Offering Opportunities to Serve the Community Through Organized Volunteer Activities
STAYCare (Celebrating And Respecting Every Person) is one of our newest and most popular social ministries that serves individuals with disabilities in the community. Events and social activities like dances are planned about six times a year to promote inclusion and acceptance of those with disabilities in the Archdiocese of Washington.
STAY members deliver meals to senior citizens in D.C. every 4th Saturday of the month (and the 5th Saturday if there is one). Help serve the people in your community by getting involved and joining STAY's partnership with IONA Senior services of Northwest Washington.
So Others Might Eat is a Washington-based organization where STAY members help feed the hungry by volunteering the 3rd Saturday of every month.
We Inquire to Seek Enlightenment is a new forum for learning about what our faith teaches and does about important issues, as well as providing an opportunity to brush up things we may have forgotten.
STAY Urban Plunge is an annual service trip that offers an opportunity for STAY members to break out of their normal routine and get out of town for a weekend of service and reflection. Past trips include a Habitat for Humanity build in Newark, New Jersey and volunteering with the St. Bernard Project in New Orleans, Louisiana. May 2011 STAY parishoner will be returning to New Orleans for another rebuild with the St. Bernard Project.
Become a Mentor
STAY is collaborating with Catholic Charities (CC) of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. to launch the Refugee Center Professional Mentoring Program this month. Help refugees understand and work with the processes in the U.S. job market. At this time, the Refugee Center is not accepting applications for new mentors. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Nguyen at STAYService@gmail.com.