Social Ministry

Social Ministry                                                    Staff Liaison: Cris Wensel; [email protected] ; 585-334-3518

Angel Care

Contact: Noreen Mancini  [email protected]  585-359-2751

Angel Care is a ministry dedicated to providing items for mothers of newborn babies with items such as diapers, blankets, and the like. Members serve in a variety of tasks, including cleaning and sorting used clothing and baby items, taking phone referrals and preparing requests. Angel Care provides much needed Pack-n-Plays purchased from donations from our own parishioners as well as other churches and organizations concerned with women who have chosen life for their baby.

RAFT (Rush Henrietta Food Terminal) Food Cupboard             

Contact: Gerry & Marianne Hoffkins  [email protected]  585-533-1971

As part of our Parish Mission to serve our community, volunteers collect the non-perishable food items donated by parishioners at each of our churches and delivered to St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen and The Rush Henrietta Area Food Terminal (RHAFT).

Christmas Giving Tree

Contact: Need leadership volunteer

Parishioners are given the opportunity to take a “Christmas Gift Tag” from the “Giving Tree” and purchase gifts for those less fortunate. Gifts are distributed to local families and through local organizations.

Thanksgiving Baskets

Contact: Cathy Daub [email protected]  585-727-4093

Thanksgiving foods are collected from the parish community, packed into baskets and given to families in need for Thanksgiving dinner.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Contact: Barb Dera [email protected]  585-359-0795

Members knit and crochet shawls as gifts for those in need of comfort due to illness, loneliness, death of a loved one, and in celebration of a birth or baptism. This ministry also supports the Angel Care Ministry with handmade layette blankets for mothers choosing life for their babies. Volunteers who can share this talent or provide yarn are always welcome.

People In Need

Contact: Sister Sheila Stevenson  [email protected]  585-334-3518

Provides assistance in times of crisis primarily, but not limited to, individuals within the St. Marianne Cope parish who are in immediate need. Contact the Parish Office for assistance. A committee determines the level of assistance that can be made available.