These ministries fulfill the command heard at the conclusion of our Eucharistic celebration to “go forth to love and serve…” Christ’s mission for the Church is characterized by the care for the most vulnerable among us. The Church is sent forth to care for those in need (physically, emotionally or spiritually) and to work for peace and justice.
For information on any of the outreach ministries, contact the Robin Margraf, Pastoral Associate for Stewardship and Outreach at [email protected]. The coordinator for the specific ministry in question will follow up with you promptly.
The parish regularly gathers groceries for the food pantry operated by Family Assistance Ministries in San Clemente. This collection allows the pantry to maintain a stable supply of food throughout the year. Everyone attending Sunday Mass – parishioners and visitors alike – are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and place them in the hamper at the ocean entrance. Volunteers may support this work by collecting and delivering the food to FAM on Saturday mornings.
its walk-in center and food pantry as well as for special projects throughout the year. For more information contact Robin Margraf at [email protected]
Monthly Food Drive
Through prayer, education and action, this ministry works to promote the dignity of all life from conception to natural death. For more information contact Jeannette Padilla at [email protected]
Work of Our Hands /
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This creative arts ministry gathers in faith and prayer to create “prayer shawls” for those in need of comfort while confronting an illness, loss or other life challenge. The ministry welcomes those who knit, crochet or sew regardless of skill level. For more information contact Linda Coppes at [email protected]
The parish works together with this local agency to provide emergency assistance, food and referrals to those in need in our community. Volunteers are needed on a regular basis at
The funeral planning team supports the bereaved family with the planning of the funeral liturgy. This ministry meets with family members to assist with the selection of readings, music and other items related to the funeral liturgy. Ministers are also present at the funeral to assist the family and the presider. At times, ministers may lead a brief prayer service at the vigil. This ministry provides an invaluable service at a time of great need. While deeply rewarding, it requires a flexible schedule and the ability to respond on short notice. For more information contact Doug Batezel at [email protected]
Our parish prepares and serves meals several times a month to the hungry in our community. These meals are funded through donations made to the parish "poor box" located in the ocean vestibule. To volunteer or donate contact Robin Margraf at [email protected]
Several health-related events are held throughout the year including quarterly blood drives, health screenings, and flu vaccine clinics. Health professionals are encouraged to share their expertise. Other volunteers are welcome to provide hospitality, and staff registration tables.