Good Sam Outreach

Bethany House Monthly Collection

Bethany House updates their "wish list" monthly. They are very grateful for your support!

Please place your donations  in the collection box in the Narthex when you come for mass.  (Please enter the narthex via the door on the left and remember to wear your mask and to social distance!!!)  The Good Sam Outreach Committee will deliver our donations to Bethany House at the end of the month. Thank you very much!

Undie Sunday June 12 & 13

Good Sam Outreach will be sponsoring a special collection for Hope House the weekend of June12 and 13. They are in need of new men's, women's and especially kid's underwear and socks. Any and all sizes will be appreciated.
This is a great way to help our neighbors in need! Please put your donations in the labeled bin near the Bethany House food collection box. Thank you!

Refugee Resettlement

Good Sam Outreach is working with Catholic Family Center to help with local refugee resettlement.

Many of you may be aware that Rochester has been designated as one of the 25 cities that will receive Afghan refugees. Catholic Family Center (CFC) is already working with some of these families and preparing for others who will be coming to our area.

Recently representatives from CFC conducted a presentation to discuss their work and explain how we can help by donating our time, talent and treasure both individually and as a community. We are now planning to have Lauren Fry from Catholic Family Center come back to St. Paul’s for a volunteer orientation night for those who are interested in helping. Stay tuned for updates!

We are called as faithful Catholics to do our part to help those who have suffered great loss as a result of their support of our country and desire for freedom in their homeland.

Good Sam Outreach

Coat Collection

Your gently used coats and jackets are still needed.

Please place your clean donations in the covered chest outside the church’s front doors. As the chest fills, members of Good Sam Outreach Committee will deliver them to a local ministry.

Thank you for all you do on behalf of the poor in our area. If you have any questions, please email Ellen Santora,

2021 Lenten Food Drive  - Awesome!

Good Sam together with Fr. Paul and the entire parish staff wish to thank you for the incredible response to our Lenten Food Drive. Your response was nothing less than overwhelming and we were able to help so many of the less fortunate in our community. The St. Paul Parish is truly awesome! May God bless you for your generosity.

Giving Tree - Thank You!

Thank you to all who generously donated through our Good Sam Outreach Giving Tree. A total of $1,820 was raised as fuel money to assist needy parishioners of Our Lady of the Americas with their heating bills. Also we received the note below regarding all the wonderful gifts:

Dear Parishioners at St. Paul’s,
We were so worried this year, that because of the Covid epidemic we would have nothing to give to our poor families for Christmas. It seemed inconceivable that so many people would have nothing with which to celebrate Christ’s birthday.

Were we wrong! How wonderful you were! So many gifts and so much food. So many happy families 97 (144 adults and 295 children)! Since Christmas we have helped approximately 25 more families. What a blessing you all are! How proud of you God must be that you honored His birth with love not only of Him but also of His needy children!

May He bless you in return with the warmth of His love and keep you safe and well,

Natalia Medeso & Sr. Julia Norton

Bethany House “Wish List”

Requested items for September 2021:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Razors
  • Toothpaste
  • Detergent
  • Pasta
  • Jelly
  • Mac & Cheese

Bethany House “Wish List”

Requested items for October 2021:

  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Mac & cheese
  • Canned fruit
  • Jelly
  • Deodorant
  • Hand/body lotion
  • Detergent

March 20 & 21 – St. Joseph House of Hospitality

  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, ham)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Canned pork & beans
  • Canned stew, chili, hearty soups
  • Pasta