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Change of Address
Change address, email, or contact information, including email address for contribution statements.
Sunday Offering Direct Debit
Make Sunday contributions electronically with direct debit transfer. Read More
WITNESS TO HOPE: Campaign Volunteer Roles
Our project of building a new ministry center is advancing in energy and excitement. Whether you can commit to prayer, share the grace of your hospitality, or be a campaign advocate, we need YOU! Sign up here.
Your Gifts: His Works (Previously known as Time & Talent)
Complete this survey to learn what is the right ministry for you.
(Sign-up forms listed below here are in chronological order, with those events happening soon listed at the top and farther in the future lower down this list. Also, at the end of this page there is a list of several ongoing parish projects.)
Register by September 1st, 2017 to go with us on January 21-28, 2019.
Spanish immersion classes for children aged PreK to grade 2 on Tuesdays beginning November 7 and running until late May from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Church Nursery/Choir Room, Learn more & sign up here.
Clases para niños para aprender y apoyar el uso del español en sus hogares
Ayude a sus niños a aprender y mantener su Español. Ofrecemos la oportunidad única para niños entre 3 y 8 años de aprender a través de la música, juegos y danza conceptos básico como saludos, números, colores, días de la semana y oraciones básicas incluyendo el Padre Nuestro y el Ave María. Los niños también tendrán la oportunidad de aprender acerca de la cultura latina. Las clases se reunirán cada martes entre las 3:30 y las 4:30 de la tarde, en la sala del coro localizada en el sótano de la parroquia. Por favor inscríbase.
Saturday, November 11
New Parish Members!!!
If you have joined St. Francis within the past 12 months and have never attended one of our Welcome events,
please join us to learn more about St. Francis Parish: Saturday 5PM Mass, then a Welcome Reception with a
light buffet on Saturday, November 11th from 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center (PAC).
Join us at 7 p.m. in Church for the Communal Penance Service. Afterwards, join us in the PAC at 7:45 p.m. for Dinner and Panel Discussion
Panel: Living in Hope
St. Peter tells us to always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope. Do we have hope in this confused world and can people see us living a hopeful life so clearly that they ask us why? This fall we’ve discussed being men of peace and men of thanks, now as Christmas season approaches join us as we seek to be men of hope.
On the weekends of November 25/26 and December 2/3, we will have simple Advent Wreaths and sets of candles for sale in the Gathering Space. People are needed for 10-15 minutes after each Mass to staff the table for the sale. Instructions are provided. Choose your date and mass time here!
You Can Help with The St. Francis annual ADVENT celebration of sharing Christmas gifts through the Giving Tree during the weekends of 2017: Dec. 3; Dec. 10; 2017. You Are The Key! Giving Tree Key Leaders are needed.
Advent Prayer and Reflection with an Afternoon Tea
Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m. (PAC) Bring your favorite teacup! (optional) and join us on the First Sunday of Advent for a time of prayer and a talk by Anne Guminik on Mary’s fiat and her role in the plan of salvation. The event will focus on preparing ourselves to enter the Advent season, and what we can learn from Mary’s free ‘yes’ to God’s will.
Christmas Dinner Party for Foundations Preschool of Ann Arbor
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
Each year our St. Francis Parish family provides and hosts a Christmas Dinner Party for a local charity organization, its staff and clients, which benefits the at-risk low-income children and families of our area.
Images of Mary from Around the World – By Virtue of His Merits
Friday, December 8th Join us for breakfast and talk:
for 8:15am Mass in church with our school children, and, after Mass
at 9:15am in the PAC enjoy breakfast and talk on The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We’ll display a variety of images of Mary from various cultures around the world for discussion.
Please sign-up here to let us know you are coming for the breakfast and the talk.
DIA Bus to Monet: Framing Life at the DIA with Fr. James Conlon, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 10 am – 5 pm. Join Fr. James on this short getaway, day out in Advent, for Mass at a church in Detroit, lunch at restaurant, and then see the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum. Register here!
And Saturday January 20, 10 am-4 pm ( Parish Activity Center)
Shelter at St. Francis Gym
March 12-19, 2018, for the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County. Sign-up here to help with hosting approximately 25 homeless men from our community.
Ongoing Parish Projects
Sustainable Vegetable Garden Project: These gardens provide fresh organic produce and herbs to families at Foundations Preschool of Ann Arbor on Packard Road, a program for low income, struggling, at-risk children and families of our area.
Botanical Gardens: Gardening and Grounds Grooming Group (4G Network) Ministry: Several gardens surround the St Francis of Assisi campus of buildings, including, but not limited to, the church, school, rectory and/or parish offices. These gardens need to be a beautiful expression of hospitality, in particular, the entrances, to our fellow parishioners and visitors as well as reflect a statement of our appreciation for God’s creation and nature. Spring tasks: remove debris/dead plants; prepare beds and plant annuals and perennials; Summer tasks:water and weed weekly/bimonthly; mulch; deadhead flowers; Fall tasks: rake leaves/clear beds, plant bulbs.
Seniors @ St. Francis
This Seniors’ Sign-up Tab Group includes a variety of events you would enjoy.
Join the Parish Children’s Choir
For Children in grades preK-5. Middle School and High School Youth are needed to help sing with the younger children. Practice on Thursdays at 6:15 pm in the Choir Room. Read More
Assist at Emergency Food Program
administered by Catholic Social Services at Northside Community Center, Ann Arbor, which distributes groceries and personal care items to low-income families and individuals on a monthly and/or emergency basis.
Serve a Meal to the Hungry!
Every third Friday evening of the month, prepare and serve a meal at the Ann Arbor Community Kitchen.
Prayer Requests: We should never underestimate the power of prayer and the support that we are given knowing that others are praying for us. If you have a Prayer Request, we invite you to enter it. For the next three weeks, your request will be remembered in prayer by the homebound members of our parish. They have made this their special ministry. Remember, no one is alone in this world. We support one another in our prayer.
St. Vincent Service Ministry, and, Volunteer service project opportunities in our community are available throughout the year. See our SignupGenius or Sign-Up Forms page for current volunteer options organized by St. Francis Parish St. Vincent Service Ministry. Events like: Assist at Emergency Food Program; Serve a Meal to the Hungry; Food Drives – Help Deliver Food; Shelter for People Who Are Homeless; Help With Tax Forms; Donate a Day in April; Charity Christmas Dinner Party, Christmas Giving Tree and Regift Box, Habitat House, Pro-Life Events, Hunger Walk, etc. Looking for additional service ideas and contacts in our community? See our list here.
For More Information contact our Parish Office at email@example.com or 734-769-2550.