The Call from Christ for Social Justice: “Inherit the Kingdom…For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink… naked and you clothed me…whatever you did for the least of my brothers, you did for me” Matthew 25.
The Social Justice Ministry Drives for the 2019-20 year (through June, 2020) are as follows:
Sep 14/15: Malta House of Care
Oct 26/27: Winter Wear for Kids
(coats, hats, scarves, mittens, etc.)
Nov 16/17: Thanksgiving Food
Dec 14/15: Boots for the Homeless and Needy
Jan 18/19: Shelters
Feb 1/2: Souper Bowl
Mar 15: Sandwich Sunday
Apr 18/19: International Aid
May 9/10: Babies Outreach
Jun 6/7: Hartford Catholic Worker House Camp Ahimsa Fundraiser
St. Timothy Parish continues to “reach out” to our Neighbors in Need! The “Travel Size Toiletries Collection” goes to shelters in Hartford. The “One Can a Week Collection” provides food and personal hygiene items to the Hartford Catholic Worker House and the Greater Hartford area Food Pantries. Thanks so much for your generosity!
Your help really DOES make a difference in the lives of others! Thanks for all of your support!
What is the Social Justice Ministry at St. Timothy’s?
The Social Justice Ministry involves:
- Collecting Food for the Hungry
(One Can A Week Program and Thanksgiving Food Drive)
- Collecting Clothes for the Needy (Coat Drive, Socks, etc.)
- Collecting for Emergencies and Needs as they arise
- Working with the Parish Council and other St Timothy Organizations to promote Social Justice in our Greater Hartford Community
- Working with the Greater Hartford Schools to address their needs
Who are We?
Te Social Justice Committee Members are caring people who demonstrate the presence of Christ to others in need through listening to the needs of others, proactively collecting and distributing needed items and resources, helping others in need and providing financial support as approved by the Pastor and Parish Council.
We are lay women and men involved in the outreaching force of our parish. We are always looking for more people to join us in this very rewarding ministry.
What is Required?
Your willingness to answer “the Call” and to be the heart and hands of Christ to others, to provide food to the hungry, to provide clothing to those in need, to listen to the needs of less fortunate people and communities and to help them.
How Much Time Will It Take?
Attendance at committee meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September through June at 7:00 p.m. in Milligan Hall – normally 1 to 1.5 hours.
Time spent working on Drives (drives to collect food, clothes, boots, etc.) normally a couple of hours if you volunteer to help a specific drive. For leaders of drives, it can be extensive over a short period of time (a weekend, a week or a month). Depending upon the number of drives you volunteer to help with or to lead, the time commitment varies. Help as much as you can, but please join us to help.
How do I Become a Social Justice Ministry Committee Member?
Call or e-mail:
Think about it and thank you for considering this most meaningful ministry.
Recent Social Justice Ministry Drives
Souper Bowl Weekend. February 23-24, 2019.
The Souper Bowl was Super!! Everyone WON!!! Our Hearts were filled with love, Food Pantries were filled with Cans of Soup, and People will be filled with Hearty Soups and Stews! We collected over 486 CANS of Soups and Stews which were contributed to the South Park Inn, Plimpton House & McKinney shelters! Your generosity is SUPER!! THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH for being SUPER YOU!