St. Vincent de Paul
Be part of an organization of volunteers who assist those in need in our community with food, utilities, rental assistance, gasoline, referral help, and clothing assistance. Donations from the community fund this ministry. They have a help line 480-837-7287 that can be called 24/7. You may also visit their page.
Donations, time, talent, and prayers help to serve the homeless and poor populations in the phoenix area. There are trips from Ascension to prepare and serve dinner to guests on the 3rd Tuesday and the 4th Thursday of each month.
The Matthew Community is a group that meets on the first Monday of each month at 9:00 am. We follow in the footsteps of Christ with charitable action. (Matt. 25:35-36). We work to identify appropriate activities and causes, then communicate these to the parish and organize parish participation. Here are some of the projects we work on:
Arizona Brainfood – fill Weekender Bags to supply Fountain Hills students and other students who may not have food for the weekend.
MANA House – (Marine, Army, Navy, and Air Force) – a peer-supported organization for the homeless and formerly homeless veterans. We collect items that help the veterans get re-established into society.
Verdes Christmas Project – (VCCP)- Through this group we are able to support a number of different organizations that help those who need assistance providing Christmas gifts and household items for their families.
Quilt Raffle – We have raffled a handmade quilt made by a parishioner in the spring of 2019 and 2020. All proceeds go to MANA House.
If you would like to be a part of the Matthew Community, please call the Matthew Community phone numbers listed on the back of the monthly calendar, or contact the Church Office and leave your name and phone number.
Mission Rosary Makers
Providing requested rosaries for world missions, domestic and international. Promoting devotion to our Blessed Mother.
St. Matthew Catholic School
We have had a long relationship with St. Matthew’s which is a Catholic School in downtown Phoenix. A team of volunteers go down to the school regularly to tutor the children at the school.
Retrouvaille is a program designed to provide help and support to married couples who are undergoing difficulties in their relationship. It has also proven helpful to couples who are separated or divorced. For more information, see our Ministries Contact List or visit the Retrouvaille site. No group discussions.
DUET Faith in Action is an interfaith program of Beatitudes Center DOAR that provides free informal support services to home bound elderly and/or disabled adults over the age of 18 and to family caregivers. Volunteers from congregations and wider community are trained, supervised, and insured.
Foundation for Senior Living and Adults with Disabilities
The Foundation for Senior Living is devoted to preserving dignity and promoting quality of life for all seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers. They offer the widest variety of services and maintain the highest standards of excellence.