Vacation Bible School has been set for July 31 - August 4th.  Please email Melissa at if you are interested in helping as a volunteer.  Planning meetings and children's registration will be coming soon, so keep an eye out in our church bulletin! The first planning meeting is set for Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 pm.  Any volunteer interested in leading a station is encouraged to attend.

Do you know what Prayer Padre Pio prayed EVERYDAY? It consists of 15 beads, 2 medals, and takes about 7 minutes...Now called: Padre Pio Novena Chaplet. Our Faith Formation Family will host two more 8:00 PM Online prayer meetings on May 31st & June 7th with the intention to pray for our priest, Fr. Zacharie.  All are welcome to Join ONLINE with Zoom.  The link to join is below.  If you have any questions or need assistance, you can email Melissa at Below is also our PowerPoint we will pray if you wish to pray on your own each day. I'm sure all our priests could use the prayers as several solemnities and sacraments are being celebrated in the next few weeks.

Did you know that if every family in our parish would donate one canned good a month, we would be able to donate over 200 lbs to those most in need, right here in Lumberton.  This is a simple plea from your Social Ministry Team to remember our obligation to care for and assist those less fortunate, when we are able.

The next parish council meeting will be on Wednesday June 21st.  ALL Commission AND Ministry Chairs are strongly encouraged to attend, as this meeting is the Patrol Planning for the Year.  Before the June 21st meeting, All Commission Chairs should get in touch with the those in their ministry and gather the prospective reports from the previous year.  These “pre-meetings” are STRONGLY recommended to save time at the Parish Council Meeting Wednesday.    

One of the greatest ministries in our Parish is bringing Christ in the most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist to those who are unable to come and receive him at Mass. If there is anyone who is willing to volunteer for this great ministry, contact Joe Walters or the Church Office. PLEASE prayerfully consider becoming involved in bringing Christ to those who need Him most.

This Friday, June 2nd is First Friday. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be immediately after the noon Mass. Benediction starts at 7 pm. Please come and visit Jesus; He is waiting for you! 

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish of Lumberton, NC