Outreach Ministry/Social Concerns
A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. (USCCB)
Our parish Outreach Ministry exists to help the unemployed, the homeless, and the working poor of Cecil County, Maryland.
Our Outreach office is staffed by parish volunteers three days each week throughout the year. Outreach is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 AM to 11:30 and is located at 455 Bow Street in Elkton. Please call 410-398-2110 if you need assistance.
Outreach services include the following as funds and resources are available:
- Funds for shelter, utilities, and medicine.
- Assistance with food
- Coats, socks, and blankets
- Book bags and school supplies at the start of the school year
- Food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners
- “Angel Tree” Christmas gifts of clothing and toys
We welcome donations of food at the Parish Center Monday through Friday. Non-perishible items may be dropped off at Immaculate Conception Church in Elkton and St. Jude Mission Church in North East during weekend liturgies. If you would like to provide financial assistance for this ministry, please make checks payable to IC Parish Outreach and mail to:
IC Parish Outreach
P.O. BOX 345
Elkton, MD 21922
Our food pantry could use donations! To see what we need, please see our Food Pantry Needs.
|Food Pantry Needs||To see general items the Food Pantry could use, visit this page. For the most current Outreach Ministry donation needs, please refer to the latest issue of the bulletin.|
|Social Concerns Committee||Across the country, countless local communities of faith are serving those in need, working for justice, and sharing our social teaching as never before. To see what opportunities are available to serve in our community, visit this page!|
|Rotating Homeless Shelter||Each winter Immaculate Conception Parish joins with other churches in our community who take turns hosting the Rotating Homeless Shelter. Visit this page for more information.|