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:
|Staff:||Deacon Ken Nickel, Pastoral Coordinator|
|Pastoral Council:||Maryetta Schmiedekamp|
The Neighborhood Net Ministry extends St. Joseph – Honey Creek hospitality, evangelization, community life, and pastoral care into the neighborhood of every parishioner. By personally welcoming every new parishioner, inviting every Catholic family to a more active participation in our community life at both parish and neighborhood levels, and offering our presence and assistance from within each neighborhood, we will answer the call of God to live and spread His Word throughout our Texas Hill Country community.
Neighborhood Coordinators will establish a contact list of all parishioners in their area of responsibility. These volunteer coordinators, through regular contact with the parishioners within their area, will:
The bottom line — we want all parishioners to know we care about them and want a network to put us close to them so we can help anyone in need.
|Contact:||Tom & Lynn Brod|
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.
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.
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:||Mary Mac Gittinger|
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.
|SVDP Conference President:||Don Kellner|
|SVDP Mentoring Program Contact:||Maryetta Schmiedekamp|