outreach bowlingThe Outreach Committee ministers to the parish and community by forming and fostering connections between individuals, families, and the church.

The committee’s events, plans and accomplishments include the following:

  • Open House in September to boost membership
  • Plants and Cards to New Parishioners
  • Get well cards to parishioners to parishioners who are ill
  • Obituary cards to Parish families
  • Congratulation Cards to Confirmation and Communion students
  • Collecting Can goods for Thanksgiving – Rural Ministry
  • Speakers:
    Kate Finch Office of the Aging
    Josie Christopher – The Circle of Love
    Kathy Peterson – Rural Ministry
    Bob Mleczko – St. Vincent de Paul Society
    Dennis & Marie Cecala, Antoinette Snyder, Lisa VerHague – Medjugorje Experience
  • Christmas Collection (2011) for solitary seniors in our area and helped deliver items in conjunction with the Office of the Aging.
  • Scotch Bowling Evening with 100 participants
  • Trip to Lewiston, NY to visit “Our Lady of Fatima Shrine”
  • Lenten Project (2012) – selling potted plants and bulbs to benefit the “Christian Foundation for Children & Aging”
  • Lenten Project (2011) – collecting clothing  for Elementary & High School students, distribute to School Nurses for emergency uses.
  • Patriot Tree/Names & letters
  • Cell phone collection – environmental project
  • Stuffed animal collection –February
  • Fundraiser Potted plants for Holy Trinity new alter server robes
  • First annual Ladies of the Parish Breakfast
  • Volunteer to lead a Friday Stations of the Cross
  • Outreach volunteers delivered Christmas Boxes to the Aging
  • Trip to Shea’s “White Christmas”

About the Patriot Tree:

Our tree was established in 2004 when a friend of a parishioner was sent over to Iraq and asked for our prayers.  Not all the military names are from those serving in the Middle East; names of those presently serving in the U.S. military branches went on the tree.

All military branches, along with the names of our servicemen and -women are proudly displayed on a card which is tied with yellow ribbon on the tree decorated with red, white & blue lights & ribbons, along with a beautiful cross centered in the tree.

This tree is displayed in the church for all to read the names of the men and women who are serving our country, beside a banner which reads: “Pray For Our Troops.”

In 2015, the Patriot tree was retired, but our prayers for the troops continue unceasingly.