Outreach

As a parish community, we are committed to reaching out to those in need both locally and globally.

The Loaves & Fishes Food Closet provides food to those in the Norwood area, whether or not they are members of the parish.  In addition to non-perishable food, we also provide gift cards to supermarkets and gas stations.  The Food Closet is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.

We also collect food for the greater Warwick area that is delivered to Westbay Marketplace.

Half of the money deposited in our Pennies for Prescriptions jar stays in the parish and is distributed in the form of pharmacy gift cards.  The other half is sent to the Interfaith Community Dire Emergency Fund.

Once a month the parish holds sales of Fair Trade coffee, tea and other products from Equal Exchange in support of small farmer co-ops around the world. Visit our Fair Trade page for more information.

Anyone interested is invited to join our Outreach Ministry. The work of the Outreach Ministry includes coordinating annual parish collections for  Crossroads Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Family Shelter. The Outreach Ministry will be meeting on January 24 and April 30.