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The Helping Hands Ministry prepares meals for families of the parish who have recently faced a loss or are going through an illness, treatment or surgery. If you love to cook, this ministry is perfect for you.

Created in June 2009, our Helping Hands Program is a human services ministry reaching out to families in the parish who have recently faced a loss in their family or are going through an illness, treatment, surgery, etc.

We do not have meetings and everything is done via e-mail! So if you work full time, this ministry is perfect for you!

We coordinate a monthly e-mail list of meal deliveries to families in the parish and the program is simply a personal way for our parishioners to connect to one another in a time of sorrow or illness and say we care.

We assign each volunteer cook only one (1) family a month via our email list and they offer 1 meal on behalf of the parish during their time of loss or illness. Many times, our families decline, but are still touched by the gesture of the parish taking the time to reach out to them. 

If they accept, the volunteer then schedules a time that is good for both themselves and the family to deliver that meal.

If you know of a parishioner who could be touched by this program OR if you are interested in finding out more details about becoming a volunteer cook or making a donation to our cooks who also donate their time and money to provide these meals, please see contact information below.

Primary Contact: Irene Peplinski
Phone:  516-538-7465
Email: humanservicesta@optonline.net