Losing a family member can be one of the most difficult and painful experiences a person will go through. It is important to have a solid support system of friends and other family members during such devastating times. Bereavement ministry performs a number of tasks and hold various responsibilities vital to helping bereaved church members plan the funeral mass.
Interested in volunteering?
Contact Celina Chavez
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: Parish Office at 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: Bonnie Benedetti (575-522-6202)
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.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Click here for full statement.
DISTRIBUTION DAYS: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month
Volunteers needed on Weds & Thurs of the month in conjunction to Distribution days
Contact: Marsha Franke (575-522-6202)