The mission of Dorothy’s Dinner at OLGC is to help meet the nutritional, emotional and spiritual needs of others in an atmosphere of acceptance and caring for those in need. It makes no difference whether you are seeking food for the body, soul, or spirit; we welcome you to join us for a weekly meal.
› The Soup Kitchen is open Friday evenings 5:30-6:30pm.
› A van ride is provided from Washington Ave: pick up 5p.m. and return at 6:15 p.m.
› Volunteers are always welcome. Please call the rectory to sign up for a soup kitchen team or to be a van driver.
› Food Pantry: The mission of the Food Pantry is to help meet the nutritional needs of others through Christ’s love and the generosity of the community. We provide three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced supplement of non-perishable food once monthly to individuals and families in need. Emergency help is given whenever appropriate or possible. Food pantry is open Tuesdays & Thursdays 9a.m.-3 p.m. Please call two hours in advance to let us know your need and family size.
› Holiday Baskets: The mission of the Holiday Baskets is to provide a nutritionally balanced holiday meal for individuals or families in need. Individuals and families sign up through Catholic Charities at Thanksgiving time each year and Catholic Charities gives OLGC a list of families/individuals in need. We provide holiday baskets to approximately 160 individuals/families for all three holiday programs: Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Volunteers are always welcome to help with organizing, packing and distributing food baskets for each holiday. Check bulletin for volunteer opportunities.
Our community garden is located at the OLGC Parish. Volunteers work together to provide organic produce for those in need; produce is given out through our food pantry and soup kitchen.
› Gardeners meet weekly from April through September (you do not have to be available every week)
› Novice to expert gardeners of all ages are welcome to join
Members of this ministry share the love of working with yarn to bring comfort and peace to someone in need of God’s love and warming embrace.
Group meets twice a month on the first and third Wednesday.
› Create/provide prayer shawls and cancer caps
› Provide help with knitting and crocheting techniques
› Provide help/instructions on craft technique
Members of this ministry utilize the creative ideas and talents of the group members to make items to help support the church financially.
Group meets Monday mornings 9:30 a.m.-Noon and all are welcome.
› Construct craft items for the Holly Day Fair
› Sponsor the Fall rummage sale
› Provide help/instructions on craft techniques
This ministry acts as a resource to the community with regard to physical, spiritual, emotional and Mental Health. Our mission is to show God’s love through ministering and prayer.
› Provides yearly Flu shots
› Provides periodic educational training on health care issue
As a faithful Community we are committed to spreading God’s love. One way we do this at OLGC is by acknowledging the joys and life moments of our brothers and sisters in Christ. We celebrate their milestones such as special birthdays, anniversaries and sacraments. A “Welcome to the Parish” greeting can surely make one’s day! By sending out greeting cards for such occasions we are a reminder of God’s love in our parish family.
Mission: Our mission is to provide the opportunity for additional reading and/or math time for elementary students in our Union-Endicott schools. Volunteers generally go into the classroom one day a week for 30-50 minutes to work with students. Volunteers may visit more than one class or spend additional time if they wish.
Mission: To provide educational/informational sessions periodically on relevant topics of interest to the parish i.e. health care, support group presentations; hospice care, etc.
›› If you have a topic you would like to see presented to the parish please email the church with your suggestions.
The mission of the Fresh Air Fund Ministry is to extend Christ’s love and hospitality to all of His children. This is accomplished by enlisting host families to provide a one or two week summer vacation in their home for a child from one of the five boroughs of New York City. Aside from finding hosts, the committee also helps with publicity, and plans picnics and outings for the children and their host families while they are visiting our area. The Fresh Air Fund has been serving children since 1877.