Social Responsibility Commission The various ministries of the Social Responsibility Commission give witness to our parish’s response to our Lord’s call to proclaim the gospel by serving the needs of others
Bereavement Ministry Volunteers offer personal outreach to the family of the deceased. An option of meals is offered, and prayer and personal follow-up are provided. The ministry also provides a memorial cross in church and sponsors an All Saints Day memorial Mass for the families of the deceased.
Bishop Ott Shelter Meals Meals are prepared by volunteers and served at the Men’s Shelter on the 1st Tuesday of each month, and at the Women and Children’s Shelter on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Crochet Ministry Create physical gifts of prayer to others in need of comfort through crocheting. Items such as prayer shawls and blankets are available for anyone who is ill, has cancer or just needs a little love. Beginners and experts and everyone in between are welcome. Instruction provided.
Parish Community Garden Our Parish Community Garden is on the St. Jean Vianney Parish campus. Volunteers working the garden provide fresh produce to our Food Pantry and the needy in our community.
Emergency Assistance Our parish offers financial assistance and community referrals to families in need. Volunteers process in-office applications and meet with those requesting assistance.
Food Pantry, Thanksgiving and Easter Outreach The parish provides a food pantry that serves the needs of parishioners as well as families in the community. Food drives are held monthly to stock our shelves with non-perishable items. Assistance is provided to qualified families after application and screening. Various opportunities are available for volunteers to help in the pantry.
Christmas Giving Tree Our Parish provides an opportunity to provide gifts to 200+ individuals being served through various social services organizations in our city.
Habitat for Humanity House Build St. Jean Vianney Parish participates with the Baton Rouge Catholic Coalition in the construction of a Habitat Home each spring.
Hospital, Nursing Home & Homebound Ministers Visitation with caring hearts is the primary focus of this ministry. Volunteers are needed to visit Oschner Hospital and area nursing home residents and parishioners who may be homebound due to illness or age.
Nicaragua Mission Outreach The Center of Batahola in Nicaragua has been our adopted mission since 2000. The Center provides to the poor of Managua, giving them the opportunity to become educated in various aspects of life, such as sewing, cooking, nutrition, and also math, typing, computer skills, and music. We offer our support through prayer and financial stewardship and host the Mission guests when they visit Baton Rouge annually.
Parish Blood Drives An annual blood drive, which offers blood replacement credits to all parishioners during their time of need.
Together Baton Rouge This committee is part of a broad-based coalition of institutions in the Baton Rouge area that build relationships across our city based on trust and a common call to justice for all.