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.
Women of St. Francis Monthly Meeting
Monday, April 9th
6:30 p.m. - Family Center
The Women of St. Francis monthly meeting will begin with a half hour of refreshments and socialization.
Our guest speaker for the evening will be Theresa Lacey, from Hopeful Horizons, who will speak on Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking occurs when a minor or adult is subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Over 1,000 cases have been reported in South Carolina. Please join us as this meeting promises to be very informative regarding modern enslavement and the effect it has on our community.
All Ladies of the Parish are invited to join this important and active Ministry. This is a wonderful way to meet other dynamic women in the Parish, make new friendships, and enjoy the camaraderie of all our Members.
The rewards are endless!
MARY'S WAY OF THE CROSS
Mary's Way of the Cross will be prayed after the 12:15 p.m. Mass on Friday, March 16th.
SOUP FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
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:
Current Volunteer Opportunities: We promote volunteerism amongst our members and have been a resource for other ministries and non-profit organizations locally.