The mission of Christian Service is to implement the message of Catholic Social Teaching within the parish. Catholic Social Teaching is about protecting God’s creation, striving for fair wages, protect life and the dignity and rights of the human person. We also do service projects through our Outreach programs to help our brothers and sisters that are in need in our community.
Donation Allocation — allocates the parish “tithe.”
ChristNet — this interfaith group oversees our ChristNet host week. They host week with other churches to give food and shelter to the homeless. Tom & Donna Plegue Co-Chair.
Respect Life — has awareness projects on the sacredness of life. Life Chain in October and candles in January, which signify the Roe vs. Wade decision on abortion.
Elizabeth Ministry — offers support and outreach to new moms and mothers in crises (e.g. child in hospital, miscarriage, etc.), and visit new moms with a gift and a dinner. Sponsor a baby shower for the mom’s who have no family to give a baby shower. Wendy Moco Chairperson.
Mother Theresa Award – Grants up to $1,000 to high school seniors for college.
Parish Nurse — they do blood pressure screening and offer valuable information and classes on heart, stroke, diabetics and any other important health issues. They also provide health information and community referrals. Their program times and dates are in the Beam. Cathy Stock Chairperson.
Giving garden —a garden and all the produce is donated to food banks or given to soup kitchens. Master Gardener: Art Koester Chairperson.
Homebound —this group takes the Eucharist to homebound parishioners. They also visit them in the hospital and nursing homes. Mary Ann Bosonac, Chairperson.
Outreach Sewing — These women meet four times a year to sew baby blankets for the Crisis Pregnancy Center and cancer caps for the Oncology center. Mary Ann Patrizi, Chairperson.
Violence Awareness —Our Violence Awareness group supports First Step and promotes awareness and information on the availability for help. Becky Myrick, Chairperson
Funeral Brunches – Cooks and serves meals as needed. Elaine Kanode, Chairperson.
Giving Tree – Tags are on Christmas trees the Sunday before Thanksgiving and gifts are distributed the third week in December. Gifts go to St. Gabe’s ,and St. Leo’s and needy families called in to our parish. Mary Ann Bosonac, Chairperson.
World Marriage Day Celebration – After all masses, second Sunday in February.
Prayer Chain – Eighty people are on the chain. They pray for the people who have requested our prayers. Mary Goslee, Chairperson
St. Patrick/St. Leo’s Food Drive – This is always a project for the youth Christian Formation classes. They collect 320 bags of groceries that are distributed at Thanksgiving. Bags are in the Gathering Space, for parishioners to take and fill, in the middle of October. Angela Gronda Chair.
Blessing of the Animals – Blessings are near the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on a Saturday at noon. Becky Myrick, Chairperson.
Blood Drive – Annually. Tom Plegue, Chairperson.
Spirit of Hope Soup Kitchen – Every third Saturday. We make and serve meals to over 250 homeless. See bulletin for dates.
Manna Meals – We go every third and fifth Monday to make sandwiches and serve at a soup kitchen. We meet and leave at 6:40 a.m. and return at noon.
Holy Trinity kids Christmas Party – First Saturday in December, we help serve and take care of 500 children attending the party. Start at 9:30 a.m. and home by 3:30 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity – We help build homes in Monroe on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. We leave here at 7:00 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. Dates TBD.
Gleaners – We go on a Saturday in Taylor to pack food for the seniors and families in need. We go at 1:00 p.m. till 3:30 p.m. Great service project for children. Watch Beam for dates!