Outreach & Justice
Loaves and Fishes Too
Loaves and Fishes Too is a metro wide program dedicated to preparing and serving an evening meal to people who are hungry and without homes. Over 70 volunteers from CTK prepare, serve and extend hospitality to 200+ guests the first Friday of each month. Our service site is St Stephen’s church in south Minneapolis. To join a team or sign up as a substitute, please call Brad Huard at 612-920-5030 x16.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry Shawls comfort, warm, give shelter and provide solace to the wearer. The connection with prayerfulness dates back to the original wearing of tallits by Jewish men.
Giving a prayer shawl is a tangible reminder of the support of the creator and the larger CTK community. Prayer shawls are an appropriate gift for anyone grieving or facing significant difficulties. To join the group that creates these shawls or to request one to give to someone, please call Brad Huard at 612-920-5030 x16.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provides warm, nutritionally balanced meals to the elderly, the infirm and the homebound. Volunteers pick up, deliver and brighten the noon hour for some 300 people each month. Fifty CTK volunteers ranging from our seniors to parents with young children to workers on their lunch hour participate in this ministry. To volunteer as a driver or a substitute, please call Brad Huard at 612-920-5030 x16.
Families Moving Forward provides temporary overnight housing for families who need shelter, warm beds, meals and hospitality. Three weeks a year CTK provides a safe haven for parents and children in search of permanent housing. Some 75+ volunteers ensure that our guests are well cared for while staying with us. For additional information on ways you can assist with this program, please call Brad Huard at 612-920-5030 x16.
Families Moving Forward
Habitat for Humanity is a community building project for 2 weeks each summer. We partner with St. Thomas the Apostle volunteers to build affordable housing in the metro area. Day long volunteer opportunities exist for folks with varying levels of building skills. For additional information, please call Brad Huard at 612-920-5030 x16.
Habitat for Humanity
Food Sunday Parishioners buy nonperishable staple foods and bring them to Mass the first weekend of every month. Donations are then transported to St Philip’s, our sister parish in north Minneapolis, for distribution within the Hawthorne neighborhood.
Please call Brad Huard at 612-920-5030 x16 if you have any questions.
Funeral Ministry Following each funeral liturgy, we provide a lunch or reception for the grieving family and friends. Volunteers shop for, prepare the food, set tables, provide desserts and serve our guests. To volunteer for this ministry, please call Brad Huard at 612-920-5030 x16.
Are you currently unemployed? Are you dissatisfied in your current job? Christ The King parish is pleased to announce a new Ministry being offered to our parishioners as well as anyone who would like to receive assistance and/or guidance in finding other employment. The Employment Ministry is an outreach program for people who are unemployed or underemployed.
Currently we have twelve dedicated and talented people committed to sharing their time and talent with those in search of employment. The Ministry offers job coaching in these areas:
One to One Coaching Resume Development Career Guidance Networking Skills Interviewing Techniques Job Search Training Referrals to additional Employment Resources.
Should you be in need of assistance please call Tom Green at 612-749- 1830 or email Tomtomgreen26@comcast.net Tom will have the intake meeting with you and refer you to a job coach most able to significantly assist you in your job search. The goal in this Ministry is to make a difference by helping those out of work or struggling in their current work to keep Faith and Hope alive while they work to find new employment.
The mission of the CTK Sowers of Justice is to be a catalyst within the CTK parish community for promoting social justice through education, advocacy, collaboration, leadership and action. The major ongoing goals are to take actions to promote lasting social change in affordable housing and homelessness, immigration, and the city’s northside. The Sowers of Justice also administer an annual competition, with cash awards, for youth interested in social justice. Opportunities exist for CTK parishioners and young people to become involved in Sowers actions and to work with action committees – and/or to be kept informed of social justice activities via an email network.. To learn more about becoming involved, please call Brad Huard at 612-920-5030 x16.