Family Promise – Homeless Children Mission

Epiphany Cathedral is a Support Congregation in the Family Promise of South Sarasota County network (  addressing the needs of minor children and their families in temporary need of housing. Our local K of C Council #7052 and other local community host congregations provide overnight shelter and meals while the Family Promise Day Center provides comprehensive services helping the families attain self-sufficiency as quickly as possible.  Volunteers are needed for meal preparation, overnight hosting, bedding set up/take down, guest activity, etc., periodically throughout the year.

Contact: Kathleen and Fred Englert (941) 493-2629 or Email Kathleen & Fred Here

For more information online about Family Promise of South Sarasota County, please Click Here!

GEM (Guadalupe Epiphany Mission)

GEM is a sustained partnership mission between Guadalupe Social Services in Immokalee and Epiphany Cathedral. Through quarterly collections, held in February, May, August and November, of certain food items, clothing for infants to large teen size, and monetary donations, our Epiphany parish family helps to subsidize the needs of the farm workers and rural poor living in the Immokalee area.

Contact:  Craig Imhoff (941) 451-1218 or Email Craig Here

Items in most need are listed below.

Please use any bag or box to return your donated items to the Breezy Moving Co. truck before or after any Masses on the collection date.

Collection Weekends:

3rd Full weekend of: February, May, August, & November

If you would like to help at the collection site (Breezy Moving Co. truck), please call Craig Imhoff at (941) 451-1218 or Email Craig Here.  Your help is needed.

 Items in great need: 
Cereal, Grains & Beans: Cereal Rice and Beans 1lb Bags Large Bags 5-100 lb Bags Pasta (1lb. boxes or bags) Macaroni & cheese Maseca (tortilla flour)   No Alcoholic BeveragesCanned Food: Canned soups Canned fruit & vegetables Canned meat Canned tuna Other: Vegetable oil (small bottles) Spaghetti sauce Peanut butter Juice boxes (orange or apple) Cookies (as a treat for kids)Clothing: ONLY Infants to Teens ONLY Men’s SMALL Long-sleeved Shirts No housewares or linens   Toiletry Items - Donations of toiletries are gratefully accepted. Shampoo Deodorant Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, & Mouthwash Soap & Shower gel
If you would prefer to make a financial donation, please make checks payable to Guadalupe Social Services (not Epiphany Cathedral) and write GEM on the memo line. All donations received by check will be recorded by GSS and at the end of the year, you will receive from them a statement for tax purposes. Of course, cash is gratefully accepted also but cannot be recorded.

It is your generosity that makes such a big difference in the lives of our needy brothers and sisters in Immokalee--our own, in the Diocese of Venice. Please, continue to be the heart and hands of Christ, His heart--your heart; His hands--your hands in praise and thanksgiving for all that has been given to you!

GEMINI (Guadalupe Epiphany Mission In Needy Immokalee)

GEMINI are additional stewards who serve and logistically support Guadalupe Social Services by actually going to Immokalee. Our outreach to the poor include serving in the Casa Maria soup kitchen and unloading/repacking the quarterly GEM delivery truck. We serve monthly and more frequently as needed and requested.


Ken Rohman  (847) 219-2595 or Email Ken Here

Steve Stevens (941) 587-1436 or  Email Steve Here