SOCIAL JUSTICE & OUTREACH
PRO LIFE COMMITTEE
This group promotes greater respect for the sanctity of all human
life from birth to natural death. It encourages and facilitates
participation in the Pro-Life movement and informs parishioners
about vital Pro-Life legislation by dedicating their time and talent
to this ministry. These parishioners work toward assuring respect
and even life itself for the vulnerable among us. To join this dedicated
group please call Debbie Tayon at 849-5919.
Respect Life Apostolate: www.STLRespectLife.org
Our Lady's Inn: www.OurLadysInn.org
Pregnancy Resource Center/THRIVE: www.thrivestlouis.org
This outreach connects parishioners with the parish through
visits and phone calls, to offer peace of mind and opportunities
to involve those who might otherwise be unable to participate regularly
in parish life. You can spend as much as or little time as you have
available. For information contact Marilyn Price at
The Spirit of Providence Newsletter is published six times per year
and sent to all parishioners. If you have writing or layout or photography
talents and would like to assist in this effort to provide good
parish communication, contact Joe Dunne at 843-2563.
Marilyn Price, RN is a member of the parish staff
who coordinates programs and services that improve the spiritual,
emotional, and physical health of all parishioners. If you have
a background in health care, or enjoy helping people, Jan can find
a job for you in the new and expanding ministry. For
information call her at 843-3570, ext. 12.
REACH OUT SHARING PROGRAM
Reach Out is a monthly program that occurs on the first full weekend
of each month. Members of the community are asked to share of their
time and treasure by donating food and cash, and by periodically
delivering the donations to Sts. Teresa and Bridget parish. Special
collections that take place during the year include a sock and underwear
collection for Valentine’s Day, a Birthright collection for
newborns in Lent, school supplies in September, a turkey collection
at Thanksgiving, and a toy drive at Christmas. This is a regular
opportunity for all to do as Jesus asks and to give to the least
among us. If you would like to volunteer in any way, please call
Mary Vieth at 849-0489 or Maureen Hamtil at 843-8191.
ST. PATRICK CASSEROLE PROGRAM
By means of this archdiocesan-wide program, parish volunteers supply between 35 and 40 casseroles each month at St. Patrick Center. Salad and cookies complete these meals for the needy. These selfless individuals, using their time and talent, act as Christ’s hands in the world and remind us that no kind deed, however small, goes unnoticed by the Lord. For information on how to contribute a casserole, please call Tracey Stanton at 843-8831.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
An international organization for lay persons who seek, in a spirit of justice and charity, and by person-to-person involvement, to help those in need. This selfless group, which is stewardship in action, follows Jesus’ directive that whatever we do for the least of his people we do for him. For more information on how to help others through this excellent ministry, please call Lou Toenjes at 842-1410.