"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."--Matthew 25:40
Notre Dame Parish actively supports many organizations throughout the school year. We provide items for the Open Door Clinic, Dunebrook–Nurturing Program, Dunebrook–Healthy Families, Family Homeless Shelter, Stepping Stone, Men's Homeless Shelter, Samaritan Counseling Centers, Catholic Family Services, Hamilton Grove Health, St. Anthony's Hospital, Birthright, Salvation Army, Humane Society, and Caps for Kids.
Notre Dame School students organize, collect, and distribute Thanksgiving dinners to twelve families and along with the parish, supply a Christmas for each of these families. Students routinely collect food for the Salvation Army Food Pantry. During Catholic Schools' Week, each class adopts a different organization and provides a stated need.
The school's junior high (7th and 8th grade) students work at the Men's Homeles Shelter each week preparing dinner, serving dinner, and cleaning-up. They have a wonderful respect and relationship with these men. Principal Karen Breen and teachers Kathleen Beeler and Tina Kelly supervise and coordinate the junior high students.
Our SAND's and Peace & Justice Commissions are active in attending to parish related needs of our senior parishioners and other seniors from the greater Michigan City area. Please refer to the parish organization chart and view the content related to the various Pastoral Commissions regarding their respective missions.