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OUTREACH

Joy and Hope

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Food Pantry

Homeless Lunch Program

Tuna Sunday

Blood Drive

Cultural Outreach Project

Get On The Bus

Cultural Outreach Project

"The joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted, are the joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the followers of Christ as well."

Gaudium et Spes, Second Vatican Council, 1965


To increase awareness of the needs of the “least among us,” the parish began a new initiative, the annual Cultural Outreach Program, in 2008. St. Joseph the Worker is home to people from all over the world. Each year the parish identifies a need in a country where many in the parish have roots and commits to a fundraising project in collaboration with a local charity. In addition to the outreach purpose, the project enables the community to learn more about the countries many of our parishioners come from.

Past Projects and Charitable Partners

philippines

2008
Home construction for poor communities in the Philippines; Gawad Kalinga

vietnam

2009
Educational opportunity for poor children in the underserved highland regions of Vietnam; Educational Encouragement for Poor Students (EEPS)

mexico

2010
A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Mexicali, Mexico; Casa de la Esperanza (House of Hope)

uganda

2011
Educational opportunity for the children of war-torn Uganda; Invisible Children

sri_lanka

2012
Clarendon Children’s Home for poor, displaced, and orphaned children of Mount Lavinia, a suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Clarendon Foundation

peru2013
Colegio San José Fe y Alegría No. 40, operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Tacna, Peru

egypt

2014
Coptic Orphans, an organization dedicated to providing food, shelter, and educational opportunity for fatherless children in Egypt, many of whom are displaced Coptic Christians

india2015
Dilasa Bhavan, a care, rehabilitation, and education center for HIV-infected orphans and widows and for homeless psychiatric patients located in midwest India and sponsored by the Missionary Society of St. Thomas the Apostle

refugees2016
Hope for Iraqi Christians, a charitable organization to aid Iraqi Christian refugees in the Middle East

haiti2017
Kay Lasante, “House of Health,” a health care services clinic operated by Haitians for Haitians, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (2017).