Anapra, Mexico Mission
An immersion experience mission trip through Manos Amigas to Anapra, Mexico each summer provides Vacation Bible School to the children who live in the colonia there. Parishioners from St. Sabina are encouraged to attend and/or provide supplies for the Vacation Bible School. For further information on the Mexico VBS mission and ways you can help, contact Dwayne or Sandy Katzer at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://manosamigas3.wix.com/manosamigas
Each year migrant farmworkers come to Lafayette County in Missouri to harvest the apples. A program sponsored by Legal Aid of Western Missouri and funded by various religious organizations offers social, legal, health care and educational services to the migrant farm workers there. St. Sabina parishioners provide beans, rice, blankets and other necessities for the workers during the month of September. For information contact Marilynn Grieb at (816)779-0247. http://www.migrantfarmworkersaf.org/
Christmas in October
The second Saturday in October St. Sabina parishioners volunteer their time and talent to repair homes in the Kansas City area to those who lack the skills or resources necessary to undertake the repairs themselves. www.christmasinoctober.org.
Uplift Organization takes care and compassion to the homeless in the Kansas City area. St. Sabina coordinates volunteers to go the fourth and fifth Monday of each month. We also collect donations of white underwear, socks, bug spray, empty water and soda bottles. These can be left in the barrels outside the Parish School of Religion doors or in the box in the South Alcove of the church. Contact Kirstie Roberts for further information. www.uplift.org
During the Advent season St. Sabina parishioners contribute to the Jesse Tree located in the sanctuary of the parish. Donations from the parish go to provide Christmas gifts, outer wear and food for local families in need.
Operation Rice Bowl
During the Lent season, St. Sabina reaches out in solidarity with those in need by participating in Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl. We put our faith into action to make a positive difference in the world through the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and giving alms while we learn about the joys and challenges in the lives of our sisters and brothers around the world. www.crsricebowl.org