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Outreach Ministry

"And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’"

Matthew 25:40

As Baptized followers of Christ, we are all called to witness to God's love through the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. While each of us must be ready each day to serve our 'neighbor' in our own individual circumstances, we offer the following opportunities for our parishioners to serve communally.

 

BACKYARD MISSION TRIP

Instead of traveling long distances on a Mission Trip, in the spring churches in the Findlay area gather volunteers to do yard work, painting, and modest house repairs to homes in the community. This project is called the Backyard Mission Trip, and seeks to help out those local residents who are unable—for whatever reason—to do the work themselves.

If you or someone you know would like to be part of this venture, either as a volunteer or if you know a family in need of repairs, please contact Cathy Mutchler at [email protected] or call the Parish Office at 419.422.2646

 


ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL OUTREACH MINISTRY

Each and every day, people in our community are in need of assistance with their daily necessities. The St. Michael Outreach Ministry provides guidance and assistance, both physical and spiritual, to individuals and families within our parish and the community to help them get back on their feet.  Community events are planned four times throughout the year such as cookouts at local nursing homes and grab-and-go lunches. We also help to put shoes on the feet of children who cannot afford school shoes by supporting Project Happy Feet – a Christian Clearing House program.

Outreach Ministry Office Hours:
Tuesdays
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Contact Deacon Keith Talbert at [email protected] for more information


SHARE THE HARVEST FOOD DRIVE

This is a major outreach program for St. Michael the Archangel Parish that is conducted annually.  The goal is to help those who are less fortunate have a Thanksgiving Meal. Anyone in Hancock County is eligible to sign up to receive a food box.  Parishioners of St. Michael get involved by donating non-perishable food, making monetary contributions, preparing the boxes, and helping with delivery. Monetary donations are used to purchase gift certificates, and to purchase food from the West Ohio Food Bank. All families receive a gift certificate for the purchase of perishable food items.

Please contact coordinators Peter and Patti Berton at [email protected]


LEGION OF ST. JOSEPH:

As an outreach ministry, our vision is to respond to the basic needs of humanity through the Corporal Works of Mercy.  Our goal is to quickly connect parishioners in need, with our legion of volunteers who are willing to help.   The mission of this apostolate is to provide “hope through service” by imitating St. Joseph.  Our first initiative, St. Joseph’s Kitchen, is to provide meals for families who have had a life change or challenge, so they can focus on their family’s needs without having to worry about preparing meals.   Future initiatives will include service opportunities for yard work, minor home repairs, providing transportation, etc.   

How are you called to serve? 

Register as a volunteer to receive emails when there are opportunities to serve fellow parishioners in need, and discern if/how you can help on any given request, via the Sign-up Genius event.  Click on the link below to send us your information to be added to the volunteer database and be notified when there are needs that you might consider helping with:

https://forms.gle/qAdyDsY9hk2uEWSa8

Complete our Need Request Form for yourself, or someone you know, who is facing a life change or life challenge. Our core team will review the request and determine if and how we can help, depending on the skillset and availability of our volunteers.

https://forms.gle/UfUQ7pqUzq8pzHdo8

                        
                       For questions or more information, please email [email protected]

BELIZE OUTREACH AND MISSION TRIP (Currently Inactive.)

The Belize Outreach Program supports the educational and spiritual needs of the Catholic community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Benque, Belize. The mission is to provide an educational opportunity by teaching in a Vacation Bible School format in the elementary schools of the Parish.  This ministry is comprised of high school juniors and seniors and adult chaperones and the mission trip is held annually in June.  Team member application process begins in the fall of each academic year.

For more information, please contact Shelly Bishop at [email protected]


SOCIAL SERVICES IN OUR COMMUNITY

St. Michael the Archangel Parish supports local, diocesan, national, and international charitable organizations with 5% of the Sunday Collection.

Local Agencies supported through this tithe program:

Christian Clearing House

A non-profit organization that exsists as an association of churches, providing non-sustaining, emergency assistance to residents and/or transients of Hancock County.

1800 North Blanchard St #107
Findlay, OH 45840
419.422.2222

City Mission of Findlay

A non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, and clothing for those in need in Hancock County and the surrounding areas.

510 West Main Cross St
Findlay, OH 45840
419.423.9151

Chopin Hall

A non-profit agency established in 1984 by 12 area churches to create one location that would assist people in need.  Chopin Hall gives out food, clothing, and other basic necessities, free of charge, to those in need in Hancock County.

1800 North Blanchard St. #125
Findlay, OH 45840
419.422.6401

Hope House

A non-profit agency with a mission to eliminate homelessness and alleviate poverty in Hancock County through individual and community education, affordable housing and advocacy.

1800 North Blanchard St. #106
Findlay, OH 45840
419.427.2848

Open Arms

Agency providing domestic violence and rape crisis services including a 24 hour crisis hotline, confidential crisis shelter for victims of domestic violence and rape, support groups and prevention education.

401 West Sandusky St
Findlay, OH 45840
419.422.4766