Catholic Franciscan Volunteer Service Experience for Post-Graduate Young Adults| Costa Rica & New York

Welcome FC 21!

August 13, 2019

We are so pleased to welcome the 6 young women and men who are part of the 21st group of FrancisCorps! On Sunday, August 4th, they were commissioned at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption to live like St. Francis and allow themselves to be forever changed by this experience. Following Commissioning Mass, FrancisCorps staff and volunteers participated in a week long Orientation Retreat in Ellicott City, Maryland, where we learn more about each other, life in community and the Franciscan charism. The first day of service took place Monday, August 13th at the various placement sites found below:

Elias Arias (Alajuela, Costa Rica) will serve at the Assumption Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen.

Lauren Chacon (El Paso, TX) will serve at Francis House.

Caroline Friedmann (Bloomington, IL) will serve at Northside CYO / Refugee Resettlement.

Tanner Loper (Newport News, VA) will serve at Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter.

Kate Timmermann (St. Louis, MO) will serve at Assumption Church doing Community Development.

Stephanie Vogelman (Philadelphia, PA) will serve at Downtown Cathedral Emergency and Hospitality Services.

Please pray for them and all the individuals they will minister this year!

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