Service & Outreach

BIRTHRIGHT
Our mission is to save the lives of the unborn. We offer compassionate support, practical aid and hope to women in a non-judgmental setting so they may choose life. Birthright is an interfaith, all-volunteer, non-political, non-profit organization and totally dependent on private donations. We are a 501 (c) (3) organization so all donations to Birthright are tax deductible. We are a United Way donor option agency.
Contact Fran Clark at 505-294-9997 or email: mnunez@ssbnm.org

GOOD SHEPHERD CASSEROLES
This ministry donates casseroles to the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd Homeless Ministry. A hundred casseroles, which feed approximately 1,000 to 1,200 persons, are prepared by parishioners four times a year. Faithful volunteers are always needed for this ministry.
Contact Maria Ruiz at 505-298-7557 or email: mnunez@ssbnm.org

JESSE TREE
The Jesse Tree Ministry was established to enable local charities to provide Christmas gifts to those they support. Charities give the Jesse Tree Committee a “wish list” of needed items. Tags listing these items are then hung on two Jesse trees that stand in the vestibule of the church between the Friday after Thanksgiving to just prior to Christmas. Parishioners take the tags, purchase and wrap the items requested, and return them with the tags attached for delivery to the charities. Volunteers are needed to prepare and place the tags, retrieve and sort the returned gifts, and ensure that the gifts reach the appropriate ministries.
Contact Maria Ruiz at 505-298-7557 or email: mnunez@ssbnm.org

RESPECT LIFE
Respect Life’s mission is to help promote respect in our Church and society for all aspects of human life from conception through bodily death. This is accomplished by education, prayer, peaceful activism and service.
Contact Judy Barela at 505-298-7557 or email: mnunez@ssbnm.org

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) is an international Catholic organization dedicated to helping those who are suffering and in need. Our Shrine of St. Bernadette SVDP conference assists both parishioners and non-parishioners in need within our parish boundaries with the payment of utility bills, issuance of vouchers for food and for furniture, payment of rent or mortgages (in special situations) and aid to travelers. Our conference also aids other SVDP conferences (St. Therese and Sacred Heart) through a twinning program; other charities in need, such as the Good Shepherd Refuge, Barrett House, and Birthright; other SVDP conferences when disasters occur; and the main SVDP downtown facility. In addition to financial aid, our conference collects and distributes turkeys and food boxes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Meets second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Multi-Purpose Building room C-3 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
Contact Ed Bartsch at 505-298-7557 or email: mnunez@ssbnm.org