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Faith and Action for Strength Together (FAST)

FAST-Logo-SmallFAST is a congregation-based community organization bringing together congregations of faith to powerfully address injustice and poverty in Pinellas County. The mission of FAST is to engage people of different faiths in a process of listening, education and action in order to address community issues in a powerful way.
Our parish is actively involved in FAST and we invite you to help our seniors, the poor, and disabled of our county. 

What is FAST?

Why Join FAST?

FAST Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAST Accomplishments

FAST Brochure

 

Required of Participants     Attend three meetings per year.
Experience Necessary   No
Training Required   No
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St. Vincent de Paul Society

SVDPDependent on our parishioners’ generous donation of money and non-perishable food, Vincentians are able to provide the poor of our area with pantry items as well as financial aid for rent, utilities and other necessities. The parish St. Vincent de Paul hours are 9:00 am to 10:00 am, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the St. John Bosco Center. Food donations are always needed and can be left in the box in the narthex of the church or in the St. John Bosco Center. This is an International Society of Charity offering person-to-person service to the poor and needy, regardless of race, color or creed.

St. Vincent de Paul volunteers are called Vincentians. If you would like to share some of your talent and time with which you have been blessed, please consider ministry in this society.

Volunteer Position     Minister to the Needy
Required of the Volunteer   Volunteer meets with client to obtain pertinent information, determines client’s needs (food, financial, etc.), and, with the help of the group, determine what kind of financial help can be given.
Experience Necessary   No
Training required   On the job training is given.
Time Commitment   1-6 hours per week.
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Pinellas Hope

PinellasHopePinellas Hope is a temporary emergency shelter for over 250 homeless men and women, located in Clearwater on 20 acres provided by Bishop Robert N. Lynch and the Diocese of St. Petersburg. It opened its doors on December 1, 2007. Background checks are done on all the residents and case managers meet with them on a regular basis to set goals towards self-sufficiency. They also assist the residents with job and housing placement and perform follow up visits with them six months after they leave the shelter.

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Jail Ministry

jailministryThe Jail Ministry is part of a diocesan group that visits the imprisoned sharing the sacraments and offering socialization and comfort.

 

 

 

Volunteer Position     Jail Minister
Required of the Volunteer   To visit those in jail with another minister, sharing prayer, the Eucharist, support and comfort.
Experience Necessary   No
Training Required   Yes, the same training as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and special diocesan training.
Time Commitment   Varies
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Respect Life Committee

Respect LifeThe Respect Life Committee works to promote respect for all life through education, political action, and prayer. The committee receives its direction from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. They offer assistance to those in need through a network of organizations dedicated to Respect Life. Their annual spiritual adoption program serves to encourage prayer for the respect of all life and education. They sponsor an annual poinsettia sale, which supports The Kimberly Home.  For more information, call 6c88ad6cb4beb1b2896eb9adb5b8c0bb86b0b1adafbbbab6bbb4ba8cb1bfbcb5beb5c0c1bfadbac0bb7aafaf6e6cc0adbeb3b1c0896eabaeb8adbab76e8a90b1adafbbba6c96bbb4ba6c887bad8a6cadc06cc0b4b16cafb4c1beafb46cbbb2b2b5afb16c837e837a837e827a848083836cc47f7f847a bcvLh2LiUfVmMm2zLhxnaLBcAMF6omHx caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.

Share the joy of family with an orphaned child

Open Hearts and Homes for Children (OHHC) is a non-profit Christian organization that advocates for children growing up in institutions or foster care in Ukraine and Latvia. OHHC provides these children with a vacation experience to share the love of a christian family., enjoy recreational and cultural activities, and develop long term, caring relationships.

Twice a year (Christmas and summer) OHHC brings a group of orphans to the United States for a 3-4 week vacation. The children are provided the opportunity to experience family life and the host families are given the chance to meet the faceless orphan children they often read about. These vacations allo children to find families and neet people who will care about them after their visit is over, giving each participant a chance for a more hopeful future.

The Children
  •  Are generally between the ages of 8 and 15and are recommended for participation by their orphanage staff
  • Travel to the United States on a tourist visa and must return to their country on a pre-determined date at the  closing of the host program
  • Are accompained by one or more escorts who are their legal guardians while they are in the United StatesRespect life
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  • Complete and  application to host, a safety visit, child abuse clearance and criminal check
  • Attend mandatory host family preparation training
  • Must be of Christian faith and take the child to Church during the hosting
  • Host an escort during the visit
  • Sponsor the child's trip: $2,800.00
  • Provide necessities such as food, clothing, hygiene items to the children
  • Couples and single women may host

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