Community Social Action

The ministry of Social Action calls us to go forth beyond the walls of our church building and be "salt and light" in our neighborhoods and communities. We do this by providing direct service to those in need as well as encourage participation of parish members in the apostolic work of the church through many community programs.
Links to Related Organizations

Sisters of Humility of Mary / Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Schedule


St. Ambrose University Events

Kids Against Hunger - Quad Cities Kids Against Hunger is an international food relief organization working to save the lives of starving people. Kids Against Hunger uses teams of people who donate their time, energy, and finances to help bag life saving food. Quad City people of all ages package meals made up of: rice, soy, 6 vegetables & 21 vitamins and minerals.The cost of each meal is $.25. The meals are sent to starving and malnourished children around the world. St. John Vianney packages thousands of meals for this organization every year.

Bettendorf Food Pantry We participate with The Churches United Network of Food Pantries to provide a free 3 to 5 day supply of basic food that will stave off hunger to those in need of assistance. We provide volunteers on Wednesdays from 9-11:00 AM and Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Contact person: Melinda Doyle 332-3139

Birthright This is an emergency pregnancy service offering alternatives to abortion. Birthright believes that "It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born." We offer love, friendship and hope.
Contact person: Linda Cox 359-4341

Church United of the Quad Cities This organization is a cooperative association of 136+ churches representing 20+ Christian Faith traditions in the greater Quad Cities area.
Contact: Anne Wachal 332-5002
Habitat for Humanity A group that volunteers to build homes for a nationally recognized home building program.

Café on Vine SJV supports with Food Donations and also has parishioner volunteers that work there.
Contact person: Judy Benevento

Bettendorf CareLink Program SJV supports Bettendorf residents in need of financial support for living expenses.
Contact person: Julie Mishler 332-7910 x110

Humility of Mary Shelter SJV supports with Thanksgiving Baskets, Angel Gifts, School Supplies, Furniture and Money.
Contact person: Jan Stevenson 332-5001 x111 Website:

Congregation of the Humility of Mary A women's group that serves the community and offers various educational classes through the Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center. Website:
Contact person: Julie Mishler 332-7910 x110

Scott County Teenage Pregnancy Program SJV supports with baby/Mom items, Thanksgiving Baskets, Angel Gifts.
Contact person: Jan Stevenson 332-5001 x111