According to Arizona law, child abuse is a crime! Abuse may include any of the following: bodily injury, willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment, sexual exploitation, or neglect (failure to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, medical care, etc.). Report suspected abuse immediately to the Department of Child Safety, 1-888-767-2445, and/or call 911. Questions? Contact the parish Safe Environment Compliance Officers, Terry and Donna Madden, at
520-325-7109.

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Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

Give the gift of hope and reduce what you pay in state income tax

The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit makes it possible for you to donate to Catholic Community Services and receive a dollar for- dollar credit that will reduce your Arizona state income tax. And you don’t need to itemize deductions on your state return to claim the credit. The Charitable Tax Credit* is in addition to and completely separate from any school tax credit. For more info, visit www.ccs-soaz.org or call (520) 670-0854.

*$400 maximum credit for married couples filing jointly; $200 for an individual filer.
 
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St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church
3201 East Presidio Road 
Tucson, AZ 85716 
Telephone 520-326-7670  ~  Fax 520-881-8480
website updated August 3, 2016
For Calendar of Events, see current bulletin.

Have you registered as a member of our parish? Changed your address or phone number since you filled out a parish registration form? Would you like to change the way you contribute?  Parish registration forms are available in the church foyer. Please call the parish office at (520) 326-7670 or e-mail us at cabrini1962@aol.com to let us know of any updates to your information. Please contact us as well if you are not sure if you ever filled out a parish registration form, or if you would like to start or stop collection envelopes or automatic contributions from a bank account. Thank you!

Ministries, Organizations & Activities

  Please read this week's bulletin for ongoing news and events.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

At St. Frances Cabrini, we are committed to protecting our children and vulnerable adults.  Leaders, staff, and volunteers in our parish receive training on this subject and are expected to conduct their personal and public lives in a manner that is consistent with the highest standards of our faith.  St. Frances Cabrini and the Diocese of Tucson will not tolerate sexual misconduct or the failure to respond appropriately and decisively when sexual misconduct is observed, suspected or alleged.  Please contact the parish office (520-326-7670) and/or the Compliance Officer (520-325-7109) if you have any questions, comments or concerns on this topic. 

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WEDNESDAY EVENING SCRIPTURE REFLECTIONS
Our Wednesday Scripture reflections will begin again on Sept. 9th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Rm. 5. Bring your Bible with you. We will continue reflecting on the readings of the upcoming Sunday. The reflections will be led by Ed Farrell and Cathy Kent. We look forward to continuing our reflections with you.

                                                             
FAMILY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Registration is now in progress for the 2016-17 Religious Education Program (grades 1-5). 
Please contact Phil Becker, Director of "Faith, Family Style" at 795-1110 for more information. 


                                  NURSERY is open, but more volunteers needed

We now have Nursery Service available for children ages 1-5 during the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses each Sunday.  The Nursery is in the Education Building.  Children do need to be registered to receive Nursery care, so leave enough  time to fill out our form if you are dropping a child off at the Nursery. 

We operate with one paid attendant and one volunteer at a time.  Our regular attendants, Gabriella Avitia and Alaina Hill, are joined by a couple of great volunteers.  We could still use additional volunteers to insure coverage when people are sick or out of town and to make sure those doing this ministry do not feel overburdened.  If you could volunteer for the 8:30 or 10:30 Masses (or both) for one or more Sundays a month, you would be doing a great service to parish families. To volunteer, please contact the parish office at 326-7670.

Nursery service makes it easier for our parents with small children to have the prayerful experience of the Mass without as many distractions.

Diocesan Safe Environment practices and training will be explained.


                                                    adult Religious Education

See the bulletin for information.
  Coordinated by Cathy Kent.  Please call or email to see when the next class will take place.  Cathy Kent at 318-9198 or email: cathy_kent@aol.com.

                                                    RCIA -GROWING AND GRACED
The RCIA ministry has been growing for many years here at St. Frances Cabrini. Like all living realities, it grows and changes over the years. We have decided to move into a Year-Round RCIA process. The Spirit of God is alive and active no matter the month or the day. So we can continue to be a welcoming and affirming community, we want to be ready to respond when someone comes seeking.

We have also moved the Inquiry Gatherings to every other Saturday from 3:30—4:30.
We will continue to meet in Room 5. We welcome active involvement from the parish members.

If you would like to find out more about this ministry or volunteer to help, please contact Cathy Kent at 318-9198 or cathy_kent@aol.com. I can assure you that you will get far more out of it than you could imagine!

                                                      CARE AND SHARE MINISTRY
Care and Share is a parish ministry that for many years has done receptions after funerals for members whose relatives call the parish office to request this help. The receptions are in the Hall or Rm. 5, if the space is available on the date requested. Care & Share volunteers purchase the refreshments and paper goods with parish funds and donate their services to set the tables, serve the food and beverages, and clean up. They are not paid for their labors, so it is a ministry of compassion to those who may be unable to organize receptions at their
homes or other venues in the midst of their bereavement. Families who receive these services make such donations to the parish as they can afford in order to support the continuation of the ministry, although we do not charge a fee for it.

However, there are no longer enough volunteers to ensure that there will be people available to do this on any date that might be wanted, and they may have to stop providing the service entirely, as it is a ministry that cannot be sustained by the small handful of persons currently involved. They need to be able to rotate the responsibilities to allow for other work and family responsibilities and previous commitments.

If you could give a few hours once in a while to help with food shopping, serving refreshments, or setting tables and cleaning up for a parish funeral reception, please call the parish office (326-7670). We would love to be able to continue to offer this Care & Share ministry to grieving people.  

                                                 CARE AND SHARE MINISTRY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
The Care and Share Ministry coordinates receptions following the funerals of beloved members of our parish family. Volunteers in this ministry to the bereaved may shop for food, set out dishes and refreshments on tables in the Hall (or Rm. 5, for a small reception), serve food and beverages, and/or help clean up at the reception’s end. These are simple acts, but they provide a loving service to family members trying to cope with so much at once. Some long-time volunteers have recently had to give up this ministry for health reasons or have moved away, so we really need new volunteers. If you wish to become a member of this ministry, please call the parish office at 326-7670.

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MINISTRIES, ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES

Please call the Rectory for current Ministry/Organization contact information

     MISSION STATEMENT

     SACRAMENTAL LIFE                                         
     - Baptism

     - Confirmation

     - Eucharist

     - Reconciliation

     - Anointing of The Sick

     - Matrimony

     - Holy Orders

     - Rite of Christian Initiation


LITURGICAL MINISTRIES
     - Lectors / Commentators

     - Eucharistic Ministers

     - Hospitality Ministers

     - Altar Servers

     - Ministers of Music


CATHOLIC EDUCATION
- Parish Religious Education Programs

- Youth Ministry           

PASTORAL CARE/SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
- Sunday Nursery

- Pastoral Visits to the Sick

- Share & Care (Bereavement) Ministry

- Small Faith Communities

- Rosary Group

ORGANIZATIONS/ACTIVITIES
- St. Vincent De Paul Society

- Just Coffee

- Crafts & Sewing Group

CONSULTATIVE BODIES
- Parish Pastoral Council

- Parish Finance Council

- Board Of Trustees

     

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ST. FRANCES CABRINI PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

We are a faith community of Roman Catholics who are united in Christ. Our lives are based on faith, hope and charity, guided by the Holy Spirit and sustained by the sacraments.

Our mission is to help all people achieve salvation by spreading the message of God's love. We strive to strengthen this effort by enriching ourselves through the Scriptures and the Sacraments. We share our faith by teaching, personal witness and works of charity.


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                                                                         SACRAMENTAL LIFE

Sacraments are visible signs of God's saving love for us. Every person, and every action, has the potential for being a sign, a symbol and a "sacrament". Each of us is called to be a sacrament of Jesus' love and healing.

The Sacraments that we celebrate as Roman Catholics are: ­Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist; Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick; and Sacraments of Service: Matrimony and Holy Orders. Each of these are expressions of God's saving action in our lives.

Faith-filled celebration of the sacraments is the means of salvation and holiness for us as individuals and as members of the church community.

SACRA
MENT OF BAPTISM: This sacrament of initiation incorporates us into the Church and we are reborn as daughters and sons of God.

Infant Baptism: Parents are asked to contact the parish office before the birth of their child.

Adult Baptism: Adult baptism may occur only after completion of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.), which is, explained in another section of this website.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: This sacrament of initiation helps us to focus on the missionary dimensions of the baptismal commitment. Through this sacrament we receive the fullness of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Grades 8-12
: Confirmation is conferred every other a year, after a period of preparation. Sponsor participation is required.
Call Mary Lou Bauer, Youth Minister, at 520-488-3213 or the Parish Office at 520-326-7670.

 Adult:  Depending on their level of Catechesis, adults may receive the sacrament of confirmation after participation in the adult Christian initiation process (R.C.I.A.) or in a number of preparation sessions.

SACRAMENT OF EUCHARIST
: The Eucharist is the preeminent sacrament from which all others receive meaning. In the Eucharist, Christ is most profoundly present in the church where we gather to hear the Word of God and to share the nourishment of Christ's body with one another. The times for daily and weekend celebrations of the Eucharistic liturgy are listed elsewhere in this website and in the weekly bulletin.

First Eucharist: Parents please call Phil Becker at 520-795-1110, regarding preparation classes.

Eucharist to the Homebound: The Eucharist can be brought to people who are home-bound by a priest or Eucharistic Minister by prior arrangement. Pease call the parish office if anyone in the family is unable to participate in the Eucharistic liturgy for an extended period of time.

SACRA
MENT OF RECONCILIATION: A sacrament of spiritual healing, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (or Confession) offers the gift of forgiveness for the sinful ways in our life. Through our acceptance of that forgiveness, we become reconciled with God and with our church community. The sacrament is offered every Saturday from 4 to 4:45 p.m. or upon request or appointment. Parishioners of all ages are encouraged to attend Communal Reconciliation services which are celebrated during Advent and Lent.

First Reconciliation:  Parents please call Phil Becker 520-795-1110 regarding preparation classes.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Originally know as Extreme Unction, this sacrament celebrates the gift of God's healing to those who are physically, emotionally or spiritually unwell. No one who is chronically ill or anticipating surgery should postpone receiving this sacrament. It is offered to the homebound by calling the Parish Office.

SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY: Call the Parish Office to talk with Father.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS: This sacrament of vocation celebrates the call to serve God's kingdom as one who overs
ees and guides the Catholic Faith community in the role of the bishop, priest or deacon. Those discerning this call to serve are invited to speak with Father. Our faith community prays continually for those who are discerning a call to vocations.

About Religious Life..... Though not celebrated as a sacrament, life as a religious sister or brother is a call to a life of service, prayer and community. We are happy to talk with anyone moving through the process of discernment regarding the religious life.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the Church's way of assisting individuals through their conversion to Catholic Christianity or to full initiation into the Catholic Church. The process includes attendance at Sunday liturgy, instruction in the teachings of the Church, participa
tion in liturgical rites, reflection of the Scriptures, prayer and faith sharing.

Adults 18 years of age or older who have never been baptized, those individuals who were baptized Catholic as infants but have had little or no instruction in the faith and those baptized in other Christian traditions are all possible candidates for the RCIA process. Movement through the process is marked by rituals, which celebrate the person's progress along their journey of faith. The length of time required to complete the process varies for each individual, but is usually a minimum of one year.

Like all living realities, RCIA grows and changes over the years. We have decided to move into a Year-Round RCIA process. The Spirit of God is alive and active no matter the month or the day. So we can continue to be a welcoming and affirming community, we want to be ready to respond when someone comes seeking. Inquiry Gatherings will meet Saturdays, 3:30pm.  We will meet in Room 5.

We welcome active involvement from the parish members. If you would like to find out more about this ministry or volunteer to help, please contact Cathy Kent at 318-9198 or cathy_kent@aol.com. I can assure you that you will get far more out of it than you could imagine!

Members of the Parish Community are on the team or serve as sponsors.


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LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

LECTOR / COMMENTATOR: Lectors are selected to proclaim the scripture readings and to lead the congregation in response. Sign ups are held in September.  A period of training is necessary to be a lector/commentator. There is no minimum term for lectors. They are responsible for getting their own replacements from the lector list if they cannot meet an assigned commitment.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers) assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion during the celebration of the Mass. Ministers may also bring the Eucharist to our parishioners who are homebound. Interested applicants must meet the following Diocesan guidelines: "mature Catholics respected in the Parish community who are noted for their devotion to the Eucharist and their service to the parish". Accepted applicants are required to complete a short course of study and may meet annually for an afternoon of updating .

Like the lectors, Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers are assigned to a particular Mass for a period of three months and are responsible for getting their own substitutes from a published list. Some ministers devote their ministry to visitation of homebound parishioners.

HOSPITALITY MINISTER: The Hospitality Ministers assist in seating of parishioners and visitors at our Sunday Liturgies. These ministers select people to carry up the gifts, receive the collections at Mass and distribute the Parish Bulletin at the close of Mass. The Ministry of Hospitality is open to all confirmed youth and adults in the parish. Scheduling is flexible and is the responsibility of the Hospitality Minister captain of each Mass.
Hospitality Ministers stand near each door of the church to welcome parishioners and visitors.

ALTAR SERVERS: Altar servers assist at the altar during the celebration of the Mass and during other liturgical functions. Volunteers are accepted from students who have celebrated their First Eucharist. Training must be completed to participate in this ministry. Altar servers are scheduled for participation at an assigned Mass and are responsible for getting their own substitute from a published list.

MUSIC MINISTRY “The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this preeminence is that, as sacred song closely bound to the text, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, #112)

As this statement makes clear, the Vatican Fathers held in very high regard the place of music in Liturgy, echoing the concerns of their predecessors, particularly Pius X. At St. Frances Cabrini we have a ministry which speaks to this in many ways. Every parishioner has a role in this ministry, whether from the pew or from the choir and musicians.

St. Frances Cabrini is fortunate to have some wonderful musicians who share their talents at each Mass.  Karen Brady, who teaches theology at a local high school, leads the congregation with song and guitar at the 5:00pm Saturday Mass and 8:30am Sunday Mass.  Russell Ronnebaum and Karen Brady share choir directorship for the choir at the 10:30am Sunday Mass where traditional classical music along with some folk music is sung.  All our choirs and singers lead us in beautiful music that compliments the liturgical readings.

We encourage full and active participation from the assembly during Liturgy.  We welcome new members at any time. Call the Parish Office if you would like to participate in the ministry of music at our Masses.


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CATHOLIC EDUCATION

PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM
The mission of the Catechetical faith formation process seeks to provide adults, youth and children with knowledge, experiences and skills necessary to become faithful, fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ. In keeping with their age, it is our hope that they will assume responsibility as vital members of the parish faith community and be able to participate in the Church's mission to proclaim, celebrate and serve the coming of God's reign.

Our goal is to provide a rich catechetical experience that offers, enhances and challenges participants to have a personal relationship with the Lord and to become his disciples. In doing so, we help them believe that Jesus is the Son of God and educate and instruct them in this life, thus building up the Body of Christ.

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:
Led by Cathy Kent.  Please call or email to see when the next class will take place.  Cathy Kent at 318-9198 or email: cathy_kent@aol.com.

FAMILY PROGRAM OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION  (Grades 1 - 5)
Believing that parents are the primary religious educators of their children and that parents appreciate on-going faith formation so they can be helpful guides to their children, we have designed a program called "Family Faith Formation". This program is for parents and children.

The Director of the Family Program, Phil Becker, can be reached at 795-1110.

Attendance in the program is required for any family that wants to prepare their child for First Communion.

Families with school children in grades 1-5 come together twice a month for 90 minutes.
The program begins in September and ends in May.
The program meets TWICE a month on SUNDAY mornings beginning in September.


YOUTH MINISTRY (Grades 6 - 12)

St. Frances Cabrini faith community recognizes that ministry to youth must be an integrated process involving all facets of life including faith formation, community, catechesis, personal development and service. Youth Ministry works to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person and to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community. Youth Ministry empowers young people to become disciples of Jesus Christ who witness to their faith by living and working for justice peace and human dignity.

Please contact Mary Lou Bauer for information on junior high and high school religious instruction, Confirmation preparation and youth activities.  Weekly meetings are offered on Sunday mornings at 9:30am.

During the school year, tutoring is available on most Wednesdays, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30pm. Tutoring, which is held in the modular classrooms, is free for any person needing help with math, science, language arts, and social studies. Questions? Call Mary Lou at 488-3213.


See the Youth Group page for more details.


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PASTORAL CARE/SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT


SUNDAY CHILDCARE:  Nursery attendants provides care for children ages 1-4 (limit 6 children) during the regular 8:30am and 10:30am Sunday Masses.  Children must be pre-registered.  The nursery is located in the Education Building to the East of the church. Questions, forms?  Call the Parish Office 520-326-7670.

PASTORAL VISITS TO THE SICK: The pastor and lay ministers of caring are pleased to visit the ill and handicapped members of our parish in hospitals, nursing homes or in their own homes. Nowadays many hospitals and nursing homes do not inform us when a parishioner is admitted. Anyone in our parish family who anticipates hospitalization for any length of time, moves to an assisted living facility or nursing home, or who becomes homebound in their own home, should notify the parish office.

CARE & SHARE MINISTRY (Bereavement): The death of a loved one is an especially difficult time. The Care & Share Ministry is a ministry of parish volunteers who will provide a reception following the funeral of a parishioner, provided the Hall is available.

If you would like to become part of this worthwhile ministry as a team leader, by helping to serve food at receptions, or by donating food items for the receptions, we would love to welcome you to this ministry.  For more information or to volunteer, please call the parish office 520-326-7670.

SMALL FAITH COMMUNITIES: In the last century, more than 100,000 small Christian communities have come into being throughout the world. In the United States, these groups take the form of scripture study groups, prayer groups, support groups or ministerial communities. The Small Faith Community provides a means for Catholics to enhance their spiritual lives and to live the mission of Christ more fully through communion with other Catholics. All of our parishioners are asked to consider what it means to be holy and encouraged to become part of a group of people striving to live their lives according to the spirit of Christ.

Most small faith communities consist of 8 -10 parishioners who meet once a month in their homes or in the parish. Together they pray, read and reflect on the scripture readings for the following Sunday or use topical materials designed for small groups. Discussion and discernment of God's Word is facilitated by a group leader who focuses on the challenge and call to live out the gospel reading in our daily human experience.

Anyone interested in becoming part of an existing small faith group, starting a new group or acting as facilitator or host for a group is invited to call Cathy Kent at 319-9198.


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ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering regardless of race, origin, religion, or gender.

WE CAN HELP.  The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides compassion and support to individuals in need within our parish boundaries. The types of assistance may include Spiritual direction, food, rent, utilities, clothing, furniture and referrals to other social service agencies.

All of our assistance is provided through home visits, and not through the office.  To request assistance, please call 520-881-3075 between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 am Monday through Friday.  One of our volunteers will take your call, if available, or return your call as soon as possible.


WE NEED YOUR HELP. The Society is open to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbor as a St. Vincent de Paul volunteer.  Although Catholic in character, there are no exclusions based on religion, gender, age, race, or ethnic background.  Diversity within a conference is both welcomed and healthy.  Person-to-person contact with the needy in their homes is the most basic and necessary Vincentian activity. Conference meetings are held bi-weekly on Monday at 11:30am and all members are encouraged to attend.  We try to conduct our business with 1 hour.  Note: All volunteers are subject to a criminal history check through the Diocese of Tucson prior to participating in home visits.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Our Conference relies on monetary donations placed in the poor boxes near the doors in church.  Check and cash contributions may also be placed in the collection baskets at Mass or dropped off at the office.  Please make checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul.

Remember also: blue barrels are put out on the first Sundays of each month for your donations of canned goods and other non-perishables. We can always use canned tuna, stews, soups, or fruit, jars of peanut butter or jelly, boxes of cereal, pasta, etc. as these are frequently requested.  Personal items like shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and toilet paper are also very much appreciated. Finally, brown paper grocery bags are something we constantly use for food deliveries to homes.

God bless you for all your prayers and support.

Note:  The Tucson Diocesan Council operates two thrift stores to help provide furniture and clothing to those in most need of assistance.  Thrift Stores are located at 820 South Sixth Avenue at 18th Street and 5426 East Pima at Craycroft.  To schedule a donation pick-up, call:  520-622-2821.

Someday, we will be privileged to hear these words from Jesus Himself: “I was hungry and you fed me… homeless and you took me in.”

JUST COFFEE:  Caffeine with a Conscience (click here for history and more info)

The mission statement of Just Coffee is: The Just Coffee's Company Mission is to deliver the highest quality, organic, environmentally consciousness fresh roasted coffee to our customers at a price that fair and just. Our Company Goal is to create a bond between the members of our community, Salvador Urbina and our customers through superior customer service, delivery and a commitment to integrity and excellence in all aspects of our business.

Just Coffee weekends are usually held on the third weekend of the month after each Mass.  You may purchase 1 lb. bags of regular ($9.00/lb) or decaf ($10/lb), ground or whole bean at these weekends.  Check the bulletin and the Just Coffee page for the exact dates

This ministry is not only a very concrete and positive way of reducing the economic need for immigration from South of the border, but also provides a just and fair wage for coffee bean workers in Chiapas and support for the Partners in Health Clinic in Chiapas.  You may learn more about Just Coffee at: http://www.justcoffee.org.

CRAFT & SEWING GROUP:  You probably already know how to use scissors and know how to iron.  You probably already know how to sort and fold fabric and to organize and pack boxes.  You probably already know how to pull ribbon and elastic through loops.  That's right, not all of us sew, knit, quilt, and crochet, although many of us do.  We all have different talents.  Come join us and share your talents.  We, of the Tuesday morning Craft and Sewing Group, are a St. Frances Cabrini Parish service group that lends a hand to unwed mothers at the Women's Outreach Center, that assists families served by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and that makes and donates clothing to needy children at various mission churches of the diocese.

Our group also socializes.  We celebrate birthdays, sometimes go on field trips, and have pot luck luncheons.  Participation in this group is a good way to meet fellow parishioners and work together for common goals.


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CONSULTATIVE BODIES

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: The Parish Pastoral Council is an advisory group of parishioners whose primary function is that of liaison between the parishioners of St. Frances Cabrini Faith Community and the pastoral staff. Acting under the guidelines and within the perspectives of Vatican II, the Parish Council participates in mutual discussion towards the advancement and achievement of apostolic, social and administrative work in the parish community.

Council members are either appointed by the pastor, or elected. Elected members receive their position through an election by the parishioners. Nomination is open to any adult member of the parish. Notice of nominations and elections are published in the Parish Bulletin. Council members are expected to attend regularly scheduled council meetings and to actively participate on various committees.

The Parish Council normally meets on the second Monday of every month, at 7:00pm. Notices of meetings are listed in the Parish Bulletin and are open to all members of the Parish. If a parishioner wishes to attend a meeting, specifically for the purposes of bringing a matter to the attention of the Parish Council, we ask that they notify the Parish Council President one week in advance so that the matter can be included on the agenda. This is to insure that the matter is heard.

Parish Finance Committee: This committee assists the Pastor by advising in matters of income and expenditure of funds, and in providing for an efficient, accurate system of reporting, recording and accounting. The Finance Committee also reviews and monitors the parish's capital expenditures. Parishioners from the legal, business and financial professions are especially helpful on this committee and are appointed by the Pastor. While this committee is mandated by Canon Law and is therefore a stand-alone committee, it still submits a report to Parish Council for information and discussion.

Board Of Trustees: Ecclesiastical and civil law require that two trustees be appointed for each Catholic parish. Trustees are nominated by the Pastor of the parish. The nominees are then presented to the Bishop of the Diocese for confirmation and appointment. In concert with the Bishop, Vicar General and Pastor, the two parish trustees form the officers of the corporate structure of the parish.


We are a community of believers who are grateful for our diversity and mindful of our unity in Christ. Our lives are based on faith, hope and charity through the outpouring of the Spirit, nourished by the Eucharist.

Our mission is to be communicators of God's grace and Christ's message to help people achieve salvation. We seek to build a Faith Community by enriching ourselves through Word and Sacrament. Our aim is to share our faith by teaching, personal witness, and works of charity.

Because we see in all people the image of God, we seek to relieve their physical, spiritual and emotional needs by involving all age groups within our parish. 

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