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.



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 the Parish Office at [email protected] OR 419.422.2646



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:
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Contact Deacon Keith Talbert at [email protected] for more information


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]


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:


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.


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


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, seniors, college students, and adult chaperones. The mission trip is held annually in June.

For more information, please contact Rachel Henley at [email protected]


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

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

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

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

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