Our Mission Statement:
"St. Patrick's Creation Care Team seeks to bring Catholic teachings on climate change and environmental stewardship to the center of parish life and advocate for faith-informed environmental policies in the parish and the greater community."
Sofia and Dan Livorsi
The Johnson County CROP HUNGER WALK happens annually on a Sunday in April.
When you join in this walk you are helping to end HUNGER here in Johnson County and around the world. Up to 25% of the money raised in a CROP HUNGER WALK supports hunger-fighting here in Johnson County. In previous years, CROP WALKERS have raised over 15 million dollars to assist hungry people around the world, providing food and other essentials to those recovering from disasters, as well as tools and training to communities as they seek to establish food security for themselves in places like Guatemala, Indonesia, Haiti, Cambodia, Kenya and more.
Watch for information in the Sunday Bulletin in the month of March.
|Contact||OPEN. Please call Cheryl Schropp 337-2856 to volunteer!|
Free Lunch. Commission members coordinate a balanced Free Lunch meal on the third Wednesday of the month, every other month. Volunteers are needed to provide food items as well as prepare, serve, and clean up. Sign-up is available on the Narthex bulletin board beginning 3 weeks early to allow ample time to volunteer. Coordinators make reminder phone calls to the volunteers. Food donations are accepted at the church kitchen the Tuesday before the lunch from 7:30am until 8:30pm. Coordinators then pick up the food on Wednesday morning and deliver to the Wesley House for preparation and serving.
|Contact||Tom and Rose McCoy
PEANUT BUTTER, TUNA, SOUP, CEREAL, CANNED FOOD AND MEATS, FRUIT JUICE, DIAPERS AND PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS ARE REQUESTED!
Parishioners are invited to bring non-perishable food items and paper goods on the last weekend of the month. Donations are distributed among local food banks and charities in our community.
"Whatsoever you do to the least of my people, that you do unto me." Matthew 25:40
|Contact||Mike & Renetta Burlage
Project Holiday. In conjunction with The Crisis Center of Johnson County, Project Holiday tags are provided to area organizations. Take a tag and return your donation directly to The Crisis Center to help purchase a holiday meal for a local family in need. Meals are complete with a turkey, chicken, or alternative entree choice; vegetables, stuffing, and all the holiday meal fixings. You can help bring families together this holiday season!
Tom and Rose McCoy
The Social Action Commission works to realize the Gospel call for life, human dignity and care for God"s creation through Direct Social Service and Social Change.
Planning meetings are held bi-monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Parlor.
Everyone welcome to attend Diocesan Social Action Saturday #3! Register HERE: Diocesan Social Action Saturday #3
In our recent Catholic Social Teaching group which has been meeting on Sundays after 10am Mass, we have been enjoying and learning all about what the Catholic Church teaches on a wide variety of topics. We have two more Sunday get togethers left (April 7th and 14th). You need not to have attended previous sessions. Please drop in the Parlor after 10am Mass and join us!
CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video and discussion guide series presented by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. The videos (click on links below) bring the themes of Catholic social teaching to life and inspire us to put our faith into action! We ROCK as Catholics when we put our faith in action!