The St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church “community continues to celebrate and foster the tradition of faith and service demonstrated by all the people who have gone before and who have made our Church family a strong witness to Christian fellowship and outreach.”
Within the Outreach Ministry there is a strong emphasis on the principles of Catholic social teaching. The principle of “Solidarity” is a primary focus for the Outreach Ministry which will continue to blossom throughout the St. Anthony of Padua parish community.
We are one human family and we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be. Currently, the Outreach Ministry consists of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a very vibrant Health Ministry that works in conjunction annually with the Morehouse School of Medicine 1st Year Medical Students from the outreach oriented “Community Health” course.
There are several Outreach Ministry “Special Projects” and activities: “Meals on Wheels” with Senior Citizens of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc., “Habitat for Humanity” Faith and Community Partnership Build, Annual Archdiocese of Atlanta “Good Friday Pilgrimage” participation, “Hunger Walk/Run 5k” with Atlanta Community Food Bank, “Atlanta BeltLine SW 5K” with “Team St. Anthony”, social justice based “JustFaith” and “JustMatters” adult formation and community immersion courses, and several current and future community activities/events.
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Chair, Outreach Ministry
UPCOMING OUTREACH MINISTRY SPECIAL PROJECTS
St. Anthony of Padua parishioner “Meals on Wheels” meal delivery drivers for weekday and weekend on-going routes within Southwest Atlanta as well as meal delivery drivers for special annual holidays (e.g. Thanksgiving). Starting Location: Senior Citizens of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc., 1705 Commerce Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. CONTACT: Karen Burke (11:30 Mass), firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 404.654.0217
St. Anthony of Padua “Habitat for Humanity” Faith and Community Partnership Build. Annually in the fall – Parishioner Assistance Needed: Site Build Helpers and Fundraiser Committee Members. 2013 – Fundraiser Kick-off in August 2013 and Site Build every Saturday starting October 5th-November 16th, 2013. CONTACT: Candis Hunter (11:30 Mass), email@example.com, phone 770.262.1550
St. Anthony of Padua “Prison and Jail Ministry”. “St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Prison and Jail Ministry Mission Statement”: To share the love of Christ with the troubled youth in our society and to reach out in solidarity with the incarcerated youth in the metro Atlanta area as we respond to the call of Christ in Matthew 25:31-45: “When did we see you ill or in prison, whatever you did for one of these least brothers or mine, you did for me.” CONTACT: Ibironke Adeleye (11:30 Mass), firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 404.606.0464 OR Lorenzo Bowman (11:30 Mass), email@example.com, phone 404.583.2340
“Team St. Anthony” Year-Round Events. “Team St. Anthony” participates in a variety of events throughout the year within our parish community in order to demonstrate our “St. Anthony Spirit”, support local community non-profits, and exercise to enhance our overall “Mind, Body, & Spirit”. These events consist of: the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Society of St. Vincent de Paul “Hunger Walk/Run 5k” (Winter), Atlanta BeltLine Running Series “Atlanta BeltLine SW 5k Run/Walk” (Summer), and Adams Park Cultural Arts Festival “Adams Park 5k Run/Walk” (Fall). CONTACT: Sybil Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.664.2806