Service to Others

Recent examples of reaching out to the community include the following:

As individuals:

  • Assisting at parish and/or school events such as the Parish Picnic and Parish Bazaar.
  • Providing babysitting during Home and School Meetings.
  • Serving funeral Masses.

As a part of a class or group:

  • Preparing packages to send to U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan for Jason’s Box.
  • Foregoing the traditional gift exchange at Christmas time to instead give Christmas “gifts” to various groups such as the Humility of Mary, Bethany Home, and other worthwhile causes.
  • Participating in Ridgecrest Masses.
  • Adopting “grandmothers” at a nursing home by girl scouts.
  • Assisting at the Salvation Army dinner.
  • Visiting the residents of Good Samaritan Home.
  • Preparing “I Care Kits” for the homeless.

As part of an entire community:

  • Organizing school wide efforts such as Pennies for Patients, Pennies for Pies, and Holy Childhood Association.
  • Creating Valentines for parishioners, service men and women, and Ridgecrest residents.