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Outreach and Advocacy

Outreach Commission:

 

Mission: To assist the Pastor and the Outreach Minister in the promotion and implementation of Pastoral Care and Outreach at St. Vincent’s Parish, in light of the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Commission Members: Jean Coen, Trese Graddon, Juan Lezcano, Jan Millgard, Lynn Ormsby. Staff:  Mark Miloscia, Jeff Markwith.

Ministry to the Sick and Homebound:  Eucharistic Ministers bring communion to those unable to join the Assembly on Sunday. Contact: Front Desk, 253-839-2320.

Legion of Mary: ministers to Catholics and non-Catholics in hospitals, care centers or private homes through visits and distribution of the Eucharist. This ministry meets on Monday mornings for prayer, planning and discussion. Contact: Patti Miller 253-838-4619.

Cabrini Ministry: provides formation and ongoing support for  compassionate pastoral care in our community to bring Christ's healing presence to God's people. Contact: Front Desk, 253-839-2320.

Funeral Ministry: helps families plan the funeral liturgies, provides a hostess to assist the family during the rites, and coordinates volunteers to provide reception at no cost to the grieving families. Contact: Front Desk, 253-839-2320.

Grief Ministry: provides ongoing support for those who have lost loved ones. Contact: Front Desk, 253-839-2320.

Mission Trek: Middle school and high school students, as well as adults spend one week of the summer in some of the poorer places in North America in an immersion program that serves the needs of the poor.  A yearlong preparation period gets them ready for this amazing experience of conversion of heart and mind. Contact: Jeff Markwith, 253-946-1241.

Reach Out: provides a place for people to escape the cold, sleep overnight and eat a meal before heading back out to the streets. Case management includes assistance finding a job or learning job skills. The program is administered by Catholic Community Services.  Contact: Mark Miloscia, 253-839-2320.

Community Supper: every Saturday from 1:30—2:30 pm. St. Vincent parishioners volunteer to serve those in need in our greater community by working with the Federal Way Community Caregiving Network. Contact: Jackie Blair, 253-952-6988.

Sound Alliance: creates opportunities for people to grow, connect and act powerfully and creatively to bring about practical solutions to the challenges facing our families and communities. Contact: Greg Vickers, 253-941-3722.

St. Vincent de Paul Society:  a Catholic lay organization, leading men and women to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. Contact: Tom Skoda, 253-852-9485.

Counseling Services: Parish based pastoral counseling, marriage and family counseling with a professional trained counselor. Contact: John Baumann, M. Div, LMHCA , 206 935-0358 x110 or Caren Osborn, MA, LMFT, 253-839-4375.

Tithing Fund: supports many needed ministries across the spectrum of Catholic Social Teaching: Emergency Help, Counseling Services, Archdiocese Hispanic Ministry, Archdiocese Criminal Justice Ministry, Maryknoll Missions, Project Rachel, Hospitality House, Fusion, Human Life, Reach Out Shelter, Federal Way Food Bank. Contact: Mark Miloscia, 253-839-2320.

Other Local Parish Partners: City Vision, Federal Way Food Bank (Multi-Service Center), Church of the Good Shepard, Federal Way Community Caregiving Network, St. Theresa's Parish, HUB.