Community Outreach

Megharani (Megha) Baliar Singh
The Singh family lives in Deipur Village in Block Kanas, Puri district, Odisha state in Eastern India. They receive assistance through CRS’ Community-Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) program. CBPD provides a range of disaster preparedness and resilience interventions, such as livestock vaccinations, improved varieties of rice that can withstand flooding, kitchen gardens, bag gardens and nutrition education. All of these interventions help the family withstand natural disasters and personal crises, and often allows them to save money for other family needs.
The 3 goals of CBPD are 1) preparedness, 2) mitigating agriculture and livestock losses, and 3) early recovery, which includes kitchen gardens because they’re fast growing.
CRS runs CBPD in partnership with the Society for Women Action Development (SWAD) and also received technical assistance from the Central Rice Research Institute. CBDP receives funding from the COFRA Foundation in Europe.

There are 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, and CRS Rice Bowl offers faith formation resources for everyone in your community. Journey in solidarity with families, parishes and schools around the United States, as we encounter ourselves, our neighbor and our God anew this Lent.

  • Families: Visit our Family page to find activities to share in this special time of Lent as family, reflecting on our call to build a culture of encounter and love our one human family.
  • Religious Education: Our Educator’s Guide is filled with activities and reflections that bring the richness of Catholic Social Teaching and an opportunity to encounter our brothers and sisters around the world to your catechism classes.
  • Intergenerational Events: CRS Rice Bowl offers several ways to bring your entire parish together this Lent. Visit our Parish page or reflect together using our  Stations of the Cross video series.

Young Adults Put Mercy in Action at Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice ilovesocialjusticeposterOn the heels of an American presidential election characterized by vitriol, 1,800 young adults from Jesuit institutions across the country gathered in the nation’s capital at the 19th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In to learn, advocate, serve and meet others devoted to unity and peace. More>>

Read Bob Macpherson’s blog Unconfortable-Spirituality from the Family Teach-In for Justice

Link to Xavier University Migration programs:

Jesuit Refugee Service provides education for children  See stories here: Education for All act  and

Parishioner Bob Macpherson shares his experience with Jesuit Refugee Service –  Read Here

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Kino Border Initiative –  In our parish effort to connect with the situations affecting migrants on our borders, we reached out to Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the Kino Border Initiative (KBI). These Jesuit organizations companion, serve direct assistance, and advocate for people migrating to a better life.  A small delegation of St. Peter parishioners volunteered to visit the KBI in Nogales, Mexico.
Nogales Blog by Bob Macpherson 
Kino stories
by Martha Schmitt
Fr Peter Neeley, SJ- Assistant Director of  Education for the Kino Border Initiative visited St Peter in November.  web2_after-mass_neeley
This video explains how the mission began…
Jesuit Refugee Service produces videos to tell the stories at the Kino Border Initiative  -watch
For information about our Community Outreach Commission, please contact Bob Macpherson at

On the right side of this page, you can click on the list of organizations serving the Charlotte area and the broader international community. Each group has a page where you can find details and a contact name/email address.

Information for Volunteers
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with St. Peter Catholic Church.  As a volunteer, we all have a role in protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The USCCB and the Diocese of Charlotte has adopted policies and procedures to safeguard those whose care has been entrusted to us. Click below to access the policies and forms required to volunteer in our parish.

Volunteer Packet
The Volunteer Packet includes important forms: the volunteer profile, background check release, and acknowledgement of receipt of the Diocesan Code of Ethics and Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Please send signed forms to Kim Kucinski at