Parish Social Ministry/Outreach

PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY – OUTREACH

United in prayer and action, may we become a visible sign of God’s love.

Parish Outreach Hours-

Our regular hours are:

 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

and Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Should you have questions or would like to volunteer, please call us at 631.567.1995 during those times.  If you cannot get through, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note that our email has changed to sjnpsm@gmail.com

Christmas Food—

We NEED (for each one):

Box (8-12 oz) of Instant Potatoes

1 bottle (46-64 oz.) of Juice

1 box/bag (12-13 oz.) of Stuffing Mix

1 24 ounce jar of Applesauce

2 cans of Corn AND 2 cans of Green Beans

2 cans of Cranberry Sauce 2 cans of Gravy (any flavor)

2 cans of Fruit

1 box Cake Mix or Brownie Mix

1 box of Jello AND 1 box of pudding

1 box of Corn Muffin Mix

1 small box of Tea Bags (20)

1 Gift Certificate to local Grocery Store ($20 –50)

CHRISTMAS HELP NEEDED:

Delivery of Christmas Food and Gifts We will gather at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, Dec. 11th then deliver the bags afterward. Please contact the Outreach Office At 631.567.1997 if you are able to give a few hours of your time at (leave your name and number). Thanks.

The Food Pantry

The Bob Walther Food Pantry of St. John Nepomucene PSM/Outreach remains open to any family needing food who resides in Bohemia, Oakdale or West Sayville, without  regard to religious affiliation.  Currently, the Food Pantry is open:

Tuesday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and  6:00 – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Food Pantry Needs (in order of greatest need):

NON-PERISHABLE FOODS and SUPPLIES

(Please leave on the carts in the lobby of the church, 9am – 9pm daily,

or bring to Outreach Tue-Wed-Thurs 10 am – 3 pm) 

Mac & Cheese

Juice boxes or pouches

Spaghetti

Canned Vegetables:

Green Beans, Peas and Carrots, Mixed Veggies

Boxed Milk

Individual beverages (8-20 ounces):

water, seltzer, juice, sports drink, iced tea, sodaIndividual Snacks

Oatmeal packets

Cocoa packets

PERISHABLE FOODS (Please drop off at Outreach T-W-Th 10 am – 3 pm)

  Ground beef OR ground turkey in 1-lb. packages

  Hot dogs

  Fresh veggies, such as carrots, onions, celery, potatoes etc.

We are providing contactless, curbside pick-up whenever the Pantry is open, and delivery on Thursday mornings for families without transportation, those who are over 65 or anyone with an underlying medical condition.  We need to hear from families by Wednesdays at 12 noon if they wish delivery.  We could not continue this work without the amazing numbers of parishioners who have stepped up to volunteer.  Thank you for enabling us to help so many so fully.

IN MEMORIAM donations for:

“Those whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are.” – St. John Chrysostom

Donations were recently made to Parish Outreach and Witness Housing in memory of the following deceased loved ones:

Edward H. Bergeron

Fr. Hugh Cannon

Christina Ciaramella

Dolores Dominisch

Karilyn Zurick Drago

Kathy and Dick Freiburger

Christopher Gallagher

John Giordano

Edwin J. Howard

Grace Kittel

Linda Mark

Fr. Robert McIntyre,

SJ Helen T. Rocco

Let us keep them and their families in our prayer.

Constant Thanks

  • From Us to You

I may sound like a broken record, but every day my prayers are FILLED with abundant gratitude for ALL that our you, our volunteers and parishioners, are doing to support this ministry; your contributions of time, presence, funds, gift cards, baked goods, homemade soups, fresh produce and non-perishable items for the pantry allow us to serve so many in need.  We could not continue this essential work without every bit of your support.  Truly, your contributions are an expression of God’s merciful presence, and a sign of your own good, compassionate hearts.  Truly, you touch me by your overwhelming generosity.  Thank you for enabling us to serve so many so faithfully and so generously.

  • From Us to Our Corporate Sponsors

We are also grateful to members of the wider community, especially our corporate sponsors,  for the ways you empower us to serve those in greatest need among us, including:

American Legion

Black Denim Crew

Bohemia Historical Society (November Food Drive)

Bombas Socks

Boy Scout Troop 76

Connetquot Teachers Association

Giunta’s Meat Farms

Knights of Columbus, Sunrise Council

Modern Italian Bakery

Panetta Physical Therapy

Pizza Network

Pilot Club of Greater Long Island

The Transport Workers Union Local 252

Suffolk Cares

            In July, Suffolk County launched a new program to help address the urgent food needs of homebound/non-mobile persons, that is those who are without ANY access to transportation.  All you do is:

  • Call 311, if you are in need of food and without any access to transportation;
    • Monday – Friday
    • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Be prepared to answer a few questions as part of 311’s assessment.
  • Be ready, when approved, to receive a box of non-perishable food with 24-30 hours of your request.
  • Be assured that food will be delivered to your residence without contact.
  • Remain confident that your information will remain confidential.

Mental Health Services

            During this difficult time, there may be added stresses on one’s mental health that may require professional intervention.  So I offer the following resources available in Suffolk County.  All inquiries are kept confidential, and many are now offered without requiring in-person visits.

            First, see the website of Suffolk County:

Open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday : (631) 853-8500

  • Family Service League – DASH hotline: 631) 952-3333
  • For Information and services regarding Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation: 631) 434-6100

St. John Nepomucene Church

1140 Locust Avenue
Bohemia, NY 11716