As Christians, we are committed to God's command to care for our neighbors, and to do what we can to promote justice, peace, health, and dignity in the communities around us. Saint Mary's does this in several ways, and we're always looking for more ways to help!
|Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM)
We give a monthly contribution to CCM, a non-profit service agency run by a coalition of churches. CCM gives food, clothing, household items, help with utilities, and medicine to persons in need, who live in the 40965 zip code. Parishioners also pick up bread products weekly from a local grocery store and food once a year from God's Pantry, a Lexington, Kentucky based food bank.
2124 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965
| St. Mary's Construction Team
St. Mary's organizes a team of workers to go to the homes of elderly and disabled members of our community to build wheelchair ramps.
The St. Mary's team has built dozens of ramps in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. There is no cost to the person receiving the ramp.
| St. Mary's Community Playground:
A Safe Place for Little Saints
Neighborhood children were playing on refuse piles within sight of St. Mary's. Through grants and donations, we were able to raise $15,000 for a community playground on the West side of the church. Children from the Health Department located across the parking lot of the church also use the playground, which gives them something to look forward to after they get their shots (ouch!)
In 2022, the playground was renamed Dwight's Place in memory of Dwight Campbell, whose bequest to the church helped pay for refurbishing the playground equipment.