Siena House

As baptized Christians, we are called to go out to the peripheries and encounter Christ.  One of those peripheries is our initiative in Coral Heights.  This page describes our efforts to assist the children and families of Coral Heights.  This is in response to our pastoral priority to connect our faith to the local community. Our newly acquired property, is located at 3718 139th Avenue North, Largo, FL 33771 .

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With the purchase of this house of hope for so many, the needs are quite varied.  From the outreach for food and the gardens and the care and maintenance of the property to realize the dream to foster community with our sisters and brothers in Christ.  The house will become much more than just food for the body.  Our focus is long term and growing.

Below is a list of needs to get this project on its feet.

For Faith Gatherings:

43" or larger wall-mountable flat screen TV

Compatible bracket(s) for mounting on wall

 

For the Property Gardens:

Wood for raised beds (109 pieces of 2 x 10 x 8 feet; 64 pieces of 2 x 2 x 8 feet)

Potting soil (3-6 yards)

100 yards flexible micro-drip irrigation hose (monetary donation accepted)

1 watering timer

Bricks/stones for edging of garden areas

 

Plants:

Coontie plant ... 5 gallon size (10)

Crinmum lilies ... 5 gallon (3)

Sea grapes ... 5 gallon (1)

Rain lily bulbs ... (25)

 

For work/maintenance on the house and yard:

We are in need of some volunteers to assist a retired contractor who is helping inside the house with various projects and cabinetry.  There is an in-wall air ­conditioner that needs to be removed and the wall repaired.  There is a need for volunteers to load and deliver the mulch (trucks needed).  Volunteers will also be needed to set up the garden areas.  The water pump on the property needs technical assistance.  If you see a need or just would like to help with time or treasure ... WE NEED BOTH!  Please contact us through the parish website at scosparish.org or call the office at 727-531-7721 and speak with with Sister Rosamunda at ext. 104.

 

 

Prison Ministry

Description: Weekly Catholic service brings the Word of God and the message of God's love and forgiveness to the incarcerated men and women at the 49th Street Correctional Facility. Authorized volunteers accompany the priest for Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or the deacon who conducts a Communion service. Volunteers assist the inmates in the Catholic services.

Requirements: Volunteer adults over 18 years of age must be fingerprinted, interviewed, and trained by the prison chaplain at the jail.

Training: Mandatory training at the jail is required.

Time: Approximately 2 hours on Tuesday morning; 11:00-1:00PM. Other times might be available for consideration.

Contact: The Diocesan Office of Prison Ministry 727.344.1611 x 414

Kimberly Home

Kimberly Home Pregnancy Resource Center has been serving this area since 1983. It is a non-profit, non-denominational pregnancy resource center that offers assistance to women who find themselves in unplanned or troubling pregnancies. The staff have been assisting women in making healthy and positive choices for themselves and their babies. They provide a host of services which include counseling, infant care, transitional housing, and referrals to other sources that are available in the community.

Each year Kimberly Home holds a Gala which is a major fund-raising event. The Thrift Shoppe, located on the corner of Fort Harrison and Bellaire, gladly accepts donations for resale. Each December, St. Catherine of Siena parish holds a "Birthday Party for Jesus" at which time parishioners are asked to make donations of new items for infants/ small children. One Sunday in the year, there is a special second collection for Kimberly Home.

1189 NE Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
See the web site: www.kimberlyhome.org  or call 727-443-0471

Pinellas Hope

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Located at 126th Ave. North, Pinellas Park, this is a ministry of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. This project was founded in 2007 as a pilot for providing temporary shelter and assistance for homeless men and women.

Description: St. Catherine of Siena parish has been volunteering with the cooking and serving of dinners for the people living at Pinellas Hope. Volunteers work with a core group that have the experience of planning, purchasing, cooking, and serving the meals.

Requirements: Volunteers should be able to handle large, heavy containers of food for both preparation and serving.

Time Commitment: Prepare/Cook: 1:30 - 4 PM or Serve 4:15 - 6 PM one Sunday a month, as often as you can make it.

Helpful Attributes: Volunteers need good stamina, organizational skills, work well in a group, and have good communication skills. Smiles are very helpful!

Activities: Preparation of meals, delivery, and serving to the people at Pinellas Hope.

Contact: Elaine Pettit, 727.599.6351 (Cell) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website for Pinellas Hope: www.pinellashope.org  Directions to Pinellas Hope

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