12 Step Programs

AA, Al-Anon, OA, Crystal Meth meetings are held on the church grounds.

Desert AIDS Project

The mission of Desert AIDS Project/D.A.P. is to enhance and promote the health and well-being of our community.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry creates shawls for anyone in need of comfort or healing. The group meets in a sharing, supportive circle in the Parish Hall. All are invited to join. No special skills are needed (experts are on hand to teach knitting and crochet).  This group meets every Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm in the Parish Hall at the same time as Well in the Desert is serving lunch. Participants are invited to have lunch with the Well’s clients during this time.

Contact: Barbara Hawkins Villani

Social Justice Ministry

The Social Justice Ministry plays a key role in the Church’s mission to the poor, the hungry and the marginalized in our community and beyond. It also seeks to raise our community’s awareness to these needs. Areas of focus have been Gun Violence & Safety, Homeless Project and Adult Reading Program. The committee thinks globally but acts locally.

Contact: Lena L. Granet

The Well in the Desert

The Well in the Desert provides daily nutritious hot meals, emergency food assistance, weekly supplemental food distribution and a wide array of social services through case management and advocacy to those affected by poverty: the working poor, the homeless, seniors, the handicapped and others in need throughout the western end of the Coachella Valley.  Our kitchen for is used to prepare the hot meals for distribution to other sites. Parish volunteers help serve and clean up each Wednesday when the Well uses our Parish Hall for the lunch meal dining room.