Parish Life

  • 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 Lois Schmitt.

  • Evangelization Committee

    The Evangelization Committee exists to spread the gospel to our parish and the world. In the past, we have run the kiosk and organized the Christmas/Easter book giveaways.  Now, we teach Bible studies on Tuesday nights at 7 PM in the parish center.  The studies are available on YouTube at Catholic Bible Studies, beginning with Bible Basics for Catholics: Class 1 of 9. Please contact Kristin Van Tilborg for more information.

  • 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 contact Andy Jordan.

  • Magnificat

    Magnificat is a ministry to Catholic women. It's purpose is to help Catholic women open more to the Holy Spirit through a deeper commitment of their lives to Jesus as Lord and to impart the Holy Spirit to one another by their love, service, and sharing the good news of salvation. It provides opportunities which will help foster a desire to grow in holiness. The Magnificat gathers to share a meal, fellowship, praise, personal testimony and intercessory prayer. Please contact Gloria Roberts.

  • 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 Marilyn Thomas.

  • Welcoming Committee

    It can be a lonely and sometimes stressful experience to move into a new city, neighborhood, or parish. Our Parish Welcome Committee does its best to relieve the stress of such a move by calling on new members of our Parish Family, welcoming them into our community, providing information about our Parish, and, in general, doing whatever they can to help newcomers find their spiritual home here at St. Francis de Sales. There is always a need for more men and women to serve God and our Parish in this uniquely Christian way. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to help.

  • 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 Helen Zettel for more information.

  • 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 group meets weekly on Sunday evenings at 6:00 P.M. immediately after the 5:00 P.M. Mass. 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 the Parish Office.