Thursday, November 30, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Families who are currently in a housing crisis and therefore residing at Interfaith Hospitality Network Alpha House, were the recipients of the following gifts from St. Francis Of Assisi parishioners:
over 150 meals, 7 evenings of playtime, 7 nights of an emergency backup person, EXTRA weekly supplies, and prayers for the families and the success of our week of service.
The families were very appreciative of the generosity from our St Francis community. Thank you to our coordinator, Mark Sturgis, and all the many volunteers who participated in this biannual service project... Moni Barera, Daniel Best, Herb Black ,Elaine Brandenburg, Lindy Campbell, Bob & Julie Conlin, Karen DeWulf, Mary Hayden, Tom Hearty, Jane Heibel, Marty Javornisky, Chris Kempton, Donna Krukowski, Dcn. Gene Leger, Jane Levy, Theresa Maclean, Chris Mollo, Doreen Murphy, Lauren O'Connell, Sharon Ortisi, Cathy Pietrasiuk, Catherine Pietryga, Sharon Sheldon, Janet Starr, Jane Stepnitz, Maryann & Emanuel Sultana. Thank you all for coming to Alpha House and helping to feed the families who reside there. On behalf of St. Francis, I want to thank you for your service.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
You assisted St. Francis Parish in delivering 566 bags of groceries:
181 bags to: Catholic Social Services NorthSide Pantry;
223 bags to: Hope Center;
55 bags to: Foundations Preschool;
72 bags to: Corpus Christi Parish, Detroit.
A special thank you to Mrs. Lemke and all the 6th graders who prepared the bags and Mrs. Anderson and all the Middle School students who made Thanksgiving baskets for Foundations Preschool.
We are especially grateful to the Carpenter Road Kroger store for providing the grocery bags and to all the parishioners who donated food and personal products and/or delivered the bags to the gym. ... David Acosta, Catherine Anderson, Suzanne Bixby, Zach Bixby, Mary Bowman, Elaine Brandenburg, Denise Cadavieco & the Cadavieco family, Cynthia Carnevale, Shirley Cohorst, Barb Dehn, Dick Dehn, Kathleen Downer, Norma Doyle, Christine Feak, Glen Feak, the Gottfried family, Adriana Ham, Mary Hayden, Claudia Hays & the Hayes family, Larry Keeler, Rosaleen Kirk, Donna Krukowski, Amy Longcore, Carol McCaffrey, Anita Merritt, Stuart Parker, Joan Podell, Tom Powell, Marianne Powell, Molly Pribble, Celestine Purnama, Donna Quiery, Maya Savarino, Kenyon Schmanske, Ed & Annie Scott, Sharon Sheldon, Curtis Simpson Jr. & Corpus Christi Catholic Parish, Detroit, Chenyang Sun Wiseman, Ion Covali Wiseman, James Wiseman, Linda Wiseman, & Ed and Sharon Wright.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Evangelization is a hands-on experience.
"If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, 'Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,' but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?" ... "You believe that God is one. You do well. ...believe that and tremble." (James 2:14-20)
Through the Risen Christ Jesus, God meets all of our needs. We the Church actively care for all of God's sacred creation. Outreach to the vulnerable in our society has always been an important and central part of our response to the Gospel message.
Our social ministry features abundant opportunities to fulfill this holy task.
We especially see God present in times of tenderness and caring in partnership with those vulnerable, when we engage in the works of mercy: 1. instructing the ignorant, 2. comforting the sorrowful, 3. counseling the doubtful, 4. admonishing the sinner, 5. forgiving injuries, 6. bearing wrongs patiently, 7. giving alms to the poor & clothing those who lack, 8. feeding the hungry, 9. giving drink to the thirsty, 10. visiting the sick, 11. visiting the prisoners, 12. sheltering the homeless, 13. burying the dead, & 14. praying for the living and the dead.