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Social Ministries

Outreach Fund

Additional contacts: 
John Barnhorst - (513) 662-4929 - Email
Pat LaMonte - (513) 574-8678 - Email
Bill Re - (513) 662-2826 - Email

The Outreach Fund was established to give witness to our faith community's option for and solidarity with the poor and vulnerable, a key theme of Catholic Social Tradition.

Financial assistance is given only to those nonprofit agencies, organizations, or groups beyond our parish boundaries whose mission is to educate, advocate, and take action on behalf of the poor and marginalized, and who work toward changing structural injustice.

Funds are received from parish sources and individual donations, and are distributed twice a year.

To make contributions or memorials, or to receive an application form to request assistance from the Outreach Fund, contact Joanie Schaffer at (513) 574-7147.

Meets twice a year: near the beginning of the St. Ignatius fiscal year (in July or August), and again approximately six months later (in January or February).

Meetings are held in the chairperson's home.

Contact Name:  Joanie Schaffer and Cathy Phillips
Contact Phone:  (513) 574-7147
Contact Email:  

Peace & Justice Committee

Joanie Schaffer - (513) 574-7147 - Email
Bill Re (Chair) - (513) 662-2826 - Email

The St. Ignatius' Peace And Justice Committee strives to: be a resource and support for parish endeavors to live out the Gospel message; update ourselves on Catholic social teaching and promote it in the parish; promote and participate in the works of social justice.

"Social justice" is the Christian virtue that addresses the causes of social sin. It seeks a long-term solution to change structures that create more poverty and inequities in our world.

Among the many advance sponsored annually by the Peace and Justice Committee are the "Soup-er" Bowl Sunday Collection and the Ash Wednesday Soup Supper.
Members meet every other month on the second Monday, beginning in September and ending in July. The meetings go from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Respect Life Committee/Project 5000

The goal of the Respect Life Committee is to restore respect for the rights of all humans, born and unborn; to stand on behalf of the most vulnerable and defenseless members of society, giving attention to the issues of justice and commitment to a consistent ethic of life; to model and encourage an attitude of respect for all human life. We raise awareness and offer information on respect life issues, and provide financial support to local centers that serve clients who are experiencing crisis pregnancies and are considering abortions. 

We also coordinate Project 5000, conducted for St. John's Social Service Center to provide direct relief for Cincinnati's poor. Families or individuals provide food items for shopping bags distributed on Palm Sunday; filled bags are collected on Holy Thursday.

Committee meets during the fall and the spring.

Main events: Respect Life Sunday Mass (first weekend in October); Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (remembrance Masses held on weekend closest to Jan. 22; Respect Life Bake Sale (spring; benefits local centers); Baby Bottle Collection (benefits Pregnancy Center West); Cemetery for the Innocent (remembers all babies who have died due to abortion); Projecty 5000 (springtime, near Easter).

Contact Name:  Kathy Kaufman
Contact Phone:  662-9719

St. Ignatius Men's Society

We are a community of Christian brothers driven by our Catholic Faith to encourage one another to be doers of the Word. We focus our talents and energies for the spiritual, charitable, and social growth of our members, our St. Ignatius Parish and our community. As servant leaders, we strive for a greater positive impact on our families and to help make a better world. In all we do, we seek enjoyment in a spirit of true Christian fellowship.

Contact Name:  Nick Boschert, President
Contact Phone:  513-410-6374
Contact Email:  


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