Resources for Support & Assistance

The ministry of the deacon is described as one of service in three areas: the Word, the Liturgy and Charity. The deacon’s ministry of the Word includes proclaiming the Gospel during the Mass, preaching and teaching. The deacon’s liturgical ministry includes various parts of the Mass proper to the deacon, including being an ordinary minister of Holy Communion and the proper minister of the chalice when Holy Communion is administered under both kinds. The ministry of charity involves service to the poor and marginalized and working with parishioners to help them become more involved in such ministry.

Northern Dauphin County Human Services


If you are homeless and in need of shelter and a meal…


If you are in need of a hot meal…

St. Paul’s Evangelical Church – Millersburg
(Action Against Hunger provides a warm meal the first Friday of every month; Outreach Center provides food for families the third Saturday of every month)


If you are pregnant, or a new parent, and require support…

Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center


If you are in need of affordable clothing, need attire for a job interview, or just starting a job with a professional dress code…