Social Justice Ministries
MONTHLY FOOD BANK
Deliver food items donated from first Sunday weekend
to Billings Food Bank.
Barb Lawson 406-656-1385
Bob Marler 406-839-5239
April Miller 612-751-0550
Volunteers help to pack baskets for families in need for Easter and Christmas. This landmark ministry of the parish supports families who are recommended via the elementary schools in Billings and serves hundreds of people during the most challenging times of the year. A variety of volunteer opportunies are available.
SHARING FOOD AT ST VINCENT DEPAUL
Soup for the Homeless
Prepare soup in your home which will be served at SVDP during weekday lunches
Drivers needed to deliver soup to SVDP Monday afternoons Information Here.
Provide ingredients and/or prepare 60 breakfast sandwiches. Sandwiches served Wednesday mornings.
CLICK HERE for information on involvement or call 406-656-5800
Tommie Kane 406-925-9488
Family Promise provides homeless families with “shelter, food and comprehensive support services.” Family Promise partners with local churches to serve between 15 and 30 families each year. Guest families spend the day & night at the Network’s Day Center. Partner congregations host families from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and provide meals, child care assistance and supportive social interactions.
Family Promise also assists clients with health care needs; provides interview and work clothing; offers parenting, money management and emotional resiliency classes; and helps families with rental and utilities deposits, furniture, and the moving process. Family Promise continues to support families after they leave the Network.
Volunteer Opportunities: St Thomas is a partner congregation. Please call Tommie Kane 406-952-9488 to sign up! Please visit Family Promise of Yellowstone County for more information.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Diane Zimdars 307-299-4476
Please consider praying outside the abortion clinic. This is NOT a protest but a peaceful, prayerful public witness to the sanctity of all human life. These campaigns began in 2007. The campaign in 2018 is September 27- November 4. St Thomas is pre-committed to vigil Thursdays 6 am to 6 pm. Please call to sign up or if you are unable to pray outside the clinic consider fasting and prayer at home during these days.
For assistance with unplanned pregnancies please contact LaVie, a professional medical office with staff providing information and education to assist women in making a confident decision concerning their pregnancy. http://laviebillings.com/
Volunteers provide a potluck dish to support the deceased families reception in the church multi-purpose room. Volunteers are also asked that, if they are available, they may stay and help with set-up, meal prep, serving and clean-up. Call the Church Office for more information 406-656-5800.
Meets the 2nd Tuesday at 3 pm in the church basement. Call the Church Office for more information 406-656-5800.
Cathy Downey, Karen and Vern Petermann. Call the Church Office 656-5800 to inquire.
Meets for 6 weeks in the fall and in the spring extending support to those who have experienced the death of a loved one.
MARY AND MARTHA MINISTRY
Pat Kelly 656-9138
Provides meals to parishioners who are temporally disabled or homebound. Call the Church Office for more information 406-656-5800.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Norma Egge 669-0449
Knit and crochet prayer shawls for the sick, catechumens and candidates in RCIA, and for infant baptisms.
Knit and crochet hats for children of families receiving food baskets.