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 Souls & Scholarship Dinner provides money to support our parish and various local & international charities.
The Women of St. Francis will start the New Year off by holding their January Meeting on January 8th, Monday afternoon at 1 p.m., in the Family Center.
Join us for Coffee and Dessert and enjoy meeting Sasha, the Comfort Dog, from Lutheran Ministries with her Handlers, Phil and Brenda Burden. The topic will be: "Comfort Walks in on Four Paws." A presentation on how the dogs are selected and trained, where Sasha goes in the Community, experiences they have had on deployments, and the special care she receives. This promises to be an exciting and interesting program that you will not want to miss!
All Women of the Parish are invited to join the Women of St. Francis Ministry. Come meet new friends, renew old acquaintances, and enjoy the numerous events planned for the coming year!
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 phones and sending them to be recycled for cash. The proceeds are used to buy prepaid calling cards for our troops serving around the world. Your donation is tax deductible. To recycle your phone, please:
Current Volunteer Opportunities: We promote volunteerism amongst our members and have been a resource for other ministries and non-profit organizations locally.