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 knows well that we all are in a pandemic and that we live very close to the epicenter of COVID-19 in our country. The Archdiocese, our Parish and our Parishioners are greatly impacted by this pandemic and our very necessary “social distancing”. To that end, we are putting the March through June Drives “on hold” indefinitely.
The only collection that we will continue is the “One Can A Week” program as the need for food is so great in our local area. If anyone is able to donate food on an ongoing or one-time basis, we encourage you to do so. Our prayer and thoughts are with you as we all try to stay “connected socially but distant physically”. Stay In, Stay Safe, Stay Well, & Pray.
One Can A Week.
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
Malta House of Care. September 13-14, 2019.
Thank you for your generous support of the Malta House of Care mobile medical clinic! The clinic provides high quality, free primary health care to uninsured adults in Greater Hartford thanks to generous supporters like you.