St. John of the Cross is active with many local ministries.
We collect non-perishable food items for the Bristol Community Food Pantry. We also staff the pantry two months of the year.
We are involved in supplying backpacks and school supplies at the beginning of the school year to Bristol Elementary School. We also reach out to the school each winter to supply Christmas food baskets to families in need and presents for all of the children in the family. In 2016, we supplied food baskets and presents to 10 local families.
We also periodically offer Community Dinners–a free meal to everyone in the community; although during the Pandemic, this has been put on hold.