Social Concerns Ministry

  • Who We Are

    Saint Leo's Social Concerns Committee is an ongoing, caring ministry that coordinates volunteer efforts for needs that arise in our community. The ministry serves all who require assistance.  The Social Concerns Committee also serves our Parish by providing us with opportunities to serve others, such as:

    • Monthly Food Collection in January      
    • Monthly Food Collection in February     
    • Lenten Sharing Tree in March    
    • Easter Baskets in April     
    • Mother Mary’s Cradle Project in May      
    • “Undee Sundee” Collection in June      
    • Monthly Food Collection in July     
    • Back-to-School Supplies Collection in August      
    • Monthly Food Collection in September    
    • Monthly Food Collection in October       
    • Thanksgiving Baskets in November     
    • Giving Tree and Christmas Baskets in December
  • ADVENT GIVING TREE

    PLEASE JOIN THE SOCIAL CONCERNS MINISTRY AND
    THE HOLY NAME SOCIETY THIS ADVENT
    BY BRINGING GIFTS FOR PEOPLE IN NEED.

     
    THE ADVENT GIVING TREE WILL BE IN THE FOYER
    BEGINNING NOVEMBER 17TH.   TAGS MAY BE TAKEN FROM THE TREE
    NOVEMBER 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th and DECEMBER 1st & 2nd.
     
    ALL GIFTS MUST BE RETURNED BY DECEMBER 9th,
    as the gifts will be distributed later that day.
     
    ANY TAG MARKED “UNWRAPPED TOY” IS FOR THE HOLY NAME TOY DRIVE.
    THE OTHER TAGS ARE FOR GIFTS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE IN NEED, IN NURSING HOMES, & EMERGENCY FACILITIES.  THESE ITEMS SHOULD BE WRAPPED.
     
    IF FOR ANY REASON YOU ARE UNABLE TO PURCHASE THE GIFT AFTER TAKING THE TAG,
    PLEASE CALL JOHN SENKEWICZ AT 732-747-5466


  • Upcoming Events

  • Emergency Financial Assistance

    If you are in need of emergency financial assistance, please call our Social Concerns direct number - 732-284-8916 and leave a message.  Your call will be returned by a member of our Social Concerns Committeee within 24-48 hours.  All inquiries are confidential.


  • Food Pantry

    What is the Parish Food Pantry?
    Our Food Pantry is stocked with donations of non-perishable food items for those in need.

    Where do we get the food from?
    Donations come in throughout the year from  . . .

    • You, our Parishioners (Project Loaves and Fishes)
    • The US Postal Service Annual Food Drive
    • Local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops
    • Various local Businesses

    Who does the food go to?
    Food is distributed monthly to those who are in need of this service

    What if it's an emergency?
    Please call the Parish Center Office - 732-747-5466 Donations of non-perishable items:

    Parishioners who would like to donate non-perishable food items to our Parish Pantry, please bring them to Church on the Loaves and Fishes weekend. The donations can be placed in the blue bins.

    Thank you as always for your generosity to your Parish family and neighbors in need.

    If you would like to join this Ministry,

    Contact: John & Deirdre Senkewicz


  • Corporal Works of Mercy

    +  Feed the hungry
    Give drink to the thirsty
    +  Clothe the naked
    Shelter the homeless
    +  Care for the sick
    +  Visit the imprisoned
    +  Bury the dead

  • Thanksgiving Project

    FROZEN TURKEY & DESSERT DRIVE
     

    Thank you for your continued generosity!
    Almost 300 Turkeys and desserts were donated!