Outreach

Food Pantry:
The Interfaith Food Pantry, located at the Methodist Church in Pleasantville, collects food and money for needy families in our community. Food is collected throughout the month at Holy Innocents and is organized and stored at the Food Pantry. The volunteers also support any special drives the pantry may run and encourage food drives by schools, scouting and other community organizations.

The Food Pantry is in need of the following donations: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Jello, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Brown Rice, Crackers, Canned Soup, Canned Veggies, Canned corn

We are very grateful for your generosity. Please make sure to check donation expiration dates!

Giving Tree:
Parishioners donate gifts during Advent for the Highbridge Community Center and needy families whose names are provided by the pastoral associate. The religious education students also donate smaller gifts that are distributed to the Midnight Run Organization.

Higbridge Community Life Center:
A Back to School campaign for school supplies is organized yearly for this needy community in the Bronx. We also respond to emergency needs and special projects.

Knitting and Crocheting Group:
This group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the parish meeting room to knit and crotchet scarves, gloves, sweaters, baby items or whatever you want for those in need.  All are welcome, from beginners to experts.

We will be making shawls starting in May.  Click on the shawls below for some sample patterns or use one of your own:

Crochet Prayer Shawl

Crochet Shawl

Lacy Prayer Shawl

The following two shawls are one pattern.  Click on both shawl 1 and 2 for the complete pattern.

Shawl 1

Shawl 2

 

Maryknoll Residential Care:
Each month a group of parishioners visit with the elderly Sisters at Maryknoll. They bring a snack, sit and chat and at times provide some musical entertainment for the retired Sisters.

Re-Creation Luncheon:
Re-Creation is a gathering of our senior members for a program of spiritual and social renewal. The program consists of a celebration of the Eucharist followed by lunch, prayers and program. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from Sept. through June (except for Jan. & Feb.)

Communion For The Homebound:  If you have a family or neighbors whom you know would like to receive Communion and/or have a visit from Fr. Hugh, Fr. Frank, Sr. Donna, or a Eucharistic Minister, please call the Parish Office at 769-0025 and leave their name, address and phone number.

A Warm Winter Welcome to a new Partner in Charity: