Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Mission: The social concerns ministry at Sts. Anne & Joachim invites all parishioners to participate in activities to promote social concern for all those in need within our parish, our community, and our world. The purpose of this ministry is to encourage all members of our parish to live out the social teachings of the Catholic faith. Below are some of our projects.

  • Coordinates the Spring and Fall Food/Needs Drive
  • Advent Giving Tree: providing items for Women’s Care Center, Churches United for the Homeless, Dorothy Day House, Parish Outreach, St. Michael’s Indian Mission, and St. Gianna’s Maternity Home
  • Operation Rice Bowl

For more information, contact Susan Ripplinger, Parish Outreach Coordinator, at or (701) 235-5757.