Please contact St. James Roman Catholic Parish office at 623-581-0707 for more information on Outreach Ministries
E3 Africa facilitates the sponsorship of Ugandan youth for secondary school, trade school and university. The young people we sponsor in Uganda come from very poor families and many of them have lost one or both parents to the civil war, HIV/AIDS and other causes.
E3 Africa has its roots and foundation at our parish. E3 Africa was founded at St. James in 2005 by the efforts of Fr. Robert Aliunzi and Rosalie Weller. Visit www.E3-Africa.org to learn about Fr. Robert’s story.
Through sponsorship, Ugandan youth are provided food, housing, and a quality education in order to emerge from a life of poverty to provide for themselves and their loved ones, and to become leaders in Africa. We encourage you to consider sponsoring a child today to impact his or her life forever.
The long-term vision for E3 Africa extends beyond individual sponsorship to building and running a secondary school and campus. The campus will include a school, dormitories, faculty living quarters, cafeteria, health clinic, library, chapel, multi-purpose room, science laboratory and farm.
For more information, visit www.E3-Africa.org to find out how you can sponsor a student, help build the school, donate or volunteer.
The worldwide St. Vincent de Paul Society ( SVdP ) is dedicated to serving the needs of the poor. The St. James Conference is specifically dedicated to serving all people who need help and live within the St. James Parish boundaries. The conference is made up of volunteers from St. James and other parishes. The boundaries of the parish are – North of Bell Road to Carefree Highway and West of Interstate 17 to 51st Avenue. If you need assistance, please call 623-581-0728.
The people of St. James are extremely generous. Through that generosity, in 2014, we were able to provide more than 1700 food boxes and close to $50,000 in housing and utilities aid to families within the St. James Parish boundaries with more than 2600 requests for help.
Your Parish Conference SVdP efforts are ongoing because those in need can be helped but their number cannot be eliminated. “The poor you will always have with you…” Matt 26:11
Adobe Mountain/Black Canyon
This ministry delivers desserts to the boys and girls at these juvenile correctional centers at Thanksgiving. Anyone 18 years of age or older may volunteer to help serve at the correctional centers.
Duet is a non-profit, interfaith organization that provides free informal support services to homebound elderly and/or disabled adults over the age of 18 and to family caregivers. Also available is aid to Nurses in Faith Communities, aid and support to caregivers, aid and support to grandparents raising grandchildren. Volunteers from congregations and the wider community are trained, supervised and insured.
What services are provided by Duet volunteers? Grocery Shopping * Friendly Visits * Business Help * Minor Home Repairs * Respite Assistance * Friendly Phoning * Project Safe Home * Computer Assistance * Information and Referral * Transportation to Medical and Social Service Appointments
Visit http://duetaz.org/ for more details on the program. If you are interested in receiving Duet services contact the main Duet office at 602-285-0543 or the Desert Foothills Office at 480-488-1105.