Christian Action Ministry
Thanks to the wisdom of
our founding pastors, 5% of the weekly collection is reserved for
Christian Action Ministry use. The money is only a starting point as
Christian Action relies on the ongoing donations of clothing, food and
household items, from our parishioners and community, to be successful.
Christian Action is a parish ministry outreach to research, facilitate
and initiate charitable works within the parish and community. To
accomplish this, it is essential that we maintain an awareness of the
physical and emotional concerns of our parish and community. We assist
parishioners, and those within our community, in times of crisis,
promote an awareness of the needs of the underprivileged, and provide
the opportunity for parish members to become directly involved with
We are able to help clients with food, clothing and financial assistance. Sometimes we are able to meet special needs requests. We work closely with other agencies and churches in our community to offer assistance to those in need. We provide information to clients and also offer referrals to other organizations for additional assistance.
We serve our twinning parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary, throughout the year with events such as: the Lenten Parish-to-Parish drive; Back-to-School supplies; Thanksgiving food boxes and Christmas Giving Tree gifts. IHM also makes a weekly donation pickup of food, clothing, etc., from our Christian Action office. Several other social agencies make weekly donation pickups that mainly service our community.
Christian Action facilitates many activities throughout the year such as: the Crop Walk; Habitat for Humanity builds; Helping Hands; and the Lenten Soup Kitchens. The Respect Life and Social Justice groups are vital, active members of the social ministry community of St. Bernadette's. Our Parish Social Ministries serve as forums for our parishioners to express their faith in action.