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Social Justice and Outreach
 
Contact: Parish Office
Phone: 651.455.6624
 
In accordance with Catholic social teachings, develop, communicate, and implement social justice strategies reaching to the needs of the greater community and parish.
 
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Social Justice and Outreach Commission
Baby Shower
Essential Needs Drive
Giving Tree
School Supply Drive
Ugly Quilts
Weekly Food Collections
 
Social Justice and Outreach Commission
Member Monthly – fourth Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. includes Mass and meal
Offer input, support, guidance and direction regarding how we live our call to justice within our parish and local community.
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Baby Shower
Yearly - 3-4 hours for set-up (late September) and delivery  (late October)
Solicit, organize, and distribute baby items for donation to Wakota Life Center in West St. Paul. 
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Essential Needs Drive
Commitment is as needed basis only when request comes from external organizations Specialized item drives (e.g. clothing, household items, and/or paper goods) to meet the needs of organizations who contact our church for help and assistance.  
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Giving Tree
Yearly during Advent - 3-4 hours
Set-up, organize, and deliver donations to aid local charities. 
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School Supply Drive
Commitment as needed basis only when request comes from external organizations – typically July/August – 1-2 hours
 Gather school supplies for children in our community who are unable to purchase back-to-school supplies
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Ugly Quilts
Weekly - Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  - September through March
 From donated materials, assemble hand-made quilts to be distributed to the homeless.  Knowledge of how to thread a needle and tie a knot is helpful, but not required.  All training provided. 
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Weekly Food Collections
Weekly – Sundays after Masses – 1 hour
Load and deliver parishioner food donations to either Neighbors, Inc. (first and third monthly Sundays) or Trinity Mission (second and fourth  monthly Sundays).  
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The Church of St. Patrick | 3535 72nd Street East | Inver Grove Heights MN 55076
Phone: 651-455-6624 | Fax: 651-455-8984