Social Justice & Outreach Ministry

Food Pantry needs include: 

•Canned protein, tuna & chicken
•Tuna/chicken helper meal mixes
•Canned vegetables & fruits
•Cereal, bars & oatmeal
•Mac & cheese
•Heat-and-eat meals, soup
•Pasta & sauce
•Peanut butter, jelly & saltines
•Toilet paper (small packs)
Diapers (all sizes)

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. 

 

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 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 justice activities.  Respect Life brochure.  Link to Diocesan Respect 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.

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. For information on prison ministry efforts within the Cape Fear Deanery or for information on Kairos, contact Will Evans at 910-328-4663.

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 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 Justice and Outreach Ministry Coordinator.

THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS

 

What if...

you could help someone who is struggling by not

only meeting some material needs, but also to give them Jesus?

This Christmas, we aim to do that for about 513 adults and 475 children!  Working with the local Community Holiday Assistance Program, we are developing a list of families that are struggling as we go into the holiday season. If you know of anyone in need the deadline to apply is December 8. Applications are available at school guidance offices, Share the Table, & Topsail Senior Ctr.

Applicants share a list of wishes and needs, which we then try to fill. These items will stock the shelves our “holiday shop.”

We invite outreach recipients to “shop,” come hear Christmas music, enjoy refreshments, and do a kids’ craft. And we hope they will encounter Jesus while they’re here. We can use your help, too.  Sign up at church. 

READ MORE about this 30-year-long Community Holiday Assistance Program.

 
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