Social Ministry

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.

Learn more about Birthright by visiting their page 

St. Nicholas Charity on Wheels

St. Nicholas Mobile Pantry is a ministry of Catholic Charities that serves those in need in the Diocese of Peoria. The individuals are given items such as blankets, socks, gloves, hats, laundry detergent, gift cards, and cleaning products.
These items may change monthly depending on needs and what is donated.

The ministry also has a spiritual dimension. Individuals will always receive a religious item such as a Bible, a Rosary, or a holy card. The ministry will also offer prayer to them at the parish in the form of praying a rosary, a chaplet, or simply praying a vocal prayer with them.

We are currently in need of new items such as:

    • Toiletries (shampoo,toothpaste, soap, wipes, and toothbrushes)
    • Laundry detergent
    • Cleaning products
    • Gift cards
    • Blankets

Items can be dropped of on Mondays from 10am-12pm at:
Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Ave, Peoria, IL, 61603

To donate items for the Mobile Pantry, please contact:
Sr. Michelle Fernandez, SCTJM, at | 309.409.5092

Monetary donations may be mailed to:
Catholic Charities, Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Ave. Peoria, IL 61603
Make checks payable to: Catholic Charities, for: St. Nicholas Charity on Wheels

Need Help?
Fill out a monthly application at:
Prior applications are required.


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.

Learn more about Faith in action by visiting their page

Knights of Columbus

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.

Learn more about our local Knights of Columbus chapter by visiting their page

Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen

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.

Learn more about Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen by visiting their page at

40 Years of Serving the Community

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.

Learn more about St Vincent de Paul by visiting their page