Dear Friend:

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  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

Our Daily Bread

Contact: Kathy Batdorf at batdorfs@comcast.net 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:ODB
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

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Homeless Shelter

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

Welcome One

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The Sharing Table

Contact: Parish Office 410-676-5119Sharing table

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.

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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.

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Annual Blood DriveRed Cross

Contact: Parish Office -410-676-5119

Coordinator:  Kate Sullivan

Scheduled for :  September 12, 2020

Blood donors and volunteers are needed twice a year to assist the American Red Cross collect blood.

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Our Sister Parish in Haiti ~ Legliz Marie Reign (Mary Our Queen)

Contact: Daniel (Danny) Cajigas – daniel.cajigas@archbalt.org  or Gail Grady – gradygirl48@aol.com

Mission Statement: The community of St. Francis de Sales will reach out to our brothers and sisters of Legliz Marie Reign, L’Estè, Haiti with spiritual, financial and physical support. Through the power of prayer our communities will become one as Jesus intended.

Goal: The primary goal of a sister parish partnership is to build a spiritual connection between the two communities. From this strong foundation of mutual prayer will flow the financial means to assist our Haitian brothers and sisters, which is the second goal. The third goal is to be physically present to the community in Haiti by making trips to L’Estè.

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