Social Justice & Outreach
The mission of the AIDS Ministry is to embrace with care and compassion persons who are HIV positive and have AIDS, their families, friends, and community as Jesus calls on us to "Love one another as I have loved you." We provide spiritual and physical support to those who are affected by HIV/AIDS. We provide educational programs and materials in order to educate the public and to alleviate the fear and prejudice surrounding the virus. Attend HIV/AIDS support groups within the community and visit residents in hospitals & hospice.
English as a Second Language (ESL)/Citizenship Classes
The purpose of this ministry is to help adult learners become active participants in their communities. ESL helps students develop the knowledge and English language skills needed to navigate governmental, educational, financial, healthcare, and other U.S. institutions. ESL gives non-native, limited English speakers, improved communication skills. Citizenship volunteers instruct students in American history, naturalization process, and prepare them to take a test. Classes are every Tuesday & Thursday 7:00-9:00pm, Hartmayer Education Building.
Kairos Prison Ministry
Outreach to inmates in prison.
Respect Life Ministry
The purpose of the Respect Life Ministry is to assist in promoting and implementing the U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities under the guidance of the archdiocesan Respect Life Office. The objectives, in part, are implementation of the annual Respect Life Program, assisting pregnancy counseling and maternity support services, sponsor programs of prayer for mothers and their unborn children and for prisoners on death row, keeping parishioners informed of upcoming important legislation and organize postcard campaigns when important votes are expected.
Sister Parish Committee
The purpose is to bond the St. Philip Benizi and Santa Ana parishes so that each may experience the realities of the other's lives and cultures on religious, cultural, political, social, and economic levels. The major emphasis is to foster mutual understanding and commitment to peace, justice and relationship building. A special focus of our exchange is the human development of women, children and young adults. We operate out of a "solidarity" model rather than a "charity" model in our relationship with our sister parish.
Social Justice Committee
Engage in activities that promote: social justice events, social action, and formation& education that is centered on tenets of the Catholic Faith. People with different gifts are needed: writers, those who plan and implement events, those who keep current with legislative policies that affect key principles of the Catholic Social Teachings.
St. Vincent De Paul Society & Food Pantry
St. Vincent de Paul is a lay volunteer organization that assists the community by reaching out to those in need, in a loving and compassionate Christian manner, to assess their needs and assist with available resources. We serve parishioners as well as the greater Clayton County community. Each SVDP conference is assigned zip code areas by the central Atlanta SVDP office. We currently have 14 zip codes that encompass Clayton County. SVDP is open to the Clayton County community on Fridays from 12:00-3:00pm.
Please contact the Parish Office if you are interested in any of these Ministries, 770-478-0178