In response to our Lord’s teachings in Matthew 25:34-36, this ministry examines the needs of individuals and families in our own parish community (Inreach) and the greater Medford area and beyond (Outreach) and responds in consistent and organized ways. Under the aegis of Father John and the Parish Council, our group meets monthly to determine the current needs and to discuss and plan activities accordingly, whether simple tasks or a major fund-raising appeal. We initiate several appeals throughout the year to help worthy causes so that the neediest in our area are served.
PARISH LEVEL: The priority of this ministry is to serve the needs of Holy Cross parishioners, either directly by Ministry members or by identifying other means/individuals who can provide the necessary assistance.
This may be in the form of:
LOCAL COMMUNITY LEVEL: We support the greater Medford and local community with the following programs:
REGIONAL/DIOCESAN LEVEL: We support specific causes of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, particularly those initiated by the Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors (DDB) fund set up by His Eminence, Archbishop Michael.
NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL LEVEL: We also support causes at the national and international level:
If the Holy Spirit has moved you to help us out in some way, please consider joining us! We welcome any parishioners who wish to devote their time and talents to further the cause of this ministry. No previous experience of any kind is necessary – only the desire to serve others.
Please contact Father John if interested.
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