My Brothers Keeper My Brothers Keeper is an outreach center operated by local religious and non-profit organizations. Parish staff, clergy, and volunteers gather in the rectory every Friday to make brown bag lunches that feed the needy on the weekends when My Brothers Keeper is closed. Working with local food banks, our team has developed a production line to feed fifty people every week. Each brown bag comes with two sandwiches, juice, cookies, and salad or fresh fruit. Personal care items such as toothbrushes and soap are included whenever possible.
Social Ministry The objective of our Social Ministry is to champion the rights of the individual. Through parish programs and community activism, we address issues such as fair-employment, anti-discrimination laws, domestic abuse, and poverty. Members of our ministry also promote anti-abortion and anti-death penalty laws at Lobby Night in Annapolis, and participate in the annual Social Ministry Convocation in Baltimore every year.
A special focus of the Social Ministry is children's advocacy. Every year we organize the Angel Tree Project, which provides holiday gifts for children whose parents are incarcerated. Parishioners adopt a family and purchase gifts on a child's wish list. The Angel Tree Project brings the joy of Christmas to more than 50 families every year. We also sponsor the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween party for children of the neighborhood. For more information, contact Terrie McGill. Pastoral Care Pastoral Care is a vital resource for the elderly and infirm in our community. Pastoral associates visit regularly with the homebound, as well as those in hospitals and assisted-care facilities. Each visit allows for spiritual contemplation and concludes with a prayer and reception of the Holy Eucharist (if desired). Due to confidentiality laws, most hospitals will not inform us of your condition. If you or someone you know would benefit from a pastoral care visit, contact Frank McGloin.
Faith Community Nurse The role of the Faith Community Nurse is to identify the medical needs of the parish and community. These issues are addressed through the implementation of health programs, general health awareness and education, and spiritual support. Guest speakers periodically present on a variety of useful topics. For information on upcoming activities, contact Terrie McGill.
Prayer Chain The Prayer Chain is made up of devoted parishioners who band together to say daily prayers for the sick, the terminally ill, and all those in need. In some months, there are over 100 names and intentions raised in prayer. This simple act of faith offers hope and healing while keeping the Gospel word alive in our community. If you would like to have your intentions included in our prayers, contact Frank McGloin.