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The St. Francis of Assisi Pastoral Council Honors Francis Davis

The St. Francis of Assisi Pastoral Council Honors Francis Davis

Frances became a catholic and member of our parish, April of 1992. Deacon Lloyd Snider baptized her at the Easter Vigil. Frances is now on staff as the Outreach and Social Justice Pastoral Assistant. Although she has served on other committees, such as, Religious Education for 4 years and First Communion classes for 2 years, it is her present position that she feels blessed to have. Her direct responsibilities are:
Scheduling Eucharistic ministers to visit hospitals and the home bound, Lenten Rice Bowls and soup suppers, Sock it to the Homeless, Warm for Winter, 50 plus friends, monthly sandwich making, Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas giving tree, and Life, and the Justice and Peace Commission.

Frances is the Mother of 6 children, a Grandmother and Great grandmother, and it was the early experience of providing for her children that gave her such empathy for others in need of help. She also lived in a tent for 5 years as a young child and because of that experience, Frances says, "I get it. I know what people go through and what it takes to ask for help".

After retiring from the phone company, she worked for the St. Vincent DePaul Society for 2 years and then The Maryknoll Fathers for 4½ years. It was at the Maryknoll office that she learned of all the Social Justice issues that enable her to facilitate many of our programs at church. Along the way at Maryknoll, she was able to meet many priests who returned from missionary work all around the world. It was a connection to many needs of others all over the world.

Catholic Community Services is an organization near and dear to her heart. They provided help to two of her children in a time of need. It was CCS’s outreach to her children that encouraged her to apply for the position of Outreach Minister. It is a position that allows her to feel that she is giving back to a community who has helped her family so much.

Frances' faith leads her to teach "Just Faith Classes", a study of social Justice teachings of the Catholic Church. These classes teach others about social issues and how to help others through the faith and ministries of the Catholic Church.

Frances has recently joined the choir and occasionally is a lector at some masses.

We at St. Francis are very blessed to have Frances as our Outreach leader. Her knowledge, compassion, empathy, and service to others, are a Christian standard we should all strive for.

Thank you for all your service,
The Pastoral Council
-- St Francis of Assisi Pastoral Council

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