Beggars for the Poor
Contact: Contact Chuck Roach firstname.lastname@example.org or
Randy Barnhorst email@example.com
St. Jude Parish provides breakfast to the homeless in downtown Indianapolis the first Saturday of the month. Donations of food and volunteers are requested to cook and serve. Please join us in this ongoing worthwhile project to help those in need.
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Contact: Gary Steigerwald - firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of SVDP is to be of service to the needy without judging those in need. The services offered are meant to fill the gaps that may be left by public assistance. Members of SVDP do not seek recognition for their work, but seek God’s recognition in the lives of those served as well as in themselves. This is truly a “working” group of people. Many are needed to assist in the work of SVDP which includes taking calls once a month at your home for the help line, working at the warehouse, working at the food pantry, going out to visit those who have asked for assistance, picking up donated items, helping with special collections at church, and supporting each other and sharing ideas at monthly meetings held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. This is truly a ministry of service that provides the basic necessities to those most in need.
Contact: Diane Callon - 753-8917 or email@example.com
The Rosary Makers of St. Jude consists of men and women who make rosaries for the missions throughout the world, helping to spread devotion to the Blessed Mother. In the last couple of years, we have shipped rosaries to Sudan, Nigeria, Brazil, New Guinea, Philippines, Haiti, Turkey, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Peru, Zambia, India, and Chile. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:30-2:30 p.m., in the Parish Center, and the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hospitality Room in the Church. The rosaries are easy to make and can be made in your leisure time at home. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please call for information.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Contact: Pat Delph – 902-2868 - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Prayer Shawl Ministry makes prayer shawls or lap blankets for people suffering from illness as a reminder that their parish community is praying for them. Janet Bristow, co-founder of the prayer shawl, prayer cloth ministry writes: "Shawls...made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed as if given wings to fly above their troubles..." We are also seeking donations of yarn and washable material. If anyone has yarn or washable material that needs a good home, please contact Pat or the parish office. We will put it to good use.