Social Ministry

Mobile Loaves & Fishes

bea.delarosa@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 265

Mobile Loaves & Fishes is a social outreach ministry to the homeless and working poor. Meals, clothing, blankets, and toiletry items are distributed from the MLF truck to those who live on the streets. “Make Ready” teams are responsible for assembling sandwiches and stocking the truck for the evening’s run (2-2 1/2 hours). The “Crew” teams are responsible for taking the truck on various runs, using the website to create an itinerary and handing out items stocked in the truck (2-2 1/2 hours).

St. Vincent de Paul Society

bea.delarosa@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 265

St. Vincent de Paul Society is a worldwide organization of lay men and women who help those in need of material assistance such as utilities, rent or medicines. Volunteers answer phones and interview clients Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 noon. Other members of the society visit people who have requested assistance. The St. Vincent de Paul Society meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed.

Bereavement

bea.delarosa@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 265

Bereavement Teams is an outreach program that provides a source of food and comfort to our registered families grieving the loss of a loved one. Teams serve in rotation, providing the deceased parishioner’s immediate family with a meal in their home either before or after the funeral. A Mass is offered for the deceased if the family does not need a meal. Occasionally, several bereavement teams may coordinate a meal in the Parish Activity Center for larger funerals, if space is available.


Food Pantry

bea.delarosa@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 265

Food Pantry provides food assistance to the needy of our community and is the largest church pantry in Austin. Volunteers distribute food on Saturday mornings from 8:30-10:00 a.m. Opportunities for service include data entry, interviewing clients, sacking and distributing food, picking up food orders, and stocking pantry shelves. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. More Info >

St. Louis Farm

annaruthwalsh@gmail.com
512-454-0384 ext. 265

St. Louis Farm cultivates half an acre or more of St. Louis property, raising seasonal vegetables that are given to the St. Louis Food Pantry. This enables the Food Pantry to feed the neediest among us with fresh produce. Volunteers work in teams and are always needed! Green thumbs are not necessary and families are welcome! More Info >

Life, Dignity and Justice

bea.delarosa@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 265

By working together with the Austin Diocese and the Texas Catholic Conference this ministry will be exploring not only Pro-Life and Gabriel Project, but issues on the death penalty, immigration, disabilities ministries, criminal justice and Catholic social teachings, witnessing the wisdom of our faith to those who influence public policies.


Gabriel Project

bea.delarosa@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 265

Gabriel Project is a lay ministry that provides support to women in crisis pregnancies. Gabriel project Angels are trained volunteers who help mothers by maintaining contact with them throughout their pregnancy. An Angel offers love, care, spiritual, and material support to the mother. All Angels receive training and helpful resources from the Diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities and Chaste Living.