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.
Register now for the 8TH Annual
Lourdes Day of Service
What will you be doing the morning of Saturday, October 9th? We hope you’ll be one of the many OLOL parishioners, friends and neighbors who will choose to make a difference in our community by participating in the Day of Service. This annual event brings the entire parish and community together to reach out to those who need our help.
There are so many ways to participate, one is bound to be just right for you and your family. Opportunities include:
· Home repair/maintenance & yard work for seniors in University City
· General maintenance and repair to St. Augustine’s Church
· Luncheon preparation, service & clean up/decorations and centerpieces
It’s easy to register! Simply click the link below and choose your preferred activity from the tabs at the top of the page. You’ll find additional information on each individual page.
October 9th Schedule of Events:
7:30 am: Gather at OLOL and Sign In
8:00 am: Mass in Church
8:30 am: Depart for Service Site
12 pm: Community Luncheon at UCity Community Center
If you are one of the many Lourdes parishioners who have participated in the past, we thank you and hope you’ll join us again. If you’ve never participated in the Day of Service, make this the year you begin! For more information, contact Peter Charles Palumbo 314/600-7172, or email: email@example.com.
Thank you for all you do for our Parish.
Hope to see you on October 9th!