| Mission Statement:|
Ministries, motivated by Catholic social teaching, works in our community to
advance family life, human dignity and the common good. We provide services to
meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals and
families of all faiths, especially those most in need.
Approved by the GS Board of Directors on July
Good Samaritan Ministries is a nonprofit agency governed by a Board of Directors with 10 voting members that includes two members from the 4 parishes - one with a financial background and one with social justice background, a member from the Diocesan Chancery office and a member from Carroll College.
Our agency and all its ministries are funded through our Thrift Store Ministry, donations from the Catholic Parishes, many other Churches, the United Way and many generous private donations from individuals and businesses.
| Association with Catholic Church:|
Good Samaritan Ministries serves as the social justice arm of the Diocese of Helena and Helena's four Catholic parishes. We have been serving the people of Helena and its surrounding communities for over twenty years.
The Good Samaritan Thrift Store is an independent business entity but does receive infrastructure support from the Diocese of Helena such as access to group insurance and financial services.
| Catholic Social Justice Tenants:|
1) Dignity of the Human Person
2) Common Good and Community
3) Option for the Poor
4) Rights and Responsibilities
5) Role of Government and Subsidiarity
6) Economic Justice
7) Stewardship of God's Creation
8) Promotion of Peace and Disarmament
10) Global Solidarity and Development