Please contact the Rectory at 289-5539 for additional contact information.

St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker Community and Our Lady of the Road Center

http://www.southbendcatholicworker.org/

Donations: monetary donations for our utilities and mortgage; laundry soap, coffee, cooking oils, personal hygiene products, socks, underwear, used clothes, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, new bedbug mattress protectors, used plastic grocery bags.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • preparing breakfast at Our Lady of the Road Drop-In Center, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8 a.m.-12 noon.
  • helping at the Monroe Park Neighborhood Grocery Co-op located in Our Lady of the Road, from 12 noon-6 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturdays.
  • hosting Weather Amnesty guests at Our Lady of the Road overnight, 7:30 p.m.-8 a.m. every night, from Nov. 15-April 15.
  • preparing dinner at St. Peter Claver House at 515 South St. Joseph Street, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. every night.
  • anyone with special skills such as carpentry will always find a project that needs to be done!

Catholic Peace Fellowship

Guided by a personalist philosophy, the Catholic Peace Fellowship works for peace before, during, and after war through education, counseling, advocacy, and accompaniment.  The Catholic Peace Fellowship (CPF) offers practical and pastoral support to military and veterans who are struggling with the contradiction between their personal participation in war and their consciences. For more information on the services provided by the CPF contact the staff by telephone at 574.232.2811 or by email at staff@nullcatholicpeacefellowship.org. More information can be found at www.catholicpeacefellowship.org or at www.facebook.com/Catholic.Peace.Fellowship.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Vincentians serve Jesus by serving the poor through home visits, delivering food or vouchers for clothing and furniture. Others give their support by providing food items, volunteering time in the pantry, office or thrift store, or with monetary donations.
Don Sieg, President

Ironwood Ministers

Volunteers facilitate the wheelchair-bound and other handicapped residents of the Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation Center to get from their rooms to the congregation area for a weekly Mass. Anointing of the Sick is also offered quarterly.
Pat Sell and Mary Ann Kwiecinski

Southfield Village Ministers

Residents are able to partake in weekly worship and a full Communion Service, due to the aid of St. Matthew parishioners. Our deacon then visits the sick with blessings and prayers.
Deacon Emilio Gizzi

Right to Life

http://www.prolifemichiana.org/

St. Joseph County Right to Life actively seeks participation from St. Matthew parishioners through the following yearly events:
  • National Life Chain
  • Mother’s Day flower sale,
  • Annual Right to Life membership dinner
  • Educational pro-life signature ad reaching the wider Michiana community around Roe v. Wade January 22nd Anniversary
  • March for Life in downtown South Bend
  • High school and college Life Defenders Boot Camp
  • Ongoing volunteering opportunities and collaboration with the Gabriel Project, Women’s Care Center, Hannah’s House and Project Rachel

Tony Stein