Emmanuel Dining Room
|The Emmanuel Dining Room committee cooks and serves lunch for Emmanuel East on the 27th of each month for 180-250 people. We cook the food in the church kitchen and then take the meals to the Emmanuel dining room and serve.
Meets the 27th of each month.
|Fall Food Drive
||Our annual Fall Food Drive for local food closets will start the weekend of September 24th & 25th and we will have bags available at all exits. If you are able to help, please take a bag and fill it with non-perishable food items, then return it the following weekend, October 1st & 2nd. We will have people available 15 minutes before each of the Masses that weekend to collect your bags and place them in the truck on site. We will need help on Monday Oct. 3rd between 8-10AM to distribute the food to the Foot Closets.
If you would like to volunteer a few hours, or you need service hours and would like to help us pass out bags or load the truck, please contact Ronnie O'Connor at 302-299-9523. Thank you as always for your support - local food closets have been hit really hard this year and they really appreciate the help!
|Hosptial Visiting Ministry||The visiting ministry visits parishioners in hospitals to offer prayers of encouragement and healing. Contact: Bob O'Connor 654-9008.|
|Meals on Wheels||A dedicated group of parishioners who pick-up and deliver a lunchtime hot meal to the homebound in our geographical area on a week-day. Time needed is about one and one-half hours. To volunteer for Meals on Wheels - contact Joanne Hadley at 478-2092.|
|Nursing Home Visitation||Extraordinary Ministers takes communion, hold a short prayer service including readings, and homily for residents. Volunteers visit for a brief time with the residents.|
Birthright of Delaware - Annual Rose Sale
Please support Birthright’s pregnancy services by purchasing roses after all Masses on Mother’s Day weekend. Your help will truly make a difference!
Birthrite of Delaware - Baby Bottles
In October, Birthright of DE makes available baby bottles after Masses. This is an opportunity for our church families to have hands-on involvement in a project that saves the lives of unborn children and makes a lasting difference in the mothers’ lives. We ask that you take the bottles home (one per family), fill them with coins, cash or check and return them to church weekend of Nov. 7th or earlier if possible.
|St. Vincent dePaul Society
||Jesus commands us to care for the sick, cloth the naked, feed the hungry, give shelter to the homeless, visit the prisoner, tend to the needs of the widow and orphan.
The St. Vincent dePaul Society is a group of dedication parishioners who tend to all these needs in the name of our parish community, supported through the generosity of parishioners via the poor boxes & the money collected from the children’s envelopes. They meet every other Tuesday night in the church hall (see bulletin for details.) No need to RSVP, all are welcome!
Volunteers Needed. The Society of SVdP offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the parish office.
We receive many calls for assistance & are always in need of donations. If you would like to contribute, donations can be made directly to the St. Vincent de Paul Society via our parish office or the Poor Boxes at the Church exits. Also, all money contributed through the children’s envelopes also goes straight to St. Vincent de Paul society. Thank you for your generosity!