Diocesan Women's Commission
Smiles - Our Parish Outreach
Our once a month second collection provides emergency assistance to those in need; housing, medicine, food, utilities, etc.
Justice & Peace
Stephanie Checchia and Linda Vigneault
We sponsor an ongoing parish casserole program for St. Mary's Food Pantry, NEST (we feed and house the homeless a week), food drives, diaper drive, Christmas Angel Tree, Lenten projects, refugee settlement, school supplies drive, and other community projects.
Kathryn Forrester-Thro, Obl. S.B.
Parishioners “adopt” and fill an empty shoebox with attached lists, donate baked goods, or baby items and return them to the church. These much-needed items are given locally to Samaritan House, Barrett Home, Catholic Charities, and sister parishes in the United States.
NEST - Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team Gloria Emanuel
Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (NEST) is the sponsor for our homeless program. Our week is in December, during which time we provide supper, shelter, and breakfast. Our Health Team provides a volunteer each night to assist. We have a movie night and Christmas carol sing-a-long for our guests. We need your help with dinner preparation, bus duty, hospitality, overnight duty, and breakfast preparation.
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE, 757-423-8305, IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT ANY OF THESE PEOPLE.