Parish Social Ministry
The Office of Parish Social Ministry serves as the connection between Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, and over 100 parishes in the Diocese. This office works to increase and maintain a collaborative relationship with the parishes in an effort to better meet the needs of those coming to us when they are experiencing hardship of any kind. Parishes support our efforts particularly during major holidays by collecting food and gifts. The Diocesan Emergency Assistance Program provides financial assistance to individuals and families referred by local parishes, while providing other Agency resources and referral in the areas of mental health, physical health and basic needs. Assistance is provided through local community parishes, and is inclusive of all faiths.