Social Outreach

Social Ministry/Social Justice is the activator for the organized response of the parish to the various needs of society. Outreach and social justice takes place when the values, visions, and teachings of Jesus are brougt to bear on the social concerns of today.  Jesus' life and works provide the model for social ministries. Today, as women and men who wish to follow Jesus, we need to be aware of and care for our neighbor. Social Ministry Teams are the leaven which enable the parish to exercise such ministry for all people of God.

The Social Ministry efforts of our parish help those in need in Macedon, Palmyra and the surrounding Wayne County area. There are several aspects to these efforts:

  • Assistance for individuals struggling to pay for rent, utilities, prescriptions, etc.
  • The Macedon Food Pantry, which is located in the basement of St. Patrick's Church, is hosted by our parish and invites the participation of other churches and community organizational support. Our parish contact point is Lucille Hamlin.
  • One day a month our parishioners help staff the Palmyra Food Pantry which is located in the basement of Zion Episcopal Church in Palmyra. 
  • At Christmas time, gift baskets of food and toys are prepared for local families which might not otherwise be able to afford a holiday meal and gift-giving. Our parish contact point is Jan Freiberger or Nikki Jordan.
  • For several years our parish has hosted a Baby Bottle Collection/Fundraiser for Care Net of Wayne County whose mission is to provide compassion, hope, and help to women and men facing pregnancy decisions. Care Net presents women and men with realistic alternatives to abortion so that they choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families. Our parish contact point is David Pray.

The Social Ministry Team meets on the 2nd Monday of every month @ 7:00 PM, except July/August, in St. Patrick's Church hall. 

If you find one of these ministries a meaningful expression of your faith, please contact the parish office or speak with a member of staff after one of the weekend liturgies.