Outreach

Outreach Ministry

Outreach Ministry’s mission is to “see ourselves heralds of God’s love and to serve those in need. Worship and service are at the heart of the mission.”

The ministry fulfills its mission by organizing events to help collect and distribute food, clothing, school supplies, holiday gifts and limited financial contributions to assist those in immediate need.

Members donate time to the activities of the Outreach Ministry to the best of their ability and schedule. We hold a membership meeting 2 or 3 times a YEAR, sort/deliver for three collections a year, encourage others to participate in giving to the special collections, i.e. Pregnancy Center in February, Veterans in May/June, and oversee the collection/delivery of casseroles for Our Daily Bread.

New members welcome!

Outreach Committee Leader: Elaine Hagner – grand3975@gmail.com

Food Bank: Kim O’Conor—kim.oconor@zuricha.com  /  Linda Davidson—fdavidson@comcast.net

Our Daily Bread Casseroles: Marie Crook—mcrook@mdtelephone.com

Advent Gift Project: Jane Weaver—djw2k@comcast.net

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 Check out our current bulletins for Outreach events on our website: http://fataonline.com/bulletins/OurLadyGrace

 

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OUTREACH REACHES OUT

‘OLG Food Drive weekend’ is the 3rd weekend of each month. The idea is to add one item to your usual donation. All nonperishable foods are greatly appreciated and if you need some suggestions, think breakfast and lunch: canned fruit, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, peanut butter and jelly. We will continue to donate our collections to both the Hereford Food Bank and Pine Grove Food Bank.

Donation guidelines: Please check all donations for expiration dates and tampered packaging. Regardless of the monthly theme, any non-perishable food or hygiene items are always appreciated. Hygiene items such as baby diapers, shampoo, soap, disposable razors, laundry detergent are always in demand since these items cannot be purchased with food stamps.

Questions? Please contact either Linda Davidson (410-357-4456) or Kim O’Conor (443-491-3406).

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Outreach Volunteers

Plans and organize donations for Our Daily Bread, local Food Banks and those in need especially during the holidays. To volunteer to find out more about our Outreach programs contact Outreach Committee Leader, Elaine Hagner at  grand3975@gmail.com. leave a message at Our Lady of Grace at (410) 329-6826, ext. 190.

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Pastoral Outreach Ministries

Pastoral Care of the Sick: Visiting and taking Eucharist to parishioners in homes or hospitals. Contact: Fr. Mike Triplett at mtriplett@ourladygrace.org or call the parish offices to be put in contact with our Pastoral Care Ministry members.

Our Daily Bread: Contact: Marie Crook – mcrook@mdtelephone.com for more details on the Our Daily Bread ministry which prepares casseroles for the needy which are distributed on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Pastoral Care: Our parish gladly ministers to the hospitalized and homebound parishioners through visits and Communion calls by a priest, Pastoral Care Minister, or Eucharistic Minister. Please inform us when family members require ministry. Also, any sick friends or relatives can be added to the General Intercessions to be prayed for at our weekend liturgies. Contact: Fr. Mike Triplett at mtriplett@ourladygrace.org or Jacki Holecek at mholecek@comcast.net, to arrange for a home / hospital visit.

Martha and Mary: Contact: Elaine Hagner – elaine3975@gmail.com for more information on Martha and Mary, our ministry that serves meals following the funeral Mass of a parishioner.