Circle of Concern
The Circle is a Women's Guild ministry of service to support parishioners who are suffering from ill health or the death of a loved one. Occasional meals may be provided. In addition, the Circle of Concern offers a noontime reception for up to 80 people following a funeral or memorial service (Monday through Friday, when available). Volunteers are needed to prepare the food and/or visit the sick.
Second Harvest (Brown Bag)
Every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m., loyal volunteers meet in the Parish Center to sort, pack and deliver bags of groceries to 55 "shut-in" seniors in San Mateo. With vacation schedules, it is especially helpful to have substitute helpers.
Grief Support Ministry
Members reach out to comfort those who have lost a loved one. On All Souls Day, Nov. 2, we celebrate a liturgy to commemorate our relatives and friends who have gone home to God.
The Support Network has a mission to assist those who are going through a challenging financial situation or have lost employment because of the economic crisis.
On the first Sunday of the month, parishioners of all ages gather in the Parish Center following 9:30 a.m. Mass to make sandwiches for hungry children and adults. The lunches are distributed to the needy through Samaritan House; we also need families to deliver the lunched to Samaritan House.
Saint Vincent de Paul
The Saint Bartholomew Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society provides emergency assistance for families and individuals. Each week members visit and assist people who are in need of food, clothing and furnishings.
Every Tuesday, parishioners take turns serving dinner at Safe Harbor, a homeless shelter operated by Samaritan House. We also assist with meals at the First Church of Christ in San Mateo. Occasionally substitutes are needed.