Our mission is to mobilize our community to transform the lives of those in need. St. Michael Parish's Community Outreach Commission empowers St. Michael Parishioners to serve dignity, safety, and aid to our brothers and sisters in Christ. Join us, and engage in the faith-in-action opportunities listed below.
Bethany House is a temporary shelter for homeless women and children. We help them by donating individual toiletries to be given to the women as they arrive. We have also purchased nightwear and sent money for special projects.
BROKEN BUS MINISTRY
What began as regular adventures downtown to serve food out of their car evolved into the purchasing of a mobile service vehicle which now drives the streets of downtown Cincinnati weekly; feeding, clothing and building relationships with people experiencing homelessness in our city.
CATHOLICS UNITED FOR THE POOR
C.U.P. is the umbrella for nine agencies who are aware of the problems of the poor and who respond to the needs of the community: Bethany House, Tender Mercies, Dominican Community Services, Mary Magdalene House, Our Daily Bread, Over-the-Rhine/Walnut Hills Kitchen, Practical Family Living Center, St. John Social Service Center and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
CATHOLIC WORKER HOME
St. Francis/St. Joseph House of Spirituality provides spiritual nourishment for men in the form of temporary shelter, food, clothing, etc.
ELIZABETH'S NEW LIFE CENTER
Since 1989, Elizabeth’s New Life Center has been committed to saving babies and changing lives. Elizabeth's New Life Center has been serving at-risk pregnant women in the Dayton, OH area since the organization opened in 1989.
FERNSIDE CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
Fernside's is the nation's second oldest children's grief center. Fernside's mission is to offer support and advocacy to grieving families who have experienced death, and to increase awareness of childhood grief. Fernside programs are provided at no cost to the children served.
Hospice provides a comprehensive care team to work with patients and their families on a personalized care plan to help support the quality of life and make the most of final moments together.
KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY
Kairos Prison Ministry is a Christian faith-based ministry that addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, their families.
LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
The Little Sisters of the Poor have been a part of the Cincinnati community since 1868. At St. Paul’s, Archbishop Leibold Home, the Little Sisters, with the help of devoted staff, offer a home and care to the needy elderly of every race and religion. The vital support of many businesses, groups, and individuals assure the continuation of our mission.
MARY MAGDALENE HOUSE
Mary Magdalene House is a bath facility for the homeless. We support them with monetary donations and gifts of soap, shampoo, laundry detergent and men's underwear and tube socks.
MATTHEW 25 MINISTRIES
Matthew 25: Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor locally, regionally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion. Located in Blue Ash, Ohio, Matthew 25 has a variety of volunteer opportunities.
MERCY NEIGHBORHOOD MINISTRIES
Inspired by the vision of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries promotes the empowerment of individuals with a special focus on disadvantaged women and seniors through proven programs that educate, foster self-sufficiency, and support enhanced quality of life.
OUR DAILY BREAD
This organization provides one good meal a day to shut-ins who would otherwise be without.
The Princeton Closet helps school-age children have the proper necessities to be successful in the classroom. Now offering a food pantry, baby shop, backpacks, school supplies, and of course clothes, shoes, coats, and other needed items, your generous donations help hundreds of students and families in the Princeton City School District each year.
REACH OUT LAKOTA
Reach Out Lakota is a localized, ecumenical organization backed by many of our community churches, businesses and schools. It was founded in 1992 to provide families with the essentials and necessary guidance until they are capable of caring for themselves. Volunteers, food and clothing donations are always welcome. Reach Out Lakota is located just north of our parish property on Station Road and can be contacted at 779-7515.
ST. FRANCIS SOUP KITCHEN
The St. Francis Soup Kitchen in Over-the-Rhine is a facility that serves meals to the needy in that area. Young people and adults from St. John volunteer each month at the soup kitchen, serving meals and cleaning up.
ST. LEO THE GREAT
A vibrant, diverse, urban Catholic parish community living the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, St. Leo’s serves a diverse group of parishioners that includes recent immigrants and refugees. Young people and adults can volunteer at this parish in a number of ways, including teaching ESL, serving in the food pantry, and tutoring students.
ST. RAPHAEL HOME
St. Raphael is a social service center located in Hamilton, reaching out and helping to direct families in need toward a lifestyle of self-sufficiency.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
For more than 150 years, St. Vincent de Paul has been helping our neighbors throughout Greater Cincinnati by providing innovative, practical emergency assistance to those in need regardless of creed, to bridge the spiritual, emotional and material gabs in their lives.
Serve City is a ministry of area churches in Hamilton who help the homeless in various ways. From helping in the food pantry to serving meals, volunteer opportunities are numerous.
SISTERS OF NOTRE DAME
The Sisters of Notre Dame place a special emphasis on education, especially of poor women and children, and ministering where others may not choose to go.
SHARONVILLE POLICE & FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Sharonville Police and Fire Departments have a long and proud history of service to the people and businesses of our community.
Tender Mercies provides permanent and transitional housing to those people who have special needs arising from homelessness and mental illness.
It is their mission to partner with the community to provide necessary resources and build self-sustainability. By doing so, they strive to reduce the risk of hunger, crisis, and harm/victimization many of our most vulnerable community members face.
Warm Welcome's mission is to encourage, empower, and enrich the lives of youth in foster care. An estimated 400,000 children are in the foster care system. Warm Welcomes offers necessity items, as well as enrichment opportunities to support the children they serve.