Pastoral Council

Social Ministries

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Our goal is to create within our parish family an environment of belonging and interdependence and extend this atmosphere of welcome and support to the surrounding community.

Chairs: Greg & Cherie Abrahms
Phone: 760-598-6776
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Blood Drive

Group coordinates periodic parish blood drives.

Linda Dicus
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Brother Benno Collections

Volunteers collect and distribute needed items for the homeless during the year.

Deacon Thomas Goeltz
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Brother Benno Kitchen Servers

Volunteers help at Brother Benno’s serving food, folding clothes, etc.

George Jones
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Christmas Angel Ministry

Volunteers collect and distribute Christmas gifts to needy infants/children in the community.

Kevin & Lisa Seufert
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CPR/AED Classes

Instructors offer regular training and certification classes in CPR and the use of the AED(Automated External Defibrillator) to members of the parish.

CPR/AED Web Page

Philip J Goscienski, M.D.
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Culture of Life Activities

Group works with the Diocese to plan and implement various Pro-Life activities.

Jane Kelleher
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Disability Facilitation

Volunteers address the needs of parishioners with disabilities as they pertain to the parish community. The North County Directory of Community Outreach and Service Groups is available in the library.

Ann Eriksson
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Jail Ministry

Volunteers visit and minister to the imprisoned.

Rita McCarthy
760-758-4100 x100

Prayer Request Line

Parishioners offer prayers for the needs of others.

Pat Wong
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Norma Flanagan
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Project Linus

Homemade blankets are made by volunteers for children that are undergoing physical and emotional difficulties.

Mary Coxon
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Sick & Homebound

Special Ministers of the Eucharist bring the Eucharist and share time with hospital and nursing home patients and the

Jean McCloskey
760-758-4100 x100

Social Justice

Volunteers keep the Parish informed about current social justice issues and actions in our local community.

Henri Black
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Engaging Spirituality

Provides a small group setting in which each member explores the connection between prayerful presence and social justice action.

Sr. Maureen Brown, CSJ
760-758-4100 x131
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Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice

Volunteers organize religious communities of all faiths to help the voice of the working poor be heard by striving for improved wages, benefits and working conditions.

Joyce Meehan
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Groups meet weekly to explore Biblical tradition, Catholic social justice teaching, and the relationship between spirituality and justice.

Sr. Maureen Brown, CSJ
760-758-4100 x131
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San Diego Organizing Project

Group assists in the building of community organizations with the power to improve the quality of life of families and neighborhoods.

Craig & Mary Castle
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Solutions for Change

Local organization that helps homeless families.

Guidelines for Dinner Preparation

Solutions for Change Web Page

Kevin & Lyn Leahy
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Family Shoe Ministry

Collects, organizes, and distributes new and gently used pairs of shoes.

Rick & Heidi Madden
(760) 470-4998
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St. Bonaventure Mission Clothing Drive

An annual collection of clothing and blankets is held for the Navajo Indians of New Mexico.

Deacon Thomas Goeltz
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Youth Justice Ministry

Offers teens an opportunity to support economic justice through monthly fair trade sales and regular donations to mission programs.

Facebook Group

Greg & Cherie Abrahms
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St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1450 South Melrose Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 758-4100