Bereavement Ministry

Serves individuals and families after the death of a loved one. Funeral planning, columbarium purchase and bereavement support are offered.   Our point of contact for funerals is Matt Molesworth, Director of Music and Funerals, who can be contacted at mmolesworth@stbnc.net 571-242-2517. For Funeral Luncheon, contact Vivian Kelly vivk7p@gmail.com or the office at 919-552-8758.  You can also read more about the Order of Christian funerals on our Funeral Sacrament link.

Martha's Ministry

The Martha’s Ministry Food Pantry is open three mornings/week 9:30-12:00, Monday, Tuesday Wednesday in the parish kitchen and 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. Contact Gloria Azcona at outreach@stbnc.net, 919-552-8758, ext. 206.

Knots of Love Ministry

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. Contact Grace McNally at mrsnally75@gmail.com or at 919-810-7371.  knotsoflovefv@gmail.com

My Brother's Keeper Ministry

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 mkauffman7@gmail.com for more information or to donate.

The Gabriel Project Ministry

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  bumarch@hotmail.com or contact the parish at 919.552.8758.

Habitat for Humanity

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, rdahulich@gmail.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.

Thanksgiving Baskets

St. Bernadette provides a Thanksgiving basket to approximately 120 parish families and food pantry clients each year. Planning begins in September.Contact Gloria Azconaat outreach@stbnc.net, 919-552-8758, ext. 206

CRS Rice Bowl

Annual Lenten program that works through Catholic Relief Services to raise awareness of food insufficiency worldwide.

PARE/STOP

Grant funded domestic violence education and advocacy program. Spanish and English materials, workshops and advocacy available. Contact office @ 919-552-8758

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.

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 contactat outreach@stbnc.net or call our parish office @ 919-552-8758