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Our Stephen Ministers Are Ready to Care for You, Because Sometimes It’s Hard to Ask for Help!

We’re brought up to be strong, self-sufficient, independent people. We tend to think that if we ask for help, it is a sign of weakness. So we try to keep our struggles hidden, stuffed deep inside. However, that’s not God’s plan. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” God wants us to care for others—and allow others to care for us in our time of need.

If you’re sad or struggling inside, don’t suffer alone. Ask for help. We’ve got a team of Stephen Ministers who are ready to listen, care, encourage, pray, and help you through a tough time. (It’s confidential too!) Our Stephen Ministers are there to care. We all go through times in our life when we could benefit from a little extra care and attention. That’s what Stephen Ministers are for. Stephen Ministers are members of Saint Stephen the Martyr who have been trained to provide confidential, one-to-one, Christian care to people who are going through a difficult time. They will listen, care, encourage, pray with and for you, and provide weekly support for you as long as your need persists. Find out more about Stephen Ministry by talking with our coordinator, Deacon John Liu. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to bring God’s love and care into your life.  Contact Deacon John Liu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Grate Ministry

Provides food and hot coffee to persons lilving on grates, under bridges , in parks and the nooks and crannies of buildings on Saturday and Sunday mornings, when Miriam's Kitchen is not open. Headquarterd at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on K Street NW.  To volunteer to deliver food contact our parishioner  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

​Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington includes about 80 ministries and 8600 volunteers. Good place to check for volunteer opportunities.

Miriam's Kitchen

Located in Foggy Bottom at 25th and Virginia Ave NW, Miriam's Kitchen provides meals, socialization, assistance with housing and other needs for the homeless.

Georgetown Community Ministry

An ecumenical ministry assisting the homeless. Located at  1041 Wisconsin Ave NW. Drop in Center, Street Outreach, Winer Shelter, Health and Wellness services for the homeless. We participate in providing meals for residents who sleep one week in church halls.  202-338-8301

Father Ryan's Togo Mission

Father Bill Ryan, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, and former Togo Peace Corps volunteer, returned to Togo to Pastor a parish with several villages. Projects include drilling for clean water, building a clinic and schools, assistance to subsistence farmers in receiving more for their crops, etc. He comes once a year to ask for our aid.

St. Joseph's Parish in Lahore Pakistan

Very poor parish of Catholics who have been subject to religious violence and lack of police protection. We have provided benches for chapels without pews, a scholarship to a student whose parents are too poor to afford university tuition, and other assistance at the request of a former staff person of the World Bank.

SOME - So Other Might Eat

The ministry started by Father John Adams in Washington, D.C. which provides food, clothing, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, psychiatric care, occupational training , job placement and permanent housing forf those formerly living on the street. Also, volunteer opportunities.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  202-797-8806

The Community of Sant’Egidio

The Community of Sant’Egidio is a movement of more than 65,000 members spread in all the five continents. The members of the Community gather regularly for common prayer and befriend the poor of the cities where they live. At the international level, the Community is involved in inter-religious dialogue, commitment to peace, work to abolish the death penalty, and prevention and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS. The Community was born in Rome, Italy, in 1968 and took the name from the Church of Sant’Egidio in the neighborhood of Trastevere, where its center is. In the United States, the Community of Sant’Egidio is present in Washington DC, New York City, Boston, and several other cities.

In Washington, the Community of Sant'Egidio meets every Tuesday for prayer at St. Stephen Martyr Church at 6:30 pm. The community members also visit residents of a nursing home every Sunday and have homeless outreach every Friday. For more information and a calendar of events, visit or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can follow the Community of Sant'Egidio at Facebook: and Twitter:

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