Parish Social Ministry
St. Mark's Parish Social Ministry, also known as "Outreach" is a ministry supported entirely by our loving parishioners. Our parish "Reaches Out" to all those in need within the church boundaries, which includes the towns of Shoreham, Ridge, Middle Island, and North Shirley.
In addition to helping families throughout the year with food and clothing, St. Mark's Outreach also supplies school supplies in September, and Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas gifts during the holiday season. Our outreach ministry also donates regularly to the Town of Brookhaven's "Dress for Success" Program which prepares women to re-enter the workplace by outfitting them with appropriate attire.
An essential part of this ministry is also to listen to the stories of those who come to us for help, and direct them to agencies where they can receive assistance. Our volunteers are so valuable in this process.
St. Mark's is adjacent to the Senior communities of Leisure Village, Leisure Knoll, and Leisure Glen. Often residents of these communities require assistance with activities of daily living. We strive to point them in the direction of reliable help.
Coordinator: Mrs. Jane Fagan 744-2800