Next Mass:
Today at 8:30am

Feed My Sheep

Mission Statement for the Saint Paul Catholic Church “Feed My Sheep” program

Feed My Sheep is a vibrant and active St. Paul Parish outreach ministry that provides nutritious hot meals for the homeless primarily through the Alfred-Washburn Center in Pensacola. Volunteers in this active ministry "live" Christ's love through their ministry to and for the "least of His brethren" among us.

Guiding Principles:

Love: Jesus told His disciples “Love one another as I have loved you.” Volunteers in this ministry selflessly devote time to providing for the “poorest of the poor”, freely accepting Christ’s offer of salvation by “feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, healing the sick, sheltering the homeless” and loving those who often know no love but yours
 
I: Much of our lives are directed toward satisfying in every possible way what “I” want out of life. Jesus asks us to be “meek and humble of heart”, as he is meek and humble, minimizing what “I” do for myself and expanding the breadth of what we do for others. Volunteers in this ministry come to know in very real terms the peace that comes through a ministry that practices true faith in Jesus through Saint Paul’s words, “it is more blessed to give than to receive.” 
 
Faith: There is no greater way to understand the core of Jesus’ command to love than to serve on a regular basis those who have been rejected by society. Volunteers who care for the “least of Christ’s brethren” grow rich in faith and humility by embracing those who have nothing to “give back” but their thanks, a warm smile, and sincere wishes for God’s blessings
 
Example: If we were on trial for being a true follower of Christ, would there be enough evidence to convict us? If we can preach the Gospel but cannot live it, are we a true follower of Christ? Volunteers in this active ministry “live” Christ’s love through their ministry to and for the “least of His brethren among us.”