to have a deeper knowledge of your Faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process through which adults become full members of the Catholic Church. There are several stages involved in the process beginning with a period of inquiry to find out more about Catholicism.

If you are interested in RCIA, please visit our website to complete an inquiry form: www.stfrancismemphis.org; click on “Becoming Catholic,” scroll down to the form and submit after completion. A team member will contact you.

RCIA meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in Room 108 of the Parish Life Center, September through Easter.  Classes began September 5th and continue through the Spring.

Please call or email the church office with questions: 901-756-1213 or office@stfrancismemphis.org.