“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…” Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 25:35 is the touchstone of social ministry. How we love and respond to those in need is not ‘extra credit’ for the Christian. It is at the heart of who we are, how we live, where conversion happens, how we encounter Christ. We have a variety of ministries involving direct assistence, locally and overseas. We also engage in the other arm of social ministry, advocacy on behalf of Justice – speaking up for those whose voices and needs too often go unheard. Learn more!
Social Justice Advisory Team
Provides guidance to the parish community on ways we can impact social justice and outreach.
Time Commitment: 2 - 3 meetings a year. Events/activities as directed by Team..
Consistent Life Ethic Team
Deacon Dave Snyder
Explores the teachings of the Catholic Church and Cardinal Joseph Bernardin and his Seamless Garment of Life, covering issues such as abortion, stem-cell research, capital punishment, war, euthanasia, social injustice and economic injustice, which all demand a consistent application of moral principles that value the sacredness of human life.
Time commitment: Assist with a few educational events each year, as available. Meets quarterly.
Haiti Task Force
Assist with annual Corn Sale (September) and Ornament Sale (October through January), and other events that benefit Our Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanages/hospitals in Haiti, via Friends of the Orphans, as well as local neighborhood outreach organizations in Rochester.
Time Commitment: One annual meeting and as needed per event.
Habitat Interfaith Partnership
A coalition of faith-based groups that sponsors and builds a Habitat house every three years. Assist with fundraisers or building of the house. Next build in 2019.
Time commitment: As little as a few hours once every three years.
RAIHN Homeless Ministry
Prepare, serve and share dinner, entertain children, and visit with homeless families working toward inde-pendence. Adult volunteers and children (with parent) are welcome.
Time Commitment: Choose from 2 hr. (bed setup), 4 hr. (dinner) and 12 hr. (overnight) shifts, once a quarter.
Pittsford Food Cupboard
Interview clients and help make food selections. Drivers/collection team help pick up and deliver food to PFC. Food shoppers restock cupboard as needed. Help with quarterly church food collection. Contact the Food Cupboard directly to volunteer.
Time Commitment: Tuesdays, Fridays, 1st & 3rd Saturday of month for as little as an hour a month.
Food Pantry Delivery
585-586-5675, ext. 235
Take bags of food collected on food collection Sunday to the food cupboard.
Time Commitment: Flexible.
A collaborative effort with St. Louis School, we welcome 200+ guests from area nursing facilities, assisted living homes, and parishioners who live in their own homes to join us for a luncheon, entertainment, and fellowship one day per year. Servers, hostesses, wheelchair transport, set-up, clean-up volunteers needed.
Time Commitment: One day in May. Volunteers will be contacted in spring.
Offers listening, service and support to women during pregnancy and early parenting, and to women who have lost a child through miscarriage.
Time Commitment: Flexible.