In collaboration with the Men’s Club, food boxes donated by parishioners for Homeless Families Foundation and other persons in need in our community

Monthly sandwich preparation for for the homeless

Parish Giving Tree donations for Christmas

St. Teresa’s Outreach at St. Joan of Arc, Powell, is a ministry dedicated to helping those in need regardless of faith background or life circumstances.

Primary Programs

  • Parish food collection and Sunday food drop (weekly)
  • Help My Neighbor food pantry delivery and distribution of food (weekly)
  • Joint Assistance For Inner City Needs (J.O.I.N., Catholic Charities) food delivery (weekly)
  • Bread runs for St. Stephen’s Community Center and local food pantries (weekly)
  • Urgent assistance and referral for food, shelter, clothing and social services (as needed)
  • Brown bag sandwich lunches for homeless (monthly)
  • Brown bag lunches delivery (monthly)
  • Trail mix for homeless (monthly)
  • Trail mix delivery (monthly)
  • Financial assistance for local food banks (quarterly)
  • Parish 5th Sunday collection
  • Mother’s Day shoe box ministry (semi-annually)
  • Worthington Christian Village window washing (semi-annually)
  • Giving Tree/People in Need (annually)
  • Partnering with other parish groups and ministries to promote service to those in need

Our mission flows from Christ, who defines and demonstrates for us how we are to love and care for others, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Click here to sign up
for sandwich making

Click below to volunteer
at Help My Neighbor food pantry.

Click here to sign up
to make trail mix.

We need volunteers to make sandwiches monthly.


Help make 800 bologna sandwiches for the homeless on the second Tuesday morning of each month for 1 hour.

Sandwich making, click here.

On the second Monday of the month, join us to package trail mix for the homeless. We place 1 cup full of trail mix into a snack bags. This project takes less than 30 minutes.

Click here to volunteer

Can you spare 3 hours on a Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. to help distribute food the the less fortunate?

OR Saturday morning from 6:30 to 10 a.m.?

Help My Neighbor Food Pantry click here.

We are looking for volunteers to collect donations after each service on the 5th Sunday (4 collections per year).

Volunteers to leave Mass after the Eucharist is placed back in the tabernacle.

Pick up collection baskets (under the sandwich board located in Narthex). Strategically position yourself in the Narthex where most foot traffic will walk by you leaving the service.  Politely greet fellow parishioners as they leave and thank them for their donations.

DATES: Just 15 minutes once per quarter!  That’s all we respectfully ask for your time!

To volunteer for the 5th Sunday Collection, click here

Working in small teams, we wash interior apartment windows and turn bed mattresses over, if requested.  Our hidden mission is to provide some socialization for the residents – some of whom don’t have many, or any, visitors.

Children younger than 18 MUST be accompanied by a PARENT.

Sign up for window washing will be posted in the spring and fall.

Fill a shoe box for a mom for Mother’s Day. We collect the boxes in March and April.

Email for more information.

Help cook, deliver, or serve a warm meal at the Faith Mission Shelter on the 2nd Monday of the month at 3:30 p.m..

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Help cook a meal for the Open Shelter on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Click here to sign up today!

Email for more information.

The second Friday of each month, cooks and servers are needed.

Click here to volunteer

The third Monday and Thursday of each month, cooks (3 to 5:30 p.m.) and servers (4 to 7 p.m.) are needed.

Click here to volunteer

Help serve a nutritious meal at the YWCA Family Center on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:15 p.m. Click here to sign up today!

St. Teresa’s Outreach Coordinators

Dcn. Stephen Petrill: 614.761.0905

Dcn. Candidate Jim Elchert: 614.761.0905

Need assistance? Call 614.761.0905, ext. 5