The goal of Salt & Light is to inform and involve people and resources of the Parish in service to one another, whether to meet the immediate needs of the persons in distress, or to address larger socio-economic problems and human rights in the community.
The Salt and Light Ministry consists of four ministries:
Good Samaritan Ministry: This ministry provides free rides to both parishioners and non parishioners living within our parish boundaries to church, doctor's appointments, hospital visits and other places in the discretion of the chairperson.
Respect Life Ministry: This ministry advocates respecting life under all circumstances, such as opposition to abortion, the death penalty, euthanasia, and stem cell research. It sponsors a bus to the March for Life in Washington, D.C.. each January; participates in peaceful vigils at the Dover Planned Parenthood Office during Lent and October, which is Respect Life Month; participates at the Life Chain at St. Jude's on Good Friday; sponsors a Baby Bottle Campaign each October which benefits the Sussex Pregnancy Center; sponsors a "Life, what a beautiful choice" billboard on Rt 1, across from St. Jude's Church and has recently sponsored an anti-death penalty speaker at several of our Masses.
International Student Dinners Ministry (ISOP): This ministry provides free dinners to J1 Visa international students working in our resort area every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm during the summer. We average about 150 students per dinner. We also assist students with other needs such a bicycles, housing, jobs, and bus tickets for visits to Washington, D.C.. Philadelphia, and other places.
Christmas Giving Tree: This ministry places a Christmas tree in the front of the inside of the church for several weeks at the end of November and the beginning of December each year. The tree is decorated with tags listing clothing and toy items requested by needy children in the Cape Henlopen School District. Each year this ministry provides 100 needy children with one toy and one item of clothing for Christmas.
All contacts for assistance or to join these ministries may be made through the parish office at 302 - 227 - 4550.