Ministeries of the Franciscan group

 

Over the years the Franciscan group in the parish has initiated projects and programs.  These ranged from:

  • Representing Development and Peace in the parish some years ago.
  • Starting the collection of food for Agape Table.  This continues now with a parishioner who volunteers to collect the donations regularly and deliver them to the downtown site.
  • Organising the annual Chili Dinner for the Immaculate Conception Drop-in Centre downtown on behalf of the parish. This ministry has continued with the tremendous support of the parishioners, but has been on hold during the Covid restrictions.
  • Financially supporting a family in India through the Save a Family fund. Over the years a number of the families assigned to the Franciscans have attained financial independance.  Some families have received assistance with education, new housing, a sewing machine for a home business, animals for breeding, etc.
  • Each Friday during Lent the Stations of the Cross have been organised and led by this group.
  • Workshops have been offered to the parishioners a number of times in the fall, focusing on St. Francis.