Social Ministry Commission

The goal of the St. John’s Social Ministry Commission is to improve social services and outreach ministries through information sharing/coordination in order to reach more people.

In short, Social Ministry is reaching out, being doers of the word, and working hard to ensure that we are active participants in the Church’s field hospital…healing and being healed.

St. John’s Social Ministry Commission follows the guidance of the Catholic Church as expressed in the Catechism (Part III, Life in Christ, Article 7 (The Virtues), paragraphs 2419 through 2449). 

St. John’s Social Ministry Commission is comprised of 10 teams servicing a variety of populations.  Ministry description and more information are included at each team’s tab.  Leaders’ contact information is provided below and at each individual tab.

Social Ministry Commission Chair:  Debra Zedalis,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bereavement & Grief:  Mary Alvarico, m This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IHS (Institute of Human Services):

Hui O Laulima:  Bill Castro,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kupuna Kokua:  Yolanda Morreira,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local Outreach:  Pearl Bates, 808-623-3332, ext. 203, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parish Health:  Elaine Gibson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seniors: Connie Murphy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Disability, Global Outreach, Social Justice:  Debra Zedalis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

If you would like to volunteer in any of these programs, please contact Deb Zedalis – we appreciate your stewardship, help and support!

 

“Be doers of the word and not hearers only…”  James 1:22

“This is the mission of the church:  to heal the wounded hearts, to open doors, to free [people], to say that God is good, God forgives all, that God is our Father, God is tender, that God is always waiting for us…” (Pope Francis at Santa Marta: Servants of the Kingdom, Vatican Radio, 2 May 2015)