Social Justice Ministry
Serving those in need ~ Working for justice and peace ~ Living our faith in the world
Kristen Schenk, Coordinator of Justice & Charity
Justice and Solidarity
Education on Catholic Social Teaching
Look for adult education opportunities throughout the year including evening workshops and multi-week sessions on themes such as life and dignity of the human person, peace, and care for creation.
Haiti Twinning Program
Incarnation twins with the Little Brothers and Sisters of the Incarnation in Pandiassou, Haiti. Donations fund a clinic and school lunches. Seasonal opportunities and events.
Incarnation is a member of IMPACT, a local interfaith group that addresses the root causes of community problems and promotes justice. Attend three meetings each year.
Sign up for legislative alerts from the Virginia Catholic Conference and take action on local and national legislation from a Catholic perspective. Seasonal action and visits to legislators.
Incarnation partners with local parishes and groups for action against abortion and the death penalty, and support of the Pregnancy Centers of Central VA.
Our parish actively supports efforts to reform immigration and, as the USCCB states, to “welcome Christ in the stranger.” Occasional events and opportunities to work through Legislative Advocacy and Reform Immigration for America are publicized.
Outreach and Charity
Provided to parishioners through our parish office and to the broader community through a partnership with CARES/AIM. Call our parish office for a confidential consultation if you are facing a financial crisis.
Outreach Giving and Collections
Parishioners coordinate seasonal collection and distribution of items such as toiletries, Christmas gifts, clothing, and an annual food drive. Seasonal, ~2 hrs/month
Incarnation hosts this rotating winter shelter for two weeks each year. Parishioners prepare and serve food, clean, and spend time with homeless guests. Seasonal, 1+ hour during hosting
Parish Food Ministry
Parishioners adopt-a-family by bringing non-perishable food items to the parish once each month, sort and bag food, and distribute food on Sundays at 1:45pm. <1 hour weekly
Salvation Army Dinners
Teams of parishioners prepare or serve food at The Salvation Army on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. <1 hour monthly