How do we serve those in Pacific Beach (PB) and San Diego?
We are blessed to call San Diego our home but we are also called to serve those in our community who are in need. Through outreach to our community, we support organizations that provide help, dignity, and solidarity. Our primary community service at St. B's includes
- Homeless Outreach - Serve meals and/or provide financial assistance through Neighbors in Need, our twice monthly meal service for our local PB community
- Food Distribution - Pack, deliver, and/or distribute food through our Food Pantry on Tuesday mornings to our local PB community and beyond
- Give Back Sunday - Donate needed items (i.e. clothing, school supplies, toiletries, etc.) after Masses to various non-profit organizations
Also explore below some of these great organizations and ministries doing God's work with low-income youth, immigrants, and our homebound parishioners.
Cristo Rey San Diego High School will prepare students with limited economic means for success. Opening in August 2020, it will be the 39th school in the Cristo Rey Network. Cristo Rey schools integrate four years of rigorous academic curriculum with four years of professional work experience, delivering a proven and innovative faith-based approach to education. Students graduate equipped with the knowledge, character and skills required to succeed in college and in life. Did you know that at Cristo Rey San Diego, 96% of registered students are students of color, with an average yearly family income of $34,000?
Did you know that Deacon Mike Daniels currently serves on their Board of Directors? Read his recent message to friends of Cristo Rey regarding the idea that a good education is the best way to end the cycle of poverty. Click here to learn more about Cristo Rey San Diego, their unique education model, and how you could help get this brand new Catholic high school in San Diego off the ground.
Support Local Immigrant Youth in Crisis
Students Without Limits was started in 2012 by parishioners Kevin and Amie Scully and supports traumatized children separated from their parents by providing legal and mental health support. They also guide DACA youth through the college application process and through to college graduation. They do this through year-round in-school support groups called "little family meetings" at 13 local high schools. To learn more about Students without Limits click the icons below and check out their Ministry Highlight.
Did you know almost 100 of our parishioners are homebound? See various ways we support them and how you can help:
- Visit our homebound and take them the Eucharistic
- Make phone calls to homebound, family member or someone whose day you know would be brightened by hearing from you
- Write greeting cards - cards are sent seven times a year including their birthday
- Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet with us on Thursdays at 3 pm during adoration or pray on your own