Social Justice and Outreach

If you would like to be involved in any of the groups listed below,
please contact the Parish Office at 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.
Social Justice and Outreach Commission
Member Monthly – Offer input, support, guidance and direction regarding how we live our call to justice within our parish and local community.
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. 

Community Garden
Assistant 3 days/week - 30-45 minutes/day - commit to 1-2 weeks/summer
Help weed and water parish community garden during the summer months.  Deliver produce to Neighbors Food Shelf as needed. 
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.  
Giving Tree
Yearly during Advent - 3-4 hours
Set-up, organize, and deliver donations to aid local charities. 
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. 
Weekly Food Collections
Weekly – 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).  
Loaves & Fishes
Loaves and Fishes hosts free community meals every Sunday through Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30 PM at River Heights Vineyard Church located at 6070 Cahill Ave. E. in Inver Grove Heights. Come and enjoy food and fellowship. If you are interested in volunteering to serve or cook, you can sign up through this website.  www.loavesandfishesmn.org