Social Service Groups Within & Outside the Parish
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Society was initially founded in Paris in 1833 by Fredrick Ozanam who paired with other young lay Catholics to aid those in need. They chose to name the society after St. Vincent de Paul, who was well known for his devotion to helping the poor and hungry. This ministry provides temporary financial assistance to include rental payments, utility payments and other services to those in need.
A Ministry of Christ Caring for People through People
Steven Ministry is lay parishioners who provide confidential, one-on-one emotional and spiritual support and care to individuals in our congregation who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Ministers receive extensive training (Over 50 hours in how to provide distinctively Christian Care) to provide this service.
We know that we all go through difficult times. So, having someone to listen, to care, and to share God's love with you can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness, you may be experiencing. God does not intend for you to struggle alone!
We help those who are:
- Seriously Ill
- Facing loss of any kind
- Loved One
- In Life Transition
- Divorce or Separation
- Or looking for a Caring Christian Friend
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Deacon Cliff Fitzmorris (405) 354-2743
Manna Pantry is a Yukon Community organization that helps provide non-perishable food items for those in need. On the first weekend of each month, St. John parishioners are asked to bring a specific type of item to Mass to donate to Manna Pantry. In addition, the Manna Pantry needs volunteers to help with distribution of the items at the downtown Yukon location.
Yukon Mobile Meals
The Yukon mobile meals program provides a noon delivered mealsto individuals who are: Primarily homebound; Unable to easily prepare nutritious meals; Without consistent daytime assistance from another person; and Who live within the city limits of Yukon. Yukon Mobile Meals incorporates into its service more than the just a meal - they bring friendship, a sense of security and hope - helping people enjoy their independence of living in their own homes. They prepare and deliver between 75-90 meals each weekday.
Yukon Mobile Meals works with a team of volunteers to prepare, package and deliver meals and smiles each day to assist the elderly, disabled and homebound. Volunteers are truly the heart of the program. To join our team of volunteers and help support this vital community service program with a gift of time, money and/or talent. We would love to add you to our volunteer base.
Compassionate Hands was organized in 1993 by the Yukon Ministerial Alliance, business leaders and concerned citizens. Compassionate Hands reaches out to Yukon to strengthen cooperation in local mission work. Compassionate Hands serves Yukon as a clearing house, networking service, and referral agency to provide services, support and to foster hope for self-sufficiency.They are always in need of volunteers.
Please vist http://www.compassionatehandsyukon.com/ to learn more.
119 South 6th Street
Sister BJ’s Pantry
Volunteers participate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at the OKC downtown to feed, and clothe the poor and hungry. Sr BJ is a nun that has dedicated her life for those in need and started the pantry as a safe haven and a place to have a light meal and obtain clothing items.
Sr. BJ say it best... “Our mission is that of being of immediate but effective service to the homeless in all their needs, material and spiritual, until they can find some others who can help them in a better and more lasting way.”
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