601 Silas Deane HWY. • Wethersfield, CT 06109

Social Action Committee


Lord's Prayer        Prayer for Peace       Social Action Prayer

What is a parish?
“A parish…It is the place where all the faithful can be gathered together for the celebration of the Eucharist. The parish initiates the Christian people into the ordinary expression of the liturgical life: It gathers them together in this celebration; it teaches Christ’s saving doctrine; it practices the charity of the Lord in the good works and brotherly (sisterly) love.” Catechism of the Catholic Church

How do we become God’s presence in the world? 

One way is to become a part of the Social Action Committee. If you interested, please call Nancy Kiely at 860-721-0197.

1. To identify areas of need of those suffering from the effects of poverty, discrimination, and injustice.
2. To seek solutions to these problems and provide direct service to those in need of food, clothing, shelter, and visitation.
3. To advocate for the poor in an effort to secure or enhance rights, services, and resources.
4. To educate parishioners about Catholic social teaching and the Scriptural call for all of us to reach out to our brothers and sisters in need.
5. To encourage total parish involvement with ministry projects wherever possible.

We meet the third Tuesday of the month September through November and January through May, at 7:00 p.m. in Our Lady's Hall (basement) at Christ the King parish.

1. Collect sandwiches the first weekend of the month and juice boxes, T-shirts and socks every third month for the outreach program at Immacare, Inc. (formerly Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing).
2. Provide snacks for the Habitat for Humanity work site once a month.
3. Organize drives for various items such as food, clothing, and school supplies.
4. Prepare and serve meals at Immacare, Inc. from October through April.
5. Provide transportation for three visually handicapped parishioners to attend weekly Mass.
6. Sponsor the Wish Tree Project to collect Christmas gifts for numerous organizations.
7. Collect & donate money for programs we support.
8. Organize, oversee and fund our parish’s health clinic, Clinica la Amistad, in El Progreso, Honduras, which is staffed by Hondurans and serves the poorest of the poor  2 days a week, 52 weeks a year.
9. Collect non-perishable food on a weekly basis, which gets distributed to the Town of Wethersfield food, St. Peter’s Church and St. Augustine’s Church food pantries.
10. Hold the Giving Crosses Program during Lent to encourage volunteerism and the spirit of giving and prayer.
11. Collect pastries from Starbucks and deliver them weekly to South Park Inn.
12. Write legislators about pertinent social justice issues.
13. Participate in HomeFront day each May.
14. Request monetary camp sponsorships for children attending summer camps.
15. Educate parishioners about Catholic social teaching and social justice issues.


Shelter Meal Recipes

Sandwich Collection

ImmaCare Shelter Meals

2022-2023 Project List

List of  Contacts for  Projects we Support

Clinic Report 2017-2018

Clinic Report 2019

Clinic Report 2020

Clinic Report 2021

Clinic Report 2022









Mary Jane Densmore and Nora Uricchio

Wethersfield Parish Converts CRS Grant  into Bags for Homeless

Putting together "Homeless Bags" January 2021