Immaculate Heart of Mary's Christian Concern Committee (CCC) is an outreach ministry that helps the needy in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico. Originally, this ministry, which started in 1967, was formed to help established organizations help others. Today, the CCC is a dynamic ministry on its own. The CCC oversees the distribution of funds donated in separate collections each quarter from the IHM Parish community.
The funds help with food, medicine, doctor bills, utility payments, rent and other financial obligations for those who may be in a short term crisis, or for those who are struggling with longer term issues. Referrals are accepted from approved social services agencies. Preference is given to members of IHM parish.
Donations for CCC are accepted throughout the year, in addition to the more formal quarterly special collections made with the yellow envelopes. It is because of the generosity of the IHM Parish Community that the Christian Concern Committee can meet the needs of those in crisis.
Please contact Nancy Arendt, if you wish to learn more about this IHM parish ministry.
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
Then the king will say to those on his right, "Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me."
Then the righteous will answer him and say, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?"
And the king will say to them in reply,
"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."
Matthew 25: 31-40