August 21, 2018

Crosses Needed for the Youth Ministry Cross Wall

While our youth summer program winds down, the youth room is being redecorated and we would love for the parish to help us! We are looking for crosses of any kind or size for our new cross wall! If you would like to donate, please drop a cross off in the parish office with a note indicating”for the Youth Ministry Cross Wall.”  Also, please be sure to enclose your name and contact information. God Bless and thank you for supporting the SFA youth!

-Julia and Phillip Norton, Co-Directors Youth Ministry

 

St. Francis to offer Lector Training – Register Today!

Are You Being Called To Serve?

Train to become a Lector at St. Francis.

Lector Training will be offered:

Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, PLC Room 113

To register, please complete a registration form available in the narthex or church office.

Pastor approval required.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to serve!

RCIA Begins Wednesday, September 5th

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 begin September 5th. 

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

 

Catechists and Assistants needed for PRE

Catechists and assistants are needed for the 2018-2019 Parish Religious Education program (PRE). The heart of our program is the dedication of our catechists and their willingness to share their faith with our children.

Our catechists teach in teams of two with a teen assistant for 3rd grade and below. All lesson plans and materials are provided for you and all fees are waived for the children of our volunteers. Email or stop by the Religious Education Office to see what opportunities are available. We can show you curriculum and lesson plans that will help you choose the grade that is best for you. Please prayerfully consider joining us in this very important teaching ministry.

For more information, please contact Betty Siano at betty.siano@stfrancismemphis.org or call (901) 756-1213.

 

Room in the Inn – Summer Schedule

 

St. Francis Room in the Inn Continues May through September – Third Thursday of the Month – SIGN UP NOW!

Last November through March of this year, St. Francis joined with other churches in the Memphis area to serve those experiencing homelessness and invited the homeless 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.

The “Inn” crowd at St. Francis has decided to continue the program during the upcoming Spring and Summer months by serving as a shelter for women on the third Thursday of each month- through September.  There are very few places that women can find shelter and safety in Memphis, so the St. Francis “Inn” will be part of the effort to solve that problem. 17 other churches have signed on (and others are contemplating) so Room in the Inn (RITI) as a whole should be able to shelter at least 12 women each weekday night during these five months. The regular program will resume in November.

Room in the Inn offers food and shelter to those in need of our aid. You can assist in this endeavor by preparing and/or serving dinner or breakfast, sharing in fellowship, arranging sleeping quarters or serving as a Laundry Angel. There is a job for everyone!

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: RITI Signup.

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!