Community outreach ministries provide support to those in need. See how you can help with our community outreach ministries.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus has a chapter for the Catholic Parishes of the Valley that meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Mary Church basement. They are active in parish events as well as with the mission of the Knights of Columbus on a state and national basis. The Knights annually sponsor two Lenten Fish Fry Dinners, Rummage Sale, annual Spaghetti Dinner with cake auction, helps with St. Mary’s Summer Feast Day celebration.
Communion to the Sick and Homebound
Trained parishioner volunteers visit the sick, the shut-ins, and the elderly of the parish and bring them communion.
Grief Recovery Outreach Program
Moving beyond death, divorce and other losses. People say you must let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. The Grief Recovery Outreach Program not only makes that possible but provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens. This 9-week group program is offered 4 times a year. One on one sessions are available. Contact parishioner Celynn McClarrinon, LSW, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
Habitat for Humanity
An ecumenical, grass roots organization with the goal of eliminating poverty housing. It helps to build or renovate houses with as much volunteer labor and donated materials as possible. The home is sold to a family in need of decent housing, at no profit and no interest. The cost of the home is repaid over a fixed period of years; these house payments are recycled to build more homes. Habitats solution to low-income housing emphasizes partnership and participation. The homeowners are required to participate in the construction of their own home and to help other prospective homeowners work on their homes. We invite parishioners to join work parties at Habitat sites. The parties meet and conduct an on-site workday monthly.