Social Action Ministries
Social Action Ministry involves many outreach efforts to our larger community as well as
within our parish. Our ministry's purpose is to express our love and service to Jesus by
being compassionate and responsive to the needs of others. Our work mirrors our belief
in the worth and dignity of all people we serve.
Below is a listing of our programs. We are always welcoming new faces, both with our
clients and our volunteers.
Please contact Jennifer Mirek at (503) 625-7067 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Food Pantry: For more information, please look under Food Bank on this website.
Hope Shelter: Hope Shelter is open from November-- March on Sunday nights.
Adult who are homeless may take showers at the YMCA before coming to our shelter for hot meals,
laundry and an overnight stay. Please stay tuned for more information on volunteer opportunities this Fall.
Hope Diner: Every Sunday from 6:00-7:00, anyone wanting some good food and good company are welcome
to the Old Hall for a meal. St. Francis, as well as other churches in the Sherwood area, take turns hosting
this dinner each week.
Bereavement Ministry: This ministry is looking for volunteers who would like to be
a comforting presence for grieving families. Volunteers will be with and help families
as they meet with Father Ysrael to plan services; and support families the day of the funeral.
Summer Fun and Yum! is a summer food program for Sherwood students and their families.
Summer can be a challenging time for families on a tight food budget. St. Francis is offering this
program to help with food insecurity. Every Thursday from 10:00 till noon during summer,
families can come to the Old Hall for a hot lunch, food boxes and activities.
We are looking for volunteers to help with activity stations, lunch and food boxes. We also
need donations such as: craft supplies, books, glue sticks, tempera paint, paint brushes, puzzles.
Welcome Committee: Volunteers welcome new parishioners be connecting with them and sending
welcome baskets and a note from Father Ysrael. Once a year, the committee hosts a Welcome Dinner
for new parishioners.