Fellowship Groups


Newcomers Ministry

This group welcomes newcomers to the St. Francis family and provides information on parish life and activities. Occasional newcomer social hours are held after the 9:00 service. Long-time Franciscans are invited to serve as mentors to new families.

Tables for Ten

Adult Franciscans gather in groups of ten to meet and get to know each other over meals in their homes. Signups occur in the fall, and get-togethers take place over the next nine months. New tables may be added during the year to accommodate newcomers. Singles and couples are welcome!





St. Francis @ Starbucks  -- Book Club Group

St. Francis @ Starbucks brings Franciscans together at the Great Falls Village Starbucks to discuss selected books in an informal setting. See the Events page under Ongoing Activities for up-to-date information.

Men's Group

The St. Francis Men's Group invites all men of the parish to join them at 7:30 am on Wednesday mornings in Millen Hall to share breakfast, discuss readings, to grow in an understanding of God. Join other Christian men in fellowship. See the Men's Group webpage for more information.

Shrine Mont Retreat

This early June retreat to the diocesan camp of Shrine Mont , in western Virginia , is a time for the entire parish to enjoy two days of fun and fellowship. Our sister parish, St. John 's McLean, joins us at Shrine Mont , and there is friendly competition between the two parishes in a variety of sports. One of the highlights of the weekend is the Saturday night talent show, where talent is optional.