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

Mini Alternative Spring Break
Mar. 25–27, 2019

Students have the unique opportunity to start this year’s spring break with Lourdes and Fr. Dominic in Anaheim at the world’s largest Catholic faith formation conference ( Those who wish can extend the ASB for a two-day immersion experience in Los Angeles. On Monday, we’ll visit the Catholic Worker house on Skid Row, which hosts one of our nation’s largest stable populations of people without homes. On Tuesday, we’ll visit Homeboy Industries, the world-famous gang outreach founded by Jesuit priest Greg Boyle. Spaces are extremely limited. For more information, contact Lourdes Alonso (