October 18, 2017

Room in the Inn

St. Francis is joining with other churches in the Memphis area to serve those experiencing homelessness. You can help by inviting the homeless to be our guests at Room in the Inn, every Thursday night, from November 2nd through the end of March, 2018, at the Ozanam Center (St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen), 1306 Monroe. We will be offering food and shelter to those in need of our aid. You can assist in this endeavor by preparing and serving dinner, sharing in fellowship, arranging sleeping quarters or serving as a Laundry Angel. There is a job for everyone.

Please stop by the Room in the Inn table in the Narthex, Saturday & Sunday, October 7th and 8th after Mass.  For more  information, please call Jim Burge at (901) 254-1595.

You may also help by donating much needed items, a complete listing of which will appear in an upcoming bulletin.

If Thursdays are not convenient, you can find out the host locations of all other nights during this five-month period by visiting www.roomintheinn-memphis.org.


Hurricane Relief!

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D., Bishop of Memphis in Tennessee, announced an emergency second collection for Hurricane Harvey on the weekend of September 9 and 10. Collected funds were to be used both to support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses through the auspices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB.) Per Bishop Holley, “our hearts and prayers go out to all those impacted by this devastation. We pray for all those who have lost their lives and been injured.”

If you missed this second collection,  or would like to donate for all those affected by recent disasters, you may donate online by clicking on either the green giving link or the Catholic Charities Hurricane Relief link to your right.

Please be generous in support of this humanitarian effort.


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 7:00pm in Room 108 of the Parish Life Center, September through Easter.

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


Baptism Preparation Class – Thursday, October 19th


Our next class for parents wishing to have their infant children baptized in the Catholic faith will be held on Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 pm.

Please note that the location of the class has changed from St. Francis School back to the church.  It will be held in room 113 of the Parish Life Center. Godparents are always welcome, but are not required to attend.

We ask that you please make childcare arrangements as it is not provided.  We further ask that you do not bring your children to the class so that other participants are not disturbed.

Anyone wishing to participate should contact the parish office at (901) 756-1213 no later than 12 Noon on Tuesday, October 17th.  A count of participants is needed in order to prepare materials and to determine if there is a sufficient need for a class this month.