Homeless & Needy
Ministry for the Homeless and Needy
Matthew 25:35 For when I was hungry you gave me to eat….
Few have not had, or will have, an occasion to tend to a sick family member, loved one or friend. The experience is often challenging physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The Ministry for the Homeless and Needy encourages us all to take part in reaching our brothers and sisters who find themselves outside the margins of society. We are called not only to provide basic needs of survival, but to uplift human dignity by caring for those in need.
Every week volunteers assemble at the parish kitchen to prepare 150 brown bag lunches for distribution to five areas in the Palm Beach area. Lunches consist of two sandwiches (made and delivered to the parish by parishioners), one hardboiled egg, a container of homemade soup, dessert and a fruit. Toiletries, clothing of all types, sneakers and non-perishable foods are also dispensed. Delivery is made by the parish van. In addition to friendship and socialization, we offer spiritual literature, prayer and small Bibles to feed the soul.
Thanksgiving meals are also delivered, as well as Christmas gifts, which include an article of warm clothing, small blankets and much-needed travel size toiletries.
The ministry welcomes volunteers and financial donations as well as any of the above mentioned items. Those interested in participating are asked to call the Parish Office during regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 9AM to 4PM.
“Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do it to me”