Catholic teaching proclaims that a basic moral test of society is how it treats its most vulnerable members. The poor have the most urgent moral claim on the conscience of any community. We are called to look at public policy decisions in terms of how they affect the poor and marginalized; those without a voice.
Food Pantry Support.
One weekend each month non-perishable food, paper products and personal care items are collected in the Community Room. These items are then distributed by parish volunteers to University Presbyterian Pantry, Little Portion Friary, South Buffalo Community Table and AIDS Alliance Pantry on a rotating basis.
Soup Kitchens and Food Pantry Support.
Monthly sign-up sheets are available in the Community Room for the second Saturday of each month. Volunteers are drawn from the parish community to help in the following dining rooms:
Assumption Church Dining Room is located in the church hall on Amherst Street near Grant Street. Volunteers are needed in various time slots from 8:15 am until 1:30 pm to prepare the meal, serve, or clean up.
Friends of the Night People Dining Room is located at 394 Hudson Street at Wadsworth at the end of Allen Street. Volunteers are needed in various time slots from 3:00 pm until 7:30 pm to prepare the food, serve, and clean up. In addition parishioners can volunteer to provide the specific food items which are needed for the meal.
St. Vincent de Paul Society.
This Catholic lay organization’s members seek to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person assistance to those in need. There are no regular meetings and members work as situations arise. Activities include: home visitations, pick-up and delivery of furniture, investigation of need and phone calls to meet the needs of clients.
Human Trafficking Awareness Committee.
This committee works to educate and raise awareness of human trafficking/human slavery for sexual exploitation and labor manipulation which exists both locally and globally. They interact with various agencies to initiate and advocate for change.
For information about serving in one of these ministries or to sign up, please fill out the Ministry Contact form under Get Involved and someone will be in touch with you.