St. Francis has a number of organizations that add vibrancy to parish life and contribute to the spiritual development of its parishioners. Among them:
The Altar Rosary Society – This women’s group meets monthly for fellowship and spiritual development. In addition to its annual luncheons and bus trips, the Society provides volunteers for many parish activities and supports the parish financially through its many successful fund-raising efforts.
The Holy Name Society – This men’s group meets monthly for fellowship and spiritual development. It holds quarterly Communion Breakfasts in the Parish Center and an annual event at a restaurant or other venue. The Society’s successful “999” raffles provide financial support for the parish.
St. Francis Choir – Parishioners who enjoy singing are encouraged to join the parish choir. Rehearsals are held weekly. In addition to participating in the weekly liturgy, choir members prepare major programs for Christmas, Easter and other parish celebrations under the direction of Bob Meyers.
St. Francis Young Adult Helpers – The group’s mission is to form a strong, Catholic community for young adults who want to live a faithful life. Young adults are invited to join in the group’s activities that include Theology on Tap, book club and discussions, Adoration, and Catholic Underground in New York City. The group also supports volunteer efforts including our own A Wing and A Prayer, the Homeless Shelter and In Jesus’s Name. Members also serve as mentors for the Hoboken Catholic Youth Ministry.
Hoboken Catholic Youth Ministry – The teen youth group is part of the Hoboken Deanery and fosters spiritual growth and community development for Catholic youths. The program is open to high school teens from all schools and parishes and is dedicated to our teends through faith, service, community and mentorship.
Third Order of St. Francis – This order of lay people follows the spiritual path of St. Francis in prayer and charity. They meet monthly for a time of spiritual discernment. St. Francis founded the organization in 1221.