This mission is chaired by Sharon Walker.
Social Welfare and Justice
“. . . can be a dynamic response to the Church’s call to proclaim and build the kingdom of God in our midst.”
Two values shine forth:
- The dignity and freedom of each individual
- Necessity for peace and justice in our communities
It is the mission to reach out beyond the parish to the civic community both in word and deed.
This mission includes:
|St. Vincent De Paul Committee||Tina Skubon|
|Prison Ministry||Jean Bickmire|
|Food Bank||Rick Poillon|
|Parish Advocate for People with Disabilities||Yvonne Devosa|
|Food Bank Committee||Rick Poillon|
|Panera Bread DoughNation||Joanne Lovell|
|Catholic Worker House||Joe Dougherty|
|Community Meals||Gigi Rogers|
The Community Meal is for anyone in need of a meal. It occurs every Friday night at St. Mary’s Church in the school cafeteria (entrance on Beaver Street). Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. To volunteer, please call the rectory office, 717.392.2578.
Other weekday Community Meals provided free of charge at the following locations:
Monday through Friday: St. James Episcopal Church, Duke and Orange Streets at 8:45 a.m.
Saturday: First Reformed Church, 40 E. Orange Sreet at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 31 S. Duke Street at 8:30 a.m.
Monday through Friday: St. Anne’s Church, Liberty and Duke Streets, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday: East Chestnut St. Mennonite Church, 434 E. Chestnut Street at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: First Reformed Church, 40 E. Orange Street at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Grace Lutheran Church, James & Queen Streets at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: Christ Luthern Church, Manor and King Streets at 5:30 p.m.
Friday: St. Mary’s Church, Vine and Beaver Streets at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Crispus Attucks Center, 407 Howard Ave. at 5:30 p.m.
Click here for more information on St. Vincent De Paul.