Giving people a helping hand
One of the principle duties and aims of our parish is to be mindful of those who are doing it tough in our shire. As Christians, we have been commissioned by the Lord to care for the poor, sick and needy. We strive to empower people to realise their God given dignity and to provide them the material means in which to live a meaningful and dignified life. As such, we have established St Joseph's Care our community outreach program.
The three outreach projects that we have currently in place are:
Emergency Food Relief and Food Hampers (Tuesday mornings, or any time of emergency);
A Soup Kitchen (Thursday evenings); and
Op Shop (Friday mornings).
These three outreach programs serve to provide a person with nourishment (Food Hampers), a sense of community by sitting down with others and enjoying some soup (Soup Kitchen), and bits and bobs for their home (Op shop).
Moreover, on a daily basis we deliver bakery items to homes around town, and in the Summer organise a Sausage Sizzle for all to enjoy.
We appreciate all the support that we receive for these programs; from the volunteers who give up their time, staff and students at St Joseph's School, the small businesses that donate various goods, to the supermarkets in town who have been instrumental in helping us. We are also grateful to LotteryWest and Directions for their ongoing support.