Social Justice

If you would like to be involved in any of the groups listed below,
please contact the Parish Office at 651-455-6624

The Social Justice Commission is made up of members of the parish community and liaisons from the Parish Pastoral Council and staff who share an interest in reaching out to support the needs of the community, either through specific charitable work or by addressing social justice issues.

Social Justice Commission
Meets Monthly – Offer input, support, guidance and direction regarding how we live our call to justice within our parish and local community.
October Pro-Life Activities
Yearly - 3-4 hours for set-up (late September) and delivery  (late October)
Solicit, organize, and distribute baby items for donation to Guiding Star Wakota Center in West St. Paul. (www.guidingstarwakota.org)

Mary's Garden
Assistant 3 days/week - 30-45 minutes/day - commit to 1-2 weeks/summer
The produce grown in the Mary Garden is donated to the food shelf at Neighbors, Inc. Volunteers assist with planting, watering, weeding, harvesting and delivering of the produce.

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 - Thursdays, 12:30 to 3:00 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.  
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