Parish Charities

“Effective social ministry helps the parish not only do more, but be
more-more of a reflection of the gospel, more of a worshiping and
evangelizing people,
more of a faithful community. It is an essential part of parish life.”

Excerpt from Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the
Social Ministry of the Parish
, USCCB-revised 2006

St Jude Parish Social Concerns Ministries:

Deacon Freeman Ligon heads of the Social Concern’s Ministries for St. Jude. Click here to contact him.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Catholic lay organization supporting
those in need by going into homes to provide financial assistance and
referral.

Coordinator: Brian Burgess – 746-1299

Email: baburgess@gmail.com

Habitat For Humanity
Building homes in the community for those who
cannot afford them.

Coordinator: Deacon Freeman Ligon – 797-8299

Email: deaconligon@catholic.org

Souper Saturday
Preparing and delivering a meal to the elderly and
those in need every third Saturday in the month in partnership with
the Knights of Columbus.

Coordinator: Fred Reiling – 747-4715

Email: fredreiling@bellsouth.net

Pro-Life Ministries
Supporting the Ark-La-Tex Crisis Pregnancy Center
and evangelizing God’s gift of life to all persons.

Coordinator:Tom Guanella, 742-9554

Email:ecoair@bellsouth.net

Food Basket Ministry
Preparing and delivering Thanksgiving and
Christmas baskets to families in need.

Coordinator: Deacon Freeman Ligon

Email: deaconligon@catholic.org

Food Pantry (Christ the King)
Collecting and providing food for the
poor in Bossier Parish.

St. Jude Liaison: Larry Spohn – 746-0130

Emergency Provisions Ministry
St. Jude provides bags of food or gas cards to those in need who stop at the parish office. Help can also sometimes be given for lodging costs.

St. Jude Liaison: Mike Wise – 746-2508

Homebound, Hospital, Nursing Home Ministries
Visiting the sick and
elderly and providing the precious eucharist to those unable to
attend the mass.

Coordinator: Linda Sherwin – 949-3110

Email: overlyhelpful@yahoo.com

Military Boxes
Supporting our troops by collecting and sending
essential items to those deployed.

Coordinator: Linda Sherwin – 949-3110

Email: overlyhelpful@yahoo.com

Life Happens Support Group
Focus: Grief/Loss of any kind. Coping,
Deression, Anxiety, Codependency, Divorce, etc. Adults, Any age,
Married/Single, Parishioners & Public.

Coordinator: Laurie Nussbaum – MSW LCSW – 347-8427

Email: lauriebelle55@bellsouth.net

Knights of Columbus
Bossier Council (#4873) serves three Catholic churches in Bossier Parish, LA. The local knights support outreach programs such as the Special Olympics and the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. They are also well-known for their Lenten fish fries that support the annual Youth Mission Trip to Saltillo, Mexico.

Council: 4873

Grand Knight: Doyle Blasingame

Liason: Tom Koch

Interfaith
Politically active interfaith group addressing various
social concerns in the community.

Coordinator: Deacon Larry Mills – 979-777-0694

Email: pthomas@shreve.net

Empowerment Ministry

A confidential assistance program for St.
Jude parishioners who have lost their job. This comprehensive
ministry is designed to meet the unique needs of a jobless individual
including financial assistance, job-seeking skills counciling,
emotional/psychological counciling, and spiritual guidance. Strict
confidence is observed.

Liaison: Mike Wise – 746-2508

Email: adminstjude@bellsouth.net