“To be the presence of Christ to each other as we build relationships with our brothers and sisters of Holy Family Parish, supporting their efforts to be a Catholic presence in their communities through the ministry work of their choice.”
The Appalachian Twinning Ministry (ATM) strives to support low income and poverty level families in Southwest Virginia, helping them meet basic needs. Our nutritional focus helps families who struggle to feed their primary school age children. We collaborate and support food banks and the Backpack Programs in Tazewell and Buchanan Counties.
The Appalachian Twinning Ministry (ATM) is a “twinning” effort between St. Michael’s and the four churches of Holy Family Parish in Appalachia. The ministry was established to help the parish churches provide for the significant needs of the community in this part of Appalachia.
It is important to point out that ATM is focused on the specific needs of the broader Appalachian community, and not just the needs within the parish. Leveraging the resources of St. Michael’s (as well as several other local parishes) and the Holy Family parishioners’’ knowledge and community involvement, the ministry works to identify and provide for these specific needs.
A – St. Joseph’s Mission - Grundy, VA B – St. Mary’s - Richlands, VA
C – St. Theresa’s - Tazewell, VA D – St. Elizabeth’s - Pocahontas, VA