Bereavement Ministry: Serves individuals and families after the death of a loved one. Funeral planning, columbarium purchase and bereavement support are offered. Info: Nancy Hagan, 919-552-2922, email@example.com.
Habitat for Humanity: Allies with other local congregations to construct affordable, safe housing for families in SW Wake County. Scheduled Saturday work days in Fuquay Varina each month. Info: Ron Dahulich, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanksgiving Baskets: St. Bernadette provides a Thanksgiving basket to approximately 120 parish families and food pantry clients each year. Planning begins in September. Info: Nancy Hagan, 919-552-2922. email@example.com
Social Outreach: Supports parish families through coordination with Catholic Charities, local non-profits and social service agencies. Limited financial assistance, crisis intervention, faith-based domestic violence education and short-term counseling.
Rice Bowl: Annual Lenten program that works through Catholic Relief Services to raise awareness of food insufficiency worldwide.
Food pantry: Open three mornings/week 9:30-12:00, Monday, Tuesday Wednesday in the parish kitchen. Provides food staples to those experiencing food insufficiency. Donations are collected during the Sunday offertory and throughout the week. Closed when parish offices are closed. Martha’s Ministry volunteers clean the kitchen and social hall. Info: Nancy Hagan, 919-552-2922. firstname.lastname@example.org; Miriam Kalenowski, 919-552-8758, ext. 209.
PARE/STOP: Grant funded domestic violence education and advocacy program. Spanish and English materials, workshops and advocacy available. Nancy Hagan, 919-552-2922, email@example.com.
Knots of Love: Join others on Thursday mornings in Classroom 3, JPII Building from 10:00-12:00 for fellowship, and to knit or crochet prayer shawls that are given to Transitions Hospice of Wake County, our homebound ministry, and others in need. NO experience needed. Groups members are happy to instruct. Donations of yarn are always welcome and may be brought to the parish office during regular business hours, or to the Knots of Love meetings on Thursday mornings. Sharon Baughan, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
My Brother’s Keeper: Join us to make blankets for the homeless, children with cancer, farm worker parishioners, and others in need. Sewing experience helpful, but not required. There is plenty to do! We meet each Wednesday morning in the Social Hall from 9:30-12:00. Donations of embroidery thread, batting and fabric happily accepted. Please contact Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to donate.
Meals on Wheels: Meals on Wheels of Wake County provides a nutritious noontime meal Monday through Friday to county residents who are sixty years old and older and are homebound and vulnerable. Volunteers are need to drive one of three routes in the Holly Springs, Willow Spring and Fuquay Varina areaon either a regular or as-needed basis. Please see http://www.wakemow.org/volunteer to learn more, or call the Fuquay Meals on Wheels onsite managers at 919.552.5825.
The Gabriel Project® offers hope and assistance to any woman experiencing a crisis pregnancy. We respect all life and see the birth of each child as a fresh expression of the unfailing love of God. Our concern is not only for the unborn child, but also for each and every mother in need. http://www.gabrielproject.us/ Contact: Catherine Bumarch at email@example.com or contact the parish @ 919.552.8758.
Community Service hours: The Office of Social Outreach supports the efforts of parishioners who require community service hours for school, honor society, faith formation or minor legal infractions. Please contact Nancy Hagan, 919-552-2922, firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.