SOCIETIES

Please check the parish calendar for time and place of meetings.

Scripture Study
The Scripture Study Group develops a greater understanding of Scripture and the power of Jesus' Gospel message. The group uses Liturgical Press's "Little Rock Scripture Study," which includes books and videos that assist in prayer and study. all are invited to discover how the love and joy of the Word of God can deepen faith and transform lives. This group gathers Thursday evenings in the rectory basement.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
Parish members of the St. Vincent De Paul Society take care of the needs of parishioners who find themselves in a temporary needy situation. The society is able to assist them through the generous and voluntary donation of or parishioners.

Youth Group
The Youth Group is comprised of our young adults. Their focus is to become closer to Christ through service to our parish and community. They actively participate in parish events, and through their efforts, they build a stronger, more diverse faith community.

Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a prayer group consecrated to the Blessed Virgin, who is our mother in the order of grace. Members entrust themselves to Mary to sanctify souls and to better a troubled world, for she is a sure path to Christ. In the words of Pope St. Pius X, we pray that Mary may, "Restore all things in Christ." Members meet every Thursday in the rectory basement.

Holy Name Society
The Holy Name Society fosters devotion and prayer for the Holy Name of Jesus. Members gather on the second Sunday of each month, attend the 8:00am Mass, and receive the Eucharist. Following Mass, a business meeting takes place in the school basement. all men of the parish are welcome.

Rosary Society
The Rosary Society's purpose is twofold: to honor Our Blessed Mother and to promote the spiritual growth of the women of our parish. Members gather at the 8:00am Mass on the third Sunday of each month followed by a meeting in the school basement.

Golden Age
This society seeks to build a vibrant community of older adults. They gather every Monday from September to June, 12 noon to 3:00pm. Activities include bingo, cards, and conversation. Coffee and cake are served at each meeting. Special events include holiday luncheons and trips.

IACA - Italian American Catholic Action (L'Azione Catholica Italo-Americana)
IACA brings together Italian-Americans for worship and friendship. Its main purpose is to unite with love, respect, and charity all Catholics, helping them live the Catholic Fith. Members from September to June in the rectory basement.

CYO - Catholic Youth Organization Sports Association
Website:  www.sfawildcats.com
The St. Francis of Assisi Sports Program exists as a non-profit, voluntary organization solely for the promoting, organizing , and developing youth sports programs. CYO is a complete and diversified program, providing supervised, structured recreation that is facilitated through instructional and competitive sports. It serves young people of all ethnic backgrounds between the ages of 4-18. Its mission is to encourage fairness, compassion, truth, cooperation, respect, sportsmanship, ad self control in the face of adversity.

Girl Scouts
The Saint Francis of Assisi Girl Scouts is an integral and empowering program for girls in grades K-8. It is affiliated with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York and the Girl Scouts of America. Its mission is simple: build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, it helps girls discover, connect, and take action to positively impact our parish community. Meetings take place every other week, from October through June.