Franciscan Ministries Annual Appeal

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Read about what is needed by the poor right here in our region–and how you can help!                                                                                             CLICK HERE.

Service Opportunities

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We have a new area on our website! If you look up at the Menu Bar (above this post), you will see a new item on the Menu called Service.  There you will find all kinds of service opportunities in which you can participate.

If you would like volunteers for service opportunities that your fraternity does, please use the contact form HERE to send them to us and we’ll post them on our new Service  page.  (In your email, please include  “What,” “When,” and  “How” so volunteers can connect with your fraternity.)

St. Aloysius Parish Street Ministry

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Mike Carsten OFS is in charge of Neighborhood Services at St. Aloysius Parish in Detroit.  He’s also created a new way of serving the extreme poor called “Franciscan Ministries, Inc.”  This is now a registered non-profit organization serving the poor in Detroit and surrounding areas.   

The St. Aloysius website has a contact form where you can send Mike an email HERE.

Capuchin Ministry in Detroit

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The Capuchin Soup Kitchen also feeds the poor and provides clothing and blankets. The Capuchin Soup Kitchens website, where you can see what they do and make a donation, is HERE.

Sisters of Christian Love

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Although not part of the Secular Franciscan Order, working closely with them in Detroit is a new group of sisters, the Sisters of Christian Love. The founder is Sr. Judie Ann Ruggirello. They also care for the homeless and minister to children with cancer that live below the poverty level. For more information, you can go to their website HERE.