Social Ministry

2019 Healthy Living Fair

Sunday, April 7, we are hosting a beautiful, interfaith event in collaboration with Congregations Shir Hadash and Emeth, Tzu Chi Buddhist Relief Services, and 200 volunteers. It is an effort to provide healthcare for those who ordinarily can’t afford it. Free dental services, Free Eye-Exams and Glasses, Free Hearing Screening, Free Medical Screening! Health Insurance and Nutritional Information also available! First Come- First Serve! Open to the entire St. Mary Parish and surrounding community!
2019 Healthy Living Fair (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
All services are entirely free! What an opportunity. You can sign up to help at

Social Justice

Social justice includes education and promotion of tolerance, freedom, and equality. Our Justice and Family Commission, moderated by Rose Barry, is the face of our parish efforts in this component of parish life.

The commission is made up of four committees.


Parish Immigration events: workshops on drivers license preparation, executive order preventing deportation, refugee foster care, National Justice for Immigrants voting drives.

Families in Crisis

Bridge families breaking down cultural boundaries, two families at a time Gilroy Resource Guide directs families to the services they need, such as food, counseling, medical and housing help
Building a support group for disabled parishioners

Respect Life

Promotes participation in Walk for Life, 40 Days of Prayer for Life, support for Informed Choices pregnancy counseling


Workshops on end of life decisions and funeral planning. Developing a grief support group.