By virtue of our baptism, we are baptized into the mission of Christ. His mission is one of mercy, of love, and of compassion. St. Francis parish is dedicated to the poor, the outcast, and the sick.
“We cannot delude ourselves:
by our mutual love and, in particular, by our concern for those in need we
will be recognized as true followers of Christ. This will be the criterion
by which the authenticity of our Eucharistic celebrations is judged” --
Pope John Paul II
not an option for us; it is a foundation of our faith. We must reach out in
love and compassion to others, and be a voice in the community against
poverty, violence and injustice.
The many ministries which comprise the Outreach Commission are listed below. If you need further information about any of these ministries, please do not hesitate to contact the person listed. If you see a blank, it means that we need YOU to step forward and help us serve others!
AIDS Supper Club
Scheduled the first Sunday of each month, the Supper Club is always in need of people to cook part of the meal and for people who would like to serve the meal and visit with residents of a Special Care Facility for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Contact: Jennifer Greenlee
Phone: (469) 222-1080
Angel Tree Program
time program offers Christmas gifts to families who would not normally be able
to afford gifts. There are many helpers needed in addition to those purchasing
gifts. Angel Wishes for 2008 will be available for adoption November 22-December
Contact: Mary Watson
Organizes periodic blood drives at the church.
Contact: Robin Wren
Brown Bag Sunday
Groceries are collected the first Sunday of each month for Frisco’s Family Services.
Contact: Melisa Manjeot
St. Francis works with
St. Jude of Allen, TX with their Career Alliance to support unemployed and
under employed St. Francis parishioners. There are work shops, lectures, job
fairs and many other resources on trying to secure a proper job. Please
contact Della Doss for more information on the latest links and current
activities for the Catholic parishioners in the area who need improved
Contact: Della Doss
Catholic Addictions Ministry (CAM)
Catholic Addiction Ministry
(CAM) was established in 1984 to minister to those in our Community who suffer
the devastating effects of Addictions. CAM serves not only the person with the
addiction problems, but also their families, friends and faith community. We
deal with the common addictions of alcohol and drugs, as well as any other
addictions, shelters for women and children. If you have a concern in whatever
the addiction may be please call.
Contact: Vincent Webb
Clothe A Child
Provides Frisco area needy children with a shopping trip to Kohl’s for back to school clothing. Volunteers and monetary donations are needed.
A support group for Divorced and Separated meet on
Wedenesday at 7:00 PM in Room D. The sessions will be based on
the book Divorce and Beyond and will be facilitated by Deacon Gregg Kahrs.
Please contact Deacon Gregg to register or if you have questions.
Deacon Gregg Kahrs
Provides meals for funeral receptions at the parish.
Though grief is a natural and necessary process, it's also on extraordinarily difficult one. We are here to help mourners by facilitating a support group.
Contact: Donna Schmittler
Phone: (214) 469-1043
Ministers are available to bring Holy Communion to persons in the hospital and we are currently expanding and strengthening our ministry in this area. Training provided.
Contact: Fernando Blanco
Phone: (214) 235-2034
Ministry that brings Communion and fellowship to the sick at their home.
Contact: Kyle Cupp
Illness/New Baby Meals
Provides short-term meals to parishioners who are ill or have recently had a
Contact: Melanie Duhaime
Ministry that brings Communion and fellowship to those at area care facilities.
Contact: Scott & Anna-Marie Johnson
Phone: (214) 300-5637
Responds to the various needs of parishioners by actively praying for their
Contact: Anneliese Rivera
The Respect Life group participates in the Dallas area Pro-Life functions including, Gabriel’s Angel, Hike-For-Life, Pro-Life banquet, and Baby Bank.
Contact: Susan Pilkington
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
SVdP provides financial and spiritual assistance to local poor and needy.
Vincentians travel in pairs to visit clients in their homes or apartments. We
assess the client's needs and help in many different ways, and we are dependent
upon volunteers and financial resources. Meets weekly at St. Francis, but
members are not expected to attend each meeting. Many volunteers help behind the
Contact: Simone Andrade, President
Website: St. Vincent de
Paul - Frisco
This program does food baskets at Thanksgiving time to help out Frisco’s Family Services Center.
Contact: Vivian Kitchen
The Catholic Church proclaims that life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.
More coming soon!
The following includes "links" to web sites of various programs in the field of Outreach Ministry that we feel may be of interest to you.