it's not just about sundays

For lack of guidance a nation falls,
but victory is won through many advisers.
— Proverbs 11:14

ministry groups

wwjd? most likely, join one of our groups!

"Church"  consists of more than a priest or a building or a prayer. A healthy church is built upon the efforts its parishioners dedicate to fellowship and community-building.

Whether you're a teen or young adult, bookworm or athlete,  we've got a group for you! Are you looking for an inclusive safe space? We've got a group for you! ¿Prefieres orar en español? ¡Tenemos un grupo para ti!

(If you can't already tell, we're all about our ministry groups...come find out why!)



gay straight catholic alliance

The Gay Straight Catholic Alliance at SFDS is an organized program for Catholic members of the LGBTQIA community to assemble, work together, and support each other.  The word Catholic after all means universal.  We gather regularly in service to our broader community, spiritually and socially. 



20's & 30's group

As the largest growing group in the parish, we aim to provide a special welcome to young adult parishioners looking for a church to call home in a busy neighborhood. We participate in the life of the parish in many ways, including organizing our own events and collaborating with other parish groups around social and service opportunities. 



grupo hispano de sfds

San Francisco de Sales es tu iglesia en El Barrio. ¡Nuestro ministerio en español es vibrante, lleno de fe, y divertido!

St. Francis de Sales is your church in “El Barrio.” Our Spanish-language ministry is vibrant, faithful, and fun!


book club

 Our purpose is to delve deeper into our Catholic beliefs by reading books about spirituality. We welcome thoughtful discussion and critical thinking to our faith(and wine) fueled monthly meetings!



youth group

"The Table"

For youth in grades 7-12

Are you looking for a way to be social at church? Do you want to explore how your faith can relate to everyday life? We follow the example Jesus set by inviting all to his table. You can expect great company, delicious snacks, and interesting conversations about the topics you care about in addition to quiet time for reflection. The Table is a safe space for discussion and fellowship!



scripture study

We are a small group who love the Lord—and love to study and share His word! Utilizing the Little Rock Study Guide as our model, we've studied Acts and the gospels of John and Matthew in the past. Several members of our scripture study group have completed the New York Catholic Bible School program, a blessing which adds to the richness of our inquiry.

We meet on the third Monday of the month from 6:30PM until 8:00PM in the Rectory. Currently we are studying the Book of Exodus.  


Catholic Sports

St. Francis de Sales Softball Team

Come softball season (March-July), we turn into the most active group in the parish! Each year, over a dozen of our sports-loving parishioners come together to glorify God on the ball field. Are you ready to go to bat for SFdS?




When we say that our doors are open to everyone, we mean EVERYONE! St. Francis de Sales is comprised of people with all types of abilities. Understanding that faith is not one size fits all, we seek to offer a church experience that’s as accommodating as possible.