The Padre Pio Fraternity members, who live in Raleigh and other communities in Wake, Durham and surrounding counties, provide support for those in need through several outreach activities.
One of our members has knitted dozens of blankets over the years (you can see her at work during our monthly gatherings), for distribution to children and adults. Two members support their community’s Catholic Parish Outreach office through their parish’s community sharing vegetable garden. Others provide hours of service in support of food and other outreach ministries in the area, including the following. Check back regularly to learn of new opportunities.
Fourth Saturday afternoon | Oak City Outreach
The Padre Pio Fraternity contributes to and helps to the Saturday mid-day meal for hundreds of clients of Oak City Outreach in the downtown Raleigh area. Fraternity members may sign up (see signup link below) to bring food items, help to serve and converse with the outreach center’s participants. This ministry is coordinated for the Fraternity by member Ellen Ferrone. Check back for the monthly sign-up form.
Triangle’s Largest Food Pantry | Catholic Parish Outreach
CPO, a Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh program, has been serving the Triangle community for more than 40 years. CPO provides emergency food assistance and, when possible, small children’s clothing and baby items, such as formula and diapers.
Padre Pio Fraternity members help with Catholic Charities’ clothing and food support, including helping to coordinate the collection of food donations at St. Francis parish and sorting donated clothing for distribution to children and others served by CPO.