WHO CAN GO ON MISSION?
Families, individuals, grandparents, church youth groups, anyone can go on MISSION!
WHAT ARE THE THINGS I COULD DO ON MISSION?
St. Maxilimilian Kolbe once said, "A single act of love makes the soul return to life". It is often true that we encounter the Lord through people; people being loving and people being kind. Our street encounter is just that, an avenue to greet people in love and kindness (as witnesses to the Gospel and our Catholic faith). Inspired by Jesus' example, we meet people where they are, in an inviting, peaceful way. Nervous that you won't know what to do or what to say? Don't worry the early disciples were uncertain as well, but they had the gift of the Holy Spirit and so do you! A smile, conversation, an invitation are sometimes all that are needed to open a heart. Your joy itself is contagious and can spark curiosity about our faith. Our street encounter will take place on the streets of San Francisco throughout Holy Week 2018 and we would love for you to join us as a street encounter missionary. Does this sound like a fun and inspiring mission? Are you up for spreading love, kindness and joy?
We know the courage it takes to be a missionary and encounter people in Christ. We also know deeply the power of prayer! As we send our missionaries out to engage in Street Encounters, we believe in lifting them high in prayer. To do so, we ask people to pray for them and for those whom they encounter. This is a commitment you can do by joining us at St. Francis throughout Holy Week or even from the comfort of your own home, office, or wherever you may be! This offers flexibility, but is a vital piece of our encounters. Are you ready to lift our missionaries in prayer? We'll take all the prayers we can get!
Living Stations of the Cross:
On Good Friday, churches and faithful everywhere pray the Stations of the Cross. What if this year the Stations of the Cross could be brought to life outside the church walls? What if we could stir hearts and fill the streets of San Francisco with Jesus' great big love in a great big way? Well, we believe it's possible, with just a little help from our friends!!! Ok, who are we kidding?? WE NEED YOU AND YOU AND YOU to help bring the Passion of Christ to our city for thousands to experience. From the cast, to costumes, to planning, to behind the scenes, there are numerous rolls that need to be filled! No experience needed! Does this mission seem huge? It is! And that's why any help you are willing to lend, we are grateful to receive. Are you ready to be a part of something BIG? We can't do it without you!
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20). Praying for others is one of the most beautiful gifts we can give, and perhaps the most powerful. During Holy Week, we wish to give this beautiful gift to whomever is seeking, hoping, and longing. We are looking for intercessors who wish to be present at St. Francis Church to pray with others for their intentions. This includes prayer groups and healing prayer. There is no experience needed, simply an open and loving heart. If sharing and experiencing the incredible power of prayer is something you feel called to do, please come gather with us! Are you ready to be a prayer warrior? We'd love to pray with you!
Event organization & Logistics:
Sign-up for a variety of activities ranging from set-up, clean-up, handing out flyers, help with deliveries, pouring coffee and security tasks.
Ideas stirring in your head? Callings on your heart? We would love to hear from you if you have suggestions or ways to help make our mission a success! Please reach out to us at