Fr Rafael Martos has served the Hispanic community in St Francis since 1997-8, and this community, with its farm-worker extension into the Dover area, which increases year by year. Fr Rafael is a hard-working priest from the Dominican Republic who has also served in other outlying parishes during his years in the diocese of St Petersburg.
Masses in Spanish are celebrated in St Francis, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6.30 pm, confessions are heard beforehand.
The following groups meet weekly for prayer and activities:
Doctrina (Faith Foramtion) and Grupo de Jovenes, Emaus, Juan XXIII, Estudio de Biblia, MDS (marriage enrichment) and choir practice.