Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Vincentians seek—through prayer, meditation on the scriptures, teachings of the church and experiences in daily life and in relationship with those in need—to bear witness to the love of Christ. In a spirit of justice and charity and through person to person involvement, our local Society of Saint Vincent de Paul help those who are suffering with material or moral help, according to the individual’s particular needs and circumstances. Assistance is offered at our parish every Wednesday from 12 noon to 2pm. Volunteers arrive early to set-up food and support stations and get ready to greet and help those who come to seek assistance and a place of peace.
Linda Becker Grasso
The Advent Gift Project
Through the assistance of our parish middles school EDGE Program, gifts are collected during Advent from our parish community for families in the agricultural camps located in the south county. These gifts are distributed the day before Christmas through the nonprofit organization “The Christmas Project.”
Under the diocesan umbrellas, this Catholic ministry focuses on the sanctity of life wherever human life is marginalized. The ministry offers lectures, counseling, shelter and support in an effort to prevent abortion, educate couples, serve women in crisis, bring up abandoned babies and children, prevent cruelty to the elderly and oppose the death penalty.
Families In Transition
This community outreach ministry serves families in transition by providing them a place to gather and enjoy a meal together. Meals are provided and prepared once a month by the volunteers from our parish and that of our neighbors at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Families gather at St. Philip’s and enjoy connecting, praying and a eating together. Volunteers are needed to help purchase, prepare and serve meals for this wonderful community outreach ministry.