This committee provides snacks and meals at church functions. A few of the functions are: funeral luncheons for the bereaved, soup suppers before Stations of the Cross during Lent, weekly coffee hour and refreshments during retreats and/or church functions.
Clothing & School Supplies
Operation Christmas Child
As part of our ongoing effort to reach out to those in need, members of the Hunger Committee come together to prepare and serve a meal at the Samaritan Center, an interfaith program that feeds the homeless and needy men, women and children of Syracuse. It operates every day of the year and provides a hot meal to an average of 150 guests per day. On the weekends, churches volunteer to take over this task. St. Joseph the Worker provides, a meal about three times a year.
The Tutoring Center is open for winter session, Tues. & Thurs. from 3pm-5pm in the Parish Center at SJW. Students or their parents are asked to call ahead for an appointment. Both children and adults are welcome for free tutoring, and students are asked to bring their own work. This has been a great service to elementary and middle school students needing extra help in math, reading, writing, homework, or study skills. Adults from BOCES and immigrants learning English also use the tutoring service to get the skills they need to get ahead. Please call Kelley @ 440-4119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in this rewarding service, even if you are only available one day a week. Thank you!
The Bereavement Committee of St. Joseph the Worker began in 1993 to respond to parish families experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one.Members of our staff, along with the Pastor, assist the family in planning the funeral Mass. The committee provides a luncheon in the Parish Center after the Liturgy. Volunteers coordinate food donations and serve as host and hostesses at the luncheon.
Committee members follow up with the families after the funeral and send a greeting card on the first anniversary of their loved ones death.If you are interested in joining the Bereavement Committee or learning more about any aspect of this ministry, please call the rectory at 457-6060.
- Food Pantry