St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

Faith Formation Community Service and Outreach:
Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House in Durham

Little things can make a big difference. You can help support the Ronald McDonald House of Durham in North Carolina by collecting the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. The funds generated from recycling these aluminum gems help offset the House’s expenses. Collecting pop tabs is a great program that benefits the Ronald McDonald House families and is easy to organize.

Service Spotlight:

Many of us spent the Christmas season in warm homes enjoying food and gifts with friends and loved ones, but some of our neighbors weren’t so fortunate. Please consider sharing your time and treasure at one of several local food pantries, soup kitchens, or shelters.

For more information on shelters and emergency food service operations in your area, please visit

For Catholic-specific ministries in our diocese, visit

Ways to Help:

Clothing/Food/Supplies for the Needy: Because Jesus identifies closely with the “least of these,” we must remain vigilant in our service to those in need. Please consider as part of your weekly offering any supplies, including non-perishable food, new or gently used clothing, toiletries, etc. Also, if you or anyone you know is in need of these supplies due to hardship, please contact Andrew Bowen for arrangements.  

Social Ministry