Service & Outreach
For 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. 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 as 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 of my brethren, you did it for me." (Matthew 25: 35-40)
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Elizabeth Ministry is parish based and responds to the joys and sorrows of a woman's life during the childbearing years. This outreach includes pregnancy and pregnancy complications, birth, infant or child crisis, infertility concerns and miscarriages. Support is given through one-on-one personal visits and contact is available to women during this often stress-filled time, though the focus is on the celebration of life. If you are pregnant or know of anyone experiencing any of these issues and in need of support, please call 321-773-2783 x 123. Also, please consider this wonderful, sometimes quiet way of volunteering to help those in need who may otherwise go unnoticed. If interested, we can help get you ready to minister in this capacity.
The Community of Hope
Chartered in 2005, has a mission to provide transitional housing or shelter for homeless families. The goal is to help the families to improve their job skills to a level that will enable them to obtain a living wage, thus allowing the families to obtain self-sufficiency and free themselves from homelessness. In addition, families will be taught life skills, such as money management, nutrition, health and safety, parenting, etc. For more information, please call 321-474-0966 or visit http://www.hopeofbrevard.com/.
Counseling Referral Center
Provides a hot meal to anyone in need, in a loving Christian environment. For further information, please contact Pat Becker 321-777-8083 or http://www.dailybreadinc.org/.
Friends For Life
Mission Statement: HNJ 'Friends For Life' (FFL) is a ministry that supports and protects the dignity of all human life through prayer, advocacy, education, awareness, connections, and social action.
Goals: To reach as many members of HNJ and the community to bring awareness and education on the efficacy and education of the doctrine of life as written in the Catechism of the Catholic Church Article 5, The Fifth Commandment, I. Respect for Human Life.
Everyone in our church is a Friend for Life...to that end we want to encourage individuals to be the face of Life in all aspects of our community. Friends For Life will provide events and opportunities for you to participate in promoting and supporting life from conception until natural death. We support the lives of the unborn, the elderly, the disabled, end of life issues, domestic violence, Natural Family Planning and those who suffer from abortion.
How You Can Participate:
- On the 4th of each month is International Day of Prayer for Life. Please take some time on that day to pray for the sanctity of all life in adoration, in the privacy of your home, in a small group, or with a rosary for life.
- Genesis House is a ministry that FFL supports monthly. In October we are collecting paper good donations (i.e. paper towels, toilet paper, diapers and tissues). In November we are collecting diaper wipes, small shampoos, toothpaste and deodorant donations. Please place all items in the baby crib at the Life Center Office.
- We are seeking a Rosary for Life volunteer leader who will organize a consistent recitation of the rosary through email, phone tree, or in person.
- We are also looking for a volunteer to organize the collection of coupons for diapers and formula for those who need assistance.
- Genesis House is seeking mentors for the new mothers in their homes to assist with parenting skills.
Did You Know? According to the CDC, the number of aborted blacks outnumbers the next seven leading causes of death among blacks combined? "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." -MLK, Jr.
- CareNet/Heartbeat: 1-800-395-HELP (4357)
- National Life Center 1-800-848-LOVE (5683)
- Genesis House: home from pregnant women and their children in crisis. www.genesishouse-shelter.org 321-723-3133. To provide transitional shelter for homeless women and theirchildren, long-term housing for student mothers with children, and shelter for homeless pregnant women. Genesis House, Inc. is committed to providing a safe, supportive, caring environment. Education, self-discipline, self-reliance, and independence from the welfare system are earnestly promoted. Counseling, personal improvement classes, and appropriate health care are obtained for all residents. Classes in childbirth and parenting are provided as needed.
- BirthRight of Melbourne : 814 East Melbourne Ave Melbourne, 321-984-8810. They provide caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.
- Pregnancy Resource Center : 165 North Babcock Street, Melbourne, 321-752-5540. www.main.melbournepri.com. The best way to confirm your pregnancy is with a free medical-grade pregnancy test and ultrasound exam.
- Pro-Life radio www.priestsforlife.org/media and Catholic Radio 920 AM
- Minority Outreach: www.AfricanAmericanOutreach.org; www.SacerdotesPorLaVida.org
- Forgiveness After Abortion: OPTION LINE: 800-395-HELP (4357)
- Rachel's Vineyard: www.rachelsvineyard.org, 877-HOPE-4-ME (467-3463). Offers weekend retreats held across the United States for any woman or man who has struggled with the emotional and spiritual pain of an abortion.
- National Helpline for Abortion Recovery: 866-482-LIFE (5433), www.iRegretMyAbortion.com
- Domestic Violence and Women's needs: hotline-321-607-6809
- Women's Center : 321-242-3110 www.womenscenterinbrevard.org. The enter has a counseling program, client services, transitional housing, victims services, and in 2006 the Center started its most recent program for displaced homemakers.
- Serene Harbor: www.sereneharbor.org is a non-profit Domestic Violence Shelter located in Brevard County Florida.
- Elder Care Services: Community Services Council of Brevard County, Inc. is a private not for profit 501 (c)(3) corporation. We are dedicated to helping seniors enjoy happy, healthy, secure lives. 321-639-8770 www.communityservices.org. They provide meals on wheels program; senior transportation; caregiver support;and the senior assistance program. The Sunflower House is a Caregivers resource provides, information, education and support to seniors and the disabled.
- Joe's Club Adult Day Care: Brevard Alzheimer's www.brevardalzheimers.org. The Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation Adult Day Care Program at "Joe's Club" is for everyone. One of the myths about Joe's Club is that it only helps families coping with Alzheimer's disease; that is not true. Joe's Club is designed to provide recreation, activities and personal care for older adults, in a safe and happy environment.
- Information on the Dignity and Sanctity of Life from the Diocese of Orlando: www.orlandodiocese.or/en/aj-issues/aj-sacraments-of-life
Habitat for Humanity
Ecumenical effort to provide simple, affordable housing to families in need. For further information, please contact Roland Cook, 321-725-5624 or http://www.brevardhabitat.com/.
Hearts Out to Haiti
The Hearts Out To Haiti Mission has been in existence for over 10 years supporting three parishes in Les Palmes, Morne a Chandelle and Durissy. For more information, please visit http://heartsouttohaiti.org/.
Knights of Columbus
Bishop Verot Council #5845: The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 12,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.
Bishop Verot Council #5845 was begun by 62 gentlemen of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in 1966. Since that time, the membership has increased to over 160 members, and represents Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Immaculate Conception Parish, and Patrick AFB Catholic Community.
Medical Equipment Closet Loans
Promotes respect for all human life and contributes time and resources for pregnancy outreach. For further information, please contact John Madura, 321-254-8596.
Respite Care Ministry
Offers support and in-home relief to full-time caregivers. For further information, please contact Janet Steiner, 321-777-3833.
Assembles and provides rosaries free of charge to the missions and others. For further information, contact the Parish Office, 321-773-2783.
St. Vincent De Paul Society
Help Us Help Others!
We provide food and clothing assistance to the needy people in our community. We also provide financial assistance to help on an emergency basis with rents, electricity, water, medical prescriptions and other necessary emergency assistance.
We accept donations of food and money to help us help others in this ministry. We also need volunteers to assist and manage our operations primarily at the north end of the Thrift Shop.
If you would like to volunteer please contact us at 321-777-9593.
If you would like to provide financial assistance to the poor and needy in our community please make your financial contributions to the church collections, poor box, or drop them by our office at the north end of the Thrift Shop or the Life Center Office.
Thank you for your contributions of food, money, and volunteer services so that we may provide this important service and outreach ministry to the poor of our community.
May the Lord Bless you and keep you! May the Lord let His Face shine upon you and be gracious to you! May the Lord look upon you kindly and grant you peace!We are open Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:00 am.
Volunteers manage, support, and maintain a shop stocked with donated items which are sold to benefit those in need. For further information, please contact Kelli Wagner, Manager, 321-779-9320. Hours of operation: Tues-Sat, 9 am-4 pm. Located on Church property (in front of church, along side A1A).
Transportation to Mass
Provides drivers and substitute drivers for parishioners that are homebound and elderly. For further information, please contact Terry Steckler, 321-773-2735.