Christian Service

Each person possesses a basic dignity that comes from God. It is the mission of the Christian Service Commission to enhance this dignity through its overall community service. This mission is carried out through the ministries and services listed on this page.
Ministries
Parish Health Ministry
In response to the whole health needs of the church and its community, a parish nurse ministry was started in April 2004. Together, the parish nurse and the health ministry team work to integrate faith and whole health in mind, body and spirit. The Parish Nurse Ministry Team uplifts the connection of mind, body and spirit.
Flu Shots
Bone Density Screening
BMI Testing
CPR Class
Food Pantry
The St. James Food Pantry exists to help combat hunger in our local area. For over 25 years, we have provided emergency as well as monthly food boxes to those in need.

The Food Pantry has 2 separate programs:

Monthly
Emergency

Volunteer Opportunities
Other Ministries
Funeral Luncheons
Moms, Babies and Kids

C.O.T.S. (Coalition of Temporary Shelters)
Hearts and Hands
Life Issues
Hospitality
St. Al’s Breakfast Ministry
Weekly Communion to
      Whitehall Healthcare
Rosary 3 times per month
      at Whitehall
Monthly Mass celebrated at:
– Medilodge

Projects & Programs
Easter Baskets
Reverse Collection for Pantry
Letter Carriers’ Food Drive
Grocery Store Reward Programs
Backpacks
CROP Walk
Whitehall Christmas Party
Rebuilding Together
St. Aloysius Outreach
St. Vincent de Paul Furniture Drive
Blood Drive
Eyeglass Collection
Cell Phone Collection
Thanksgiving Baskets

Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program

Christmas Giving Tree