In example of Jesus Christ, the ministry responds to our parishioners needs as a whole person through body, mind, emotions, spirit and human relationship.
Anyone interested in visiting the sick or elderly at home, in the hospital or nursing home is invited to be part of this group. The goal of the group is to let those who are unable to come to church know that they are very much a part of OLGC and that we care. This ministry may also include providing communion when requested.
Enable individuals living at home to remain independent by providing transportation as needed for appointments, church functions, errands, and grocery shopping.
Provide help for new mothers, respite for caregivers, temporary meal assistance, as well as temporary shopping assistance for groceries or prescriptions.
Provide minor repairs and help with household tasks to those in need, e.g., rake leaves, remove snow, etc.
Assist during natural disaster recovery as needed.
Work with people who have suffered a loss. This group assists families with planning the funeral service for their loved one.
Provides a comforting meal following the funeral mass for the family and friends who have lost a loved one. Cooking, set-up, and serving are provided by funeral teams which are made up of parish volunteers. Another opportunity to serve in this ministry is by baking or providing desserts for the meals.
The prayer network is a group of parishioners who pray for a specific intention that has been called in to the rectory or coordinators. The coordinator calls the request to the other team leaders. Each team leader contacts several people who then call others. It operates like a telephone tree. How you pray or what prayers you say are strictly up to you. It is very comforting to know that so many are praying for your intention. We are always accepting new members.