Social Ministry

The St. John Paul the Great Social Ministry Committee's mission is to

  1. provide for the needs of the poor, the hungry and the homeless in Torrington,
  2. educate parishioners about the Scriptural call to all of us to reach out to those in need
  3. promote parish participation in Ministry activities.

In 2018 we collected and distributed approximately 3,500 lbs of food and $1,384 to FISH and Friendly Hands food banks. Through our Mother's Day Baby Bottle drive we donated over $1,000 to Two Hearts Pregnancy Center in addition to the baby supplies collected during the month of October for "Respect Life Month." Our "Christmas in July" toy drive brought in over 400 toys for FISH and Friendly Hands while our "Christmas Giving Trees" drive collected approximately 750 gifts plus a number of gift cards for various agencies including nursing homes, Susan B Anthony, Two Hearts, FISH and Friendly Hands.

Call 860-482-4433 to get involved.