St. Francis Catholic Singles - Staten Island, NY
Upcoming Events
St. Francis Catholic Singles (SFCS)
September - December 2015 Schedule

All monthly meetings begin at 7:15 pm and take place at Holy Family Church, 366 Watchogue Road, SI, NY 10314. $10 appreciated. For more information, find us on Fb/StFrancisCatholicSingles, or email

Mission:  St. Francis Catholic Singles (SFCS) is a contemporary circle of men and women in their 30s, 40s, or 50s who are single or single again and wish to lead more fulfilled, empowered lives by deepening their Catholic spirituality and building community with like-minded peers.  We were formed in March 2001 to acknowledge the challenge of living singly in today's world by offering topics and events that address the following five values:  the spiritual, intellectual, practical, social, and charitable.  New and returning members always welcome
Thank you to the many SFCS Members
who  attended  Friday night's
Goretti Group with author Dawn Eden.
What an inspirational and intellectual
discussion on how, through Jesus and Mary,
we can live in the present with joy even
as we continue to heal from past wounds.
Saturday, September 12, 3pm Sharp- 6pm Westerleigh Folk and Arts Festival.
Enjoy live local music as well as handmade crafts made by local artists, raffles and prizes as we stroll through this fun, festival held, this year, in Northerleigh Park. Entrance is free; pay your own way for food, ice cream, etc. Meet SFCS member Carina at North and Neil Dow Avenues at 3 pm sharp. Rain date: Sept. 13. Wear comfortable shoes. Parking on street. RSVP necessary by 5 pm Fri., Sept. 11. For more info, see

Thursday, September 24, 7:15 pm
Welcome Back after Summer
Mass & Mingle
Join us as we anoint a new SFCS season with the celebration of Mass at Holy Family at 7:30 pm (please gather in the church at 7:15). Confessions will also be heard from 6:45 - 7:15 pm.  Following Mass, a wine and cheese social will be held in lower level of the church where we'll mingle and enjoy one another's company

Thursday, October 22, 7:15 pm
Using Social Media to Develop Your Professional Profile &
Build Meaningful Contacts
Social media can be a valuable tool in marketing yourself in a more holistic way than simply having a resume. Join us as Margaret "Peggy" Freda discusses how social media, especially sites like LinkedIn, can help you articulate your goals, understand who you are and the value you provide to employers, build your professional reputation, as well as appeal to companies and organizations. Peggy has over 15 years in Career Development in corporate, city, federal and state sector industries. She is a Workforce Professional for the Dept. of Labor providing workshops and interviewing job seekers to assess development barriers. Throughout her career she has provided both technical and professional training, coaching, mentoring and recruiting. She holds a BS in Organizational Management and an MS in Education

November 7 OR Nov 8
Mass and Social.
Please stay tuned for more information about
date and details. 

Thursday, November 19, 7:15 pm
Understanding the Mass: How It Unites Us with Christ's Sacrifice
(A canned food collection will be taken this night to benefit the Holy Family Food Pantry; please be generous.)
The Church teaches that the Mass is the source and summit of Christian life. Join us as Father Brendan Gormley discusses (the Church's understanding of) why the Eucharist is so vital to Christian living. Father Gormley was ordained in 2007, is formerly of St. Barnabas Parish in the Bronx and is the new pastor here at Holy Family, Staten Island.

Friday, December 11, 7:30 - 10:30
Christmas Party
(Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child 3 - 14 years of age.) Join us as we celebrate Christ's birth-St. Francis' favorite holy day-at our 15th annual Christmas party at Crown Palace, 201 New Dorp Lane, SI 10306. Price is $35 per person if received  by Fri., Dec 4: $45 afterwards and includes three course meal, dessert, wine, pina colada and mai tai (alcoholic or nonalcoholic ). All payments must be received by Mon., Dec. 7. Bring CHECKS made out to CASH (with SFCS Christmas Party in memo box) to any monthly Thurs night meeting or mail with your name, phone number and email to: Holy Family Parish; Attn Singles Christmas Party; 366 Watchogue Road; SI, NY 10314.

Future use
Welcome singles.
 We are a contemporary circle of men and women, single or single again
 in our 30's, 40's, 50's who wish to  lead more fulfilled, empowered lives by deepening their Catholic spirituality and meeting like-minded peers.

See Details for
Christmas Party