Parish Outreach

Christ Has No Body
Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

                                  St. Teresa of Avila

The words of this prayer provide a powerful reminder that we are called to be the hands, feet, and eyes of Christ. The mission of the Social Outreach Team at St. John Vianney is to see the needs of our neighbors and do all we can to make sure those needs are met.

The team has several anchor projects throughout the year including our ongoing support of Holy Family Food Pantry. We also sponsor a school supply drive to assist students in the surrounding areas as they embark on another school year, a coat drive to assist those in need of warm clothing as the winter months approach, and a gift drive during Advent to assist families struggling to provide Christmas gifts for their children.

Our goal for the future is to become more versed in Catholic Social Teaching and share the core messages within the seven themes.

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
  • Solidarity
  • Care for God’s Creation

This group is evolving and welcomes suggestions and input. We also welcome anyone who wishes to learn more about the team and would like to assist us with our projects and goals.