Holy Family Catholic Church

“Cherish the Past, Celebrate the Present, Create a Bright Future”

15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713
Office: 302.368.4665
Religious Ed: 302.368.8976

Parish Outreach Ministries

Card Ministry
Volunteer card writers provide their time and talent to prepare cards to be sent to the sick or homebound members of our parish as well as sympathy and thinking of you cards to families who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Christmas Giving Tree
Once a year, the Social Concerns Committee decorates trees with tags naming gifts for the poor. Our parishioners buy the suggested gifts and return them to the parish to be distributed to the needy in our community. Food baskets are also given to the families.

Hope Dining Room
On the first Wednesday of every month, a group of parishioners cooks and serves a lunchtime meal at Hope Dining Room. The parish reimburses the group for the food purchased. The Hope Dining Room is located at the Kingswood Methodist Church and serves 13,000 meals per year, averaging 66 meals each day that the dining room is open.

Lazarus Committee
Families who have experienced the death of a loved one can turn to the Lazarus Committee for assistance with the many tasks that face them during this most difficult time. In the role of greeter, volunteers provide a warm welcome to family and friends attending the funeral. They are also available to assist the family with any special needs that may arise during the funeral. The Prayer Team members of the Lazarus Committee keep the deceased and their family members in prayer adding another level of comfort during this most difficult time. Opportunities are available for Special Ministers of the Eucharist and Lectors to serve at the funeral. Lazarus volunteers may help with hosting a luncheon after the funeral, which might include providing homemade foods or setting up and cleaning up the parish hall. If needed, volunteers also provide house-sitting or transportation services for the family.

Parish Outreach Office
The Parish Outreach Office is located in the Parish House. Parish Outreach serves as a resource for parishioners who need help with daily living. People interested in serving the community are encouraged to volunteer.

Respect Life
Our parish is involved in the support of all human life and the education of the public regarding human life issues. This includes making our voices heard at the state and national level for the pre-born, the sick, the elderly and anyone who needs someone to speak out for them from the moment of conception until their natural death. Parishioners are involved in the annual March on Washington and in legislative efforts to correct unjust laws and practices.

St. Vincent de Paul
The mission of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul is to serve Christ by looking after the day-to-day needs of those who seek our help. Through home visits and listening to the individuals we determine how and if we are able to help each family. We do this by providing financial assistance and offering resource information to the people who contact us and live within the parish boundaries or are a parishioner at Holy Family. Meetings are a source of spiritual growth and community as well as opportunities to share.

Thanksgiving Baskets
Thanksgiving food baskets are provided for the poor. These are filled with food donated by our parishioners and the children in our Religious Education program.