Outreach ministry is the Church at work in God’s name, stretching out to meet needs in the wider community. Our daily lives are filled with outreach ministry, whether or not we have a formal role in the Church. As Catholic Christians, we engage in outreach whenever we answer our baptismal call by serving the needs of others.
Parishes celebrate and support outreach ministry in as many different ways as they have people. While examples such as youth ministry, St. Vincent de Paul and visiting the sick are familiar to many, the vast majority of Christian outreach is provided by parishioners in our daily lives. Work, school, home and community commitments provide endless opportunities to meet the needs of others.
Eight diocesan Outreach Ministries have been established to mobilize and inspire our capacity to serve. This was part of a sweeping reorganization undertaken to animate and support the pastoral life of our diocese. Each ministry fosters and complements the foundational and primary pastoral ministry offered in and by parishes.
If we can be of assistance or help you meet needs in your community, please contact us. It is our pleasure and privilege to serve.
Please Note: Project Rachel, formerly a Diocese of London Outreach Ministry, is now being managed and facilitated through the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. For any inquiries regarding Project Rachel, please contact Sr. Connie Harrington at the Project Rachel Help Line: 1-888- 388-1110.