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

Our Daily Bread Casseroles: Joann Weberjoanncweb@gmail.com

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

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Outreach Reaches Out

Our Daily Bread

On Sunday, June 30th, Our Lady Of Grace delivered 110 “Zippy Beef Casseroles” to Our Daily Bread. Thanks to all who made casseroles and brought them to church on Sunday morning. ODB experiences a drop in donations and volunteers during the summer months so all donations are greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks to our Knights who made 22 of the casseroles and also donated bread, rolls and cookies A shout out to Elaine and Don Hagner and Theresa Rigley who stayed to help serve. ODB was short of help on this Sunday , so our three volunteers worked extra hard!  Blessings to All!

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

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Baltimore-Appalachia Workcamp

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. The OLG family raised over $1,900 to help defer the costs of the building supplies and materials used on our trip. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. As you heard from the participants and the pictures from Appalachia, the work that we do, both physically and spiritually helped us grow in addition to the people we were working with. Thank you for helping to make this possible. This trip is truly a worthwhile experience for all involved.

As always we are always in need of adults to go on either the Baltimore or Appalachia workcamp trips. Please consider helping us next year, by spending a week of your time with the young people of OLG and the people of Preston County, WV or Baltimore, MD. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Karen Hoffman at (410) 529-4980. If you were on vacation when the OLG group returned from workcamp and would like to make a contribution we’d greatly appreciate it. Please contact Karen Hoffman for further information regarding a donation.

 

 

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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. Jim Hannon at jhannon@ourladygrace.org or call the parish offices to be put in contact with our Pastoral Care Ministry members.

Our Daily Bread: Contact: Elaine Hagner – grand3975@gmail.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. Jim Hannon at jhannon@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.