SFC Organizations

Ministry Organizations:


Boy Scouts – Santa Clara County

Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youths to do their duty to God and to their country. Scouting builds character and teaches devotion to God in an environment that provides wholesome fun under the guidance of strong adult role models. The scouting programs provide a wonderful channel to involve youth in the life of Catholic parishes.

Religious Awards: The Family of God” program is for children 7 to 9 years of age, “I Live My Faith” is a National Program for youth ages 9-11. “The Light of Christ” and “Parvuli Dei” for Cub Scouts; “Ad Altare Dei” and “Pope Pius 12th” for Boy Scouts.

The Catholic Scouting Religious Recognition Ceremony is held yearly at St. Joseph Cathedral/Basilica.

For more information go to the Diocese of San Jose – Catholic Committee on Scouting website. For questions about Boy Scouts and St. Frances Cabrini Parish/School please contact Mrs. Ann Resch, Committee Chair at a.resch@att.net

Girl Scouts – Santa Clara County

Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youths to do their duty to God and to their country. This program is designed to support and complement the catechetical efforts of Catholic parishes and schools. Scouting and Camp Fire build character and teaches devotion to God in an environment that provides wholesome fun under the guidance of strong adult role models. The scouting and Camp Fire programs provides a wonderful channel to involve youth in the life of Catholic parishes.

Religious Awards: The Family of God” program is for children 7 to 9 years of age, “I Live My Faith” is a National Program for youth ages 9-11. “The Spirit Alive” program is for high school age Catholic Girl Scouts and Camp Fire, and “The Marian Medal” is designed for the older Catholic Girl Scouts and Camp Fire.

The Catholic Scouting Religious Recognition Ceremony is held yearly at St. Joseph Cathedral/Basilica.

For more information go to the Diocese of San Jose – Catholic Committee on Scouting and Camp Fire website. For questions about Boy Scouts and Saint Frances Cabrini Parish/School please contact Mrs. Ann Resch, Committee Chair at a.resch@att.net.

Franciscan Order

We have a Sacred Heart Fraternity, Secular Order of St. Francis of Assisi, Secular Franciscans are a community of Catholic men and women in the world who seek to pattern their lives after Christ in the spirit of Francis. We believe that as human beings and Christians, we have such a sublime vocation that we cannot fulfill it alone in our common response to the Gospel, we work together in community toward a deep evangelical life and toward communion with all people. This is our way of life.

We are not a club or society. We are united in an international ORDER founded by St. Francis of Assisi: nearly 800 years ago. There are over 12,000 members in over one thousand fraternities of Secular Franciscans scattered throughout the United States alone.

We meet the third Saturday at 12:00pm each month at St. Frances Cabrini Parish Center.

Italian Catholic Federation (ICF)

The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) is a non-profit fraternal organization for practicing Catholics of all cultures. Founded in 1924, the federation’s mission is to uphold and develop the religious spirit among its members and to spread that spirit throughout the community. As Christians, we continue the tradition of love, hospitality, and works of charity as signs of Christ’s peace among us.

Members of the ICF enjoy the fellowship of other Catholics and their families. By praying and playing together, we enrich ourselves, strengthen our family and spiritual lives, and share our blessings with one another.

We are proud of our assistance to parishes, pastors and local communities. We often help local pastors with various parish projects and fundraisers. Our members are often active in parish councils, finance committees, and other Catholic organizations. The ICF is an example of the laity’s participation in the apostolic mission of the Catholic Church. For more information go to the Italian Catholic Federation.

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Ladies League

The St. Frances Cabrini Parish Ladies League is a social network of women from St. Frances Cabrini Parish dedicated to enriching the surrounding community through service projects, outreach efforts, fundraising activities and educational programs. The Ladies League has one of our major fundraisers each year, The Little Black Dress Shopping Event and with a few smaller social events throughout. We have many opportunities for everyone to get involved no matter what your interests may be.

The Ladies League meets the 3rd Monday of every month in Kelley Hall.  Please refer to calendar of events.  Meetings can change due to events of the month.

For more information and a calendar of events, please visit our website at www.sfcladiesleague.com and join us on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a world-wide organization of Catholic men and women who perform spiritual works in their local parish. We place ourselves under the banner of Mary so that, with her help, we may develop greater holiness in our lives and spread a deeper devotion to her among others.

The first meeting of The Legion was held September 7, 1921 in Dublin, Ireland, from which The Legion has spread to every country in the world.

The Legion of Mary meeting is held on Thursdays at 1:30PM in the St. Frances Cabrini Parish Center.

Examples of Apostolic Work
. Door to door visitation
. Distribution of religious literature
. Visiting the sick in hospitals, infirmaries, and homes
. Encouraging fallen-away Catholics to return to the practice of their faith
. Spreading devotion to the family Rosary
. Prison visitations
. Teaching of religious doctrine — COME JOIN US

Active Member Duties
. Attend a weekly meeting
. Daily recite the Legion prayer (Catena)
. Perform a substantial assigned apostolic work weekly
. Obligation not to discuss with others, the matters learned at the meeting or in connection with the work

Men’s Club Organization

St. Frances Cabrini Parish Men! Come join us on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7pm in Essig Hall for great fellowship, food, drinks, and celebration of our Catholic Faith. St. Frances Cabrini Parish Men’s Club is open to current and former St. Frances Cabrini Parish School dads and parishioners alike, and we perform many volunteer projects and fund raisers that better our community, school, and parish while having a lot of fun.

The St. Frances Cabrini Parish Men’s Club also coordinates our Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drive.

Please contact Thomas Knapp for membership information at: (408) 910-4951.

Mexican Catholic Organization (MCO)

The MCO is a multicultural group composed of diverse ethnic background individuals whose mission is to provide a network with other community church groups in support of our parish and other organizations help to serve their communities. In addition, the MCO is a spiritual, social, and fundraising organization with the main purpose of financial support to the parish, the parish school and the needy in our parish community.

The MCO meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month in the Parish Center and member take turns in being host/hostess in providing dinner for the meeting. The meetings last generally from 1 to 1.5 hours long. We discuss upcoming events and parish updates. Members do not have to be Spanish-speaking or of Mexican descent to join. Members do have to be registered Catholics within the San Jose Diocese. Membership dues are $10/yr and due in January of the New Year. Our current members consist of individuals who are parishioners and/or St. Frances Cabrini school parents

Events include a Crab Feed Dinner/Dance in January (benefiting our high school and college scholarship program), “Una Noche Mexicana” Dinner/Dance in September (benefiting charitable organizations within the community), annual family picnic for members in August, and a Mass dedicated to La Virgin de Guadalupe in December with Aztec dancers and a reception at the Parish Hall afterwards. We also participate in parish-sponsored events such as hosting a Mexican Food Booth during the annual church Fiesta (festival), as well as hosting one of the “Soup Nights” during Lent.

If you are interested in joining or visiting one of the meetings, we welcome you to call or contact Bill Leis at (408) 784-6644 or email at leistown@gmail.com

 

Ministry to the Sick and Homebound

The Pastoral Ministry to the Sick and the Homebound of our St. Frances Cabrini Parish Community offers spiritual support and visitation; bringing communion to our parish family (brothers and sisters) who are sick and homebound and unable to join us in the Eucharistic Celebration especially on Sunday.

If you or a loved one is homebound or in a nursing home or is hospitalized in our Parish and would like to receive Holy Communion, please contact the Parish Office at (408) 879-1122. If you live outside of the Parish, please feel free to call the Parish Office to inquire which Parish would best serve your Eucharistic needs.

Parent Teacher Group

The St. Frances Cabrini Parish School Parent Teacher Group (PTG) provides a network of volunteers for school programs, helps generate financial and community support for the school while providing opportunities for parent education and social opportunities for all its members.

For more information please contact Debbie Casey dycaseyrn@comcast.net

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. Frances Cabrini Parish was started on May 8, 2008. The purpose of this ministry is to reach out to our parishioners, their families, friends and neighbors in their time of need or to commemorate a celebration. To request a shawl to be made for a family member or friend, call the Prayer Shawl Ministry at 408-723-1030 or email alegrereb@comcast.net. As shawl or lap throw is knitted or crochet, prayers are offered for the individual until completed. Shawls or lap throws are then presented for the final blessing at the Holy Sunday Mass by the priest every third Sunday of the month at the 8:00am. This is a beautiful way for our parishioners to be a part of the blessing and extend the prayers of the community.

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The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets in the Parish Center living room at St. Frances Cabrini Parish the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10:00am to 12:00pm. During our meetings we gather and pray for all the people for whom the shawls and lap throws are made and help each other out with knitting or crochet challenges. We have sixteen members involved and encourage new members. Don’t hesitate to join because you do not know how to knit or crochet – we will be glad to teach you!

St. Vincent de Paul

Members provide emergency assistance to the poor within the parish boundaries. Funding is provided through contributions taken up on the 5th Sunday of the Month (occurring about once every 3 months), as well as from other parishioners donations. Volunteers meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 1:30PM in the parish center.