At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. Birthright is available to women for as long as they need us. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. Birthright is interdenominational and is not involved in any political activities, or lobbying. Birthright’s focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone.
Faith in Action is a 501(c)3 organization that provides spiritual, physical, and emotional support to seniors 60 years and over and their caregivers to maintain independence, dignity, and improved quality of life.
We accomplish this through an interfaith network of volunteers, congregations, and community organizations.
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
Since 2015, the Catholic churches in Bloomington-Normal have collaborated to operate the Soup Kitchen Loaves and Fishes, located at St. Mary’s Church, 527 W. Jackson Street in Bloomington. The kitchen began at the Holy Trinity Church parish center in 1983 through the leadership of Tina Sipula and relocated to St. Mary’s in 2001. When Tina retired in 2015, all the Catholic churches in the area agreed to continue her legacy.
For nearly 40 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Holy Trinity Conference has welcomed our neighbors in need regardless of race, origin, religion or gender. We serve our neighbors through our food and clothes pantries.