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 on a monthly basis. The collection dates will be listed in the bulletin, or you may contact the Service Outreach Committee at the email provided. 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.

Catholic Worker House

The Holy Family Catholic Worker House has officially closed it’s doors as of August 1. Please read the letter explaining the reason for this decision as well as a personal reflection from the Friends of the Holy Family House on its history and affects on those in the Kansas City area and around the world.

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, baby powder, baby washcloths, diaper cream, baby lotion, baby wipes, diapers of all sizes–especially 4,5 and 6, Pull-Ups.

Find more information on Love INC’s website.  |  Read more about Love INC. 

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.


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.
  • Clay County Clothes Closet, Holy Family’s Undies Sundays and Sock It to Poverty drives.
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