Social Concerns

Ed Brooks Sandwich Ministry

The Ed Brooks Sandwich Ministry meets every second and fourth Sunday to prepare sack lunches. Lunches are taken to the Samaritan House where staff shares them with clients. If you wish to join this ministry, please contact the parish office.

Hospitality and Bereavement Assistance

This committee assists families after the death of a Curé d’Ars member. The family is notified that this service is available along with assistance in planning the Order of Service for the Funeral Rite.

The Hospitality and Bereavement Committee consists of men and women of the parish who assist with setting up the Parish Center to accommodate family and friends of the deceased. This committee prepares dishes, serves, welcomes the family, and takes care of the clean-up that follows.

This committee also accepts donations, which are used to provide for components of the meal and any other need the family may have. If the family chooses not to accept the luncheon offer, a meat/cheese or fruit tray is usually taken to the family.

At any time, any member of the parish can assist this committee. If you wish to join this ministry, please contact the parish office.

Health Ministry

The Health Committee brings health information to the parish, serves as a liaison between the congregation and community resources, and provides health education through bulletins, workshops, blood pressure screenings and health referrals. The committee communicates and provides for the spiritual and physical needs of the parishioners.

If you wish to join this ministry, please contact the parish office.

Social Ministry

As its mission, the Social Ministry Committee is committed to creatively supporting and providing opportunities for social interaction among parishioners. These social activities help members to grow as a church family. The committee encourages parishioners to help with regular and special events.

Global Outreach Ministry

The mission of Global Outreach is to create a loving community of hope where those in great need can sense God’s love, grace, and presence through us. We seek to improve the quality of life through meeting needs, building and promoting trust, seeking justice, strengthening human dignity, and building strong, spiritual networks. We bring help where it is needed – here at home or in communities throughout the world. The members of this ministry pray together to discern a need for outreach and an opportunity for Christian fellowship, then they reach out as the Holy Spirit directs.

The Global Outreach international and domestic activities often involve our parish youth, families and members of the greater community. Global Outreach Ministry has completed international projects like: building homes and medical facilities in impoverished regions of Mexico; providing computers, books, and solar electricity for remote rural schools and hospital clinics in Tanzania; manufacturing therapeutic baby food for malnourished infants in Uganda; building a middle school in Ethiopia; helping bring electricity, clean water and medical supplies to rural communities in East Africa; helping build a wing onto a hospital in Haiti; remodeling a special needs school in Peru and providing teachers with instructional classroom strategies.

Some Global Outreach activities in the US included: providing emergency relief aid to victims of the Katrina hurricane; remodeling an aging but active elementary school in the Mississippi Delta; providing school books for under-funded schools in the United States, distributing warm winter coats at homeless shelters in Denver and Chicago; hosting a Spanish class for adults and Spanish Bible Story hour for children in our local community; and building conventional homes for the Dine people on the Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico.

If you wish to join this ministry, please contact the parish office.

Social Justice Ministry

The Curé dArs Social Justice Ministry seeks to answer the Gospel Call of Jesus to work for the Common Good, building up a Just Society within the Church and the World, upholding the dignity of all life, caring for our common home, the earth, and uplifting our vulnerable and poor sisters and brothers

We do this through a monthly meeting focused on the teachings of the Gospels, the works of Jesus, Papal Encyclicals and the United States Catholic Bishopsstatements and pastoral letters. We continue to learn from research and through our association with a statewide network of like minded organizations

We continue to discern where the deep longing for justice is within our community. Our parishs need thus becomes our call for meaningful action to bring about a Just Church, Neighborhood, City and World...where ever we show up

Come join us!