Service Opportunities through Saint Margaret of Antioch Church
Catholic Relief Services Spotlight
Each week our Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Ambassador provides our parish with a CRS Spotlight on a particular country and issue that needs attention and donations. The CRS Spotlight is featured weekly on our parish email blast and in our church bulletin. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
Food Collection Weekends
Non-perishable foods and paper products are collected and delivered for the Archdiocesan Community Food Distribution Centers. These centers provide food for 120,000 people each year at forty food cupboards throughout Philadelphia. Food is accepted and packed after each mass on the second Sunday of each month. Assistance is always needed. To donate or to volunteer for pick-up and delivery, contact Henry Hockeimer at hockeimerH@ballardspahr.com or call 267.210.1993.
HOPE [Helping Other People in Emergencies]
A group of parish volunteers of all ages who visit the homebound, provide transportation to hospitals and doctors, and shop. Volunteers are used on a rotating basis for one or two hours monthly. New members are always needed and interested volunteers can contact Robert Ritzco at email@example.com or call 610.649.3973.
St. John’s Hospice
Consists of a group of volunteers who provide casseroles monthly for St. John’s Hospice. A coordinator provides the recipes and a container, which are also available in the vestibule of church. casseroles are due at the school parking lot on the second Wednesday of the month by 9:30 AM. St. John’s also accepts men’s toiletries, new sheets, and towels. Interested volunteers can contact Teresa Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610.664.3770 ext. 110
Dickens Festival is an annual tradition in Downtown Narberth held each December, drawing thousands and becoming the fastest-growing holiday festival in the Philadelphia area. Dickens-themed event, the town of Narberth is transformed into 1840’s London, as Ebeneezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all the characters from A Christmas Carol roam the streets for an afternoon. This past year, St. Margaret Parish and School participated in the festivities as a vendor and as a performer! Volunteers are needed in various capacities to help make this day an incredible experience. Interested volunteers can contact Nicole Bazis at email@example.com. Thank you to all parishioners, musicians, visitors, and volunteers to help make this day an incredible experience!
MLK Day of Service
In conjunction with Villanova University’s MLK Day of Service, St. Margaret Parish seeks to embrace and share the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the wider parish community by embarking on an annual Day of Service. Past initiatives at the parish include a Donation Drive with Refugee Families and a Pack-a-Purse Drive for Mercy Hospice, a women’s shelter in Philadelphia overseen by Catholic Social Services.