ANGELS IN NEED
People in this program make hats, blankets, and clothing for sick, premature, and needy infants at Parkland Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Instructions are provided.
Want to help? We are always in need of baby yarn, fleece and other materials. Please consider donating these items, which may be dropped off in the Pastoral Center.
The Bereavement Ministry provides an opportunity for family and friends of a deceased parishioner to come together to comfort one another following the funeral. Volunteers of this ministry provide a reception following the funeral. Members can provide food, help with set up, serving, and/or clean up. Members who can help respond to provide either food, service, or both.
Kim Forcum, R.N.
Blood Drives are held twice a year on Sundays, from 7:00AM-1:00PM in St. James Hall. Donors can drop in or schedule an appointment. We are always in need of donors. Please take the time to donate and help save a life!
All are invited and welcome to attend Committee Meetings. Various projects are organized throughout the year for community involvement including; Lenten project, Baby Shower, Shoe Drive, Stuff the Bus, Yam Jam, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas Angel Tree project, and many others. Volunteers, coordinators, and liaisons, always needed and welcomed.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Mary Kay Cope
Our Mission is to provide a spiritual ministry that combines prayer and handiwork to share tangible compassion and comfort to others. Our hope is that by our work and fellowship, we can help to spread God’s love.
Would you like to help?
Contributions of time, yarn or funds are dearly appreciated.
We would love it if you would like to come and knit or crochet shawls with us, or create them on your own time and bring them to us for delivery. We will gladly accept any donation of yarn, or if you would like to buy some specifically for us, each shawl generally takes 4 skeins (please be sure all have the same dye lot numbers). We also need helpers to tie on fringe and/or labels. And of course, your prayers for the shawl recipients and for our ministry are precious beyond measure.
Saturday mornings we go to the Lew Sterritt Justice center in Dallas. We celebrate the Liturgy of the Word and Eucharistic Service with some of the prisoners there. It is very rewarding to share this time with those less fortunate than us and to see the Holy Spirit working to change their lives.
They hunger, as we do, for God in their lives. They want to learn to pray the Rosary and other Catholic Prayers. They want to read scripture and learn what God wants from them in their lives.
The persons who volunteer for this ministry, could go on an occasional Saturday or as many as they would like.
The Prince of Peace Respect Life Committee is affiliated with the Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas. The Committeemeets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Eucharistic Chapel. We recite the rosary at the beginning of each meeting. Meetings are typically 1 to 2 hours in length. We are also involved in various service projects throughout the year, especially in October, the Respect Life month.
Caregiver Support Group Prince of Peace will form a support group for those who are the caregiver for a loved one with dementia, cancer, or any health issue that requires a lengthy treatment or rehabilitation. The leaders of this new group are both in the caregiver role and hope to connect with others who are on the same journey. The group will offer encouragement, share strategies that have worked for them, and look to their faith for strength and peace. On occasion, guest speakers from the medical or social work community will be invited to present.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights of Columbus is the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society.The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The Outreach Ministry of Prince of Peace Catholic Community supports agencies, programs and faith community involvement with funding and services, which assist families and individuals who do not have the basic requirements in this world intended for all of us by God. We embark on this ministry in fulfillment of our parish mission "... using God's abundant gifts, we serve through worship, education and Christian service."
All are invited and welcome to attend Committee Meetings. Various projects are organized throughout the year for community involvement including; Lenten Projects, Baby Shower of Love, Shoe Drive, Stuff the Bus, Yam Jam, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas Angel Tree project, and many others. Volunteers, coordinators, and liaisons, are always needed and welcomed.
For information on joining our Outreach Committee, please contact Susan Chamberlain at 972-517-8852
If you have a question regarding financial assistance and live in the zip code areas of 75024-75252-75287-75093 please call the Pastoral Office at 972-380-2100. If you live outside of the above mentioned zip codes, please dial 211 for referrals to agencies within your zip code area.
Outreach Giving Tree - located in the Atrium year-round, tags request various needs ranging from simple and inexpensive to more costly items and requests for volunteer assistance. Volunteers are always needed to help with this project.
POP FOOD PANTRY
FOOD ITEMS NEEDED FOR FAMILY BAGS
PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY
16oz BAG OF RICE
16oz JAR OF SPAGHETTI SAUCE
2 LBS. SPAGHETTI OR PASTA
CANNED TUNA, CHICKEN, OR ROAST BEEF
CANNED BEEF STEW OR CANNED CHILI
CEREAL - *LOW SUGAR CONTENT
18oz CANISTER OF OATMEAL
MACARONI & CHEESE
BOX OF SALTINE CRACKERS
LARGE CAN OF RAVIOLIS
POWDERED DRINK MIX
CHEESE & CRACKER PACKAGES
LUNCH TO GO - READY TO EAT TUNAFISH
PLEASE BRING A BAG OF GROCERIES TO MASS WITH YOU THE FIRST WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH AND PLACE THEM IN THE FOOD BIN. THESE GROCERIES HELP SUSTAIN MANY FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT !
AGENCY SUPPORT/SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
A variety of volunteer projects are available throughout the year for individuals, families, youth (service hours), and groups to serve the needs of others. Contact the agency directly or the Prince of Peace Outreach liaison for more information.
AIDS Services of Dallas
800 N. Lancaster
Anne Nicol 214-886-8781 firstname.lastname@example.org
ASD is Texas' largest provider of medically supportive, affordable housing for indigent, low-income and homeless men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS. ASD operates four licensed facilities in Oak Cliff.
Volunteer Needs:Supper Clubs - groups needed to provide, prepare and serve a dinner once a monthLunch Buddies - help serve lunch weekdays from 11:30AM-1:00PM once weekly or monthlyFor Goodness Sake! - volunteers needed to staff this gift boutique at Northpark Center, proceeds benefit ASDOrganize grooming or cleaning supply drives for residents
Assistance Center of Collin County
Marianna Thiebaud 972-398-3413 email@example.com
Information and referrals to social services, coordinated financial and material emergency assistance.
Volunteer Needs:Adult volunteers for office assistance, receptionist weekdays, and annual fundraiser event
Catholic Charities of Dallas ~ 1-866-CCD-7500
Chris Slattery 972-965-0096 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elderly and Family Assistance Services
Nutritious meals, health screenings and recreation activities for seniors; Emergency assistance and food pantries; Thrift stores are open to the public.
Refugee and Empowerment Services
ESL, GED and literacy classes; Vocational training and employment services; Settlement orientation services for refugees.
Catholic Charities Sites- Phone 1-866-CCD-7500
Marillac Social Center ~ Brady Center ~ Senior Services 2843 Lapsley Street Dallas, TX. 75212
Cross Family Center (Family Services)
Family Services Center
Marillac Social Center
2843 Lapsley Street
Dallas, TX. 75212
Catholic Charities Home Center
1421 W. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX. 75247
CHC provides emergency clothing, food and household items to families referred through all the Catholic parishes in Dallas and assistance to clients referred through Migration and Refugee Services. The Resale shop serves as a resource for refugees and low-income families. New and used clothing, furniture, household items, and small appliances offered at no or minimal cost to the client.
Open Monday-Saturday from 10:00AM-6:00PM. Open most Holidays.
Volunteer Needs:Answer the phones and schedule donation pickups; assist clients; sort/tag inventory; office helpGroups needed for donation drives-food; infant items; new pillows/blankets; assist with refugee apartment setup and mentoring to refugee and immigrant women enrolled in computer and life skills class
City House/My Friend's House
902 E. 16th Street
Telephone - 972-380-8076
Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention for males and females up to 19 years of age.
Volunteer Needs:Groups or individuals needed to prepare an evening meal for 15-20 teens once a month (last Sunday of month needed)Donations of gift certificates for clothing and passes for activities (bowling, putt-putt, etc) are always needed
Collin County Children's Advocacy Center
2205 Los Rios Blvd.
Telephone - 972-735-2244
To reduce the traumatization of child abuse victims, CCCAC facilitates a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team approach to prevention, detection, intervention, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse.
Volunteer Needs:Administrative support, special events and projects (minimum age 17)
Frisco Family Services Center ( formerly Firsco's Furniture)
8780 Third Street
Telephone - 972-335-9495
Food Pantry program provides information and referral services, emergency rent, utility and medical assistance, food pantry and resale store. Minimum volunteer age 15
Volunteer Needs:Assist clients in food pantry; three hour shifts available M-Th 9AM-Noon; Noon-3PM; Wednesdays 3-6PMAssist at reception desk greeting clientsSpanish speaking volunteers to help interpret for clientsHelp needed to sort, clean, price and organize donated goods at the Resale Store located at 9085 Dogwood; Hours: M-F 10AM-6PM; Sat. 9AM-5PM2-4 people needed to clean up store Friday mornings
Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County
1400 Summit Ave., Ste. D4
Plano, TX 75074
Telephone - 972-398-0634 x104
A worldwide non-profit ecumenical faith-based housing ministry building simple, decent, and affordable housing. Works in partnership with qualified low-income working families, using donated funds and volunteer labor to construct new homes. No construction experience necessary.
Home Construction - 1 day or several days - NO experience necessary
ReStore - items and volunteers for our retail outlet
Committee Participation - Volunteer, Family Support, etc
Office Support - data entry, thank you notes, mailings, etc
Missionaries of Charity
2704 Harlandale Avenue
Telephone - 972-965-8578
Founded by Mother Theresa, the Sisters care for the needs of young mothers and their children to ensure a safe start for new families. They distribute food for the needy and provide a Summer Camp program for neighborhood children.
Volunteer Needs:Year-round help needed from 8:30AM-11:30AM to box food donations to be distributed to needy familiesHelp with Saturday afternoon CCD classes
Plano Children's Medical Center
1407 14th Street
Telephone - 972-516-1568
Provides low-cost medical care for children in Collin County with no medical insurance and children receiving Medicaid and CHIP insurance
Volunteer Needs:Teens/Adults needed to read to children in waiting room weekdays 8:30AM-4:30PMDoctors and Nurses needed to provide free well care and acute care for children Wednesday and Thursday evenings
1725 N McDonald Street
Telephone - 972-378-3723
The only emergency shelter for the homeless population in Collin County.
Volunteer Needs:Administrative help-answer telephones, greet guests, general clerical and computer workFood Service-provide and serve prepared meals-breakfast, lunch, and/or dinnerSort and stock donations, provide general maintenance, coordinate Arts & Crafts projects for the childrenSpecial event "clean-up" days for groups and familiesAssist case managers as needed
St. Cecilia Catholic School
Telephone - 972-423-9016
Catholic parish elementary school serving community in West Davis Street area in Dallas.
Volunteer Needs:Teens, groups or adult volunteers needed to provide babysitting during evening adult meetingsMentors needed Saturday morningsAdults needed for Friday morning story-telling program
The Turning Point
Telephone - 214-797-5803
Provides 24-hour crisis intervention counseling to victims of sexual assault and their families and friends.
Volunteer Needs:Fund Raising/Special Projects - assists with fundraisers throughout the year (no training required)Crisis Advocate - staff 24-hour hotline providing emotional support and crisis intervention to survivors, family members and friends of sexual assault (requires 44 hours of training)Education Outreach Volunteers - provides sexual assault and sexual harassment programs to schools, churches, and businesses, etc. (20 hours of training required)Trial Mentor - provides support to survivors as they go through legal system; may accompany survivor to police station or to court (40 hours of training required)
White Rose Women's Center/St. Joseph's Helpers
4313 N. Central Expressway
Telephone - 972-398-3413
Dallas' only Catholic crisis pregnancy center offering alternatives to abortion, ongoing counseling, furnishes maternity clothes, baby clothes, and furniture; referrals for adoption
Volunteer Needs:Assistance needed one night/week to counsel women to choose life for their unborn child (8-week no cost training course required)Volunteers to assemble infant layettes and sort clothing donationsClerical and other volunteer opportunities available
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CLOTHING DROP BOX
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Clothing Drop Boxes are located at Prince of Peace Catholic Community in the St. James parking lot; first parking space along Village Creek. Help us help others with your donations. Your donations are needed with easy accessibility!! All slightly used clothing, bedding and linen is accepted.
If you have items you wish to donate other than clothing, and you need to schedule a donation pick up, please contact SVdP Thrift Store directly at 214-373-SVdP(7837).
Please visit the SVdP website at http://www.svdpthrift.org
The thrift stores are located at 3052 NW Hwy., Dallas, TX. 75220 or at 3305 N. Central Expwy., Plano, TX., 75023.