St. Francis Catholic Church is seeking an individual to work part time as the coordinator of our Social Action Ministry. Candidate will be a practicing Catholic who can direct the various outreach ministries of our parish. Ministries include, but are not limited to, Hope Shelter, Hope Garden, Hope Diner, Food Pantry, emergency assistance, and seasonal food boxes. The candidate must be able to organize and oversee volunteers tor provide food, clothing, and shleter for the needy in our community. Knowledge of community resources and social services is essential. Excellent organizational and communication skills are required. Bilingual is a plus. The position demands a flexible work schedule to meet the needs of the parish. Interested applicants should send their resume to: email@example.com by June 1st.
1. Life and Dignity of the human person
2. Call to family, community and participation
4. Dignity of work
5. Rights and responsibilities
6. Option for the poor and vulnerable
7. Care for God's creation
The third season of Hope Garden is being planned for this spring. The garden produces
vegetables and berries for the St. Francis Food Pantry as well as for other nonprofits in the area.
Parishioners and volunteers from the local community contribute time and talent to this project. We have a knowledgeable and skilled group of volunteers from the parish that plan the garden, grow vegetable starts and now work in the garden on a weekly basis. Girl Scout troops from Tigard and Sherwood helped build raised beds, plant a children’s garden and make garden signs and art. This spring, a Sherwood Girl Scout troop is building a shed for us to securely store our tools!
Community donations made the garden fiscally possible. We received a grant from the Oregon Food Bank and donations from Grimm’s Fuel, Bark Blowers and the Nike Community Garden.
Please feel free to stop by and check out the hard work at the Hope Garden. We always welcome new volunteers! Volunteers are needed to harvest and help with watering. Please contact Jennifer Mirek if interested.
Our clothing closet opened in the fall of 2013 and is open during food pantry hoursClients may browse in the closet and take clothing at no cost. Donations of 'like new' items are accepted.
The clothes closet is open the same hours as the St. Francis Food Pantry and is located in the same location.
Community Connect: 503-640-3263: If you are experiencing homelessness
or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, please call Community Connect.
Operates 7 days a week.
The mission of the St. Francis Hope Shelter is to provide outreach to those in our greater community (Sherwood, Tigard, and Tualatin) that are in need of a warm and safe environment during the winter months. We provide showers, a hot meal and laundry services. As part of Washington County's shelter system, we are openSunday nights between November and March
We are located at: 15659 SW Oregon St. Sherwood (right behind the little white church)
-- Tri-Met #94
Shuttle @4:30 PM at Tigard Library
Shuttle @4:45 at Tualatin Library
Doors open at 5:00 PM Sunday. Shelter closes at 7:00 AM Monday
Volunteer roles include:
-- Bus driver: We pick up overnight guests at Tigard and Tualatin Libraries every Sunday
-- Shift 1 volunteer (4:15-11:00 PM): Welcome guests, sign in guests, make sure everyone recieves dinner, start guests' laundry.
-- Shift 2 volunteer (11:00 PM- 7:00 AM): Continue laundry, periodically monitor shelter, rest
-- Monday morning breakfast and cleaning: (5:30 AM or 7:00 AM), start breakfast, serve the meal and clean up.