The Christian Service Commission develops and sponsors programs which build parish community and reach out to the wider community with programs that promote justice, mercy, and compassion. The Commission assists a different charity each month by collecting items from our parishioners that will be used by community organizations to serve those in need.

Chair: Suzy Pfeifer

Giving Tree (36)

This Christmas giving activity involves gifts donated by parishioners and taken to the MAT Center at St. Alphonsus (the Rock) Church for distribution to those in need who live in the area of North Grand and Cook. Volunteers help set up the tree at church and deliver the donations.

Contact: Tony McDonald or Susie Barron

Parish Helpers (39)

This group prepares and delivers or hosts meals following the funerals of parishioners.

Contact: Mary Connelly

Sandwiches for the Homeless (42)

Volunteers are needed to prepare and wrap individual sandwiches and drop them off at the McDonald’s home (1203 Claytonia) the third weekend of each month. The sandwiches are then frozen and delivered to Operation Food Search, which distributes them to homeless shelters in the St. Louis region.

Contact: Joellen McDonald