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St Rose Outreach Committee
This rewarding ministry coordinates various projects including Shelter Meals, Holiday food baskets, Gifts from the Heart, The Gifting Tree, the Fair Trade Sale and Food Drives. Volunteer help: Individuals, families and small faith groups are welcome to help with planning or to sign up with specific activities.
Many Thanks to All
Thank you for your joyous generosity of time, talent and treasure during the past six months. As always, there has been wonderful support for our many ministries including: the Community Based Homeless Shelter Meal Week, our four food collections to support St Martin's food pantry, the Fair Trade Sale, Gifts from the Heart and the Giving Tree. It is a pleasure and inspiration to work and serve with such loving fellow parishioners. Blessings, Teresa
|St. Rose Outreach Ministry
"Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours, yours are the eyes through which Christ's compassion is to look out to the earth, yours are the feet by which He is to go about doing good and yours are the hands by which He is to bless us now." --St Teresa of Avila
Upcoming ministries and opportunities to serve:
CBS Women's Shelter in Rockville
– If you are interested in helping with the CBS Women's shelter in Rockville, the week of March 3-9
please click on the logo below and then click on the tab "Find a Sign Up", then type in my email address: email@example.com
You may also call Andrea Virga at 301-515-6807 for any questions. Thank you in advance for all of your help!
Food collections - We will be part of the Share the Hope archdiocesan wide collection on March 2-3 followed by our Pentecost collection, on May 18-19. All donations will be given to St Martin's food pantry in Gaithersburg. Suggested food items include: dried rice, dried beans, pasta/ pasta sauce, canned beef stew, canned tuna, cereal, canned fruit & vegetables, peanut butter & jelly, boxed macaroni and cheese, Infant formula – 1 lb packages, diapers. As always, thank you for your generosity!
Community Based Homeless Shelter Meals - Week of March 3-9. St Rose provides weekly meals twice a year for the women's community based shelter in Rockville. Everything is needed: main courses, vegetables, salads, desserts, drinks, paper goods, breakfast foods and bag lunches. If you have never been able to go to the shelter to serve the meal, I encourage you to try to do so some time this year. It is a true blessing to meet the women and be a part of their lives, even if only for a few hours. Our second collection will be the week of September 22-28.
CRS Rice Bowl
- What do you do with your pocket change? This is an excellent Lenten ministry that benefits the poor throughout the world. It is a wonderful activity to teach children that they too can help, one penny at a time. Rice bowls will be handed out on Ash Wednesday. For more information and resources go online: http://orb.crs.org
SUDS collection - Drop socks, underwear, deodorant and soap off in the Church Foyer the weekend of March 16-17. All items will go to those in need at local homeless shelters.
The Senior Connection
- New to Montgomery County and in need of volunteers. The mission of The Senior Connection of Montgomery County, Inc. is to provide mobility by linking older adults to services and resources so they can live as independently as possible while remaining integral members of our community.
help adults, ages 60 and older, maintain their independence and stay in their own homes for as long as it is safe to do so. Primary services include:
Places to donate clothing, household items, etc.
Interfaith Clothing Center
751 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 301-424-3796
Mon. & Th 9-7pm Tu, W, Fr, Sat. 9-5pm
Accepts: clothing, hosehold items, toys, books, no furniture
* call if unsure --- they will take almost anything
Drop off electronics, household items, or furniture at a donation centeror bin near you, or arrange for a home pickup. www.goodwill.org
Organization will pick up household goods or clothing at your home. It also
Check the Web site for a list of Restore locations that accept building