Service Outreach Committee
Outside the Parish

Mission Statement

Understanding justice and charity go hand in hand, we strive to empower our Holy Family community by providing education and opportunities to reach out and serve those in need. To learn more about Holy Family’s Service Outreach projects, click on the links below or email the committee at serviceoutreach@holyfamily.com. New members are welcome to attend. Meetings are the third Tuesday of each month.


Bishop Sullivan Center (Formerly St. James Place)

Holy Family collects non-perishable food items for the Bishop Sullivan Center the last weekend of the month. Donations of peanut butter, cereal, canned chicken or tuna, beans, rice, macaroni and cheese, chili, canned stews, canned soups, canned lunch meats, full meals in a can or box and “pop-top” canned items are most needed. You may also donate other non-perishable food and toiletry items. Place items in the food collection barrels located inside the closets at the back of church.

Bishop Sullivan Center Kitchen
On the first Tuesday of each month, members of Holy Family serve the evening meal at the Bishop Sullivan Center Kitchen at 3934 Troost, Kansas City, Mo. Email bishopsullivancenter@holyfamily.com for more information.

Love INC of Clay County

Holy Family is a church partner to Love INC (In the Name of Christ). Calls for financial assistance are now referred to the organization, which encourages churches to supply hands-on help on a continuous basis. Holy Family needs volunteers to assist at Love INC’s facilities in Liberty. If interested please contact Missy Bull of Love INC at 816-781-7121.
The parish collects infant care essentials for Love INC in the marked closet at the back of church.
The infant care needs are:

  • baby wash, baby shampoo, diaper cream, baby lotion, baby wipes, diapers of all sizes–especially 5 and 6, pull-ups.

Find more information on Love INC’s website.  |  Read more about Love INC from Holy Family Matters. 

St. Benedict’s Pantry

Holy Family collects personal care items for St. Benedict’s Pantry, associated with the Benedictine Sisters Mission Thrift Store in Claycomo. The most needed items are shampoo/conditioner, bar soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, feminine care items, disposable razors, deodorant, toothbrushes, laundry detergent and facial tissue.

Ronald McDonald’s Longfellow House

Holy Family prepares and serves dinner at the Longfellow House at 2502 Cherry, Kansas City, Mo. 64108. Holy Family will gratefully accept your food donations during the third weekend of the month. You may bring items (listed below) to the church and place them in the upstairs kitchen by 3 p.m. on that Sunday. Holy Family will also need at least 5 (and up to 7) individuals to prepare and serve the meal at the Longfellow House (except in August); families are encouraged to serve together. If you wish to carpool, you will need to be at church by 4:30 p.m. The volunteers will prepare food for about 40 people, beginning at 5 p.m.

The menu items needed are: frozen meatballs, plain spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, pre-made garlic bread, pre-made salad, cookies/brownies, canned soda and bottled water.

Any questions may be directed to Jaymie Deyo at 816-734-9143. Also feel free to visit the Ronald McDonald website.

Click here to volunteer or sign up to bring a food item.

Read more about the Ronald McDonald Longfellow House from an article in Holy Family Matters. 


Other Service Outreach Projects

  • Sock it to Poverty, the Redemptorist Social Services Center’s drive for socks and underwear.
  • Hygiene Drive, collection of children’s necessary hygiene supplies, collect during the summer to benefit Love INC families.
  • Service Blitz, multiple service and donation opportunities in early February.
  • Journey to New Life, prison outreach ministry to assist with assimilation back into the community; Holy Family focus is during Lent. Watch a video to learn more about this ministry.
  • Clay County Clothes Closet, Holy Family’s Undies Sundays and Sock It to Poverty drives.

Look in the bulletin, on the website or our social media for when these drives will occur. 

Currently, our country is polarized by the family separation/immigration issues at the Mexican border. Should you wish to read material provided by the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), please click below for references and links.
Children’s Services Reponse to Family Separation 2018: A list of resources and contacts.

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