Social Justice

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

Community Meals:
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.