Mission Ministries at St. James’ have a long history of helping our friends and neighbors in the community and around the world.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16
Local Mission acts as a conduit between the church and the local community. We seek to become aware of the needs of others, lift those needs up to the parish and help identify resources at St. James’ and in the community to assist in meeting those needs. Each month we select a mission and purposely raise awareness and funding for its support. Some of our Local Mission partnerships include:
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For more information on any of our missions:
Dorothy Day Shelter: Contact Joe Walkovich - firstname.lastname@example.org St. James’ (male) parishioners volunteer one night per month at the shelter from 9 pm - approximately 5:30 am. Responsibilities include laundry and making coffee in the morning.
Dorothy Day Meals: Contact Yvonne Kiddoe, email@example.com or Chris Kuell, firstname.lastname@example.org A meal is prepared on the third Thursday of each month from 10 am - noon in the kitchen at Saint James'. We serve this meal the following day at Dorothy Day Hospitality House from approximately 1 - 5 pm. Anyone high school age or older is welcome to help!
Daily Bread Food Pantry: Contact Jill Shaw, DB Coordinator,email@example.com The Daily Bread Food Pantry is located next to the Parish Hall at the end of the driveway off Terrace Place. It has been supplying needed food staples for over 25 years. Food is distributed every Monday and Friday at 10 am.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Contact Church office, 203-748-3561 Thanksgiving Dinner is made and served by St. James' parishioners, friends and community members. The community dinner is served on Thanksgiving Day to 125 to 150 people. Help is needed to set up, clean up, and serve.
Association for Religious Communities (ARC): Contact Joe Walkovich,firstname.lastname@example.org The mission of ARC is to "Alleviate the causes of violence, suffering and hate while advancing peace, justice and human dignity". St. James' has a historical partnership with ARC.
Christmas Angel Tree: St. James' parishioners and friends are asked to purchase gifts or gift cards for our less fortunate neighbors at Christmas.
Laundry Love: Laundry Love is a nation-wide ministry that washes the clothes and bedding of our neighbors living in poverty. Twelve faith communities in and around Danbury have joined together to ensure the dignity of every human being with whom we come in contact. If you are interested in sharing in this ministry, join us at our meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. to learn more about Laundry Love. Currently, there are 3 ways in which you may participate:
Drop your loose change in the purple Laundry Love detergent bottle on the table at the back of the church,
Donate you used pairs of sneakers and shoes to Got Sneakers (box at the back of the church) for which we will receive $1.00/pair. The shoes will be sent to schools and other locations in developing countries.
Volunteer to serve as a host at one or more of the Laundry Love events.