Social Outreach Ministries

The Gospel is challenging. It calls us to respond to the needs of people around us. Jesus reminds us:

"I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me… whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." — Mt 25: 34–40

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Being followers of Jesus means taking up his mission of bringing “good news to the poor, liberty to captives, and new sight to the blind.” (cf. Lk 4:18) As baptized Christians, we are all called to serve those in need, and work for justice and peace. As brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ we are called to serve others, to put our faith in him into action. One can not sit on the sidelines and think that it is enough just to attend Mass on Sundays, or even that it is okay. 

The Social Outreach Ministries at St. Thomas More are but a few of the excellent opportunities provided for everyone to ensure that the Gospel's we proclaim as follower of Jesus Christ is fulfilled in our daily actions.

For more information on our ministries please contact our Social Outreach Coordinator:

Jennifer Bibbo, #(512) 258-1161 ext. 256, jbibbo@stmaustin.org

 

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Sunday, July 1st -  2pm in the Life Teen House

St. Thomas More is excited to announce that we will be hosting a speaker presentation called "In Our Own Voice" Please plan on attending this important topic that affects many folks in our community.......

In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program developed by the National Alliance for Mental Illness, in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental illness. NAMI In Our Own Voice adds a critical perspective to the popular understanding of what people with mental illness are like. Listening to this presentation will provide you:

1) A first-hand account of what it’s like to live with a mental illness. Presenters humanize this misunderstood topic by demonstrating that it’s possible—and common—to live well with mental illness.
2) A chance to ask the presenters questions, which allows for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispel stereotypes and misconceptions.
3) The understanding that every person with a mental illness can hope for a bright future.

Questions or comments with regard to the one our presentation please reach out to Jennifer Bibbo, Outreach Coordinator at 512-258-1161 ext. 256; jbibbo@stmaustin.org

 

 

 

 

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