Social Concerns and Outreach


“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Matt 25:37-40


The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic family fraternal organization. Our members and their families are dedicated to the principals of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Our Divine Savior. For information about the Knights of Columbus contact Kieran O'Leary at

The councils at St. John’s Church and Our Divine Savior Church have combined forces to hold Cor bible study meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in Room 2 of the ODS Social Hall. Focusing on scripture, prayer and fraternity, the goal of each Cor (Latin for “Heart”) gathering is to provide the opportunity for men to encounter Christ, to pray together, and to be formed in their faith.  Men of the Parish, please join us! 


Catholic Daughters engage in creative and spiritual programs, striving to embrace the principal of faith, while promoting justice, equality, and the advancement of human dignity. To learn more about the Catholic Daughters contact Sharon McQuirk 530-570-0181.


The C.L.R.S. #3 founded and operates the Chico Community Food Locker, which serves the homeless and needy of our community with food and emergency services. We meet during the day on the first Tuesday of each month from September through June. To learn more about how to get involved with Catholic Ladies Relief contact Stephanie Beyers at 530-891-1615



"No work of charity is foreign to the society."

The SVdP is an international Christian voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need. Bi-monthly meetings, the second and fourth Mondays at 7PM. To learn more about how to get involved contact, Roxane Canfield, at 530-891-0427.



Parishioners from Our Divine Savior feed the homeless a simple meal 6 days each month. Our volunteers provide and/or prepare the food for each of these meals, which are served between 5:45 and 6:45 PM. To learn more and volunteer with a team contact the office 530 343-4248.


The Respect for Life committee promotes the culture of life through education and action from the moment of conception all the way to natural death with dignity, in compliance with the church's teachings. In addition the Respect for Life group meets on the First Thursday of the month in the prayer room from 6:00PM - 7:00PM. Contact Mary Waldorf at 345-8638 for more information.

40 Days kickoff


If you have a few hours free to help in the office with stuffing envelopes, folding bulletins or the occasional odd job the office would love the help. Extra hands are always appreciated when needed. Contact the parish office at 343-4248.