Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton 
3747 Brick Schoolhouse Road 
P.O. Box 149
Hamlin, NY 14464

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Social Ministry

Welcome to Social Ministry!

Social Ministry promotes an awareness of the social teachings of the Gospel. The committee enables parishioners to respond to the Gospel challenges of justice, peace and compassion. This may take place through special events, consciousness-raising activities, or by providing information to advocate on contemporary issues when there is a need for a prophetic and active Christian response from the parish. As a committee member, you will be involved with determining what social justice issues and outreach efforts will be pursued and supported at SEAS. Social Ministry is one of 8 Standing Committees which meet once each month and send a voting representative to the Pastoral Council.


Ministries We Support

              Human Rights Issues - will be highlighted during the year, along with suggestions for ways in which parishioners might respond. Volunteers are needed to identify issues, and then to plan and carry out activities to promote awareness. 

              Respect Life - brings about awareness and opportunity, from the standpoint of our faith teachings, to become involved in such issues as birth control, abortion, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, cloning, stem cell research, death penalty, substance abuse, and mental and physical abuse.  

 Clothing Drive - need volunteers usually once a year for collecting and delivering clothing to clothing shelters. 

 St. Peter’s Kitchenneed volunteers usually once a year for collecting and delivering supplies as needed (eg. blankets, towels, pillows).

 Birthright - need volunteers usually once a year for collecting and delivering baby and maternity items to those in need.

 Catholic Relief Services Operation Rice Bowl – each Lent boxes are distributed for monetary donations to help supply food to third world countries, while reserving 25% for Life Solutions.

 Backpack Collection – late summer collection of backpacks and back to school items for Life Solutions

                     Life Solutions of Hamlin, Inc. – (phone 964-7420 to volunteer) serves the social, physical and spiritual needs of the Hamlin community. Volunteers may provide help in any one of the following ways: 

o                Staff or board member

o               Counseling

o               Transportation

o               Pick-up of donated food

o               Food delivery to those requesting help

o               Cleaning and stocking food cupboard shelves

o               Client shopping – help clients grocery shop

o              Treasure Store – work when open, sort items for sale

o               Holiday help – Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter

o              Mobile Food Pantry – unload pallets of food, help clients shop

o              Prayer

             Migrant Farm Workers Minister - is a volunteer who works with others from the area in transporting, tutoring, liturgical participation, visiting and other social service activities with migrant farm workers and their families. Speaking Spanish is helpful but not necessary. 

Prison Outreach  - involves helping to meet the spiritual needs of men and women regardless of the reason for their incarceration.  Twice monthly visits are made to the Women’s Correctional Facility in Albion. 

SEAS  HOPE Mission
- partners with HOPE to support the people of Borgne, Haiti in promoting and sustaining community well-being through health, education and economic initiatives

SEAS Project HOPE Newsletter
(Click on link to read the latest Newsletter)

40 Days for Life - A community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion.It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:
                  *  Prayer and Fasting   *  Constant Vigil  * Community Outreach



Social Ministry meets at 9:30AM on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June.  We are always looking for new members!

Please contact the SEAS office at 585-964-8627 for more information on any of the above.

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