The Pope Francis Commission

The Pope Francis Commission is a committee of St. John’s Church members seeking ways of bringing our Catholic Faith in words and deeds to those in our community in need of basic necessities.

Food Shelf

Non-perishable food items can be dropped off in the designated boxes at the entrances of the church. Cash donations can be placed in the collection or mailed to the parish office. Your envelope should be marked “Food Shelf Donation”. Cash donations will be mailed directly to the Food Shelf and non-perishable food items will be brought to the Food Shelf by a volunteer driver.

Giving Tree

St. John’s helps out families from the parish and surrounding area that may not be able to purchase gifts during the holidays because of financial or some other hardships with our Giving Tree. The weekend of Thanksgiving a tree is put up decorated with ornaments made by the Religious Education and School children. Tags are attached to the ornaments with requests for gifts and food. These gifts are collected until the week before Christmas. Second collections are held during Advent to help purchase larger gifts, food baskets or any tags remaining on the Giving Tree. Gifts and food are distributed by parish volunteers the weekend before Christmas.

E-mail Sarah with an offer of much needed help: [email protected]

Union Gospel Mission

This ministry involves serving lunches and dinners to patrons of Union Gospel Mission several times a month. E-mail Bruce Mars if you are interested in serving. They also serve a Christmas dinner on December 17 and are looking for members to help with that particular time–from about 3:30 – 7:00.

For more information, call the parish office or contact Bruce Mars at [email protected]

E-mail Bruce Mars with an offer to serve meals and/or to help with the Christmas dinner.