Responding to the Needs of God's People
Living out our lives by helping those in need is a hallmark of our Catholic Faith. We are guided by sacred scripture, especially Matthew 25, in how we serve the least of our sisters and brothers, the Church’s teaching and the corporal works of mercy and at St. Hubert’s the charisms of our patron saint, who was known for his outreach and generosity to the poor.
As a commission we help support, invite and make know to our parish opportunities to serve people in need locally, regionally and across the world. For more information about how to get involved with any of the below ministries, please contact the parish office at 952-934-9106.
Feed My Starving Children “For I was hungry and you gave me food.” Matthew 25:35
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian ministry founded in 1987 in the Twin Cities that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. These meals are shipped to over 70 countries across the world. Their mission is feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit.
St. Hubert’s organizes group packing sessions on a regular basis. See the bulletin boards for specific dates or organize your own packing session. Some families celebrate special occasions like birthdays by packing food at FMSC. They are family oriented and invite adults and children over the age of 5 to help. Their web site is www.fmsc.org. Their Chanhassen site is less than a mile from St. Hubert’s at 18732 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen, and Mn 55317. Their telephone number is 952-937-2329.
Loaves and Fishes “This rather, is the fasting that I wish…Sharing your bread with the hungry” Isaiah 58: 6-7
Loaves and Fishes is a non-profit ministry founded in 1982 in the Twin Cities that serves free, nutritious meals to people in need in locations where the need is the greatest. St. Hubert’s has been supporting this ministry for over 40 years and currently supports Loaves and Fishes at the Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne (formerly St. Mark’s Catholic Church) in Shakopee on the second Monday of every month. Their address is 350 Atwood Street S, Shakopee, Mn 55379. The food preparations begins around 4pm with serving at 5:30pm. Families can participate with children under 16 helping in the dining room. See the signup sheet on a table as you come into church to volunteer to help or go to the Loaves and Fishes web site, www.loavesandfishesmn.org and click on St. Marks and then volunteer and you will be routed to a sign up genius.
LOVE, Inc. (Love In The Name of Christ): “…so also faith without works is dead” James 2:26
Love, Inc. is an ecumenical coalition of 25 churches in Eastern Carver County providing a wide range of services, gap ministries, to those among us in need. Their website is www.loveincecc.org. They staff a helpline with volunteers, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-2pm. Their office number is 952-448-2508. Their help line number is 952-448-3261. They are located at 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska, and MN 55318. Love Inc. delivers 130 Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets of food. St. Hubert’s provides the following for Love, Inc.
Baby Care Ministry - provides cribs, crib mattresses, bedding, strollers, high chairs and pack-n-plays.
The assistance given reinforces our support for life. St. Hubert Contact: Julie Laabs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday Closet Ministry - provides 30-40 birthday party supplies and a small birthday gift monthly. St. Hubert Contact: Karen Reich at Karen@darsystems.com
Furnishare: is a Love Inc ministry providing donated, lightly-used furniture to those in need in our community. It is also a furniture re-sale shop open to the public. They are located at 7890 Market Blvd in Chanhassen, next to Cub foods. Their number is 952-974-7829. Their E-mail is FurniShare@loveincecc.orgVisit their website at loveincecc.org/furnishare for more information.
Sharing and Caring Hands “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” Mark 12:31
Sharing and Caring Hands was founded in 1985 by Mary Jo Copeland. This organization provides a host of services that includes food, clothing, shelter, transportation assistance, medical and dental help, and much more. They are located at 525 N 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405. Their number is 612-338-4640. Their website is www.sharingandcaringhands.org. Their E-mail is email@example.com. St. Hubert’s purchases, prepares and serves a noon meal at Sharing and Caring Hands about four times per year, usually the fifth Thursday of the month. See the bulletin board in the narthex hallway for specific dates and sign-up.
PROP “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much…” Luke 12:48
People Reaching Out to People serves Eden Prairie and Chanhassen residents in need of help.
PROP manages a food shelf and a thrift store and provides counselors to help people in need. They are located at 14700 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. The number is 952-937-9120. Their E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Their web site is www.propfood.org. St. Hubert’s parish collects food and contributions once per month. St. Hubert’s school collects food at their weekly Mass during the school year.
PROP also manages a thrift store called the Prop Shop. They are located at 15195 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, Mn 55344. Their number is 952-934-2323.site is www.propshopep.org. Their E-mail is: email@example.com
Meals on Wheels “…Always seek what is good for each other and all.” 1 Thessalonians 5:15
Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the Twin Cities. St. Hubert’s volunteers have been providing funding and driver support for over 20 years. We partner with South Shore Meals on Wheels. They are located at 301 CR 19, Excelsior, MN 55331. Their number is 952-474-5227. Their main web site is: www.meals-on-wheels.com. Their E-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families Moving Forward Southwest “Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth” 1 John 3:18
Families Moving Forward offers families experiencing homelessness in Carver or Scott counties hospitality, temporary shelter and a path to finding a more permanent home. Their main day center is at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church. Their address is 145 Engler Blvd, Chaska, and MN 55318. Their main number is 952-230-2930. For families needing shelter the number is 952-767-0708. At St. Hubert, we generally host families for two different one week periods during the year. Parish volunteers set up shelter space and purchase, prepare and serve meals, serve as evening or overnight hosts and help with take down. Signup sheets can be found on the St. Hubert web site. Families moving Forward is a service being provided by Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative. Their main number is 651-789-6260. Their web site is: www.beaconinterfaith.org.
St. Hubert Outreach: “Give and gifts will be given to you…” Luke 6:38
St. Hubert’s Outreach provides monthly financial support for Love, Inc. and Families Moving Forward Southwest as well as helping St. Hubert families and individuals in need. This outreach also helps our St. Hubert’s Gap Ministries for Love Inc.
Advent/Christmas Giving Tree “…I command you to open your hand to your poor and needy kinsman in your country.” Deuteronomy 15:11
Trees are set up in the narthex area with paper ornaments listing various needs for the charity organizations sponsored by St. Hubert. Parishioners choose ornaments and return the item listed on the ornament and place under the tree. This giving tree event is a great support to the ministries of St. Hubert.
Lent/Easter Giving Tree “Love does no evil to the neighbor, Love is the fulfillment of the law.” Romans 13:10
Similar to the Advent/Christmas giving tree, this event collects items needed for the charity organizations sponsored by St. Hubert.
Respect Life Ministry “Mark 10:14 “Jesus said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
The Church has consistently taught that every human life is precious and worthy of protection. In April 2018, Pope Francis wrote: "Our defense of the innocent unborn … needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred and demands love for each person, regardless of his or her stage of development." The mission of our St Hubert Respect Life Group is to protect life, from conception to natural death, through education, fundraising, outreach and prayer. Our group meets quarterly to share information on life issues, plan upcoming events, and to pray. 100% of the contributions from our fundraising events are donated to local crisis pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations. In particular, we host several events during October "Respect Life" Month.