Christ the King

     Social Concerns Commission

Mission statement: To promote awareness in the Parish about Social Justice and to organize and support service work of the Parish.

Contacts:   Chris Tan

Meeting Schedule:  3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the rectory

Commission Members:   Chris Tan, Sharon Rohner, and Sue Gordon Co –Chairs,

Gloria Patterson, Liz Weiss, Gloria Mendoza

Direct Services: 

·         Emergency Assistance to needy families of the Parish

·         Food Pantry monthly collection of food and distribution to those in need

·         Casserole Program casseroles made by parishioners delivered to Shepherd’s Table each month

·         Shepherd’s Table Volunteers help with food preparation and serving on the 4th Thursday of each month

·         Knitting group meets weekly at Springhouse and knits caps for premature babies at Holy Cross Hospital

·         Prison ministry volunteers help as Prison Pen Pals (Chris Tan, Coordinator)

·         Giving Tree Parish-wide Christmas Project of gift collection, cash, and Grocery Certificates for needy families and nursing home residents

·         Periodic Collections of items for local charities such as school supplies, diapers, and toiletries

Indirect Services

                        Poor Box Collection  monthly donation to local and international charities such as Centro Tepeyac, Catholic Relief, Northwest Center, The Gabriel Project, Bethesda Cares, Shepherd’s Table, World Villages of Children, Smile Train

Member:  Interfaith Works, Legislative Network, NETWORK