Community Outreach Ministry

The Community Outreach Ministry will be focused helping those in need, starting in our local community to different areas of the globe. Feeding the hungry, helping the sick, assisting the elderly, and cleaning up the community will be simple missions for the start of this transformed ministry.

The C.O.M. is being led by young parishioners, who will be planning fun and exciting parish events to directly help those in need in our local community.  This will be a “hands-on” ministry that is looking for others that want to help make a difference.  If interested in finding out more information, please contact John Natale, Jr. by text: (732) 546-6177 or email:  natalesells@gmail.com.

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Current Projects and Initiatives

  • Monthly frozen food drive for The Center in Asbury Park
  • Monthly non-perishable food and toiletry drive
  • Monthly bagel donations
  • Breakfast with Santa fundraiser
  • New partnership with Coastal Habitat for Humanity: service project for local community revitalization.

 

Upcoming Events

Monthly Bagel Donation

Volunteers gather in the basement of St. Margaret Church (Francis Duffy Hall) on the 1st Sunday of every month to bag bagels for distribution to local shelters and missions. Bagels are delivered that night and the next morning. All are welcome to assist with preparing the donations. Parents, please accompany minors. If you would like to pick-up bagels or drop them off at their final destinations please contact John Natale.

Breakfast with Santa

December 16, 2018, 9:30AM- 12:00PM, St. Catharine School Cafeteria. 

This new event will be the last chance for parishioners to drop off their donations for the Annual Giving Tree and a wonderful opportunity for families to come together. Breakfast and crafts included. Adults ticket: $18, Child ticket (12 and under) $10. Tickets can be purchased HERE. All proceeds will be used to further the mission of the Community Outreach Ministry.

To Volunteer for Breakfast with Santa click HERE

The Christmas Giving Tree

Our Christmas “Giving Tree” has tags requesting items of clothing and toys for children and/or adults.
Please select a tag, buy the item or gift certificate and return it gift wrapped with the tag attached to the outside of the gift. Some agencies have requested that gifts NOT BE WRAPPED and this is indicated on the tag. If you would rather not shop you may make a donation for sneakers and for senior citizens gifts.
Please place all monetary gifts in the collection box by the tree with the tag attached to the envelope.

Gifts must be returned by SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16th in order for the last distribution to be delivered to the agencies during the week of December 17th so they can sort and distribute in time for Christmas. We need help to sort and bag gifts after the last Masses at: St. Margaret Churches on Sunday, December 9th and Sunday, December 16th and at St. Catharine’s Church on Monday, December 10th and Monday, December 17th at 2:00 PM to sort and deliver
gifts.
Please call Maureen O’Reilly at 732-449-8285 if you can
help on even one of these occasions.
Thank you. May God bless your family.

 

 

Proverbs 3:27
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.