Who are we?
We are a ministry within St. Cecilia Parish which works to identify human needs in the larger community, develop strategies to meet those needs and help direct people to where their gifts, talents and resources can best serve Christ in their brothers and sisters.
What do we do?
We organize ongoing and seasonal projects to help the poor, the elderly, and others whose needs have been identified, and support programs to remedy the effects of social problems and to remove the basic causes of the problems by the prayer and actions of the parish community. We meet monthly to share ideas, pray, plan and evaluate projects.
How can you get involved?
You are welcome to attend our monthly meetings, which are usually held on the third Monday of each month at 8:45am in the Parish Center, Northeast Room. We invite you to volunteer for any of our projects.
Whatever you do to the least of my brothers,
that you do unto me.
MACDONALD CENTER is associated with the Downtown Chapel. We have a special helping relationship with the Center.
THE GIVING TREE is an annual Christmas project by which we help those who can barely put food on the table. We coordinate the Giving Tree at St. Cecilia. We organize sorting and distribution of gifts of clothing, toys, and food baskets donated by parishioners, to needy families. Many of these gifts go to families in migrant camps who would other wise have none. Other gifts go to Greenhouse, the Macdonald Center, elderly folks in nursing homes or who are homebound. This project is well supported by many in the parish.
EASTER BUCKETS PROJECT is an annual project to serve those who are distressed, isolated, lonely and poor in our community.
MOTHERS DAY is a time we honor the mothers in our community, but it is also a time to think of those mothers who have no one to support them, who are being assisted by agencies like Pregnancy Resource Center. We hold a baby shower during this time to help these agencies in their work.
SOCIAL CONCERNS MINISTRY -
PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE