Women of St. Francis

Contact: Eleanor Bell

Scheduled Meetings:

  • General Membership Meetings: Second Monday of the months September through May usually at 6:30pm in the Family Center, with the exception of January and February General Membership Meetings, which are afternoon meetings.
  • Board Meetings: Fourth Monday of most months at 9:30am in the Family Center

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: 

On May 21st, 2018, at the 12:15 p.m. daily Mass, the Women of St. Francis installed their new officers.  The WOSF provides women of the parish with a variety of monthly activities at their meetings held the second Monday of each month along with Parish activities like the popular Soups for Scholarships Dinner.  This ministry is a great way for new comers to build relationships and become an integral part of the parish. 

Watch for the fall mailing in August and join in on the fun!

Pictured (left to right)

Rosa Miriello, Co Vice President, Eleanor Bell, President, Chris Kohmescher, Treasurer, Dolores "Dee" Judge, Co Vice President

The Women of St. Francis presented three $1,000 scholarships from their 3rd Annual Soup for Scholarships Fundraiser to three individual students at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic School on Hilton Head Island.  Mollie Kirchner, Past President and Eleanor Bell, President, presented the scholarships to the recipients.

The recipients were:  Lewis Daniel Wolf, Jonah James Mast, and Noah Wyeth Hueyo-Oliver

Congratulations to all three students on your excellent achievements and your commitment to continuing your education in a faith-based academic environment at St. Francis Catholic School.


Save the Date!  Tuesday, December 4th at 11:30, the Women of St. Francis will be holding its annual Fashion Show Fundraiser at the Sea Pines Country Club.  Watch out for more information on ticket sales!  Get your table of friends together for a fun day!

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.


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 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:

  1. Terminate your service
  2. Clear your memory at www.recyclewireless.com
  3. Remove your phone's SIM card if it has one
  4. Place your phone and cords in a box in the Church's Narthex or bring it to any Women of St. Francis' General Meeting

Current Volunteer Opportunities:  We promote volunteerism amongst our members and have been a resource for other ministries and non-profit organizations locally.

WOSF Presidents Letter

WOSF Officers

WOSF Programs & Events

WOSF Registration Form

WOSF Charitable Donations

WOSF Rosary Makers Calendar

WOSF Charitable Collections 2017-2018


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