Social Justice Ministries

Many of our ministries have been affected by the COVID-19 quarantine. Below are some of the ways to keep involved with the ministries and organizations supported by our Social Justice Commission.

Dudley Emergency Fund

St. Edward has an emergency assistance fund called the Dudley Fund. It is funded by parishioners and is available for both parishioners and community members that find themselves in financial need. During this pandemic you may find yourself in unprecedented financial need. You are not alone. There is no shame in asking your parish for help, especially when there is an emergency fund created especially for this purpose. If you would like more information about receiving help please call Mia Ah Sani in the parish office at (952) 835-7101.

If you would like to donate to the Dudley Fund, please visit our Donate/Give page for options on how to give your gift. If giving by check make sure to include “Dudley Fund” on the memo line.

VEGGIES 4 VEAP

This summer our “Giving Garden” will again be filled with fresh, healthy food for the hungry! Although we are still practicing social distancing, our VEGGIES 4 VEAP Garden will soon need to be planted. Anyone can be a part of this wonderful ministry right now by gifting us with the plants needed to fill our garden.

Click here for a list of requested plants and sign up for one or more. 

Then join us weekly to plant, weed and harvest.  Watch for more information on our website, and in upcoming eBlasts and bulletins. Thank you!

Loaves & Fishes

Loaves and Fishes continues to serve at both St. Stephens and Creekside locations. While St. Edward is not coordinating volunteers for these locations during the pandemic, if you are interested in volunteering for them, you can access their sign-up genius sites below:
St. Stephens: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a5ab2fa1fa7-ststephens
Creekside:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a5ab2fa1fa7-creekside1

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is continuing to deliver meals to the homebound during the pandemic. While St. Edward is not coordinating drivers during the pandemic, if you are interested in volunteering as a driver for them, you can contact them directly to sign up via this link: Bloomington Meals on Wheels

Sister Community

Although our annual trip down to our sister community in the Dominican Republic is not going to happen in the traditional sense, we are going to design a fresh approach to uphold our principles and meet our goals of our Sister Community relationship, given today’s constraints. If you’ve ever wanted to join campamento, but couldn’t travel, this is your year! Stay informed by checking out the Campamento blog.

VEAP

St. Edward is continuing to collect non-perishable food for VEAP, as well as toiletries and paper products, but are also now collecting home made masks for both the volunteers and the patrons of VEAP. There are two bins in the chapel foyer for your to put your donations in, and volunteers deliver it to VEAP once or twice a week. If you are interested in volunteering to pick up the donations at church and deliver them to VEAP, please call Mia Ah Sani in the parish office at (952) 835-7101.