In Matthew 25:35-36, Jesus reminds us that we must care for our brothers and sisters around the world: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” So as a community that strives to put our faith into action, St. Mary/St. Benedict Parish is strongly committed to serving those in need in our community and in other parts of the world.
Our ministries include:
Monthly Hot Meal Program held on the last Saturday of month except December at St. Benedict site
Food Pantry held on the second Saturday of every month at St. Mary site.
Neighborhood cook-out held in the summer.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner held in November.
The Giving Trees provide an opportunity for parishioners to help provide Christmas gifts to individuals and families in need. Each November two Giving Trees are set up at each site with tags listing the particular needs of the receiver. Parishioners choose a tag, purchase and return the gift with the gift givers name remaining anonymous.
Our Global Outreach includes the Ihitenansa Community Library in Nigeria.
We invite you to learn more about these very important ministries and would be delighted to have you join us in these outreach programs. Please contact the parish office for more information.