Parish Outreach

Year-Round Opportunities
The following outreach ministries operate year-round:

Emmanuel Dining Room South
Volunteers have the choice to make 10-14 sandwiches, donate canned fruit, or make seasonal pasta salad/soup every fourth Wednesday of the month. Sandwiches are delivered to St. Mary’s.

Contact: Leanne Renneisen at (302) 743-7122 (cell) or via email Lrenneisen@comcast.net

2017 EDR South Schedule and Information: Click here


Emmanuel Dining Room East
Volunteers have the choice to make 10-14 sandwiches or donate canned fruit on the 14th of the every month. Sandwiches are delivered to St. Mary’s.

Contact: Leanne Renneisen at (302) 743-7122 (cell) or via email Lrenneisen@comcast.net


House of Joseph
Partner with another parishioner to make a meal for 13 men twice a year. Meal includes entrée, salad, vegetable, starch, bread and dessert. Various dates available. Meal is delivered to St. Mary’s.

Contact: Leanne Renneisen at (302) 743-7122 (cell) or via email Lrenneisen@comcast.net

2017 House of Joseph Schedule and Information: Click here


Sojourners Place
Volunteers make 10-14 sandwiches every 2-3 months ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF MONTH. Sandwiches are delivered to St. Mary’s.

Contact: Leanne Renneisen at (302) 743-7122 (cell) or via email Lrenneisen@comcast.net

2017 Sojourners Place Schedule and Information: Click here


Emmanuel Dining Room South - Breakfast
Every other Thursday we pick up donuts from three Dunkin Donuts locations to serve on Friday. On Friday morning, We serve breakfast @ EDR south from 7:30 - 8:30am. Breakfast consists of cereal, juice, english muffin, donut and coffee, usually for 125-175 people. We have a core team of 6 people,and 5 on call to fill in when needed.

Contact: Howard Wallace via email samantha.wallace23@gmail.com



Holiday Outreach
Please consider assisting a person in need this holiday season. We have programs to meet every budget. No donation is too small. Every donation is appreciated.

Contact: Leanne Renneisen at (302) 743-7122 (cell) or via email Lrenneisen@comcast.net

Thanksgiving - Adopt-a-Thanksgiving Basket
Individuals or groups are asked to provide a full Thanksgiving basket for a family in need. Sign ups,food lists and donation boxes are available in the vestibule. Grab a friend and help complete a basket!

Thanksgiving - Food Bag Drive
Pick up a shopping bag to provide canned and boxed food will be collected at all Thanksgiving Day masses. Donations of peanut butter, dry cereal, canned fruit, rice and instant potatoes, pasta are especially needed this year.

December - Holiday Hams
Donate a ham during the month of December. Canned, fresh, frozen, boneless, canned? Any ham will do! Grab a ham at the Acme while they are on sale.

Christmas - Adopt-a-Family Toys and Clothing
Individuals, groups or organizations may adopt a family to provide gifts of clothing and toys this Christmas. You may select your adopted family after mass. Various size families are available for adoption. Enjoy a special day with your family shopping for another family in need!

Christmas - Adopt-a-Family Food Basket
Families, groups or organizations can provide a food basket for a family in need.

Christmas - Angel and Gift Card Trees
Individuals may select a gift card or toy for a child this Christmas. Tags will be available the first week of December in the vestibule and will be available until December 7th.

Monetary Donations $$$
If you have limited time or do not like to shop, cash and check donations to support our holiday programs are gladly accepted at the church office or the Outreach tables in the vestibules. Donations support food and gift donations for families left on the adoption list.

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