Service Opportunities for All Community Members

Loaves & Fishes Ministry

Loaves & Fishes ministry is a way for us to care for fellow community members who could use a little extra help with meals, whether it's due to the arrival of a new baby, the death of a loved one, surgery, or any other reason. Community members can be self-nominated for Loaves & Fishes meal deliveries or nominated by a fellow parishioner. This ministry will rely solely on the generosity of our community. As a volunteer, you will select the date(s) for which you want to volunteer, cook a meal in your home (following any food allergy guidelines from the recipient) and then deliver it to the recipient.

If you are interested in volunteering to cook and deliver food to fellow community members from time to time, OR if you or someone you know at church could use meal deliveries, please email Rachel Hochstetler (

Stanford Hospital Chaplaincy

Visit and bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients at Stanford Hospital several times a month, on the days of your choice. To learn more about this ministry and how to apply, please contact Raksha in the Spiritual Care Office, 650-723-5101.

St. Anthony Padua's Dining Room

Serve the needy and homeless meals first and fourth Saturdays each month 8:30am–1:00pm.

Contact Gary Glover (

The Giving Tree

On behalf of The Giving Tree organization, we host opportunities for our community to donate to children in need. Contact Peter Barling (

Rebuilding Together

Assist this organization with providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs. Usually one event per year in April. Contact Larry Hu (


Service Trips for Students

Thanksgiving Service Trip: ThanksGivingBack
Nov. 18–21, 2018

The Catholic Community offers a great opportunity to share your time with others in need during the first part of the Thanksgiving break, to give back by serving persons affected by HIV/AIDS. Participants have time to head home for Thanksgiving.

Travel to Las Vegas on Sunday, November 18 to help the St. Therese Center collect food donations from grocery stores, unload trucks and sort tons of produce. We will distribute food boxes to over 400 families for their Thanksgiving tables. We return to campus Wednesday morning, November, 21 just in time for Thanksgiving. The Student contribution of $120 will help cover airfare, housing, food and ground transportation. Apply today by contacting Lourdes Alonso (