Thank you for visiting the St. Francis de Sales Social Action/Outreach section of our website. Please take a few moments to browse through the different ministries serving the poor. As you can imagine, your help is needed! If you desire to serve the poor, there is a ministry here at St. Francis where you can fulfill that desire. Jesus tells us that whenever we serve the least of our brothers and sisters we are indeed serving him. It is my sincere hope that you will consider joining one of the many teams working together to help those who need us so desperately. I realize that time is always a consideration, and I assure you that you are never expected to do more than you can.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 410-676-5119 extension 136 or you can email me at JSullivan@archbalt.org. I’d be very happy to speak with you to address any concerns you may have.
May God bless you, and may his peace be with you always,
Deacon Jim Sullivan
Director Social Action Ministries
- Our Daily Bread
- Homeless Shelter
- The Sharing Table
- Let’s Do Lunch
- Annual Blood Drive
- Haiti Sister Parish – Mary Our Queen
Our Daily Bread
Contact: Kathy Batdorf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-638-0883
Located in downtown Baltimore, Our Daily Bread is a place where the hungry can dine. Volunteers are need to make casseroles or you can also donate Stouffer’s Dinner Casseroles (Lasagna) if you wish.
Schedule: Pans are distributed on the weekend of the First Sunday of the month. Frozen casseroles are collected on the weekend of the Second Sunday of the month.
Spaghetti & Ground Beef Casserole Recipe:
1 1/2 to 2 pounds Ground Beef
1 can Tomato Soup
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup Green Pepper, chopped
1/2 cup Onion, chopped
1 cup grated Cheddar Cheese
1 pound box of Spaghetti
Saute onion, green pepper and meat. Cook spaghetti until just done. Mix sauteed vegetables, meat, and spaghetti with remaining ingredients in a large bowl before spooning into the casserole pan. (Do not cook casserole.) Cover with heavy-duty aluminum foil and/or double wrap and freeze. Please bring frozen casserole to church (at any Mass) on the second Sunday of each month.
Please label your casserole:
St. Francis de Sales
Spaghetti & Ground Beef
View other Our Daily Bread Casserole Recipes
Contact: Gerry and Rose Pollis 410-569-8596
The Welcome One Emergency Shelter is the only full-service emergency homeless shelter in Harford County. The shelter is located in the Riverside Business Park in Belcamp. Welcome One is a night-shelter with 31 beds: 25 for men, 6 for women.located in Riverside, Maryland providing homeless individuals a safe place to sleep, nutritious meals and programs to start them on the path to self sufficiency. One day each month,St. Francis de Sales supplies food and fellowship.
This ministry is in need of volunteers to provide and prepare the breakfasts and bag lunches for the clients. Also, volunteers are needed to visit with the clients in the evenings. This does not take long and the rewards are great.
If you would like to volunteer to help prepare a dinner on the 20th of each month, please contact Diane.Lewis@archbalt.org or 410-676-5119 ext. 115
The Sharing Table
Contact: Parish Office 410-676-5119
Coordinator: Ken Malecki
Schedule: One Saturday every 10-12 weeks as assigned, 10:30am – 1:30pm
The Sharing Table serves a hot lunch and distributes grocery bags every Saturday. They are the only soup kitchen in Harford County that serves on Saturday and consists of a rotation of church
and other community groups that serve throughout the year. St. Francis de Sales works to provide a hot lunch on Saturdays at Prince of Peace Church in Edgewood. Volunteers cook a chicken and rice casserole in their homes (using a standard recipe) and bring it to the Prince of Peace Church in Edgewood on our appointed Saturday.
We are always in need of volunteers, and even if you can’t serve, if you could provide a casserole it would be a great help. For more information visit the Sharing Table.
Let’s Do Lunch
Contact: Marian Biondo @ 410-679-3514
Schedule: Lunches are made on 4th Sunday of the month – meet in Kilduff Hall Kitchen
St. Francis de Sales volunteers prepare and deliver bag lunches for 50-60 homeless people, on a rotating schedule with other churches in Harford County. Our Parishioners donate individual containers of bottled water, juice boxes, individually packaged snacks, crackers, jello and similar items. Donations can be dropped off at the parish office or in the donation box in the Narthex of the church. Contact Marian Biondo if you can help.
Annual Blood Drive
Contact: Parish Office -410-676-5119
Coordinator: Kate Sullivan
Scheduled for : January 16, 2016
Blood donors and volunteers are needed twice a year to assist the American Red Cross collect blood.
Haiti Sister Parish – Mary Our Queen
Contact: Deacon Jim Sullivan
The purpose of our partnership is to support their many needs – spiritual, cultural and financial.