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Parish Social Ministry

 

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me. -- Matthew 25:35

Every week, All Saints’ Food Pantry helps to feed more than 100 hungry families, provides as many as 10 emergency food boxes, and helps to stock the shelves of five local food pantries. That’s a lot of food! Please consider purchasing nonperishable items when shopping: 

Download a list of needed items (PDF): /documents/food-pantry-shopping-list

 

Mission Statement

The mission of Parish Social Ministry is to assist the parish of All Saints Catholic Church in accomplishing the spiritual and social mission of the Catholic Church.  In its roles of servant, advocate, facilitator and convener, parish Social Ministry acts in the parish and community-at-large to heighten awareness of social justice issues through communication and education, to identify unmet needs, and to promote solutions to meet those needs.

Parish Social Ministry serves as an umbrella resource for parish ministries/organizations who advocate for social and economic justice as well as those addressing immediate and emergency needs.

 

Outreach/Emergency Assistance

Our parish supports local food pantries with both monetary donations and non-perishable food donations from our parishioners. Food List

Pro Life Committee

Promotes the Catholic Church teaching that all human life, from conception to natural death, is sacred and worthy of respect and protection.  Advocate through prayer, outreach and social activities.  Pro Life brochure.  Link to Diocesan Pro Life Newsletter

Prayer Shawl

Through our talents of knitting and crocheting we are able to turn yarn into wraps that are interwoven with prayers and given to individuals in need of a little extra spiritual and physical comfort.

Family Fellowship Group

A group of families and couples that meet, support and have fun together.  Activities/outings are planned for children.  Learn More

Prayer Chain

A dedicated group of parishioners that pray for requested intentions.  Request a prayer.

Disaster Relief and Response

Addresses the needs of the parishioners and community whose lives are adversely impacted after disasters, both natural and man-made.

Prison Ministry

A ministerial effort to provide spiritual and sacramental support to Catholics incarcerated in local jails or state/federal prisons in southeastern North Carolina. Involvement in this ministry can include prayer support, financial support, and volunteer support to visit or participate in weekly Catholic services at local facilities.  It may also include participation in Kairos, an ecumenical Cursillo based program. For information on prison ministry efforts within the Cape Fear Deanery or for information on Kairos, contact Will Evans at 910-328-4663.

Catholic Advocacy

Works to encourage parishioners to register with https://catholicvoicenc.org/    The nonpartisan voice of North Carolina’s Bishops.  This website operates under the authority of the state’s two Catholic Bishops to keep Catholics apprised of legislative matters before the General Assembly and Congress.  It provides contact information for elected officials to ensure that a Catholic viewpoint is taken into consideration.  For more information see also:  http://Catholicvote.org/

To learn more about Catholic Social Teaching click here.

Contact the Parish Social Ministry Coordinator.

 

 
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