Service & Outreach

Offering Opportunities to Serve the Community Through Organized Volunteer Activities 

Operation Rice Bowl

On Ash Wednesday (2017), we kicked off Operation Rice Bowl with a talk from Cecilia Suarez, who serves as the Head of Office at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Mexico. Operation Rice Bowl is an amazing program consisting of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that allows us to support people globally. If you would like to participate in almsgiving, please pick up a kit in the foyer of the church and return it Easter weekend, or donate directly here. To learn more about this great program, please visit

Great Lent Food Drive

Please join parishes and Catholic schools around DC in the Great Lent Food Drive! This food will go to the less fortunate being served by Catholic Charities. Please bring non-perishable food items to St. Thomas Apostle on March 25 or 26, 2017 (you may also make a monetary donation below if you prefer). Suggested items include:
                                                    - Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
                                                    - Tuna or canned chicken
                                                    - Peanut butter 
                                                    - Canned foods with pop-top lids

                                                    - Canned fruit in its own juice or water
                                                    - Low-sodium canned vegetables
                                                    - Low-sugar whole grain cereals
                                                    - Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)





STAY members deliver meals to senior citizens in D.C. every fourth Saturday of the month (and the fifth Saturday if there is one). We meet at St. Thomas Apostle Church at 9:45 a.m. Help serve the people in your community by getting involved and joining STAY's partnership with IONA Senior services of Northwest Washington. For more information or to sign up, contact STAY's IONA Volunteer Coordinator, Peter Brusoe at


o Others Might Eat is a Washington-based organization where STAY members help feed the hungry by volunteering the third Saturday of every month. We meet in front of St. Thomas Apostle Church at 10:30 a.m. and carpool to SOME. We are always looking for drivers! For more information click the picture to the left. To sign up, contact STAY's SOME Coordinator & STAY Executive Board member, Jae Ahn at

                                                    Please Note: Neither open shoes nor shorts are allowed while                                                        serving lunch. Also, you will be provided a hair net, or you may                                                        bring a cap of your own.


STAYCare (Celebrating And Respecting Every Person) is our ministry that serves individuals with disabilities in the community. Events and social activities like dances are planned a few times a year to promote inclusion and acceptance of those with disabilities in the Archdiocese of Washington.