LA BODEGA FOOD PANTRY
Jesus told his disciples, "Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me," calling all of his disciples, then and now, to reach out to others in need. La Bodega is the Newman Center’s non-perishable food pantry. Donations of food or money are always welcome, but this ministry also requires volunteers to help sort and distribute food, as well as help communicate particular needs to the parish.
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When: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Contact: Elaine Paredes (575-526-9117)
Prayer is at the heart of everything we do. It is our means of communicating our needs, praise, and thanks to God. While we often find that our prayer occurs in the quiet moments of life, we know that it is rarely isolated. The Newman prayer chain is exactly what it sounds like- a telephone network of men and women who call on each other to lift particular intentions to God in prayer. Anyone is welcome to participate. All needs are kept confidential.
When: Flexible and Home-based.
Contact: Mary Ettinger (575-522-6202)
There is often a lot going on at Newman when no one is looking and the Homebound Ministry is a big part of that. Parishioners who are confined to their home need the sacraments like the rest of us, but they need help to get them. Ministers are needed to take the Eucharist, pray, and visit with those who are either permanently or temporarily confined to their home.
When: Sunday mornings or afternoons, 2 times per month
Contact: Mona Chip (575-522-6202)
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY
The purpose of St. Albert's parish social ministry is to engage Newman parishioners in the social mission of the Church through praying, learning, and acting on Holy Scripture and Catholic social teaching.
Are you an planner or a doer?
For our parish social ministry to work we need both! Planners have a talent for brainstorming and planning in a team oriented setting to help set the direction for our efforts. Is this you? Get involved!-Come to the social ministry monthly planning meeting the second Thursday of every month at 6pm. Doers would prefer to skip meetings and get down to business with the actual event or activity.
When: Planning Meetings the second Thursday of the Month
Contact: Mona Chip (575-522-6202)
Remember college food? You know, starch with a side of starch? Well, the Newman Center doesn’t just provide NMSU students with spiritual nourishment, it feeds the body as well! Every day NMSU classes meet, Lunch Bunch serves a healthy, home-cooked lunch in the parish hall to all students for $2. So join the fun-loving team that provides students with a great place to recharge their batteries and relax among friends.
When: Rotating weekly weekday schedule; shifts from 9am-2pm
Contact: Roberta Lukens (575-522-6202)
THREADS OF PRAYER
When a person is ill, they need all the attention they can get, in addition to a lot of prayer. So the “Threads of Prayer” decided to combine the two as they pray for members of the Newman Center who are ill while knitting blankets and other items to comfort the afflicted. Great talent is not necessary, just a willingness to learn and pray for those in needs with a wonderful community.
When: Flexible, as requests are received.
Contact: Barbara Koller (575-522-6202)