One of the most active parts of the community outreach program is our Food Pantry. It is located across the street from the offices and feeds hundreds of needy people in the community per month. There is much work to be done in the Food Pantry every week in order to make this happen efficiently. Volunteers are always welcome and should be able to do some light to moderate lifting and must submit to a background check as well.
It is our goal to make the sacraments available to all Catholics in our parish who would like to receive, but are unable to attend Sunday Mass due to injury, illness, advanced age or circumstance. Ministers will visit those who are homebound, hospitalized or in nursing homes/assisted living facilities in the area on a weekly basis. Training is required and will be provided.
St. Theresa Church provides bereavement counseling free of charge for anyone who needs help working through the grieving process of losing a loved one. Lyle Hitzman, a certified counselor conducts these sessions which are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm and the second Thursday of the month at 1:30pm. All sessions are held in the Church office.
Bereavement team volunteers cook meals to feed families and their guests following funeral services. It is our call to create as much comfort as possible and providing these meals can ease a burden for a grieving family. The team is separated into groups and leaders assign dishes as needed and will arrange for pick-up and delivery to the meal site.
The Fellowship Center is a local non-profit organization that is operated with the cooperation of a group of several local churches. St. Theresa works several days of the week and volunteers will sort through donations, set up displays, price merchandise, help customers and check out customers. Some lifting may be required.