Social Concerns Committee


 


The goal of the Social Concerns Committee is to help people in our local area and throughout the world. This is accomplished through several projects:

Immaculate Conception Shelter Meals

Meals are provided three times a month to approximately 150 homeless people.

Stewardship Opportunities: (1) cooking a meal, (2) buying milk and bread, (3) serving the meal

Home Care Day

Home Care Day is held on a Saturday in September. Volunteers go to the home of a needy family and assist them by doing renovations and general maintenance.

Stewardship Opportunities: (1) carpentry, (2) painting, (3) yard work, (4) general cleanup

Food Pantry

Food items are collected one weekend a month. This food is distributed to needy people through the Town of Rocky Hill Social Services Department and also to various shelters in Hartford.

Stewardship Opportunities: Sorting food items.

Social Justice

These volunteers educate the parishioners about social and environmental issues. Then they encourage the people to contact their elected officials to ask them to support bills that protect the people and the environment.

Stewardship Opportunities: (1) researching social and environmental issues, (2) educating the parishioners about these issues, (3) encouraging the parishioners to take action on these issues

Sew Good Works

Doing God's work one stitch at a time. Parish volunteers come together once a month to knit, sew, or crochet to make items of warmth (hats, scarves, mittens, quilts, blankets, etc.) to send to those in need.

Caring and Sharing Collection

Miscellaneous items are collected and distributed to the town Social Services Department, inner-city parishes, various shelters in Hartford, and outside the state - this year to Afghanistan, Kentucky, and a North Dakota native American tribe.

Stewardship Opportunities: (1) sorting items that are received, (2) delivering the items

Clothes Collection and Distribution

Clothes are collected and distributed to the town Social Services Department, inner-city parishes and various shelters in Hartford.

Stewardship Opportunities: (1) sorting the clothes (2) delivering the clothes

Adoption of Refugee Families

In the past, the parish has"adopted" a family from Vietnam, a family from Bosnia, and we are about to adopt another family (probably from Russia, although we don't yet have the final commitment from Catholic Charities). The parish collects furniture, household items, clothing, and funds to pay rent for the first months that the refugee families are here. In addition, other services are provided, such as tutoring the family in English.

 

The Social Concerns Committee meetings are held on the

4th Tuesdayof the month in Father Shea Hall at 7PM

Please Join Us!