Social Justice and Outreach
Father Bob Hart
Sue Larson (Chair)
Sowers Of Justice
Sowers of Justice is an organization of Catholics
committed to changing hearts and social structures for society. At this
time there is no Sowers of Justice committee at St. Patrick’s. If you
are interested in finding out more about this organization or would like
to join at the Archdiocesan level contact Cheryl Peterson at Catholic
Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC)
The MCC is
the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota. They
represent the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as well as other
dioceses to state and federal elected officials. The MCC advocates for
public policies that promote and support life at all stages. When you
join you will be able to read about current local and national political
news through the lens of the Catholic Social Teachings, learn about what
the MCC is currently lobbying on, and tips on how to lobby your law
makers. It is easy to join just visit
www.MNCC.org and click
on “Join MNCAN”.
Supply Drive Every Fall our parish
holds a School Supply Drive for the less fortunate children in our area.
Tree During Advent Christmas items are
collected at St. Patrick’s. This outreach has been happening at our
parish for many years. The items are collected and distributed to four
local agencies: Dakota Woodlands (a shelter for homeless families),
Neighbors INC., Trinity Missions, and St. Joseph’s Home for Children.
Shower Every year during the month of October
a crib is set up in the Gathering Space at St. Patrick’s. Baby items are
collected for Wakota Life Center in West St. Paul. Wakota Life is a
pregnancy Resource Center serving our area.
Weekly Food Collections
Grocery items are collected every week at St. Patrick’s. There are
containers by the lower entrance and in the Gathering Space for
donations. These items are delivered on alternating weekends to
Neighbors INC. and Trinity Missions. Watch the bulletin for the current
Quilts Ugly Quilts is a group of
parishioners that meet and make quilts for the homeless. These quilts
are donated to the Dorothy Day Catholic Charities.
Miscellaneous Outreaches At various
times our parish takes up collections for different agencies. Household
Goods Drives, Paper products Drives, or personal care items drives are
taken up when we are contacted about a need from these agencies
Delivering Food Donations. If you would be
interested in delivering to Neighbors contact Rose Regan 651- 455-2165.
If interested in delivering to Trinity Missions contact Rick Lamars
Quilts If you would like to join the Ugly
Quilt Group contact Kay Lawler at
Neighbors Neighbors is always looking for
volunteers, just call 651-455-1508.
Starving Children At Feed My starving
Children you can volunteer as a group or as an individual. Call
651-379-2775 for more information.
Catholic Charities Refugee Services This
organization has many volunteer opportunities for more information call
Migration and Refugee Services 651-647-3161
Neighbors Summer Lunch Program During
the summer months Neighbors runs this program if you would be interested
in helping call 651-306-2145.
and Neighbors This program matches older
adults or adults with disabilities with someone who is willing to be
their friend. If interested contact Shari at 651-306-2149.
Family Place This organization is located in
St. Paul, MN and is a day shelter for homeless families with children.
Volunteers are needed to prepare, serve, and clean up after a meal on
Saturday or Sunday evening. For more information contact Bob Fallot at