“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.”
(1 Corinthians 12:4-6)
Our Parish offers many different opportunities for returning our gifts of time and talent to God. As stewards of God-given skills and abilities, volunteering in a ministry or organization provides a way to thank God, share our faith with others, and enhance our community.
If you would like to consider any of our ministries, please call the parish office at (352) 683-9666
John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation “Christ’s Faithful People”, is an exhortation all for the laity to use the gifts given to them by God in the service of his church to his holy people. The Second Vatican Council in what was a renewed outpouring of the Holy Spirit called for a renewed awareness of the Church’s mission as viewed by Christ when he sent his disciples out into the world. “You go too!” is a command given to each of us, not only priests, deacons and religious men and women, but lay people as well.
Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.
To be an Altar Server is an honor and a privilege. As the late Pope St. John Paul II stated, “Your commitment to the altar is not only a duty, but a great honor, (and) a genuine holy service.” The purpose of this ministry is serving at the Table of the Lord, assisting the priest and deacon in the celebration of the Eucharist, as well as other sacraments or liturgical celebrations.
The Ministry of Altar Servers is open to both boys and girls who meet all of the following requirements:
They have received the sacraments of Baptism and First Holy Communion in the Roman Catholic Church.
They have a strong desire to serve at the Altar of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
They are in 4th grade or above.
They are enrolled in the Religious Ed program or attend Catholic School.
They attend Sunday Mass on a regular basis, know the prayers of the Mass, know how to properly genuflect, and how to make the sign of the cross.
The fully understand the importance of ministry and are committed to it.
They attend all training sessions as well as agree to attend mandatory meetings and trainings held throughout the year.
Lectors, or Readers, proclaim the Word of the Lord during the Liturgy and, when there is no Deacon present, the General Intercessions. A lector must have a passion for Scripture; an ability to interpret and understand Scripture; and, sufficient public speaking skills to proclaim the Word to the assembly. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Parishioners are trained to proclaim the Word of God at all Masses. This ministry is open to men and women of the parish who believe they have the ability to read publicly during Mass. High School students who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation are also encouraged to be a part of this ministry.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Ministers must be fully initiated Roman Catholics who have a willingness to be of service to the community and able to serve at any mass. To become a Eucharistic Minister, you must express an interest to the Pastor and/or Director of Liturgical Ministries. Every year there is a mandatory re-commitment. After we receive your application, a training class will be scheduled to instruct on the theology of the Eucharist and the distribution of communion in our church. The training is normally completed on a Sunday afternoon with commissioning during the 5:30 mass that same evening. We attempt to schedule according to your mass preference. This ministry is open to all men and women of the parish and to High School students who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
We also bring Holy Communion to patients at the following community healthcare facilities: Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill Rehab, HealthSouth Rehab, and Atria Evergreens Woods (ALS) and Evergreen Woods Health and Rehab.
Parish Choir – The Parish Choir sings weekly at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass as well as most major Feasts and Solemnities from September through May. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The choir is open to singers of high school age or older and the requirements are that you can follow direction and have a pleasant singing voice. The ability to read music and/or formal vocal training is definitely an advantage but not required. We request that you be able to make a commitment to singing most Sundays and attending most rehearsals. New members will have a short, private interview with the director to assess their vocal range. If you are interested in joining our music ministry, please contact Chris Berke at 352-683-9666
Courageously Living the Gospel
We will live out our purpose by:
Proclaiming: Knowing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus.
“This gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world.” – Matthew 24:14
Inviting: Welcoming and accompanying others as Jesus did.
“Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God.” – Romans 15:7
Encountering: Growing in relationship to Jesus and one another.
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” – James 4:8
What is a missionary disciple?
To answer this question, we should turn to Pope Francis, who introduced the term in his exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel.
In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples (Mt 28:19). All the baptized, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of evangelization, and it would be insufficient to envisage a plan of evangelization to be carried out by professionals while the rest of the faithful would simply be passive recipients. The new evangelization calls for personal involvement on the part of each of the baptized.
Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.
Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries,” but rather that we are always “missionary disciples.” If we are not convinced, let us look at those first disciples, who, immediately after encountering the gaze of Jesus, went forth to proclaim Him joyfully: “We have found the Messiah!” (John 1:41). The Samaritan woman became a missionary immediately after speaking with Jesus and many Samaritans come to believe in Him “because of the woman’s testimony” (John 4:39). So too, Saint Paul, after his encounter with Jesus Christ, “immediately proclaimed Jesus” (Acts 9:20).
– content via the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s website.
Grandparents Day Breakfast
“Courageously Living the Gospel places a renewed emphasis on marriage and family life to inspire families to be courageous in the vocation which God has called them”.
St. Frances Cabrini celebrated Grandparents Day, Sunday, September 8th.
Thank you to all who participated and a special thanks to Renee Carlotta and her volunteers who made the afternoon special for Grandparents/Parents and Children!
Vacation Bible School 2019
St. Frances Cabrini Parish supports youth in the community by offering special faith enrichment, social and service events.
Send your Prayer Requests to the email address below and our Prayer Partners Group will pray for your intentions.
Due to the large number of requests we receive, please keep the prayer requests as brief and as specific as possible. (God knows all the details.)
CCW (Council of Catholic Women) September to May
Charismatic Prayer Group
Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena
Monday through Saturday after 8:30 a.m. Mass
Divine Mercy Chaplet – Sick and Dying
Divine Will Cenacle
Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
Knights of Columbus Council #13209
Business Meeting: TBA
Fourth Degree Assembly: TBA
Parish Social: TBA
Lay Carmelite Community
Once a month at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday and Friday mornings
Our Lady of Fatima Devotion
First Saturday of the month after the 8:30 a.m. Mass
Respect Life Ministry
Monday through Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Hernando County Catholic Charity Programs
Catholic Charities of Hernando County helps support the working poor in the county. The programs offered by them or partners will alleviate the condition of impoverished families in Hernando County and the city of Brooksville. As resources allow, the non-profit agency distributes food from a pantry and also offers financial aid. Other assistance from the faith-based charity may be counseling services that can lead to self-sufficiency.
The local food pantry from the non-profit is used to supplement the dietary needs of indigent clients. It relies on community donations, and this is what is used to supply most of the food as well as groceries for the pantry. The organization, using volunteers, also picks up food from regional supermarkets or surplus goods from restaurants. They are then redistributed to the needy.
Not only are those methods used, but the pantry receives goods from the greater state of Florida Food Bank and the charity also purchases fresh produce from a local wholesaler. Furthermore, the Pantry operates a number of seasonal initiatives for children. These include free Easter baskets, backpacks for school, holiday gifts and other items.
In order to register for the Hernando County Catholic Charity pantry, new clients must provide proof of need, income and more. They need to have a current utility bill addressed to the head of household as proof that they reside in one of the communities served by the pantry. Proof of income and other documentation is also needed.
Emergency support is the name of the agency’s financial assistance and homelessness prevention program. Each year, this helps keep families facing a short term crisis situation off the streets. Monetary aid is available to income-eligible residents of Hernando County for overdue rent payments and utility bills.
The support can also be used for other bills too. Clients of the local churches can also use financial assistance to pay for medications, transportation to a job, and more. The aid from the program is also combined with free budget counseling and information referrals.
Individuals and families facing financial emergencies related to rent payments and/or utility bills can turn to Hernando County Catholic Charities for help. The agency does its best to assist tenants who are at risk of being evicted or losing electricity service. Case managers work individually with the client as well, and this is done in an effort to address the immediate crisis and also help people move toward greater financial stability.
If there are not funds at Catholic Charities, then the staff will refer people to either state of Florida or federal benefits. They can include entitlement services, such as SNAP food stamps. These tend to be for people in or on the verge of poverty, but they can sometimes be an effective solution.
Low-income job seekers can acquire professional attire at the Hernando County Career Closet. The purpose is to help people with limited monetary resources to obtain the clothing they need to secure better jobs. Volunteers from the non-profit assist clients in choosing outfits from a wide selection of gently worn attire and accessories.
The range of items at the clothing closet or thrift store is extensive. There may be skirts, dresses, blouses, dress shirts, slacks, suits, ties, khakis, polo shirts, and shoes. These are examples of just some of the items that are available. Local social service agencies and career assistance organizations refer clients to this program. All items in the Career Closet are donated from the community. Donations are accepted as well.
The thrift store may have other items as well. It can include furniture or special seasonal items around the holidays, such as toys at Christmas. The goods will be gently used but affordable for the general community.
All of the social services are available from the main Catholic Charities center. It is located at 1423 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, Florida 34606, dial (352) 686-9897.
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store ~ 1291 Kass Circle Spring Hill, FL 34606 ~ 352.688.3331 ~ Store Hours Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store needs afternoon Volunteer help with Linen, Furniture, and Clothing Departments. The Food Pantry needs Baggers, Interviewers, and early morning truck drivers. Please come to the store or call Woody at 352-596-4730 for more details. God Bless.
The Mission Statement of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States:
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.
Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
As Vincentions We Believe In:
In the dignity of the human person
In the identification of Jesus with the poor
In the preferential option for the poor
That Jesus is the Evangelizer and Servant of the poor
That growth in intimacy with Jesus is a lifelong process
That poverty of spirit is the primary beatitude
That our primary concern is charity and justice
That prayer is essential: personal and communal
In the virtue of humility: personal and corporate
In the virtue of charity, inside and outside the Society