Social Justice & Outreach Ministry

Kathy Sabella shares about ministering at the food pantry in Burgaw at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Why? Because it is a holy place where she can live out her discipleship. Kathy looks for Jesus there, knowing she'll encounter him in our neighbors, especially the poor, who come hungry for food, kind words, and a compassionate ear. 

Food Pantry needs include: 

•Canned protein, tuna & chicken
•Tuna/chicken helper meal mixes
•Canned vegetables & fruits
•Cereal, bars & oatmeal
•Mac & cheese and rice
•Heat-and-eat meals, soup
•Pasta & sauce
•Peanut butter, jelly & saltines
•Powdered milk
•Toothbrushes and toothpase
•Toilet paper (small packs)
Diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, and formula
Nonperishable items only, please.

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

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 several local food pantries. That’s a lot of food! Please consider purchasing nonperishable items when shopping or helping out with the food pantry and/or emergency assistance ministry teams.

Father’s Day Baby Shower Thanks

Thank you to all the generous All Saints parishioners for contributing so many beautiful baby items. Donations included about 1,000 diapers and wipes, a car seat, complete crib ensemble, diaper bag backpack, infant bouncy seat, crib quilt ensemble, three homemade baby quilts, and many onesies, baby outfits and socks. The additional $600 funds received will be provided to Catholic Charities, and the baby items will be shared among Grace Community Church of Topsail Baby Pantry and Saint Joseph Catholic Church pantry in Burgaw. These items will bring much joy and gratitude to families in need.

Discipleship Minute: Food Pantry, Kathy Sabella

Discipleship Minute: Outreach/Emergency Assistance, Kathy Collette

Diaper Drive 2nd weekend each month
Help families in need to care for their babies by donating diapers, baby wipes and baby formula on the 2nd weekend of each month. All Saints’ Respect Life and Emergency Assistance ministries are partnering up in this ministry. 


Parish Social Justice and Outreach Ministry

Mission Statement

The mission of Parish Social Justice and Outreach Ministry is to assist the parish of All Saints Catholic Church in accomplishing the spiritual and social justice mission of the Catholic Church.  In its roles of servant, advocate, facilitator and convener, our parish Social Justice and Outreach 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 Justice and Outreach 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

Respect Life

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 justice activities. Find out more from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops at life.

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.

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 manmade.

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.

Workforce Housing/Habitat for Humanity
Seeks ways to work with community organizations to provide affordable housing


Connect with Care

Sends birthday cards to parishioners age 80+ and sympathy cards

Senior Outreach
In collaboration with Retired Senior Volunteeer Program (RSVP), strives to ensure seniors have the care necessary and someone who routinely checks on them


Catholic Advocacy

Works to encourage parishioners to register with    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:

To learn more about Catholic Social Teaching click here.

Contact the Parish Social Justice and Outreach Ministry Coordinator.


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Emergency Assistance hours: Wednesdays at 1-3pm, beginning again in fall 2021. On a break during summer 2021.


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