Outreach Ministries

 

Food Pantry

As people come into church, many bring donations of canned and packaged food items for later distribution to families in the surrounding communities.  Church members who recall the Corporal Works of Mercy - feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty - give items from their own surplus in order to share with those whose needs may be greater than their own.  Continued generosity and support for this ministry has enabled the Food Pantry to ease the strain on families and children who are experiencing shortages of food.    This institution is an equal opportunity provider - http://www.fns.usda.gov/usda-nondiscrimination-statement.   Hours of operation: 2nd and 4th Fridays and Mondays following 2nd and 4th Fridays, 9-12 pm.  

        Purpose:   To ease the financial strain on families in need.

Donors

  • Responsibilities:  Donate food, beverages and household products.
  • Helpful Attributes:  Inspiration to feed the hungry and to provide support to families in need. 
  • Time Commitment:  None
  • Training Required:  None
  • Fingerprinting Required:  No

        Volunteers

  • Responsibilities:  Receives and organizes food, beverages and household products taken in through donations.
  • Helpful Attributes:  Inspiration to feed the hungry and provide support to families in need. 
  • Time Commitment:  Varies with commitment
  • Training Required:  Provided by Ministry
  • Fingerprinting Required:  Yes

 

Our Mother's Attic (Parish Resale Shop)

The mission of Our Mother’s Attic (OMA) is to raise funds, through the resale of household items, to support the outreach ministries of our parish.  This store is staffed employees and by caring volunteers who provide a warm and welcoming environment for families with limited means to shop for items needed in their homes.  In addition, the reduced pricing also provides shopping experiences for persons interested in buying gently-used furniture, decorative items, appliances and artwork.  All store items are contributed by parishioners and community members, and donations are always welcomed.  The location of the shop is: 115 S Main St, Wildwood FL 34785.  http://www.ourmothersattic.com

Purpose:  Through the resale of household items, funds are raised to support the outreach ministries.  

  • Responsibilities:  Assist customers, complete sales, and ensure a warm, welcoming environment for families with limited means.
  • Helpful Attributes:  Sales experience; attention to  detail; experience with store displays and layout.
  • Time Commitment:  Varies according to commitment
  • Training Required: Provided by OMA staff
  • Fingerprinting Required:  Yes

 

Outreach

Using the inspiration of St. Vincent de Paul and Mother Teresa, these trained volunteers help those individuals or families who are facing difficult situations or circumstances.  A plan is implemented to distribute  resources earned by the parish’s management of Our Mother’s Attic Resale Shop.  The location of our Outreach Services is: 210 E Wonders St, Wildwood FL 34785.

Purpose: To allocate resources for families in need.

  • Responsibilities: Greet, screen, and interview families with limited means.
  • Helpful Attributes: Budgeting, financial background, and excellent customer service.
  • Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month
  • Training Required: Provided by Ministry
  • Fingerprinting Required:  Yes
 
Wildwood Soup Kitchen

The Gospel mandate to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, and welcome the stranger inspires the caring volunteers of the Wildwood Soup Kitchen.  The kitchen serves the poor, the hungry, and the lonely by providing healthy, nutritious and appetizing meals to all who come to them.  They also deliver meals to shut-ins and others who are unable to travel.  Every person who asks for assistance is welcomed without regard to race, age, color, gender, national origin, religious preference, handicap or income.  This is truly an ecumenical ministry, staffed by nearly 150 volunteers from over 30 churches in the Wildwood area.  Wildwood Soup Kitchen is located at: 203 Barwick St, Wildwood, FL 34785.

Purpose:  Provide nutritious and appetizing meals to all who come to the soup kitchen.

  • Responsibilities:  Assist in preparing meals and delivering them to shut-ins and others who are unable to travel.
  • Helpful Attributes:   Food preparation experience; driver’s license (if transporting food).
  • Time Commitment:  Varies with commitment
  • Training Required:  Provided by Wildwood Soup Kitchen
  • Fingerprinting Required:  No

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