A Call to Peace and Justice

St. Patrick Catholic Community

Members of St. Patrick Catholic Community in Scottsdale, Arizona, have been serving at Paz de Cristo every month for more than 20 years. Their service is part of the St Patrick’s social justice program, an active ministry that addresses the needs of the poor and vulnerable.

Every month, St. Patrick Catholic Community sends 7-20 volunteers for the evening meal service, and they bring non-perishable food items for Paz de Cristo’s food box program. In addition, they organize several donation drives every year for brand new socks, underwear and t-shirts in support of Paz de Cristo’s shower program that gives people a fresh start.

The volunteer group is coordinated by Rose Cudzewicz who also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors at Paz de Cristo. “I feel very blessed, and it is important to give back,” shared Cudzewicz.






  • Safety First!
  • Immediately report to the nearest staff member any injury, loss or concern that affects either you or any of our guests.
  • Do not give a ride, money or personal information (last name, address, phone or email) to any guest under any circumstance. Please refer all such requests to staff on duty.
  • Do not engage in any physical contact with our guests that could be misunderstood or result in health risk.

Did You Know?

More than 8,000 volunteers gave 37,000 hours of their time and effort at Paz de Cristo last year. We can’t do it without you!