Justice and Peace
The Bob Duffy Food Pantry
Non perishable food is collected at our church and delivered weekly to the FCSS food pantry at Carysbrook to be dispensed to the needy by MAACA. Frozen food can be taken directly to the food pantry, but call first.
Respect Life Ministry
Our aim is to help people in all stages of life, from the unborn to the elderly, through prayer and good works. This ministry supports alternatives to abortion and tries to help the needy and elderly. Once a year, we hold a “baby shower” for the Charlottesville Pregnancy Center (CPC). We also support a fundraising banquet for the CPC, their Walk For Life and the National March For Life in Washington DC. In October, a special Mass is celebrated to affirm God’s gift of life. We also have an elder care collection for seniors.
Respect Life Crafters
The ladies in this ministry crochet, knit and sew to make gifts for needy babies, mothers-to-be, the needy and the elderly. They gladly accept donations of material and yarn.
Advocacy and Legislation
This ministry monitors the media for pending legislative changes and other issues detrimental to all aspects of life, and promotes a response by our parishioners via petitions, letters, the internet and telephone calls.
Parish Wellness Ministry
The aim of our ministry is for wellness in body, mind and spirit. We do this through education by teaching about disease management and prevention. We offer resource services which are available through the community and provide other individual services. Our non-medical members offer one-on-one support to persons with health concerns by providing companionship through visits and friendly phone calls, by doing small errands, by cooking and delivering meals and by transporting for doctor visits or medical care. This care-giving ministry consists of volunteers and nurses from our church, under a parish nurse, working together as a team to support our community and their health concerns—it is ecumenical in scope! Other churches in the county are now sharing the load and supplying volunteers.
Members of this ministry serve at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, a Virginia State Prison located west of Zion Crossroads at Route 250, in a variety of areas, such as religion, education and recreation. Service at the facility is preceded by a formal orientation program and ID clearance. Christmas in July is a collection taken up for the inmates.
Fluvanna Christian Service Society (FCSS)
We work actively with FCSS to support their food pantry, needy seniors in the county and “Operation Happy Face”, a county Christmas party for needy children and their families. We also support FCSS in getting new, helpful and needed programs started. We encourage our parishioners to attend the FCSS Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service held year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
Fluvanna Habitat For Humanity
We support this organization by helping qualified families build homes through their labors and volunteers, prayer and financial assistance. A collection is taken four times a year at Mass.
Heart To Heart With Haiti
The Haiti Ministry of Saints Peter and Paul invites you to become involved in serving our twin parish of Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church and School of Fond Pierre, Haiti.
We offer opportunities to help our twin parish in the poorest country in the western hemisphere, with an emphasis on self-determined needs and sustainable development. Through service to our Haitian brothers and sisters in Christ, we seek to know and serve them and Christ better.
Presently, we are helping to build a school clinic to provide the children much needed medical interventions and we support a student from Fond Pierre as she attends nursing school.
We invite you to serve in whatever way you can.
Promoting the spirit of community and strengthening relationships in a hospitable atmosphere. We do this through thank-you luncheons, funeral receptions, our yearly picnic and more.
If you enjoy giving comfort through planning, cooking, setting up and cleaning up, come join us. You will be among many hard-working men and women who give unselfishly of themselves.