Social Justice Team
This ministry is an outgrowth of the “Year of Encounter with Pope Francis” program that invited parishioners to engage in a series of reflection sessions on Pope Francis’ teaching in “The Joy of the Gospel” about poverty and those who are marginalized or de-valued by society, and how our Catholic faith calls us to encounter them and take action to positively change our world. The team's work focuses on serving and advocating for the hungry and homeless in our community.
NEXT TEAM MEETING: February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Splendor of Truth Room. All are welcome!
OUTREACH PARTNERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES
CHOC - Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center St. Rose parishioners undertake a variety of events throughout the year to serve the 50+ adult men and women residing at this emergency shelter. Activities include home-cooked dinners for the residents, movie nights, annual sock & underwear drive, new towel donations and more.
St. Rose volunteers will be preparing and taking a home-cooked dinner meal to CHOC (5:00-6:30 p.m.) on the following dates:
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - St. Patrick's Day Party
Thursday, June 13 , 2019 - Flag Day Celebration
To volunteer your time or resources, contact Dave Vossen at email@example.com or call the parish office at 215-699-4617.
Inter-Faith Housing Alliance
Thank you to the 71 wonderful St. Rose volunteers that cared for and extended support to three homless families!
Inter-Faith Housing Alliance Each July, St. Rose partners with I-FHA to help shelter, provide a daily dinner meal and transportation for three families that are homeless. Other outreach activities include: providing home-cooked dinners for the families living at Hope Gardens, collecting personal care and other household items needed by families moving from emergency shelter into their own homes, and conducting donation drives for bedding, food and other resources needed by those moving from homelessness to independence.
Legion of Mary Brother House
- The 2nd & 4th Thursday each month, St. Rose parish men visit the Brother House in Norristown (6:15-10 pm) to deliver donated snack items and spend time visiting with homeless adult men who come to the Brother House for a time of respite and refreshment. Adult male parishioners are invited to help as visitors. Everyone can be part of this outreach by donating snacks (fruit, fresh-made sandwiches, snack bars and trail mix for 30-40 persons are needed each month.) To donate snacks or join our team of visitors, contact the Parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-699-4617.
All that are interested in helping are invited to learn more by contacting team leaders Dave Vossen at email@example.com and Mary Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org