Social Action Committee

What moves you to be Christ’s helping hands? 

“Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for Me.  Matthew 25.

Join us at the Mission’s Social Action Committee meeting held in the California Room on most of the 2nd Wednesdays of the month to share your passion, help with ongoing activities and start new initiatives.  For information, to be added to the email list or to confirm the meeting date, call Mark zu Hone, SAC chairperson at 619-909-8526 or  The SAC’s serves our Parish through corporal works of mercy by providing compassionate service to people in need, education in the Church’s social teachings, and encouragement in prayer.

See the impact you could be a part of in our Mission Statement:

Mission Statement

Monthly Food/Loose Change Collections

First Weekends of every month!

All loose change placed in the collection basket during each Mass will benefit various designated organizations we support. Additionally, you can bring donations of several goods including:

  • Non-perishable food for Holy Family's Food Bank
  • Diapers(sizes newborn-6months) and infant formula to benefit Birthline
  • Paper products and biodegradable laundry soap for the North County Aids Project.
  • Large bags of beans and rice to assist women who provide for the poor in Tecate.
Collection boxes for the food and diapers will be at the courtyard entrance to the Mission Church and at the St. Francis Chapel. Please see the bulletin for more details.

Social Actions of December 2021! Accomplished with Your Help!

Thanks to all the parishioners who overwhelmed us with Christmas Giving Tree donations. This year there were almost 1000 toys or books at last count! These go to our sister parish Holy Family in Linda Vista. Thanks to Joyce Desrochers who organized this ministry again this year!

One of Santa’s five full SUVs!

The Toy Room where pre-qualified families at Holy Family select gifts suitable for their kids.

Here, Joyce and Paul are pictured along with Terry Clark the coordinator at Holy Family.

Outreach to Stella Residents

We are providing about 75 blankets or afghans this Christmas to the residents of Stella, a supportive housing complex which is located near the Mission on Twain Ave.  Some parishioners gave handmade afghans and quilts. Along with each blanket was a Christmas greeting, a copy of the Mission Bulletin, and an invitation to visit and join our parish community for Christmas. Donated blank Christmas cards were also delivered. We look forward to partnering with Stella throughout the year to assist their residents.

Once again, we packed an SUV to its max!

Here are Mary and Joyce carrying a filled bin to Stella.

Joyce, Mary, and Paul are pictured at Stella with some of the gifts along with staff from Interfaith Community Services who provide wrap-around services to Stella residents.