Outreach

Bereavement Ministries

Sr. Maureen Grady | (440) 461-0066 ext 103

Adults who have lost a loved one in death are invited to participate in six small group sessions. The sessions are scheduled weekly, twice a year: at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in the spring and at St. Anselm Parish (Chesterland) in the autumn. The sessions include input on the grief process, prayer, and opportunity for sharing. Contact Sr. Maureen Grady, OSU, to register.

Food Bin Volunteers

Mike and Barb Wagner | (440) 646-9272

This ministry delivers food to five hunger centers our parish serves.

Fr. Michael Wittman Ozanam Center

Barbara Wagner | (440) 646-9272

Volunteers are needed to organize and distribute food bags and clothing at the center located at St. Philomena Church. Commitment can be as short as one Saturday a year.  The dates St. Francis is scheduled to help are:  February 15th, March 22nd, April 26th, May 31st, June 21st, August 9th, September 13th, October 18th and November 29th.

Hillcrest Hospital Visitation

Christine Young | (440) 312-3739

Individuals participating in this ministry distribute Holy Communion to hospitalized patients. Any Eucharistic Minister can be involved.

Good Samaritan Ministry

Marcia Mestrits | (440) 442-3413

The Good Samaritan Ministry helps people in the community in various ways such as emergency food and clothing, friendly visits, information about government and agency services and more.