Social Ministry

  •  Please call the Parish Office for more information!

    So many opportunities await those looking for meaningful and worthwhile service.
     

  • Migrant Ministry

  • Catholic Life Within our Community

  • Outreach and Social Justice

    Spencerport Ecumenical Food Shelf

    Want to support and donate?

    Watch the weekly bulletin to see what the non-perishable food need of the week is. Donations are left inside the main entrance to the Church in the marked bin on the floor.


    Need assistance? Multiple community organizations work together to provide for the many needs...

    The procedure is simple.  The resident will call this number 585-397-0290, leave a message and someone from the Food Shelf will get back to them to get their information.  The food will be delivered by a volunteer after a mutually agreed upon time is set up. You are eligible to receive supplies every 60 days or four times a year. 



    Aurora House Support
    So many opportunities await willing volunteers in this community setting, no healthcare experience needed.
    For more information visit: http://www.aurorahousewmc.com/volunteering/

    Want to know where Aurora House is?
    Street Address:

    2495 S. Union Street 
    Spencerport, NY 14559
    Phone: (585) 617-4863
    Fax: (585) 672-9015
    E-mail: info@aurorahousewmc.com


    Birthright Support
    St. John's annual "Shower of Love" is held in the spring each February. All types of donations support Birthright.

     

    Cartons for Christmas
    This Spencerport community project is sponsored by the Spencerport Ecumenical Council. Local families in need receive food, toys, and gift cards typically the first week in December. This collaborative project serves over 100 families in our community.

    Crop Walk
    This walk takes place along the canal between Spencerport and Adams Basin. Walkers are sponsored to raise money for Church World Service and the local food shelf. Typically, this event is held on the first Sunday in May!

    Dress a Girl
    This ministry has volunteers of all ages! Multigenerational tasks include cutting fabric, sewing dresses and dolls, stuffing, and braiding yarn into hair to be attached to the hand-drawn faces of the dolls that match the dress for young girls. 
    Dress a Girl is part of a worldwide effort to ensure that all girls are decently clothed and thus, less subject to abduction by human traffickers. Dresses are made from sturdy cotton or cotton-blend fabrics that are easy to care for and provide modest coverage. Several patterns are acceptable.

    Here at St. John's we make about 100 dresses/month which are delivered to the Angels of Mercy (the NY State headquarters for shipping these garments around the world). 
     
    Dresses and dolls are sewn at home. A small group of us meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month (9:30-11:30 A.M.) at the Martha House to sort dresses and assemble kits. 
     
    Dress kits (with instructions and all needed materials) are available for pickup at the Martha House during regular business hours.  We do not currently have doll kits available. 
     
    Participants need not be parishioners.
     
    Donations of cotton, or cotton-blend dress fabrics are always welcome as are gift-cards for JoAnn Fabrics or monetary donations. Please drop these at the Martha House, marked: Dress a Girl.
     
    For more information, stop by one of our Saturday sessions or email:
    judithstewart46@gmail.com
     
     
    Check out the local and world-wide websites:
    http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com/
    https://www.angelsofmercyny.org/