Change of Address
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Sunday Offering Direct Debit
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Your Gifts: His Works (Previously known as Time & Talent)
Complete this survey to learn what is the right ministry for you.
Families: If your child (or grandchild) is not enrolled in St. Francis School, then please sign up your child (PreK-8) for Religious Education classes online here.
(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.)
Staff the Advent Wreath/Candles table after Mass! Help is needed after each mass on November 24/25 and December 1/2 for the sale of Advent Wreaths & Candles for home use. Takes only about 15 minutes of your time. Great for families! Select your favorite mass. Sign up here.
We Are Family on A Sojourn: Preparing for Advent with Friends in Frankenmuth, Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 8:15 am – 6 pm. Join us as we visit and connect with our friends, Fr. John Machiorlatti & Helen Rysse. What a wonderful way to prepare for the Holy Season of Advent and our journey to Christmas. Bus departs St. Francis 8:15a.m., and our arrival back at St. Francis is at 6p.m. Reserve your seat here before Tues, Nov 13.
“Preparing for the Light of the World in the Darkness of Advent”
Sunday, Dec. 2nd at 2 p.m.
Barbara Kelly-Ferris, Catholic wife, mother, Lay Dominican, and St. Francis parishioner, will lead us in a prayerful Advent preparation on the 1st Sunday of Advent. She will speak on the significance and meaning of the Advent candles and season and share with us some suggestions on how we can prepare our hearts and homes for Christmas throughout the weeks of Advent.
Assist with our Christmas Dinner Party
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018.
Each year our St. Francis Parish family provides and hosts a Christmas Dinner Party for a local charity organization which benefits at-risk low-income children and families of our area. We need you to participate by providing a dish for the party or serving at the party. Sign-up to assist here!
Giving Tree for Advent and Christmas Gift Giving: Believe in miracles and you can help as a Key Leader for the St. Francis annual ADVENT celebration of sharing Christmas gifts through the Giving Tree during the weekends of Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2018. Sign-up here to help with key leadership.
7 p.m. (in church) Advent Communal Penance Service; 8 p.m. (in P.A.C.) Dinner & Fellowship
Come take a break from the busyness of the Christmas hustle and join us for our Communal Penance Service, followed by Dinner and time for fellowship.
Friday, Jan. 18, 7-9 pm (Church) &
Saturday, Jan. 19, 10-4 pm (Activity Center)
Grieving with Great HOPE is a weekend grief support workshop that offers a prayerful, practical and personal approach for anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a spouse, a child (including pregnancy loss), a grandchild, a parent, another family member or a friend, you are encouraged to attend. Presenters are John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy from Good Mourning Ministry, a Catholic bereavement organization. With support from Nie Family Funeral Homes
Shelter at St. Francis Gym
On March 11-18, 2019, St. Francis parishioners are coordinating shelter volunteers for hosting a week for approximately 25 homeless men from our community with for the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County at St. Francis Gym. We need you to volunteer to help our Drivers PM & AM, Overnight hosts, Snack Providers, Set-up Servers, Coordinators AM & PM. – Sign-up here to help !
Food Drive: On March 24-31, 2019, Our St. Francis Parish St. Vincent Service Committee is leading us in this food drive to collect groceries which are needed for our low-income neighbors who rely on our pantries at, the Northside Community Center of Catholic Social Services in Ann Arbor, and Hope Center in Ypsilanti. Please sign-up to help here!
World Youth Day 2019, Panama
Ongoing Parish Projects
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-769-2550.