Peace & Justice | Direct Action
Direct Action in the News
Learn about Deacon Cliffs work to eliminate food waste from local school kitchens here.
Parishioner Sue Schrieber's volunteering is highlighted in this article about the Parkland College Food Pantry.
Emily Floess returns to Liberia - see article at University of Illinois Alumni News
Saint Vincent dePaul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) at St. Patrick supports a Food Pantry made up of men and women who answer Jesus' call to serve the poor. On weekday afternoons (Monday-Thursday 4:30 - 5:00p.m.) members give out food to our Friends who come to the parish center. Lots of "behind-the-scene" work is done by SVDP members making it possible for the other members to distribute food on those afternoons.
In the Fall, Thanksgiving baskets are delivered to local residents.
In collaboration with other parish ministries, SVDP also hosts a dinner in unity with the Friends of the food pantry.
CUFAIR | Champaign Urbana Friends & Allies of Immigrants & Refugees
Parishioners from St. Patrick Church along with other faith-based and community groups offer support to immigrants & refugees - click here to see how you can help.