Social Justice Programs

SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE

This group gathers to discuss and implement programs and activities designed to inform the parish about social justice and pro-life issues. This groups sets up service projects for the needy, hospitalized and homebound. Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday.

Areas of Concern:

PRO-LIFE

This part of the committee deals with activities concerning pro-life and respect life issues. Included would be liturgies for Respect Life Sunday, Pro-Life march and weekend in January, parish baby shower and other things.

PRAYER CHAIN

As a member of the Prayer Chain, you are asked to pray a particular prayer once a day for a week. You are offering this prayer for the intention you will be given. It could be for a lot of different intentions. You are not limited to saying just this prayer. You can say any amount of prayers, but as part of the Prayer Chain, you are asked to offer this particular prayer daily for the intention given.

FOOD PANTRY

This part of the ministry deals with providing food and essentials to people in need. A Parish Food Pantry is stocked through donations received on the first Sunday of the month called, “Helping hands Sunday.” Food baskets are distributed four times a year and as needed.

GREETING CARD COMMITTEE

This committee keeps in touch and sends greetings to parishioners at special times in their lives. Cards are sent on the occasions of special anniversaries and birthdays. Also a “Thinking of You” card is sent to keep in touch with the homebound.

CONCERNED CALLING COMMITTEE

This group keeps regular contact with parishioners usually through a telephone call. It may be to call someone who lives alone or is just returning from the hospital. It keeps the parish informed of the parishioner’s needs and is meant to make the person feel a part of the Church.

OUTREACH MINISTRY

This ministry, soon to be established, is meant to reach out to registered but inactive members of the parish. Through personal contact, members of this group will see if these members need the support of the Church through the sacraments or other ways. Training is required for this ministry.

GIVING TREE/BASKET

This program provides for the needs of children throughout the area and parish, at Christmas and Easter. People are asked to donate clothing, toys and other necessities for children, to provide needed help for families.

PARISH LIBRARY

This group of interested volunteers cares for the parish library located in the Upper Meeting Room. The library contains books, videos, DVDs that parishioners could use to further their religious education or do spiritual reading. This group would catalog and update the books and keep track of the lending practices.

 

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