Whatever you do to the least of these you do to me… St. Patrick’s is involved in outreach ministries on the international, national, state and local levels. The Outreach Committee seeks to identify and address concerns, including basic human needs, social justice and evangelism. An outreach focus is offered each month based on input from our parishioners as to the organizations they feel strongly about supporting.
Currently, St. Patrick’s supports a variety of organizations, including Broken Arrow Neighbors, Turn Tulsa Pink, Blue Star Mothers, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, New Hope, Hospice of Green Country, Broken Arrow Animal Shelter, Episcopal Relief and Development and others. Committee members meet each year to determine which projects will be supported and decides on the distribution of St. Patrick’s budgeted outreach monies.
The Blessing Box is located on the east side of the drive into the church parking lot. The Blessing Box came into being as an Eagle Scout project by a young parishioner. He couldn’t have known how much this box would mean to people in the past year. It has provided sustenance for many, many people in a time of great need. Canned and packaged food items and small toiletry items are available for any individual who is in need. The box is stocked by a team of volunteers from the church, who make sure it is filled each day. The food comes from donations made by our parishioners and, occasionally, others in the community who wish to donate. Financial donations can also be made, and we use those funds to purchase food when necessary.
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
Love Thy Neighbor is a breakfast feeding ministry that takes place at our church. LTN is designed to help those who are not homeless or even jobless but who may need a helping hand through the provision of a hot breakfast and sack lunch.
Breakfast is served Monday-Friday (except for some designated holidays) from 6:30 until 7:15 a.m. to adults and children. This is our parish’s way of supporting our fellow neighbors during difficult economic times.
For information on volunteer opportunities, contact Kurt Davis.
Due to Covid-19, LTN is temporarily paused.
During inclement weather, Love Thy Neighbor will be closed when either Union or Broken Arrow Public Schools are closed
THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHT
Every Thursday evening, Thursday Night Light serves a meal to the homeless or those in need at the Caring Center of The First Baptist Church in downtown Tulsa. This ministry is done in concert with other churches in the area. Once a month, St. Patrick’s parishioners provide the meal.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ThursdayNightLight/
PRAYER BLANKET MINISTRY
Members of this ministry prepare comforting prayer blankets for those facing surgery or serious illness as an outward reminder of God’s love and the support of their parish family.
BROKEN ARROW NEIGHBORS
Broken Arrow Neighbors is an interfaith organization which provides emergency assistance for basic needs to more than 11,000 financially disadvantaged people in the Broken Arrow area. A significant number of these clients require multiple visits to Broken Arrow Neighbors to build on services that help them regain or maintain their desired level of self-sufficiency.
For more information, visit www.baneighbors.org
Through the Iron Gate Ministry, approximately 300 people are fed each weekday, and about 300 on weekends. Hot, nutritious meals are prepared by Trinity’s kitchen staff and served by volunteers on weekdays. Sandwiches, hot coffee, fruit and a snack are served on weekends.
For more information, visit www.irongatetulsa.org.