Below is a list of Service Opportunities that will be offered this year. We will have more opportunities as the year progresses. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Thanksgiving and Easter Food Baskets – The Social Action Committee (SAC) puts together over 200 Thanksgiving food baskets and 150 Easter food baskets for needy families in the surrounding area. These baskets are filled with non-perishable items as well as a gift card for perishable items, like a Thanksgiving Turkey and Easter Ham. The Social Action Committee purchases additional food items as needed, as well as gift cards, to supplement the donations from the parish.
Angel Tree – The SAC receives requests for gifts for children in the surrounding areas. Each “Angel” on the Angel Tree has a list of needed items. Our parishioners choose an Angel to purchase Christmas gifts for. The SAC then matches up all gifts, adds gifts as needed, and gets huge bags of Christmas gifts ready for pick up!
Support for Soup Kitchen – We are resuming support, one night a month, for the Downtown Soup Kitchen and are in need of people to help prepare meals and serve them at the Downtown Soup Kitchen.
Bags for Homeless – In the past, the SAC has put together “Brian Bags” for distribution by parishioners. We would like to do this as a continuing effort – bags with bottles of water, socks, gift cards to Subway, power bars, etc. Parishioners can pick up after any Mass and give out as needed to those asking for help.
Garden – The parish garden has both fall and spring hours available for anyone who wishes to help with caring for the plants, harvesting, and other duties.
Bethany Historical Society
- Saturdays from 8 A.M to 4 P.M.
- Students will be helping recycle bottles and cans.
- Please contact Jonathan Galo at [email protected] for details.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
- Knit or crochet prayer shawls to be given to unwell members of our parish community. Instruction will be given.
Baptismal Blankets (On-Going)
- Join us in knitting blankets for those receiving the sacrament of Baptism.
Social Action Fall Fundraising Breakfast
- Volunteers needed to help set-up and break-down tables, chairs, cutlery, etc.
- Volunteers also needed to help with ticket counter, serving, raffle event, etc.
- Please contact Mrs. Barbara Bessinger at 203.389.7709 or at [email protected] for details.