Outreach

Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:37-41).

 

 

We have a variety of outreach ministries which help us to extend our mission to the wider community:

The ministries of our parish have developed over the years and have derived from the various parishes that have come before us. The desire, of course, is to serve Christ by meeting the needs of families and individuals in the community. “Whatsoever you do to the least of these, you do it to me” (Matthew 25:40).

Beyond what is described on this page, the parish offers: prayer groups, Bible study, evangelization, visits to the sick and prison ministry.

 

Matthew’s Closet has provided quality clothing in a dignified environment, regardless of the ability to pay. Located at 316 Bay St., it accepts families and individuals referred by social, health care, and religious agencies in the Rochester area. Annually they serve as many as 2,900 children and adults. See here for more information.

 

The Sr. Regis Food Cupboard, also located at 316 Bay St., provides several days’ worth of food for each family. SRFC services over 800 families as well. Their 2-1-1 page is here.

Ministers of Matthew’s Closet serve hundreds of families per year.