There are many ways to help within and beyond the walls of Saint Paul’s.
Here are some of our Ministries that were active during Pre Covid times:
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Making for Kate’s Kitchen in Holyoke.
- Veteran’s Lunch
- Spirit of Saint Paul’s
- Food Bank (still active in our parking lot, every second and fourth Tues of every month from 11 am to 12pm)
Saint Paul’s also does outreach programs including:
- Building Bridges/ Veterans’ Lunches: An Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts Veterans’ project. “Building Bridges” seeks to cultivate living communities with and for American veterans. In recognition of the sacrifices they had made on behalf of our homeland, “Building Bridges” is committed to the embrace and reconciliation of Veterans who continue to be isolated from the very society they fought to protect. Diocesan Bishop Douglas Fisher has cited veteran ministry as a critical priority in realizing the sacrificial love of Christ in the Diocese and in the World.
- Kate’s Kitchen: Kate’s Kitchen casseroles are prepared at home by volunteers who bring them fresh or frozen to St. Paul’s (by 9 am on every third Thursday of the month). Recipes and pans are available. Kate’s Kitchen is a ministry of the Providence Services Network in Holyoke and feeds 150 people a hot lunch 365 days a year at their facility on Hamilton Street.
- Margaret’s Pantry: Margaret’s Pantry in Holyoke is always in need of nonperishable food. If you bring peanut-butter, canned tuna, canned fruits and veggies, pasta, rice, cereals, we’ll make sure they get to Margaret’s.
- Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center: During the months of August and September the members of Saint Paul’s donate backpacks and school supplies for the children of women incarcerated in the correctional facility. In December we donate Christmas presents for the months to give to their children. We also maintain a connection with the correctional facility in which members perform outreach to the incarcerated women.