Social Outreach

GIVING TREE HELPER (ADVENT)
This ministry was organized to facilitate the process of collecting and giving gifts to the needy at Christmas. Volunteers attend a few meetings during the autumn season into the Advent Season.  Contact Nancy Gilmore, 617-6128, [email protected] or Renee Rohrer, 364-2035, [email protected]


HOUSE OF BREAD FOOD PANTRY
Help fill grocery orders for the needy as often as you are available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8:30am-10:30am.  Contact Martha Frank, 279-0732 or Robin Schwartz, 614-530-2879

OPEN DOOR FOOD KITCHEN
Help serve monthly at the community food kitchen.  Contact Larry Bahr, 364-3422 or Milley Carr, 279-9437, [email protected]

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God's love and can live and grow into all that God intends. Homeowners are expected to contribute 400 hours of labor alongside volunteers. Contact Judy Jacobs, 238-6080

RESPECT FOR LIFE COMMITTEE
We are called as Catholics to advocate for the sanctity of life whenever and wherever it is threatened. We try to educate and inform our fellow parishioners on the preeminent importance of defending all human life, especially the lives of those who are the weakest and most defenseless; the unborn, the elderly and the dying. We invite all parishioners to share their gifts of time, talent and treasure, as they feel God calling them to do, in this important work of standing up for the Right to Life. Contact Joe Marmaud 261-0967

PRISON MINISTRY
Bring Holy Communion to the local prison on Sundays and Tuesdays. Contact Gail Kincaid, 324-4931, [email protected]

PEACE & JUSTICE COMMITTEE
A way to learn how to live the Gospel message in the workplace, marketplace, and voting booth. Meets every other month. Contact Jerry Rivera, 205-6627, [email protected]

RECTORY COOKS
Bring food to rectory for the priest's dinner once or twice a month. Contact Teresa Rampola 238-0829, [email protected],com

SFX Knights of Columbus
Saint Francis Xavier Council #15126.  This council meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm.  Contact John Catron,  689-4053, [email protected]

Pivotal Point Transitional Housing
A  non profit transitional housing program designed to aid families and youth from homelessness to self sufficiency.  Contact the Parish office at 232-8449.

Community Garden
Help with planting in the spring and weeding, hoeing and general maintenance through the growing season.  Contact Rosie Haertling, [email protected]

TIP- Tied in Prayer quilt ministry
Quilts are made for someone who is experiencing a health crisis and would benefit from knowing that there are those who are holding them in prayer.  Contact Ruth White, 262-2146

Faith in Action
Several opportunites to serve the community.  Contact Faith in Action office, 271-7279, [email protected]

ACT Program(Active Christians Today)
Take Holy Communion to the elderly and homebound.  Contact Shari Edelman, 364-2300