Ministry of Community
The efforts and initiatives of the parish toward building a Christian community through welcome and hospitality. This component includes the connection of the parish to the larger community through involvement in inter-faith programs, city and local government, and community affairs.
ESL (English as a Second Language) and Citizenship Classes
ESL classes have begun. Currently, classes are meeting on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. Citizenship classes are offered on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. Please contact Alfonso Hernandez at 562-659-4749.
Our Welcome Committee creates ways to personally welcome each and every new member of our parish. This includes mailings, phone calls and some personal visits. Do you have a spirit of hospitality?? If so, contact the parish office at 909-797-2533.
This ministry assists in forming young adult leaders – focused on Christ – in the church for the Spanish speaking community in our parish. Prayer groups are a great way to devote more time to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For further details, please call Elvia Corona @ 909-797-8734 or Clara Ureña –Spanish 909-797-6865 for details.
Our Angel Tree program helps needy families at Christmas. If you can help with organizing this ministry contact Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Adult Ministry
The young adult ministry here at Saint Frances strives to enrich the lives of our young adults and those around us. Anyone between the ages of 18 – 30+ is encouraged to join us for fellowship, service and prayer. Opportunities are being developed to serve our brethren include service projects. We also get together for fun and fellowship throughout the year. This ministry is continually evolving and you are encouraged to join in the process. For more information please contact Emily Gross @909-838-0790 or email@example.com. Don’t forget to “like us” on our facebook page: sfxc young adults.
Our Young at Heart team plans monthly trips, socials, potlucks, bingo and other gatherings for our Senior Adults. If you feel called to be part of this fun new ministry, please contact Mona Rodriguez at 909-446-1951.
A community of women with young children who support and encourage each other, strengthen ourselves and our families; through prayer, service, education and activities. So that we may go forth to spread the light of Christ to our church, family and community and fulfill our vocational call as mothers. They offer both small faith group sharing, preschool activities for children, and outings. Please contact Teresa Russo 951-534-4001 for details.
Casino Night kicks off St. Frances’ fundraising event. The parish center is transformed into a Las Vegas themed casino night, were parishioners enjoy food, drinks, and gambling. Help is needed to organize the raffle, dinner, sell tickets, publicity, and more. Please contact Mike Figueredo @ (909)936-6416 for additional information.
The annual rummage sale event is not only community building but it is also one of our largest parish outreach activities. People come, browse and purchase from a large selection of gently used treasures! Many of the items donated are household items, appliances, furniture, linens, clothing & accessories, toys & games, baby items, books & other media, hobby & office materials, tools, and much more! Items for the rummage sale are collected several days prior to the sale and are donated by other community members. After the close of the rummage sale, items are packed and given away to charities and some of the items are also donated to the silent auction at the parish.
Volunteers of all ages are needed to work a couple of hours or days to collect, set-up, clean, price and sort through all donated items. Participating in the Rummage Sale is a great way to make friends in the community while helping to serve the needy. If this ministry is for you, please contact Stan Serbin at 909-790-3901 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.