Community Outreach

Community Outreach

We strive to joyfully serve our local and global community through ongoing and seasonal community outreach. If you are looking for other Parish Ministries, please check out our Ministries page!

Our current activities include:

  • Food Collection
    Donated items are brought to the Needham Food Pantry. The Needham Food Pantry provides much needed assistance to those in our community who struggle to feed themselves and their families. Please leave any items you would like donated at the entrance to the church. If you would like to be involved in bringing the food to the Needham Food Pantry, please contact Kathy Whitney at 781-444-3434.
  • G.I.F.T. (Growing In Faith Together) Prayer Group
    Our GIFT prayer group meets on Wednesday mornings after the 9 am Mass for fellowship and prayer. If you are interested in being a part of the group, please come on over to the parish office after Mass on Wednesday and join us! Contact us at 781-444-3434 for more information.
  • Home Visits
    We provide the Holy Eucharist to those unable to attend Mass (at home, in the hospital or at nursing homes). If you are interested in receiving the Holy Eucharist, but are unable to attend Mass (or know someone who is), please contact us at 781-444-3434 to schedule a visit. If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister and ministering to the homebound, or those in nursing homes, please contact us as well.
  • Men’s Prayer Group
    The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 am in the O’Brien room at the parish office. Call the parish office for more information at 781-444-3434.
  • Parish Nurse Ministry
    Our generous parish nurses provide free blood pressure screenings and tracking. They are available at Community Sunday (first Sunday of the month) between the 8:00 am and 9:45 am Masses.
  • Pine Street Inn
    Pine Street Inn is a transitional shelter with a very active soup kitchen. We serve dinner on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5 pm. If you would like more information, please contact the parish office at 781-444-3434.
  • Prayer Line
    If you have a prayer request, please call the parish office at 781-444-3434 and we will add your request to the prayer line. If you would like to join our group, please call the rectory for more information!
  • Religious Education Service Projects
    Our students participate in an annual service project. The scope and recipients are student driven and vary by year, but some past projects have included crocheting scarves for the homeless, making blankets for the Animal Shelter, collecting food for the Needham food pantry, making bracelets for care packages for soldiers, collecting clothing for Cradles2Crayons, collecting money to build wells in Uganda, and collecting sports equipment to send to Uganda.
  • SewWhat
    The sewing group meets, on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in the McCullough room. They work on a variety of projects including bags that help recovery for breast cancer patients, teddy bears for pediatric emergency room visits, fleece hats for those in need of these during the winter, and quilts. These items are or have been distributed through many outlets according to need.
  • Special Projects
    Special projects include our annual Giving Tree, and Lenten almsgiving. See our bulletin during the Advent and Lenten seasons for more information about our efforts, and those we support! In past years we have collected warm items to be donated to Catholic Charities, funds for the Daughters of St. Paul, funds for St. Francis House, funds for CRS, funds to build wells in Uganda and supported the Needham Food Pantry.