Community Outreach Commission

The Community Outreach Commission coordinates the ministries to help make Disciples, work for social Justice and Right to Life, get volunteers to serve the Parish, and help to insure the parishioners are kept informed about what is happening in the parish.  Its scope includes outreach to both the parish membership and the larger community, either in the neighborhood or beyond.  The ministries include:

  • Bulverde Food Pantry
  • Catholic Daughters
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Respect Life Ministry
  • Respect Life - The Gabriel Project
  • Scouting
  • Social Justice Ministry
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul

 

Staff:
Pastoral Council: Maryetta Schmiedekamp Mailbox image
Rudy Gonzalez Mailbox image
Bulverde Food Pantry

We are a community based service organization that helps people in crisis by supplying food, clothing, and limited financial help, as well as referrals to other support agencies for improvement of the quality of life.

Contact: Joe McNaul Mailbox image
Catholic Daughters

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas strive to embrace the principles of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.

Contact: Carmen Hanshaw
Knights of Columbus

The mission of the Knights of Columbus is to encourage the Catholic faith of their members, their families, and the community through their charity and the examples of their lives, and to stand in service to, as well as witnesses to, the Good News of the Gospel.  The principles of the Order are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

Contact: Council 8521
Contact: Assemble 3439: Steve Hanshaw
Respect Life Ministry

In response to the Gospel of Life, the members of Respect Life commit themselves to prayer, education, and action in defense of life. It is our purpose to foster an awareness of the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from conception to natural death. We are dedicated to observing, and promoting the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on all life issues. Some of these include: abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, stem cell research, the death penalty and helping the poor, less fortunate, sick and lonely of the world.

Contact: Kim Barton Mailbox image
Respect Life-The Gabriel Project

"The Gabriel Project is a pro-life ministry that recognizes the sanctity of life from the moment of conception. We provide faith-based confidential and compassionate outreach to women during their pregnancy and beyond offering hope and assistance to any woman experiencing a crisis pregnancy. We respect all life and see the birth of each child as a fresh expression of the unfailing love of God. Our concern is not only for the unborn child, but also for each and every mother in need." 

Expectant mothers or their family members are encouraged to call the hotline, available 24/7, at 830-358-8696

 

The Gabriel Project: Kim Barton Mailbox image
Scouts

The mission of the Alamo Area Council is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

View the Scout Oath and Scout Law. >>

Contact: Chandra Kelley Mailbox image
Social Justice Ministry

The mission of the Social Justice Ministry is to protect, enhance, and promote the four principles of the Church's Social Doctrine: the dignity of the human person, the common good, subsidiarity, and solidarity in our parish, community, and beyond.  This is accomplished through prayer, education, advocacy, and community organizing related to social justice issues and/or campaigns.

Our vision is to be the living Body of Christ committed to the Gospel call “…As I have loved you, so you also should love one another” (John 13:34) and to be an effective resource and positive influence advocating the Church's social justice issues.

Contact: Ed Jarvis Mailbox image
Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) ministry is to provide the necessities of life and spiritual comfort to the poor and economically depressed families and members of our parish and community in their time of need.

Services include:

  • Food supplementation
  • Emergency food relief
  • Collection and distribution of clothing
  • Referral to local programs providing additional support
  • Mentoring: The role of mentoring is to work with families supported by SVDP to help them break out of the cycle of poverty. This includes help to the adult family member and the mentoring of children primary to assist in their educational needs. This includes language, spiritual, and life skills to mothers who come to classes on days of food pickup. The Mentor will:
    • Listen to their needs/concerns and offer advice (if appropriate)
    • Pray with their client family.
    • Research areas for appropriate referral of assistance.
    • Become an advocate.
    • Share life skills that may help the family make their decisions (when appropriate)

 

Distribution Schedule:  Every other week


Thursday 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

SVDP Conference President:
Terry & Judy Temple Mailbox image