Corporal Works of Mercy Outreach
Below, we provided for you a list of ministries that our church is involved in:
- Social Concerns at the parish level – outreach to the home bound, sick, and elderly.
- Thanksgiving dinner – hosted and prepared by the parishioners for anyone in need.
- Food Drives held throughout the year to support the Sr. Regis Food Ministry at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish .
- Clothing Drives- Jesse Tree and Lenten Projects to support various Catholic and neighborhood organizations, e.g. La Casa, ABC Headstart, Alternatives for Battered Women.
- Support of our Troops – (books, cell phone minutes, snacks and personal items)
- Support of city school students by providing school supplies and clothing.
- Seasonal devotions in English and Polish (May and October Rosary devotions, St. Ann’s Novena, Our Lady of Czestochowa Novena).
- Bible study groups in Spanish and English • Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Spanish (English alternative is offered.)
Days of Reflection.
Inviting the surrounding communities to share the cultural heritage of the Polish people and providing a Catholic presence through:
- Polish religious and cultural traditions (e.g. Christmas Eve Pasterka, Christmas Jaselka, Easter Swieconka).
- Having prayer services/Masses for notable civil holidays and national crises such as Sept. 11th, Memorial Day etc.
- Carrying on visible traditions such as the Corpus Christi procession to outside altars. Host Site for the ‘wider church’
Polish Organizations including: Polish National Alliance, Polish Language School, Polonia Civic Centre, Polish Self Support Group, Polish Literary Society, Polish Dance Group, Polish Community Archives.
- Holy Name of Jesus and Holy Name of Mary Societies.
- The various ministries provided by the Sisters of Mercy.
- Friends of St. Stanislaus.
- ABC Headstart Program- building leased.
- AA meetings.