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 Hope Garden is in full swing, producing vegetables and berries for the St. Francis Food Pantry. Located on the north side of the Old Hall, it is now sporting a new fence and gate, courtesy of Boy Scout and parishioner Ryan Urmini. Ryan, with the help of his father Phil and fellow scouts from Troop 224, designed and built the fence as his Eagle Scout project. A parishioner donated the money for Ryan’s supplies.
In addition to Ryan, other parishioners and scouts have contributed time and talent to this project. We have a knowledgeable and skilled group of volunteers from the parish that laid out plans, grew 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. Sixth grade teacher Kate Hickman and her class helped spread mulch and plant flowers while middle school students from Vacation Bible School put in a morning of sweat equity.
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 St. Francis parishioners have accomplished in the Hope Garden.
We are gearing up for another busy shelter season and are looking for volunteers to join our fanstatic team this year!
The mission of the St. Francis Hope Shelter is to provide a ministry of 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 open each Sunday night between November and March.
If you are interested in volunteering at the shelter, please contact Jennifer Mirek.
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.
Our clothing closet opened in the fall of 2013 and is open during food pantry hours. Clients 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.