Outreach

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.