Social and Outreach Ministries
The ministries in this category act as an outreach to the infirm, the bereaved and the most innocent of all, the unborn.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is an organization wherein charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism stand on the foundation that supports millions of Catholic men and their families. All Catholic men in good standing with the Church are eligible. Catholic boys under age 18 may apply to join the Squires-- a youth organization. Some of the many functions the Knights support are the Men’s Prayer Breakfast and the annual Parish Christmas Dinner. The Knights meet on the first and third Tuesdays at 7:30 in the Parish Center. Contact: .Rommell Meneses 563-4850
The Ladies Auxiliary organizes a variety of activities which provide fun and fellowship in the parish. Some of the annual events include a Mother/Daughter Tea. Funds raised from these events support charities and purchase needed supplies for the kitchen. Any woman 18 or older can join. Ladies Auxiliary meets on the second Sunday of the month.
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolate of Catholic men and women under the banner of Mary who practice spiritual works of mercy. The Legion of Mary reaches out to all peoples young and old in need. We meet together once a week. Come and see if our Blessed Mother is calling you into her army. Wednesday evenings at 7:00 in the Charity room. Kathleen Foster / (904)859-3094 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council of Catholic Women
St. Luke’s Council of Catholic Women unites Catholic women in purpose, direction, and action in religious, educational, social and economic fields. We serve as a medium through which the Catholic women of St. Luke’s may speak and act on matters of common interest. We are committed in our efforts to carry out our mission of our parish, deanery, diocesan and national councils by supporting various charities. Our membership is open to all Catholic women who subscribe to the objectives of the CCW. We meet on the last Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:30 in the Hope Room. Patty Ferfecki / 626- 9070
American Heritage Girls
Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. “American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.”
Meetings on every Monday at 6:00pm in the Hall. Contact: Christy Arnold/ email@example.com
In partnership with The Kitchen of Clay County, Kitchen Ministry members volunteer one Saturday a month to serve hot meals, primarily to the needy of the community, at the Council on Aging Facility in Middleburg. We provide soup and sandwich meals along with various food donations from Waste Not Want Not. Members may participate by working in one of several kitchen duties, serving guests or by donating soup. Joyce Moak 504-8321
The mission of St. Luke’s Catholic Charities Satellite Office is to provide aid to families and individuals in financial crisis with immediate short-term assistance; to serve as good stewards of the resources given by and through the Catholic community to help those in need; and to provide counseling and pray for those in need who depend on the St Luke’s Catholic Church for assistance. Assistance is provided to both parishioners and non-parishioners. We provided limited assistance for electricity, water, rent or mortgage. A financial emergency such as income decrease or unexpected expenses has occurred in the last few months. Supporting documentation has to be submitted. Appointments are available on Tuesday and Thursdays and can be set up by calling 282-0439 ext. 114 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Outreach is committed to providing a wide range of assistance to those in need in our parish community and our neighborhood. Parish Outreach attends to the needs of the homeless, the bereaved, the handicapped, the sick and the dying. Parish Outreach also welcomes new members to the parish, hosts parish activities and receptions, and provides coffee and donuts after Sunday masses. Parish Outreach is open to all adult parishioners. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM.
Parish Outreach is comprised of various committees:
Parish Outreach President Rhonda Biroschik / 291-2123/ email@example.com
Bereavement provides comfort and support to the bereaved under the direction of Father Andy. A reception (hosted by Outreach members) or a deli tray is offered to the family. Donna Browne /858-336-5091 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Assistance makes lunches every Sunday morning for Labor Ready workers, organizes Food Distribution Days every other month, and makes and serves dinners at Sulzbacher Shelter and Mercy Network Outreach Program several times a year.
Contact: Rhonda Biroschik / 291-2123/ email@example.com
Operation Blessing provides food baskets and gifts for the holidays. Contact: Marcia Vigue 994-3240
Senior Services identifies the needs of the Senior population of the parish and provides assistance on an individual or group basis and plans events including weekly Cracker Barrel Days and monthly Game Days.
Game Days Contact: Nancy Marini/ 291-2692
Special Needs tends to the needs of our parishioners including sitting with someone who is ill, providing rides to doctors’ appointments or church, and collecting and delivering clothing and needed supplies to Clay Hill Elementary School.