“You are salt for the earth, O people, salt for the people of God!” Indeed, our existence as church, as parish, is to raise up a community of people alive in God’s love, and then to be constantly called outward to discover, to deepen, to build this love into the structures of our society and communities. Our existence as church, as parish, is to become in the midst of our lives what we have received in Eucharist, to become the Body of Christ.

In our service of charity and justice, We Value:

  • The inherent dignity of all people.
  • The call of the Gospel and of the Church to serve Christ in the least of our sisters and brothers.
  • The truth that when one member suffers, we all suffer.
  • Our service in charity and in justice is not born of pity, but of compassion. All are beloved of God.
  • The need for all members of the parish, not simply the ‘committees’, to do the work of justice and charity.

Community Outreach
Learn more about the parish Community Outreach.

Social Justice

Learn more about the parish Social Justice efforts.

Shared Ministry (Volunteer Opportunities)

Social Justice Committee
This group is established to educate and inspire all parish households to embody the social teachings of the Catholic Church. Committee meets monthly from September through June. Join us in the work of empowering all in the good work of justice!

Social Ministry Commission
This Commission helps assess pastoral needs and social justice awareness and action within St. Margaret Mary parish, and assists the Pastoral Associate for the Ministry of Care in the development, implementation and evaluation of efforts to provide for those in need. The Commission meets monthly, August through May.

Loaves and Fishes
St. Margaret Mary cooks and serves a meal for the homeless at St. Stephen School in Minneapolis on the third Thursday of each month from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Volunteers prepare the bread, make the chili and serve the meal.

Dinner At Your Door
Volunteers pick up hot meals at North Memorial Hospital or Calvary Lutheran Church and deliver them to the homebound in the community.. This takes about an hour on the first Friday and third Monday of the month.

Food Shelf Deliverer
St. Margaret Mary works and supports PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry). Food is collected at church and delivered to PRISM. Bring the donations of food and household supplies from our church building to PRISM

Sharing & Caring Hands
Three or four times a year, volunteers from St. Margaret Mary prepare and serve a meal at Sharing & Caring Hands

Be a companion on the journey through listening, presence and compassion at times of special need. On-going supervision. Supervision monthly.

First Friday Breakfast

Assist in providing breakfast for the retired seniors after Mass.

Ministry to Homebound

Parishioners bring Eucharist to the homebound on Sunday mornings. This ministry requires about two hours every three weeks

Ministry to Hospitals

Parishioners bring Eucharist to those in the hospital on Tuesdays. This ministry requires about two hours every four weeks

Volunteer at Robbinsdale Rehabilitation and Care Center

Each Saturday, a Communion Service is conducted at the Care Center at 10:30 AM. People are needed to transport residents to and from their rooms to the Common Room. We also participate in the service by singing and joining in the prayers. This ministry requires two hours on a Saturday.

Herb’s Hands

Parishioners help with small things needed by the homebound or sick.

PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry)
PRISM accepts donations of food and clothing. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. Please call 763-529-1350 if you are interested in volunteer opportunities at PRISM

LOCAL MISSION  One area of local mission vital to our church's ministry to reach those in special need is PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry).  Services offered range from food, clothing, financial assistance, counseling, transportation and much more.  To see the full range of this encompassing social service agency, check out its website at www.prismmpls.com.  Consider how you and our church might become more involved as the needs of others continue to grow.