Social Ministry and Volunteer Opportunities
There are so many ways to serve your God, your Church, your community...
Volunteers are needed for all Ministries!
OLOL Home-Bound Ministry
Contact: Julie King l 314.726.6200 l firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or a loved one are home-bound or in a nursing home, and wish to receive Holy Communion, please contact Julie King in the parish office. She will be happy to arrange for someone to visit.
Contact: Gerry Banet l email@example.com
As an outgrowth of the annual Day of Service and originally spearheaded by parishioner John Sweeney, the Social Ministry committee is now hosting monthly service events on the second Saturday morning of each month.
Men, women, teens and school groups are invited to participate on a regular or occasional basis to continue the good works throughout the calendar year. No special skills are needed and everyone is welcome.
You can contact Steve Moore for more information. We are always looking for new projects, and Steve would welcome your ideas about where we can serve.
St. Augustine Soup Kitchen
Contact: Georgia Updike l firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Augustine Soup Kitchen is held monthly. All ages are welcome. Volunteers needed for cooking large casseroles and desserts in advance. We’ll supply recipes, burger and pans and will freeze until ready for use!
Also need backup food and supplies such as: Aluminum storage pans, canned fruits, vegetables, tomato sauce, apple sauce, lemonade, takeout containers, plates, etc. all in large sizes/bulk.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Contact: Bill Updike l email@example.com l 314.726.6200
Members provide critical financial aid and household items to those in need. In addition participate in Old Newsboys Day, Christmas food boxes for the Wellston Center, Soup and Salad on Ash Wednesday, and additional ways to assist throughout the year.
St. Patrick Center
Contact: Debbie Grelle l firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers prepare two casseroles each month for the center.
St. Peter and Paul Ministries
Contact: Judy Luepke l email@example.com
Volunteers assist with feeding the homeless at Thanksgiving at St. Peter and Paul Church in Soulard.
Wellston Center Food Pantry and Thrift Store
Contact: Mary Ann Schwartz l firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers provide clothing, food baskets and monthly monetary support to the store
and the counseling center.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...to all the volunteers for a very successful Day of Service October 9th! We could not have done it without all the wonderful volunteers from planning to completion. We are blessed with a wonderful, generous group of people! In addition to all the preparation, planning and assistance to homes, St. Augustine Center, delivery of baked goods, etc. the Social Ministry Committee was able to offer a Free Produce Stand this year. Thank you to:
Earthdance Farms (Ferguson), Roger’s Market (Webster Groves), Trader Joe’s (Brentwood), and Dierbergs (Brentwood) generously donated produce that filled the Day of Service Free Produce Stand located by St. Augustine Church in Wellston.
We were thankful to have their support in reaching people so needing essential assistance.
Thank you too to the SHED organization-a great partner in this endeavor. One of the pictures below shows the 500th house receiving assistance!