Justice, Peace & Outreach Ministries (JPOC)

Get involved by contacting Nathan Schuster at 651-429-7771 or [email protected].

There are Essential 3 requirements for those volunteering with youth or vulnerable adults. Please go here for more information about Essential 3 or contact Ali Chalupski – [email protected].

The Justice, Peace and Outreach Commission integrates the Catholic Church’s justice tradition into parish life though the following working committees.  Parishioners are invited to both join the commission  as well as participate in the ministries and outreach of these groups:

Loaves and Fishes Ministers: Cook and serve dinner to guests at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul. Occurs the third Wednesday of each month. Check the bulletin for announcements.

Habitat for Humanity Ministers: Construct and repair new homes for low-income families in our community. Commitment includes at least one day working on a build. Builds are usually scheduled weekdays during the summer months, and Saturdays during the winter months. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old with adult supervision.

Hope for the Journey Home Ministers: Provide hospitality to families experiencing homelessness and staying in this shelter located at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Oakdale. Volunteers provide meals, play games and engage with families during two hour or overnight shifts. Families welcome to participate!

Rummage Sale: Support the ongoing financial needs of Outreach Ministries by volunteering at the fall rummage sale.

Legislative Advocacy: Work with other faith-based organizations to advance the Catholic Social Teaching tradition and values in local, state, and federal legislation. This typically involves letter writing opportunities and one-two visits to the State Capitol during February and March.

The Haiti Committee: Provide oversight and guidance for St. Mary’s Haiti Mission, operated in partnership with Twin Cities-based Reiser Relief.