Community Social Action

The ministry of Social Action calls us to go forth beyond the walls of our church building and be "salt and light" in our neighborhoods and communities. We do this by providing direct service to those in need as well as encourage participation of parish members in the apostolic work of the church through many community programs.

 

Links to Related Organizations:  

Sisters of Humility of Mary / Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Schedule

Benet House Retreat Center - Schedule

Humility of Mary Shelter

St. Ambrose University Events

Bettendorf Food Pantry We participate with The Churches United Network of Food Pantries to provide a free 3 to 5 day supply of basic food that will stave off hunger to those in need of assistance. We provide volunteers on Wednesdays from 9-11:00 AM and Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Contact: Melinda Doyle (563) 332-3139, mkd9879@aol.com

Birthright This is an emergency pregnancy service offering alternatives to abortion. Birthright believes that "It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born." We offer love, friendship and hope.
Contact: Linda Cox (563) 359-4341, cybersis97@gmail.com

Cafe on Vine This organization provides meals for the homeless and displaced in downtown Davenport. Volunteers are needed for preparing food, serving the meal and cleaning dishes.
Contact: Judy Benevento (563) 343-0443, judybill64@aol.com

Church United of the Quad Cities This organization is a cooperative association of 136+ churches representing 20+ Christian Faith traditions in the greater Quad Cities area. www.CUqca.org.
Contact: Rev. Dr. Melvin Grimes (563) 332-5002

Habitat for Humanity A group that volunteers to build homes for a nationally recognized home building program. Website: http://habitatqc.org
Contact: Bill Pajunen (563) 650-3284, wjpajunen@gmail.com

Humility Homes & Services A group that helps with temporary housing, job training and mentoring. 
Website: http://www.humilityofmaryshelter.com/

Congregation of the Humility of Mary A women's group that serves the community and offers various educational classes through the Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center. Website: http://www.chmiowa.org.
Contact: Julie Mishler (563) 332-7910 x110