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III. CHARITY & OUTREACH
MINISTRY AREA


Area III Ministries offer outreach services to the broader community


ST. VINCENT
de PAUL SOCIETY

The OMOS Conference of The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides food and other aid to those in need, within our parish boundaries. These services are available without regard to religion, ethnicity or citizenship status. In a single month the Society often provides much needed food to over 600 people, including 300 children! The Society relies solely on the generous support of our parishioners and other benefactors. Food Drive Weekends are held four times a year and food and monetary donations are accepted at any time. Especially helpful are non-perishables like pasta, canned vegetables, peanut butter and jelly and canned soups.  Food donations can be left in the Society's boxes in the church vestiblule at any time.  Volunteers are always welcome!

Please join us in this special ministry any Monday through Saturday, 9 AM till Noon, in the SVdP Office (NW corner of Parish Hall).  Meetings are held every other Monday evening, 7:15 PM.   To contact the Parish S.V.D.P. call 520-305-3620.

To learn more about the S.V.D.P. organization, see:
The National Society of St. Vincent dePaul  website

THE PRIMAVERA
GROUP

The Primavera Group meets regularly to support the Tucson Primavera Foundation in supplying meals to the homeless. The group cooks hot meals for 100 homeless men at the Primavera Shelter on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 2:00 - 3:30 pm in the Parish Hall.  To learn more  contact staff member Laura Stehle (lstehle@omosparish.org )

Primavera.org website

"For I was  hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink . . .
naked and your clothed me . . .
Mt 25:35-36

CASA MARIA OUTREACH

Casa Maria is one of 175 Catholic Worker communities around the world committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer and hospitality for the homeless. Learn more about Casa Maria at their website.

  • OMOS Parish's Casa Maria Outreach takes place on the third Thursday of every month at 10:00 am in the PAC where sandwiches are made for the Catholic Worker House Soup Kitchen.

  • On the first Saturday of every month there is a Clothing Drive from 9:00-11:00 am. Sleeping bags, blankets, pots and pans, towels, and clothing for men, women and children are always in need .

To learn more see: Casa Maria
To earn more about the Catholic Worker Movement

see: CatholicWorker.org

 

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS REGINA CLERI COUNCIL

 Regina Cleri Council of the Knights of Columbus serves youth, the disadvantaged and many other needs througout the community through  a family-orientated fraternal service organization.

The mission of this council of dedicated men and their families is broad and multifaceted and encompasses all four areas of the CLC.  Some of their many community outreach activities include:  visits to the home bound and hospitalized, youth activities, feeding the poor and disadvantaged, and activities that support "life" through its various stages from conception to natural death.

For membership information please call the Knights of Columbus at 520-747-1321.

Lean more about this international organization at their website:  The Knights of Columbus

 

 


THE BLESSED NUNO SOCIETY

This Blessed Nuno Society promotes prayer and service for orphaned and abandoned children.  The society also provides barrio outreach and supports  alcohol rehab in the border town of Agua Prieta in Sonora Mexico

OMOS Parish offers PIlgrimages several times a year to visit Our Lady Queen of Angels House and other facilities in Agua Prieta, Sonora. To learn morecontact staff member Rocio Zamora rzamora@omosparish.org  )

Also visit The Blessed Nuno Society website