SOCIAL CONCERNS / SOCIAL JUSTICE

MINISTRY LEAD:  Jeanette Prince - 715-723-7262

MISSION:  Our mission is help Holy Ghost families put their faith in action by providing opportunities to serve those in need—in our parish, in our community and in the world.

INFORMATION FOR THIS MINISTRY:  We meet once a month to discuss areas in which we might be able to help the needy. We are currently working in these areas: Sojourner House, St. Francesca Resource Center and the Spirit of Christmas.  We also add on other projects during the year.

MINISTRY NEEDS:  
•    Volunteers are needed for the Sojourner’s House in Eau Claire.  We provide a meal once a month.  You would be assigned to a team.
•    Volunteers are needed for help with our food drives for St. Francesca Resource Center.  We also have volunteers who work on Tuesday when the center is open.
•    Spirit of Christmas -- during the season of Advent we ask for help to help others in need to have a good Christmas.  Donations are needed.
If you are interested in this ministry or would like more information, contact Jeanette at 715-723-7262 or jeanetteprince@charter.net.  Thanks in advance for your generous support to this ministry.

Our Social Concerns Group was very busy in 2016 and could not have done it without the generous support of the parishioners!

Lent - collected money for Casa Hogar and Holy Cross Missions.

St. Francesca Resource Center - held 4 food drives in March, June, September, and December -- collecting about 500 bags of food and around $3000 in monetary donations; clothing and coats were also collected for the "Clothes Closet."  Eight HG parishioners volunteer their time at the Resource Center.

Sojourner's - we have 4 teams of 8-10 people who provide help for intake and prepare a meal every 4th Sunday of the month.  Socks and personal care items are also collected for the guests.

Unbound - we provided information one weekend about the Unbound Program -- it provides a chance for people to support a child or an older adult in many different third-world countries.  We had one child who was adopted.

May Basket - we provided 13 baskets that were given to the homebound.

Spirit of Christmas - collected mittens for the Friends of Jesus Program; provided presents for 15 Christmas angels; delivered gift bags to 11 homebound people; and collected gifts for the Spirit of Christmas Program of Chippewa County.

AWESOME WORK EVERYONE!