Parish Alms Fund

The Parish Alms Fund exists to help those who experience occasional financial needs. There are many instances in the Gospels and New Testament letters where the followers of Christ are instructed to reach out to those in need. One of the clearest passages, found in Matthew 25, says that when we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, or visit the imprisoned, we do so for and to Jesus himself (paraphrased).

Here at St. Francis, we strive to meet peoples’ needs. The Parish Alms Fund has been established to provide assistance to those who, for a variety of reasons, find themselves in challenging financial situations. We assist with utility bills, gas, groceries, and many other needs. We also contribute to the Youngsville Area Ministerial Association’s mission fund, which has been established to meet needs such as bills, gas, and groceries, as well as temporary hotel stays and other needs. The Ministerial Association’s mission fund is overseen by Fr. John Neff of St. Luke’s Catholic Church.

If you or someone you know is need, please contact Fr. Matthew Scott at (814) 563-7586 or by stopping in the church office during normal business hours. You may also contact Fr. Neff at (814) 563-4432 or by stopping by St. Luke’s Church during normal business hours.

Any assistance provided remains confidential.

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