See how several of our parishioners have been called to serve the world. Join them and others in doing God's work throughout the world.
Food Packaging Event & Oktoberfest Celebration
Saturday, September 28 from 10 am - 3 pm
Join hundreds from our community again as we gather to assemble 58,000+ meals (in two hours) for our impoverished brothers and sisters across the globe in Tanzania, Haiti, Mexico and San Diego. Participate in one or more of the following ways:
- Food Assembly from 10 am-12 pm. Choose 1 or 2 hour shifts. Bring friends and family of all ages. Pre-registration required. TIme slots fill up fast. Register today!
- Behind the Scenes - come to set-up (7:30-10 am), clean-up (11:30 am-2 pm) or be part of the leadership team 8;30 am-2 pm)
- Donate - Help us raise the $13,000 it takes to pack the meals
- Oktoberfest Celebration - Stay for lunch and a cold beer
Grupo de Veinte
Friends and Helpers of Madre Berenice (FHMB)
FHMB was started by Betty Matteson, Katie Brown and other long-time parishioners who in 2003 travelled to Ecuador as pilgrims. Over the years they continued to visit Ecuador and established their non-profit organization in 2006. Their mission is inspired by the teaching of Jesus, and the call to have a preferential love of the poor, FHMB was organized to provide help and support to the missionaries of Ecuador. Assistance is given by acquiring healthcare and educational supplies, clothing, and funds to supplement the services of the missionaries. Members witness the love of God by visiting and getting to know and serve the people personally. Learn more in this ministry highlight.
Grupo de Veinte (group of twenty) was started by Jim and Cece Simon, long-time parishioners. They began this journey in 2005 when they walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain and were inspired to be of service to people of South America. From there they began going on mission trips to Ecuador and Peru and in 2012 established their non-profit organization. Grupo de Veinte's mission is to support the religious communities which include the Priest, Sisters and Missionaries who provide medical needs, health and educational assistance to the people residing in the remote, high mountain regions of Peru and Ecuador, South America.
There are many ongoing ways and places to serve at St. B’s! Click here to learn more.