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Faith In Action


The purpose of the National Network is to promote the sharing of knowledge, experience and ideas that can help to strengthen and support the hundreds of local Faith in Action programs that are currently active throughout the United States, and to foster and support the establishment of new Faith in Action programs in all communities that want and need the services that Faith in Action volunteers can provide.

Local Faith in Action programs bring volunteers of different faiths together to care for their homebound neighbors who may be isolated and living with chronic health conditions or disabilities. The Faith in Action volunteers come from churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship, as well as from the community at large, and provide many forms of non-medical assistance.

Faith In Action has been meeting on a monthly basis and many good things have been happening within each of the action groups.  Many of the action groups have spoken at the weekend Masses and we have recruited some new volunteers.  But we are still in need of your help.  We are looking for more volunteers to help in each of the action groups so that we can provide more services to the community.  We are also asking parishioners to give us the names of people they know who could use the services we now provide. 

Below is a brief description of each action group along with the name and number of the contact person.  This time of the year when there are so many people who could use a visit, help around the house, a meal or a ride someplace, please keep St. Jude Faith In Action in mind as a way to provide that help.

FIAT:  Faith In Action Transportation:  The goal of this action group is to provide transportation to parishioners with essential needs – to medical and dental appointments, grocery and other shopping, rides to church.  Please contact Peggy Cioffi at 482-2251 if you would like to help out or know of someone who could use transportation.

Elder Care:  The goal of this action group is to minister to the elderly by maximizing their independence through companionship, accompanying them to appointments, assisting around the home in various ways.  Please contact Grace Link at 482-3478 if you would like to help out or know of someone who could benefit from the services of this action group.

Bibles To Prisoners:  The goal of this action group is to provide easy-to-read bibles to the prisoners in the Chittenden County Correctional Facility in South Burlington and the women’s facility in Waterbury.  Each bible cost $7.50.  If you would like to make a monetary donation to this program, please contact Maura Kelley at 482-4134.

Home and Hearth:  The goal of this action group is to provide parishioners with help to complete home and household tasks that they may not be capable of doing themselves.  Some of the tasks include minor home repairs, washing windows, light housekeeping, yard work, and snow shoveling.  If you would like to help out with any of these or other tasks or know of someone who could use some help, please contact Stan Haselton at 482-3609.

Hospitality Please:  The goal of this action group is to provide service and comfort to those in need and welcome all people to the St. Jude community.  Some ways of doing this are with meals to parishioners in need and serving meals at the Salvation Army and the Burlington Emergency Shelter, cards, baskets for newly baptized children and for shut-ins.  If you would like to help out or know of someone who could use some encouragement, please contact Marie Cookson at 434-4782.

Christian Teen Recreation:  This action group has provided teens with Christian Rock Music dances.  The music at these dances is strictly contemporary Christian.  If you would like to help out with the next dance, please contact Maura Kelley at 482-4134.

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