OUTREACH

The parish actively supports the community through a variety of outreach programs:

Food, personal hygiene supplies and other items are continuously collected in the church and parish house to support the Alliance Against Family Violence and Leavenworth Interfaith Community of Hope, the city’s principal resources serving the homeless and underprivileged. The parish also participates in a community-wide initiative to provide free hot meals to all who can benefit from them, serving some 300 hot meals every second Saturday of each month.

The parish also supports Kids’ Connection, a collaborative outreach with other local churches to provide a safe after-school environment for local children.  Help with homework as well as an afterschool snack is provided.

•Backpack Buddies strives to provide weekend food supplies for children on the free and reduced lunch program.  Parents sign their children up for the program, and the children are given a backpack on Fridays with enough food to feed them for the weekend.

•Fibers of Faith is a group of crafters in the parish who knit or crochet prayer shawls, lap blankets, baby blankets, and other items for parishioners and others in the community.  This group also makes hand-crafted cards for our parish card ministry.

Each month, a second offering is taken to support a particular community outreach cause. Offering plates are placed with the cause of the month listed. Those who wish to make a special offering may do so using these special offering stations.

The church maintains an extensive collection of medical devices (walkers, shower chairs, etc) and home health supplies available, free of charge, to members of the parish and community.

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