Social Concerns Ministries and Volunteer Opportunities

For further information on the following ministries and committees contact the appropriate individual on the Current Contacts and Chairpersons page.

The purpose of the Social Concerns Committee is to inform and involve people and resources of the parish in service to one another and to the larger community. The committee oversees the following groups:

Advent Angel Ministry
The Advent Angel Tree is an annual ministry of St. Joseph on the Brandywine. It is an opportunity to bring the love of Christ to our neighbors in need during the Christmas season. The mission of the Advent Angel Ministry is to assist the needy by offering gifts and essentials of daily living such as food and shelter.

Emmanuel Dining Room
Catholic Social Teaching calls us to take care of the most vulnerable members of society. St. Joseph's continues to provide a chicken meal to Emmanuel Dining Room once a month. Volunteers purchase and cook 24 chicken thighs and/or bring various desserts. For 2021, our next date to deliver our meal is Thursday, March 11. Please have your cooked chicken and desserts at the Family Center parking lot by 9 A.M. on that day.

Below are the remaining dates for 2021:
Monday, October 11
Thursday, November 11
Friday, December 10

Emmanuel Dining Room dates for 2022
Tuesday, January 11
Friday, February 11
Friday, March 11
Monday, April 11
Wednesday, May 11
Friday, June 11
Monday, July 11
Thursday, August 11
Friday, September 9
Tuesday, October 11
Friday, November 11
Friday, December 9

Your continuing support is greatly appreciated. Peg Janes 302-656-3635.

Respect Life
The mission of the Respect Life Committee is to keep parishioners informed on all "life" issues. This is done by:

Because of the nature of this committee, meetings are scheduled monthly as needed during the school year.

Mary Rosary Guild
The Mary Rosary Guild has given away more than 24,150 Rosaries since we began in 1990. Rosary makers and repairers say prayers for the person who will use the Rosary beads and the recipient of the Rosary beads is requested to include the Rosary maker and The Mary Rosary Guild in their prayers. The labels we attach to each Rosary personalize our mission and it is inspiring to hear about the recipients who may be in Wilmington or anywhere in the world.

Our thanks is in the knowledge that in eternity we will know how helpful and treasured the rosaries were to those who received them. Itís easy to learn and we need more Rosary Makers.

Bridget Tibbetts (302 762-1115) has Rosary making supplies and will supply you with additional materials from October to May.

Parish Outreach and Food Pantry

In response to the gospel challenge to stand in solidarity with all in need, we will prayerfully honor each person's right to a decent life; we will, as feasible, support anyone in social or economic crisis to enable that person to move toward greater social and economic stability.

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