9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
703-759-2082 fax: 703-759-0874

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Mini Walk-a-Thon for Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
Help the Homeless Improve Their Lives
Sunday, April 30 at 10:15 am
Support the Mini-Walkathon at St. Francis -- a great activity for the whole family! Take a stroll around our beautiful St. Francis grounds to raise funds for Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, which helps over 1,000 people each year, who are homeless or at risk, to improve their lives through an innovative Next Step Program. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. next to Millen Hall to register for the Walk, $27 for under 18 years and $37 for 18 years and over. The fee is optional for Sunday school students, who will participate in the walk instead of having their usual classes. T-shirts and refreshments will be provided. If you can't be there on the 30th or prefer not to walk, donations of any amount are gratefully accepted. If you can also bring a new deodorant stick, it will help Samaritan Ministry refill the supplies it hands out to its participants. For more information about the Walk, please contact Scott Perkins Ohio4CSP@hotmail.com or Ginger Roll at groll@cox.net

Speaker Fr. William Meninger
Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 pm
On St. Francis Church will once again play host to Fr. William Meninger, initiator of the modern Centering Prayer renewal. His work after rediscovering a copy of the medieval Classic, Cloud of Unknowing, has been instrumental in the reestablishment of classical prayer techniques in modern times. Join us in the practice and learning of these techniques.

Habitat for Humanity - Spring and Summer Update
We have 5 Build Days scheduled for May through Sept. May 5 (Friday) and June 10 (Saturday) are at a new Reston location, and open to all Franciscans. July 12, August 19, and September 13 are also now posted and open for volunteering. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/Habitat-IC for more information on each Build Day, and to reserve volunteer slots. There are only 10 slots per day, so grab your spot if interested! Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, but no skills nor experience are required. For questions, please contact Phil Pifer (philipjpifer@mac.com) or Barney Thomsen (thomsonbarney@verizon.net).

Save the Date! 2017 Shrine Mont Retreat -- June 2-4
Join in the patriotic spirit of "God Bless America" honoring and celebrating our great country with fellow Franciscans.

Ongoing Activities

Alternative House Dinners
Sundays at 5:15 pm
Providing Sunday dinner for teens at the Alternative House "Emergency Shelter."  Learn more about joining this rewarding ministry here or contact Jennifer Murphy at jenniferomurphy@gmail.com

Tutoring Tuesdays
St. Francis sends a group of tutors to Anacostia once a week during the school year to help students improve their reading skills. This year we will be tutoring at Garfield Elementary School on Tuesday afternoons. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, or exploring the possibility, please contact Janis Sposato at janis.sposato@gmail.com. We welcome anyone who enjoys children. Prior experience is not necessary.

Men's Fellowship and Discussion
Wednesdays at 7:30 am
Join the men's group to discuss readings, to grow in our understanding of God and what God wants of us and to share Christian fellowship. Click here for more info.
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Contemplative Prayer
Mondays at 7:30-8:30 pm
Join us on Mondays at St. Francis. Learn more here or contact program coodinators Michael Hattwick (703-898-8026 or drmhattwick@aol.com) or Kathy Anderson (703-476-9065 or kquinnanderson@gmail.com)

Evening Bible Study
Every other Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm
All are welcome to attend on select Tuesdays, with upcoming dates through the Spring: 4/4, 4/25, 5/2, 5/16. We are currently studying the book of Genesis. 'Questions? Contact Tracey Kelly at tkelly@stfrancisgreatfalls.org

Thursday Bible Study
Thursdays at 2:00 pm
If you would like to join our Bible Study, please call Val Goddard for study materials and location. (703-757-7973).

Upcoming Events

Samaritan Ministry Mini Walk-a-Thon
Sunday, April 30

Speaker Fr. William Meninger
May 3

EVENTS info here

Episco-Facts found here

Creche Upcoming Events

Registration is open for 2017-18

Tours are given daily!

May 10 - Petting Zoo visits 12:30

May 11 & 12 - Creche Singers at 1 pm

May 11 & 12 - Art Studio Art Show

May 25 - Last day of School

May 26 - 11 am - Chapel End of Year Service

May 26 - School-wide Picnic

May 31 - June 16 - Camp Creche

June 19 - 23 - Water & Nature Camp


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