Within the structure of Parish Council, Social Concerns Committee is defined as “Church as Servant” and therefore attempts to address the Seven Principles of Catholic social teaching.
Some of those ministries include:
Volunteers are needed to help register and be of service to the donors. Cookies are always needed.
On the third weekend of every month, we collect dry goods and toiletries in the baskets in all of the vestibules. These items are delivered monthly to the Ursuline Motherhouse where the “pantry” is located.
The Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry distribute goods to the adults and children who live with HIV/AIDS.
GIVING TREE (DECEMBER)
This committee prepares tags for about 1,000 gifts for the area children and some families. Most of the gift requests are for children at Immaculate Conception School and the United Methodist Community Center.
MOTHER’S DAY CARNATION SALE (MAY)
Members of Parish Council and Committees sell carnations for #1 after all masses on Mother’s Day weekend.
This money raised is to benefit the Sojourner House, a shelter for battered women and their children. We also hope to raise our level of awareness of the evilness of domestic violence.
For more information about our Social Concerns activities, please contact Cornelia Sledd at 330-793-5619