St. Francis has a number of organizations that add vibrancy to parish life and contribute to the spiritual development of its parishioners. Among them are these:
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 Helpers – Younger parishioners have formed this group, which organizes events to raise money for various causes ranging from a parishioner’s medical bills to hurricane relief. Some of the Helpers also assist at the monthly “St. Francis Night” at the Hoboken Shelter, where they serve meals to the homeless.
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.