Mission Statement: This women’s group was formed in 2004 to promote the spirit of unity among the members of the group and the parish as a whole and to foster the spiritual, cultural, educational, social and service oriented life of the parish.
Current Activities: Rosary Makers make rosaries for the First Communicants, RCIA Candidates, sick & homebound parishioners, and Chaplets for the Confirmandi. Blanket Makers make blankets for homeless children, who are being helped by Family Promise. Spiritual events include Annual Advent Day of Reflection, Retreat for the women of the parish, and “Mary’s Way of the Cross” – Lenten Stations of the Cross. We participate in the Parish Ministries Fair, host Fellowship Sunday in September, and co-sponsor the Notre Dame Hesburgh Lecture. Members distribute pillows to patients and hold parties for the residents at the Life Care Center. The Women of St. Francis are active in the Beaufort Deanery and South Carolina Council of Catholic Women, which includes choosing a member for our Catholic Women of the Year. Fundraising through our Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon and Soup for Scholarship Dinner provides money to support the Church, Community, and school as well as international charities.
Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon
Tuesday, December 4th from 11:00 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Women of St. Francis will be holding its annual Fashion Show Fundraiser at the Sea Pines Country Club.
Fashions by: Chicos, The Pink Pineapple, and the PGA Tour Superstore. There will also be a Raffle and a Silent Auction. Watch for ticket sale information.
Please click here for the Fashion Show Registration Form.
December 15th, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
St. Francis by the Sea Family Center
All Women and Men are invited to attend an Advent Day of Reflection on how we prepare ourselves as we await the celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Cost is $15 per person and includes lunch
The presenter will be Deacon Vernon Dobelmann, Director of Religious Education
For a registration form, please click on this link or you may pick up one in the Narthex of the Church.
The Women of St. Francis would like to thank all St. Francis by the Sea parishioners, friends, and adult and student volunteers for participating in our recent Soup for Scholarships night. A delicious array of soups, along with bread made by students from St. Francis Catholic School, provided a wonderful community event. All proceeds will go toward providing three scholarships this coming year to students at St. Francis Catholic School.
In appreciation - Women of St. Francis
Rosary Makers: The Rosary Makers are comprised of a small group of ladies affiliated with the Women of St. Francis. They make Rosaries for the First Communicants and the RCIA Candidates each year. Also, they make Chaplets for the Confirmandi. More recently, they have begun making rosaries for sick and homebound parishioners. We also make and sell specialty rosaries and these proceeds help pay for the supplies needed to make the rosaries that are given away. The Rosary Makers meet in the Sacristy behind the Main Altar in the Church on the 1st and 3rd Thursday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Anyone interested in additional information about our group can call Audrey McGovern at 843-682-8280.
"Cell Phone for Soldiers"
The Women of St. Francis is collecting Cell Phone for Soldiers. All donated cell phones are either:
If all else fails, your providers (AT & T, Sprint, etc.) will help you terminate your data.
Please place your phone and chargers in the box in the church's narthex or bring them to a Women of St. Francis' General Meeting. Any questions, please contact Kathy Struna (843)682-4045. Thank you for your support of our military!
Current Volunteer Opportunities: We promote volunteerism amongst our members and have been a resource for other ministries and non-profit organizations locally.