What an inspiring service. The Saint Francis de Sales ASP team received their commissioning and a special blessing at the 5:30 mass on June 13, 2015.
Several parishioners presented 12 handmade quilts for the team to take to the families they will serve.
The ASP Theme this year is "Becoming" and the verse is 1 John 2:6 "whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did"
The SFdS ASP team is doing just that - walking the walk and becoming more like Christ!!
On May 8, 2015 the St. Francis ASP team put their faith into action building a wheelchair ramp for Mrs. Lynch in Manokin, MD. The weather was great and the fellowship was even better. Great job SFdS ASP team! The completed ramp looks great!
The month of March was very busy for the St. Francis 2015 ASP Team. First we participated with the Knights of Columbus Council #3489 cooking and serving two Parish Lenten Fish Fry Dinners. They were an overwhelming success. Each night we served over 250 dinners. Thank you to Mr. Ed Weirick and all the Knights for organizing and working the dinners. If you were unable to come this year the Fish Fry will be back next year. The fish was delicious and bigger than the plate!
Also in March we held a Parish Lenten Crab Cake Dinner. Once again the support from the community was outstanding and we served over 400 crab cakes! The ASP Team would like to thank all those who came out to help cook and serve the dinner and a special thanks to Mrs. Jill Jeffery for organizing the event.
Then on March 28th we built a wheel chair ramp for an elderly lady in Willards. It was a very cold day with temperatures in the mid 30’s. The ASP youth worked hard and were able to complete the ramp just as it started to snow!!! Thank you to Mr. Tom Jeffery and Mr. Pat Tobat for keeping us all on track and making sure the ramp was built correctly.
We are taking a much needed break in April to spend time celebrating Easter before we start up again in May. We will build another wheel chair ramp and prepare for our week long trip to Martin Co., Kentucky.
GREAT JOB ST FRANCIS 2015 ASP TEAM!!!
On January 29, 2015 several members of St. Francis de Sales Parish came together in the Mercy House to do their part in helping to make homes warmer, safer and drier. Organized by Mrs. Flo Cinderella, a group of parishioners are making several quilts for the ASP project. Each family served by the St. Francis de Sales ASP team will receive a quilt as a special gift from our parish. This quilt is a reminder that even though we were only with them for a week, we will always be one family in Christ.
The ASP Team sends out a great big thank you to all who sacrificed their time and talent to this worthy cause!!
On November 21, 2014 the St Francis ASP team held a parish spaghetti dinner. We had a fantastic turnout and would like to thank all those who came out to support our mission. We enjoyed serving our community a hearty plate of spaghetti and meatballs.
After clean-up, we still had some energy to play a little basketball!
Thank you for your support in helping us to make homes warmer, safer and drier.
The St. Francis Parish community yard sale was a huge success!
The St. Francis Appalachia Service Project Team wishes to thank the parish community for all of the generous donations. We were overwhelmed with the support and donated items.
While we worked very hard organizing, selling, and cleaning up we had a great time. We especially enjoyed the fellowship with our friends, the St. Francis de Sales Boy Scout Troop. We look forward to working with them again.
St. Francis ASP team will utilize the proceeds raised from the yard sale to help fund the mission trip to West Virginia in June of 2015.
Thank you again for your generous support and assistance.
2014 St Francis ASP Team before leaving Salisbury
We had a great week!! Several St. Francis de Sales Parishioners, both youth and adult, participated in the Appalachia Service Project along with members of Asbury United Methodist Church. A total of 48 adults and youth traveled to Wayne County, West Virginia on June 14, 2014 and returned home on June 22, 2014. The group set up camp in the East Lynn Elementary School and traveled daily to various job sites. Work consisted of repairing rotted floors to leaking roofs. All teams worked tirelessly in the very hot temperatures to help make several homes warmer, safer, and drier.
We experienced a whole lot more than just home repair. We were blessed to meet some amazing homeowners that helped us to understand we are all one in the eyes of Christ. We have been rejuvenated in our faith and look forward to sharing our experience with all who will listen! Thank you to all those who provided support, both spiritually and financially. We are now in the process of gearing up for an even bigger year in 2015! Why not join us?
St. Francis De Sales Parish
Holy Redeemer Church
Church Located at 535 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, MD