Service & Outreach

Birthright

How we help:

Each year around Mother’s Day, roses are distributed and donations accepted on behalf of Birthright.

Blood Drive

How we help:

The parish sponsors an annual blood drive typically held in the Spring. Watch the calendar and bulletin for more specific informaion on dates.

Christian Service & Social Justice Committee

Who we are and what we do:

This committee of the Parish Pastoral Council meets regularly to plan, promote, and encourage the apostolic work of the Catholic Church. Helping others and being “of service” to the needs of others is part of what we, as followers of Christ, are asked to do. The committee has several projects each year. These include the Food Fellowship and Fun gathering for the over 55 crowd, the Adults with Disabilities Retreat, and support for men & women serving in the military.

Contact: Honore Johnston (391-7953), Char McGovern (391-8868) or Lorraine Pacha (386-0002).

Food Pantry

How we help:

The Christian Service Committee creates banners with food pantry items that can be selected and then parishioners purchase those items and bring them to the back of church. The commitee delivers the items to local Food Pantries.

Pantry Sunday is the third Sunday of each month.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Who we are and what we do:

Care and the love of knitting (and crochet) have been combined into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace. Whether called prayer shawls, lap blankets or mantels, they may be used for those undergoing medical procedures, as a comfort after a loss, during birthing or nursing a baby, during an illness and recovery, while ministering to others…the possibilities are endless. Many blessings are knitted into every shawl and offered when the gift is presented to the recipient. Those who have received shawls have been uplifted and affirmed by the ministry.

Shawls are available to parishioners upon request. When gifting a friend or loved one with a prayer shawl, we ask that you pray with the recipient and pass on the instruction booklet. Please contact Trish at the Faith Formation Office (391-8384) during regular school hours, or call Bonnie at 940-4058.

Knitters meet in the Parish Center on the second and fourth Monday of every month, 6:30-8:30 PM. Attendance at the meetings is not essential, but it does build community as members visit and share faith while they work. Beginners are always welcome. Experienced needleworkers are most happy to teach knitting and crocheting.

Contact: Char McGovern (391-8868).