Dear St. Francis Parish....
This week's bulletin is now available here.
Fr. Michael Memorial Scholarship
All 8th Grade students are invited to apply for The Fr. Michael V. Guglielmelli Scholarship. Applications are due June 1. The scholarship is awarded to students attending a private high school and have demonstrated academic achievement, and community service.
The students eligible for this scholarship must be graduating eighth graders who intend to continue their high school education at a Catholic high school. Consideration will be given to academic achievement, and the student’s community service record. Students should provide transcripts and one recommendation and must maintain a grade point average of B or better.
Scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis and disbursed in August of the current calendar year. Amount: Each scholarship awarded will be a minimum of $2,000. This scholarship is not renewable. Please apply here.
OnLine Memorials & Intentions
You can now make memorials and intentions at Parish Giving. There you will be able to go to Pay Now to order your mass or add someone to the Memorial Fund. Please email us if you have any questions.
THE 2023 ANNUAL APPEAL: DO YOUR PART & FILL THE HEART
The Newark Archdiocese Annual Appeal begins this weekend with a goal for our parish to raise $25,837. For the past several years we have met our goal with the help of many in the parish, including those who were very instrumental through very sizable contributions. Without those individuals, however, we would have been unable to meet the goal with only 20% parish participation. We continue to strive for 100% parish participation and ask that everyone please "Do Your Part & Fill the Heart" by donating $52 - that's just a dollar a week. We know that some families continue to experience difficult times so we hope that any amount by all of us will help us reach our goal. Please use the Annual Appeal envelope, make your donation on Venmo or through Parish Giving.
Mother's Day Raffle
Share the wealth with St. Franis when you buy a raffle for Mother's Day. Five lucky winners will win $999 each — just buy your chance here.
The Fr. Michael Food Pantry
The Fr. Michael Food Pantry is active with monthly distributions to 50 families. In order to sustain our distribution we need to replenish our shelves on an ongoing basis. Please help us stock the shelves with the following. The Pantry is named for our beloved Fr. Michael, our former pastor, who along with his sisters were killed in a tragic car accident in June, 2017. His Franciscan values to feed those when they are hungry and his founding of the pantry were why we named the pantry in his honor in the year following his passing into eternal life.