"Beloved, it is a loyal thing you do when you render any service to the
especially to strangers" (3 Jn 1:5).
Listed here are the various ways in which we serve our visitors and the surrounding community. For more information about any of these services, call Russ Hayden in the Parish Office (683-8444, ext. 21), unless otherwise indicated.
A 12-step program meets every Sunday night in the 4-6 Center Cafeteria at 8:00 PM. Any one with an alcohol problem or any family member is encouraged to come and experience the peace and the help that these people have found. The 12-step program is spiritually based and has been proven effective.
Blessed Mother supports the work of this wonderful organization that houses, feeds, and finds new beginnings for unwed mothers. Call Terri LaHugh (683-1103).
Pray and promote respect for the worth and dignity of all human life, including the unborn child, the handicapped, and the elderly. Help is available in untimely pregnancy and hardship. Call the Right to Life office (685-4922).
This group meets every other Wednesday at 2:30 PM in the St. Ann room in the Family Life Center to make rosaries. Their rosaries travel all over the world. They are donated to missions, servicemen and women, First Communion classes, Koinonia retreats, hurricane victims, etc. All are invited to come and learn the art of rosary making. For more information contact Connie Hood (684-3714).
Many parents volunteer to serve in our Catholic schools. This ministry helps out the children as well as the teachers and the school. Contact the school in which you wish to volunteer.
This committee is working toward finding out the needs of our parish and the surrounding community and then acting on those needs, whether it be a ride to church, contacting troubled families, organizing a coat drive, throwing a baby shower for Birthright, or finding help for families. They have recently become involved with finding volunteers for the St. Benedict's Homeless Shelter. Contact Marian Bennett (684-3955). They meet the third Tuesday of each month in the Family Life Center.
The purpose of this group is to help with the financial needs of the poor or people down on their luck. This group meets every Monday night in the St. Anthony room of the Family Life Center. They work closely with the Help Office and the St. Vincent de Paul Store. A collection is taken up on the fifth Sunday months to help the needy. For information on joining this group, call Jack Murphy (683-6170) or Bill Hayden (684-0545).