Birthright is a pregnancy help service offering positive alternatives to abortion. Birthright offers free pregnancy testing, prenatal care referrals and education for parenting planning or adoption planning. All service are free and confidential. Volunteers are needed and training is provided. The office is located at 1113 S. Main St., Burlington, Iowa.
Contact Lisa Jennison, 319-753-2702 or visit Birthright.org
Des Moines County Catholics host mobile blood drives conducted by Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Drive Center every two months at either St. John's hall or SS Mary & Patrick hall. Blood collected is used in area hospitals or sent to areas of greatest need. All parishioners are encouraged to donate.
SSJP Kathy Cahill, 319-759-3096
SSMP Connie Trautner, 319-754-4547
SMD Bob Carr, 319-394-7924
Volunteers help assemble and deliver fruit baskets to the homebound and assisted living residents on one Sunday morning during Advent
Sr. Kathy Braun, 319-752-8771 or 319-752-6107
Christmas gifts are provided for needy families in the community. Gift ideas are collected for the families and parishioners take gift tags off the trees, purchase and wrap the gifts and return them. The gifts are distributed to the families in time for Christmas.
Ladies make cookie dough to take to Hospice House and bake there to comfort patients and families. This is done on the first Friday and fifth Tuesday of each month.
Judy Thie, 319-985-2117
For the sick and dying. Families may request this ministry at anytime for the houmebound, nursing homes, hospitalized and hospice patients. Brochures available.
Local Chapter of the International Organization that helps build housing for low income persons.
Bob Glaser, 319-759-8502
This ministry uses holistic health to address the spiritual, social, emotional and physical needs of parishioners. Members of health professions work with public and community health services to help deliver health care to the faith community. Meetings are the first Monday of the month, 10:00 am at SS Mary & Patrick Parish Center
Active members visit hospitals, nursing homes, make bereavement calls, take Communion to the sick and shut-ins, lead the Rosary at wakes and nursing homes and sponsor First Friday Adoration. Meetings are every Monday from 2:00-3:00 pm at SSMP library for prayer and discussion. Auxiliary members recite the rosary and Tessera prayers giving strength to the active members.
Kathleen Johns - President, 319-753-5861
Des Moines County parishes provide both financial and social support to Santa Rosa Parish de Lima Peru.
St. Vincent DePaul supplies food and monetary support for Des Moines county and the surrounding area and is made up of members of all Des Moines County Catholic parishes
We administer to both spiritual and physical needs by visitations to nursing homes and by operating a food pantry.We also help deliver bulletins, Sunday Visitors and the Blessed Sacrament to parishioners in the hospitals and assisted living centers. We maintain North 6th Street Cemetery and help with the schools backpack program. Additional members, food, and money donations are always welcome.The food pantry is located in the basement of St. John's church. Hours are 1:00-3:00 pm Monday thru Friday.
If you would like to volunteer, stop in during our regular hours or call us at 319-752-9332.