Service Ministries

[su_box title=”Bereavement Ministry” style=”default” box_color=”#1410A7″ title_color=”#FFFFFF” radius=”3″ class=””]

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 [email protected] 571-242-2517. For Funeral Luncheon, contact Vivian Kelly [email protected] or the office at 919-552-8758.  You can also read more about the Order of Christian funerals on our Funeral Sacrament link.

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[su_box title=”Martha’s Ministry” style=”default” box_color=”#1410A7″ title_color=”#FFFFFF” radius=”3″ class=””]

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 [email protected], 919-552-8758, ext. 206.

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[su_box title=”Knots of Love Ministry” style=”default” box_color=”#1410A7″ title_color=”#FFFFFF” radius=”3″ class=””]

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 [email protected] or at 919-810-7371.  [email protected]

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[su_box title=”My Brother’s Keeper Ministry” style=”default” box_color=”#1410A7″ title_color=”#FFFFFF” radius=”3″ class=””]

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 [email protected] for more information or to donate.

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[su_box title=”The Gabriel Project Ministry” style=”default” box_color=”#1410A7″ title_color=”#FFFFFF” radius=”3″ class=””]

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. https://www.gabrielproject.us/ Contact: Catherine Bumarch at  [email protected] or contact the parish at 919.552.8758.

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[su_box title=”Habitat for Humanity” style=”default” box_color=”#1410A7″ title_color=”#FFFFFF” radius=”3″ class=””]

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, [email protected]

 

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[su_box title=”Social Outreach” style=”default” box_color=”#1410A7″ title_color=”#FFFFFF” radius=”3″ class=””]

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.

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[su_box title=”Thanksgiving Baskets” style=”default” box_color=”#1410A7″ title_color=”#FFFFFF” radius=”3″ class=””]

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

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

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[su_box title=”PARE/STOP” style=”default” box_color=”#1410A7″ title_color=”#FFFFFF” radius=”3″ class=””]

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

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[su_box title=”Meals on Wheels” style=”default” box_color=”#1410A7″ title_color=”#FFFFFF” radius=”3″ class=””]

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 https://www.wakemow.org/volunteer to learn more, or call the Fuquay Meals on Wheels onsite managers at 919.552.5825.[/su_box]

[su_box title=”Community Service Hours” style=”default” box_color=”#1410A7″ title_color=”#FFFFFF” radius=”3″ class=””]

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 [email protected] or call our parish office @ 919-552-8758

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