Outreach Ministry

Food for Families, Food for Friends, Giving Tree, Prison, Rosary Making, St. Vincent de Paul, Young at Heart

FOOD FOR FAMILIES

Purpose: To collect non-perishable food from parishioners and distribute it to provide assistance to the poor.

When and Where: The 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month to distribute food in the plaza.

Time Commitment: One Saturday per month, approximately 2 hours

Talents and Gifts: A love of God and a desire to help the poor.

Contact: Carol Licata, 277-8184

 

FOOD FOR FRIENDS

Purpose: To cook and provide a hot meal to the poor in our community on a weekly basis.

When and Where: Parish Hall Kitchen every Friday at 8:45 a.m.

Time Commitment: 1–3 hours a week.

Talents and Gifts: Kindness of heart, generosity and compassion to help others in need.

Contact: Ida Gilliams, 575-0837

 

GIVING TREE

Purpose: Provide Christmas gifts to needy children in Jupiter and the Catholic Charities of Belle Glade from newborn to 17 years old.

When and Where: Parishioners are asked to take a gift tag from the trees placed in the 3 entrances to the church at the end of November.

Time Commitment: ½ hour to take a tag, purchase the gift suggested on the tag and return it to church the following week. Ministry members, 3-4 hours to sort gifts the first Sunday of December.

Talents and Gifts: Willingness to give to others in need.

Contact: Gisele Matarese, 575-0837

 

PRISON

Purpose: To bring Christ to the imprisoned by talking with them about scripture and preparing them for Mass. Communion services are held at the local prisons during the week. This ministry is a part of the Diocesan Office of Prison Ministry.

Talents and Gifts: Love God and be willing to share this love with others. Membership is open to Catholics in good standing over the age of 21.

Contact: Deacon Don Battison, 561-575-0837 or Tom Lawlor at 561-775-9553 or tlawlor@diocesepb.org

 

ROSARY MAKING

Purpose: To assist the Blessed Mother in her request for prayer by spreading the devotion of the rosary throughout our parish, community and around the world.

When and Where: Tuesday evenings at  7PM in the Parish Hall.

Time Commitment:  2 hours per month for the meeting , optional- time at home to make more rosaries at home.

Talents and Gifts:  A love and devotion to the Blessed Mother;  enjoy making crafts; we will teach you how to make rosaries.

Contact: Janice Dennis

 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL

Purpose: To reach out and provide support to the poor in our local community. Members of the ministry meet personally with those requesting help to determine what the needs are and how the ministry can best provide help.

When and Where: Monthly ministry meetings on Tuesday evenings in the Parish Hall and various case visits in the community.

Time Commitment: About one hour per month to attend meetings and generally one hour per case visit. Additional time commitments for supporting ministry events such as fund raising, raffles, bulletin stuffing, etc.

Talents and Gifts: Compassion for your fellow man, a desire to listen and help others. Bilingual-speaking people are needed.

Contact: John Hoffman 561-267-9170 (English); 561-236-3579 (Spanish)

 

YOUNG AT HEART

Purpose:  The Young at Heart Ministry is a ministry for those 55+ who wish to experience Faith, Fellowship, Food and Fun with their Parish Family!

When and Where: We meet in the Parish Hall twice a month on a Wednesday from 11:00am-2:00pm.

Contact: Donna Koester, 561-575-4188 or email .