Service & Charity

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Jesus has given us a new commandment. We are to love God above all things for His own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God. At the Last Supper, Jesus demonstrated the form our love should take. We are to be servants. Clergy and laity are all called to serve the church community for the sake of its life and growth.

This Pillar will search for relevant ways for every parish member to fulfill this command, whether within the church itself or through local needs.

Feed Your Spirit Retreat

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Service and Charity Pillar Web Posting – January 2017 Our Pillar is busy preparing for our upcoming event with the Mustard Seed Ministry entitled “Feed Your Spirit”, a program of music and reflection targeting the spiritual and practical needs of our parishioners.  While this event is open to all, it is especially targeted at the […]

The Spirit of Giving

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St E’s and the Spirit of Giving One of the Pillars of our Parish’s Ignite Renewal program is based on Service and Charity activity. As part of Ignite, a group of your fellow parishioners have been involved in the Service and Charity Pillar Team, with our mission to enhance our parish’s service and charity activities […]

Service & Charity Pillar – Planning February Event

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Building on our successful “Get to know your Fellow Ministers” event last year, our Pillar Team is busy planning for another parish ministry team and Spirit building event on Sunday, February 25th. Mustard Seed Ministries is scheduled to come and “minister to our ministers”. Mustard Seed is a husband and wife team of talented musicians […]

October Service & Charity Updates

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Service and Charity Pillar – October 2017 Update Our parish fall activities are in full swing and everyone is getting ready for the upcoming Holiday season.  At our recent Service and Charity Pillar meeting we spent some time reviewing how we, as a pillar team, can help and support these efforts.  Most notably, our upcoming […]

Service & Charity-Planning for 2017-18

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

After a restful summer recess, the Service and Charity Pillar has recommenced our efforts to promote and support our Parish’s various ministry efforts that enhance St. Elizabeth’s christian presence in our community.  Recently, many pillar members worked alongside other Ignite Pillars and parishioners to make the Parish Picnic a great success.  With over 100 parishioners […]

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish FEEDS THE HUNGRY

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Thanks to the generosity of you, the parishioners of St. E’s, the needs of many less fortunate families in our area are being met. The Parish currently provides much needed food and incidentals to over 20 families via our Food Pantry on an on-going basis. 57 families received Thanksgiving food baskets. On Feb. 5th (Super […]

2015 Acts of Service & Charity

by Joy Rastiello

2015 was a very productive year for St. Elizabeth’s! We began rolling out our Ignite Program and have created many new events based on our 4 pillars: Prayer & Worship, Faith Formation, Faith Sharing and Service & Charity. We want to hi-lite the Service and Charity that was completed in 2015. The purpose is not […]

Coat Drive

by Joy Rastiello

For several years St. Elizabeth’s has held an annual coat drive. Each year we have sent about 200 coats to be distributed through NJ to men, women and children who desperately need them during these long Jersey winters. As part of our Service & Charity Pillar, our Youth Ministry will take over the management of […]

Acts of Charity

by Joy Rastiello

Our parishioners exemplified quite clearly the spirit of the Parish Ignite Program’s charitable objectives by their enthusiastic response to a recent appeal for donations to financially help the family of young Max Kimpland. This young Mt. Olive gentlemen is struggling with many medical issues, the treatment for which is incurring extraordinary expenses. A check representing […]