Social Outreach

BLOOD DRIVE

Baron Bunch (SH) 869-8066

Linda St. Pierre (SH) 869-5131

Dana Brady (SJ) 206-2302

Brenda Huguet (SM) 562-7323

Twice a year in each parish we have a parish blood drive. Donors are always needed because when parishes reach the pre-established goal of collected units, fellow parishioners are covered for blood replacement services. Volunteers are needed to assist in taking care of parishioners who participate.

Remaining Drives scheduled for 2017 are:

St. Michael....................... from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

.................... Oct 7, 2018; Jan 13, 2019; July 7, 2019

St. Joseph.................................... from 8 am to 1 pm

....................................... Sept 2, 2018; Feb 17, 2019

Sacred Heart........................ from 8 am to 12:30 pm

..................................... Nov 11, 2018; Apr 28, 2019

 

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Baron Bunch 869-8066

This is a support group for cancer patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers led by a representative of Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge on the first Thursday of every month at 12:15 PM at the St. James Parish Library in Lutcher. A light lunch is served.

 

CARDS

Debbie Hymel

Get well cards are sent to parishioners who are seriously ill. Sympathy cards are sent to parishioners of our parishes who have lost a loved one.  Volunteers are needed and welcome to help with this ministry.

 

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

The following three committees serve as both a resource and help to parishioners who have questions and needs concerning chemical dependency. For information about any of these committees, please contact the Pastoral Center at 869-5751. All calls will be confidential.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous 

This program serves all those with alcohol related problems and the group meets on Tuesday and Saturday at 7:00 PM at St. James Parish Library in Lutcher.

 

Narcotics Anonymous 

This program serves all those with drug related problems and the group meets on Tuesday and Saturdays at 7:00 PM at St. James Parish Library in Lutcher.

 

ALANON

This program helps families (parents, children and siblings) of recovering alcoholics and drug abusers. This group meets on Sunday at 7:00 PM in Sacred Heart Rectory meeting room - side entrance.

 

GAMBLER’S ANONYMOUS

This program serves all those with gambling related problems and the group meets on Sundays at 3:00 PM at the St. James Parish Library in Lutcher.

 

NURSING HOME

Sandy Roussel 869-4175

Mass is celebrated at Chateau St. James in Lutcher  on the third Monday of every month at 9:15 AM and a Communion Service is held on all other Mondays at 9:15 AM. Parishioners from the cluster help with the services, join in the singing, and assist with the distribution of Holy Communion.

 

PRISON MINISTRY

John Abreo 869-3571

Patrick Keller 869-4790

Nancy Bourgeois 869-4369 (Christmas Ministry)

Those incarcerated at the St. James Parish Prison receive spiritual and emotional support through prayers and regular visits. We respond to the Gospel call to love all people through involvement in this ministry.

 

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE

Sandy Roussel (SH) 869-4175

Kim Scharwath (SJ) 869-4223

This committee seeks to foster the appreciation of all life from the moment of conception to natural death. This is done through organized prayer and educational activities in the parishes.

 

St. VINCENT DE PAUL

Emery Forsythe (President) 225-206-2464

Kim Roussel (Vice President) 225-445-1818

Clothing Store 869-4700

Food Pantry & Furniture Store 869-1078

Prescription Drug Assistance Program 869-1078

The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides assistance to those in need of food, clothing and other assistance throughout the year.  The St. Vincent de Paul Store and Food Pantry are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Donations and contributions are always welcome during business hours.  The last Sunday of each month, non-perishable food donations are collected at all Masses in our parishes.