Mission & Outreach
Mission & Outreach Ministry
Annual Giving Tree Project
Each year Presentation Parish collects toys, clothes and other items needed by individuals and families in the area served by Lee’s Summit Social Services, and elderly persons in care centers through its Giving Tree Service Project. The trees are placed in the gathering space from the third week of November until mid-December.
Each summer our parish collects school supplies for families served by Lee’s Summit Social Services and for our parish programs. Collection baskets are placed in the gathering space the first weekend of July through mid-July.
El Salvador Committee
Our Lady of the Presentation entered into a partnership of friendship and hope with the people of the community of San Rafael Cedros, El Salvador in 2006. The El Salvador Committee works to foster this partnership as they coordinate sponsors for school students and provide education about life in El Salvador to our parish. The El Salvador Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Lee’s Summit Social Services Food Drive
A food drive is held the first full weekend of every month. (If the first weekend is a holiday weekend, the drive is held the second weekend that month.) All donated food is delivered to the food pantry at Lee’s Summit Social Services, an organization that helps the less fortunate in our community. Watch the bulletin for details of particular food items needed each month.
Project Uplift is another program our parish is committed to by serving the homeless of Kansas City. On the second Monday of each month, four volunteers are needed to help deliver meals to the homeless. For information, call the Youth Ministry Office, 251-1103 or 251-1107.
The Pro-Life Group coordinates Pro-Life awareness and events in the parish including the annual Roses for Life campaign in January. Contact person: Andrea Harrington.
St. James Food Kitchen
Our parish serves the homeless and poor at the St. James Food Kitchen the first Thursday and third Tuesday of each month. We assist by serving already prepared food and cleaning up. Anyone 12 years old or over is welcome to volunteer. For more information, call the Youth Ministry office, 251-1103 or 251-1107.
If you are interested in serving in the Mission & Outreach Ministry, please complete this form.