About Us

Our Organization

Metro Catholic Outreach is a collaborative project of the 11 Catholic parishes of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa metro area. This outreach provides a food pantry, community assistance referrals, and financial assistance for housing and utilities to those in need in the Cedar Rapids Metro area.

Mission Vision

In a collaborative effort, all metro Catholic parishes will develop a Social Justice and Outreach Center of excellence.

Mission Statement

All area Catholic parishes worked together to establish a consistent and efficient delivery of Social Justice and Outreach services to people in need in our metro communities. The foundation for this effort are the 7 Key Principles of Catholic Social Teachings as outlined by the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Development included all areas of Social Justice and Outreach, using and refining best practices currently in place in our parishes as our guide.

Food Baskets Ready to be Distributed

MCO Board of Directors

All Saints – Mary Jo Rater
St. John XXIII – Dennis Wheeler
Immaculate Conception – Lynne Hanlon
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Jody Randall
St. Joseph – Steve Determan
St. Jude – Mike Brogan
St. Ludmila – Steve Picray
St. Matthew – John Tenhundfeld
St. Patrick – Helen Wall
St. Pius X- Pat Ryan
St. Wenceslaus – Dave Martin

MCO Sponsoring Parishes

Shopping Carts Full of Donated Watermelons

All Saints Catholic Church
720 29th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
http://allsaintscr.com/

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Parish
857 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids IA 52403 | US
http://www.iccr.church/

St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Parish
1350 Lyndhurst Dr
Hiawatha, IA 52233
http://seasp.org/

St. John XXIII Catholic Church
8100 Roncalli Dr., SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-9178
http://stjohn23cr.org
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
1790 14th St
Marion, IA 52302
http://stjoesmarion.org

St. Jude Catholic Church
50 Edgewood Rd NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
http://www.judes.org/

St Ludmila Catholic Church
211 21st Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
http://www.stludmila.org/
A Volunteer Standing in the Dumpster
St. Matthew Catholic Parish
2310 1st Ave
NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
http://www.stmatthewcr.org/

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
120 5th St NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
http://www.stpatrickscr.org/

St. Pius X Catholic Church
4949 Council Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
http://www.crpiusx.org/

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
A Czech National Parish
1224 5th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
http://www.stwenceslauscr.com/

Memorials and Honorariums
from the
2016 MCO Annual Appeal

Millie Curnow

Betty Meridith

Eleanor Seelaw

Joanne & Mark

James White

Kathleen Kopecky Deegan

Joan Frye

Robert A’Hearn

Mitch McWhinney

Christopher Wall Family

Jo McGrath

Anne Steffensmeier

Cecilia Podhajsky

Dean Graybeal

Condon Family

Donna Smith

Kerith Sovern