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Care and Outreach Ministries

“From this time forward, Christ has no body on earth but yours; no hands but yours; no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which His compassion will look upon the world; yours are the feet with which he will go about doing good; yours are the hands with which He will bless others.” – St. Teresa of Avila



At St. Norbert College Parish, we are dedicated to helping others in the Norbertine spirit of communio. We are pleased to offer you the chance to take part in a number of ongoing service opportunities that benefit both our local community and our global society. These parish care and outreach ministries involve simple gestures to show love, support, kindness and compassion with others. 

Parish Care and Outreach
  • Cards of Support: Send notes of care and compassion to those who may be struggling with a variety of challenges.
  • Home, Hospital or Residential Care Visitations: Provide kind and caring conversation, and a gentle presence to those in need.
  • Knitting for Peace: Knit or crochet prayer shawls for parishioners or local families in need.
  • Meals: Provide home-cooked meals for parishioners in need.
  • Prayer Chain: Pray for special intentions as well as the health and well-being of parishioners and their families.
  • Transportation Assistance: Provide rides to and from church functions and Mass for those in need.
Community Care and Outreach
  • Advent Candle Project: Fulfill Christmas wishlists for local families in need.
  • Ecumenical Partnership for Housing: Support this volunteer-based organization in their mission to provide transitional housing for homeless families.
  • House of Hope: Support the local shelter for homeless, pregnant, and parenting adults.
  • Men’s Closet: Provide free work-related apparel to men in need who are recently employed, seeking employment or seeking employment advancement.
  • New Community Meal Program: Provide meals to any child or adult in need of food through the New Community Shelter.
  • Pro-Life Ministry: Offer prayer, educational and volunteer assistance to support the pro-life efforts of the Knights of Columbus.
  • St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter: Serve the residents of the seasonal, emergency, last resort shelter for adult men and women.
  • St. Patrick’s Food Pantry: Support the food pantry through food donations or by volunteering on-site.
  • StreetLights Outreach: Support summer block parties that provide free food, music, children’s activities, and a warm and welcoming presence to area homeless and at-risk populations.
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