Because the needs of Christ's family extend beyond our parish
many of our parishioners are also active in
Community Outreach Ministries
There are different gifts but the same Spirit;
there are different works but the same Lord;
there are different works but the same God
who accomplishes all of them in everyone.
1 Corinthians 12:4-6
Community Outreach Ministries
Sts. Peter and Paul Thrift Store
|Tim Barker (830) 629-5015|
|Doll Ministry||Lindalee Dubuisson 512-771-7954|
|Rosary Guild||Jill Peterek 210-386-7136|
|Prison Ministry||Ken Bates 830-643-0775|
|SOS Food Bank||
Jim and Janet Foerg (830) 625-7877
|Feeding the Hungry||Magdalena Esparza (830) 625-4531ext 235|
|The Gabriel Project||Catherine Fricke 830-832-1489|
Stephanie Stewart 830-609-9232
|Helping Hands||Magdalena Esparza (830) 625-4531ext 235|
|Ministry for the Sick and Homebound||
Mary Mims 830-237-8029
|Healing Ministry Of St Peter & St Paul Ministry||Ann Trost 361-218-9843|
We are blessed to have Sts. Peter and Paul Thrift Store whose mission is to provide clothing and household goods to the New Braunfels community at a reasonable price. Profit from all sales benefits Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School.
Hours of operation are from 10-5 Wednesday through Friday and from 10-2 on Saturday. Come in and see what treasures await you!
Everyone can be a part of this ministry by contributing good usable household items or clothing. Donations may be brought to the store during operating hours, if a receipt is desired. If not, donations may be left at the clearly identified drop-off site. May God bless all who share the goods that God has shared with them. Please click here to see items for sale online.The thrift store always needs and welcomes volunteers. Men, women, young and old--all are welcome to come serve Christ's family.
To ensure consistency in its operation, training is provided and volunteers are asked to assist on a regular basis. Tasks vary from sorting and preparing items for sale to repairing items or appraising the value of specialized items.
The Thrift Store is always in need of assistance, and you can assist the Thrift Store in so many ways.
If you can assist with these special needs, or if you would like more information about how you can assist this active parish ministry, please contact (830) 629-3504
Disaster Relief Ministry
This ministry has been created for those times when either a natural or man-man disaster happens in the community. When such an event occurs, this dedicated team of parishioners unite to do whatever needs to be done to bring immediate assistance to those needing help. Members will assist with providing shelter, clothing and supplies as well as assist with minor repairs and debris removal.
If you would either like to join this ministry or if you are aware of someone in need of the services of this ministry, contact Tim Barker at (830) 629-5015
The Doll Ministry
If you've ever watched a child play with a special stuffed toy or doll, you know the joy that such an item brings. The Doll Ministry of Sts. Peter and Paul is a very special ministry dedicated to bringing that joy into the lives of children in need. This ministry reconditions gently loved and recycled dolls and stuffed animals for distribution to children who are in a situation where a "loving friend" would provide comfort to a child (hospital, orphanage, crisis center, etc.)
Members of this ministry accept any dolls or stuffed animals in any condition. Little toys that come in children's meals from fast-food restaurants are also appreciated. Working as a team, the "Doll Ladies" clean, repair, and dress dolls and stuffed animals.
To learn more about this ministry, to join the ministry or to make a donation to the ministry, contact Lindalee Dubuisson 512-771-7954
The Rosary Guild
The Rosary Guild is a dedicated group of parishioners who meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 12noon- 2:30 p.m.. upstairs at Sts. Peter and Paul. The purpose of the group is to make free cord rosaries to those in need.
Their rosaries are distributed to those attending retreats, to the sick, to homebound and nursing home residents, to the jail ministry, to the Adoration Chapel, to hospitals, and to missions throughout the world.
A special rosary-making task undertaken by the Rosary Guild is to make finger rosaries to be distributed by The Blessed Mothers as they go to homes to welcome new Children of God in our parish.
Not only do they assist the Blessed Mothers, they also make rosaries that are distributed by The Gabriel Project ministry of our parish.
And, all rosary making is not done during the Rosary Guild meeting. Most members take the beads and cords home where they continue the ministry. All rosaries are brought back to the next meeting, and all rosaries are blessed before distribution.
You would not believe how many rosaries this group distributes in a year! The number is in the thousands!
If you are an experieced rosary maker and have not yet joined them, now is the time to join. They also welcome your prayers for those receiving their rosaries, and, if you would like to make a monetary donation to assist them in their ministry, this would be most welcome.
If you are an inexperienced rosary maker and are hesitant to join them, now is the time to join them for the Rosary Guild members love to teach new members how to make rosaries.
For more information, contact Jill Peterek 210-386-7136
"Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are
blessed by my father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I
was thirsty and you gave me to drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me'
The SOS Food Bank Ministry
Members of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church take an active role in feeding the hungry of our community by assisting at the SOS (Spirit of Sharing) Food Bank. This community food bank has been in existence since 1988 and is open from 1-4 on weekdays to provide food for those in need. Sts. Peter and Paul parishioners staff the SOS Food Bank the first Tuesday of each month and the second Thursday of each month. Members from other community churches or service organization staff the food bank on other days.
Those who volunteer assisting with such tasks as preparing items to be placed in the basic food bags distributed to each person served by the food bank, stocking the shelves, sorting donations, etc. It is a very fulfilling ministry, and as you serve, you know that you are answering the Lord's call to feed the hungry.
Donations of food or money are always welcomed. A box is located near the elevator of the Parish Center to accept any non-perishable items you may want to donate.
If you would like to volunteer at the SOS Food Bank
if you would like additional information concerning this ministry
contact Jim and Janet Foerg at 830) 625-7877
The Gabriel Project
The Sign of Life you will see as you enter our Seguin St. parking lot shows that we are active in the Gabriel Project. This is an ecumenical movement of churches standing together in their willingness to offer assistance to women facing crisis pregnancies.
The goal of The Gabriel Project is to encourage the church to be a good samaritan to the woman faced with a crisis pregnancy. Our congregation has joined together to do this by welcoming and assisting the woman with love. Members of The Gabriel Project bring Jesus into her life and home through the care and concern shown by the church community.
This is a ministry that truly brings the hand and heart of Christ to women facing a crisis pregnancy.
To learn more about this ministry or to learn how you can help
contact Catherine Fricke at (830) 832-1489
Peace, Healing, Reconciliation
for those who suffer
emotional and spiritual
wounds from abortion
Rachel's Journey is our parish's confidential ministry to all who suffer spiritual wounds of abortion. We are part of the San Antonio Archdiocese's referral network. Project Rachel, a national organization which ministers to those who are post abortive. Rachel's Journey... Abortion can be one of the most traumatic experiences a person can have. Moreover, unresolved grief and guilt from abortion can interfere with God's loving plan for your life.
Rachel's Journey offers understanding, healing and peace, through reconciliation with God through the Church, with your child, with others, and even with yourself.
Rachel's Journey is for...
Abortion has many effects which are often not recognized by our society, andwhich you may not have linked to the unresolved grief and guilt of abortion.
If you experience problems in the aftermath of abortion, you are not crazy...and you are not alone.
Healing is possible.
St. Vincent de Paul helps feed, clothe and house the poor. To make contributions to this essential ministry or to enlist the aid of this ministry, contact Magdalena Esparza at (830) 625-4531 .
As Catholics, we all know the vital role of the Eucharist in our lives and how wonderful it is to receive the Lord as we attend Mass. There are, however, Cathoics in our community who are ill or are confined at homes, in the hospital, or in residential care facilities who cannot come to receive our Lord in their church. The members of the Ministry to the Sick and Homebound bring the Eucharist to these Catholics.
This is a ministry filled with joy for both the members of the ministry who have the honor of bringing the Eucharist to these special members of our faith commnity and for those who are blessed to have the Lord brought to them when they cannot come to Him.
All members of the Catholic community are invited to support this ministry.
One way in which this can be done is through prayer.
Will you please offer your prayers for them?
And the other way in which you can support this ministry is to
volunteer to assist with your physical presence.
Any parishioner from any of the three Catholic parishes in New Braunfels
is invited to join ths ministry.
Not only are Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist needed, but we need those who are willing to lead the rosary (in English or in Spanish) and we need people who will assist in transporting residents from their rooms to the site of the service and back.
You know that God has no hands on Earth but yours.
Will you offer yours?
If you know someone who is unable to come to receive Our Lord at Mass but who would like to, please contact Mary Mims 830-237-8029 so that she can arrange to have the Holy Eucharist brought to these members of our Catholic family.
For additional information
to volunteer to be a member of this ministry,
Healing Ministry Of St Peter & St Paul Ministry
This ministry was established to create a support group for cancer survivors and their caregivers. We have expanded to include all people with serious or chronic illnesses and their caregivers and loved ones It is a place where we can all come together be encouraged and inspired as well as to encourage and inspire others. Our meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the parish.
Many of the people in this parish and our community have had, currently have, or will have to face a diagnosis of a serious illness or disability. We would like to offer encouragement and support to people who face these struggles. You do not have to be Catholic to join this support group; It is a community outreach ministry.
If you are a patient currently undergoing treatment, join us. We are in constant prayer on your behalf. We offer you encouragement, wisdom and a hand to hold onto. We’ve been in your shoes, we can be a light in the darkness for you.
If you are a survivor join us. We need your wisdom, compassion and experience to help others. It is said that God can take something bad and turn it into something beautiful. Take your experiences and turn them into something beautiful to give glory to God.
If you are a caregiver or loved one for a patient, join us. We understand, having a serious or chronic illness is an arduous journey and the patient does not take that journey alone. We want to encourage and support you as well.
For more information contact Ann Trost 361-218-9843 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org If you are interested in being a guest speaker at one of our meetings please contact Magdalena, as well..