Outreach

The Outreach Commission exists to serve those in need through the work of Parish volunteers who provide pastoral care, work for social justice, and support members of our wider community. Please click HERE to volunteer for a service opportunity within one of our ministries.

Advent Giving Tree

Every holiday season, St. Ignatius Parish generously supports children, teens, adults and seniors in need through the Advent Giving Tree Project.

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Advocacy

Advocacy is an activity that aims to influence decisions with social, economic and political systems and institutions. It is distinct from direct service in that it seeks to address the root cause of social injustice.

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Brown Bag Lunch Weekend

St. Ignatius Brown Bag Lunch Weekend is a year-round outreach program aimed at helping to feed the hungry, by providing homemade sack lunches donated by parishioners each month.

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Eucharist for the Homebound

Do you know someone who is homebound and would like to have a parishioner bring the the Eucharist? Contact our parish ministry, Neighbor to Neighbor, to get connected with someone who can bring you or your loved one Communion during the week. To reach someone at Neighbor to Neighbor, please call the front office: (415) 422-2188.

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Gabriel Project

The Gabriel Project is a parish-based ministry that embraces pregnant mothers in need and their unborn child by providing spiritual, emotional and material support.

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Get on the Bus

Get on the Bus began in 2000 to respond to an unmet need for free transportation, so that children could be united with their parents in prison.

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Gracenter

Good Shepherd Gracenter is a residential facility for women in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction. Volunteers can help by teaching a class once or twice a year.

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Gubbio Project

The fourth Friday of every month at 6:30 AM, parishioners of St. Ignatius Parish prepare, serve, and share breakfast with homeless men and women at St. John the Evangelist Church in the Mission District.

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Habitat for Humanity

St. Ignatius Parish has been a regular supporter of Habitat for Humanity and its mission to build stable ownership housing for needy families while fostering community involvement.

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Institute for Family Life

The Ignatian Counseling Institute for Family Life has professional Catholic counselors who provide a range of services

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Las Vecinas de El Salvador

Las Vecinas de El Salvador is a Social Ministries Program that works to maintain an ongoing relationship with the people of El Salvador through our sister parish of San Antonio in Soyapango.

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Neighbor to Neighbor

Neighbor to Neighbor is a group of St. Ignatius Parish volunteers who work together to periodically assist other parishioners in need.

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Nursing and Convalescent Home Ministry

St. Ignatius Parish has adopted Hayes Convalescent Hospital, a skilled nursing facility in San Francisco, as the focus of our Nursing and Convalescent Home Ministry.

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Parish Solidarity Network

The Solidarity Network at St. Ignatius Parish aims to raise awareness around the issues immigrant and refugee members of our community face, explore how society can better respond to those issues, and provide support to immigrants and refugees needing assistance.

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Respect Life Committee

The Respect Life Committee of St. Ignatius Parish is a part of the Respect Life Program of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, formed to implement the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Sandwich Saturday

On Sandwich Saturday, volunteers come together to make 700 sandwiches for a local homeless shelter.

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Shelter Meal Program

The Shelter Meal Program at St. Ignatius Parish serves San Francisco residents in need solely through the work of volunteers. Volunteers prepare wholesome meals for our brothers and sisters who, for whatever reason, find themselves homeless, without permanent shelter, or in need of assistance.

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Simple Needs Sundays

Simple Needs Sundays are regular Parish collection drives in support of the most basic and urgent needs of our homeless and struggling neighbors.

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Social Ministries Funding Committee

The Social Ministries Funding Committee, under the umbrella of the Outreach Commission, annually distributes $30,000 from the St. Ignatius Parish Social Ministries Endowment Fund to organizations working with the neediest populations.

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St. Agnes Snack Bag Food Drive

The needs for this food drive have changed. Held every third weekend of the month.

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Star Community

Star Community, a project of Catholic Charities, located in a former convent in the Richmond District of San Francisco, provides short-term housing and services to single mothers and their children in need.

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