St. Paul the Apostle is blessed with an active Human Concerns Commission, comprised of men and women who recognize that every Christian is called to serve and work towards justice. Through the efforts of our Human Concerns Team, the needs of people in the parish and wider community are identified, and resources are used to meet those needs. As the needs change, so do the programs and organizations whom we support.
Our Human Concerns Commission directs our annual Advent and Lenten projects, where a charity or organization is chosen as a recipient of our parish generosity. In the past, we have supported HALO (the area homeless shelter), Ridgewood Nursing Home, the Foster Care Program, the Heifer Project and Healthcare Network.
In addition to our annual projects, the umbrella of Human Concerns includes the St. Rose Meal Program, Hospital Visitors, Happy Crafters, Sunshine Club, Ridewood Care Center volunteers, Matthew 25 Food Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry and Respect Life Projects.
Volunteers should have a desire to roll up their sleeves and serve others as Christ asks us to. The time commitment varies with each project or event.