Parish Life

  • Activities Committee

     This group plans and executes our parish events/fundraising activities.  All funds raised are used to help with the various needs of our Parish. If you would like to learn more about this group, please contact Linda Kennedy.

  • Casa Maria Lunch Makers

    The Parish provides lunches for those in need at Casa Maria Soup Kitchen twice a week. If you would like to participate in this work of mercy, please contact Betty SproulRenee Pro or Millie Haebig.

  • Craft Group

    Sr. Verona, who was then a member of the Parish Staff, founded this group in 1982. The Craft Group provides the opportunity for interested Parishioners to come together, exchange ideas and come to know one another while creating hand-made articles that are sold at the annual Christmas Bazaar in November. If you would like additional information on this creative group, please contact Jan Rogers or Kim Paric.

  • Knights of Columbus

    The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic fraternal service and family organization. Members of the Knights of Columbus join together for Catholic fellowship, growth and support. In addition to supporting the needs of the mentally handicapped, they also support various other needy organizations and they promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Parishioners who are members of the Knights of Columbus are part of the St. Martin de Porres Council 6848, which meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. If you are interested in joining the Knights of Columbus or would like more information, please see our website, or contact Jim Sinkiawic.

  • Prayer & Devotion Groups

    Our Parish has some beautiful prayer and devotional groups. Most of our groups informally gather before or after weekday masses to pray. Please see our current list in the Bulletin or here

  • Rosary Makers

    This group of parishoners make the colorful Rosarys available at the entrances of the church.  If you would like to learn to make Rosaries for the parish, please contact Stephan Adams.

  • Vocation Ministry

    A parish vocation ministry ensures that every parish fosters an environment where each baptized person can joyfully explore the potential of God’s call in his or her life by providing resources for prayer and discernment. For additional inforamation on joining this ministry, please contact the Parish Office.

  • Welcoming Committee

    It can be a lonely and sometimes traumatic experience to move into a new city, neighborhood or parish. Our Parish Welcoming Committee does its best to cushion some of the shock of such a move. They make a phone call and/or send a personal handwritten note welcoming new members of our Parish Family into our community. The committee provides information about our parish and does whatever they can to help newcomers find their spiritual home here at St. Francis de Sales.  They also try to greet all of our parishioners arriving at weekend Masses so all feel welcome. There is always a need for more men and women to serve God and our Parish in this uniquely Christian Way.  Please call the Parish Office to leave a message if you are interested in joining this very rewarding ministry. One of our Committee members will return your call.

  • Women's Club

    The Women's club is an organization that blends service to the Parish with opportunities for spiritual and social growth among its members. The group usually meets once a month for its activities. Members sponsor Bake Sales during the year and with those proceeds they are able to help with various Parish goals and needs. All women of the Parish are most welcome to become a part of the Women's Club. Please contact Tosca Johnstone for more information.

  • Young Adult Group

    Are you a young adult looking for community? Are you hoping to deepen your faith? The Young Adult Group is for anyone ages 21 - 30 (married or single) We meet twice per month - once at the church and once for a social outing. If you would like more information, please join the GroupMe using the QR code from the Sunday bulletin, this LINK, or contact Hannah Kemper

  • Youth Group

    St. Francis de Sales Youth Group is open to all high-school age parishioners who also attend religious education classes here at the Parish. The goal of the Youth Group is to provide an opportunity for high-school students to build community, foster fellowship among their peers and experience spiritual growth in an atmosphere of acceptance, love and understanding. The Group seeks to help students recognize their gifts, and draw them into responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic Church. We hope they become our link of trust and service between the young and the old. For additional information on joining or helping, please contact Mr. Naftali Tolibas, Marie Kalberer, or Sarah Peacock.