Outreach Prayer and Note Writing Ministry
Each Monday at 10 AM a group gets together to pray for those who have requested our prayers as well as those who are sick, lonely, homebound, hospitalized, in nursing homes or going through other difficult times. Cards are written and sent on behalf of the parish extending our prayers and support. Anyone is welcome to join us.
Church Office, 445-3693
Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Complexes / Homebound
Parishioners of various organizations go to the Nursing Homes in our Church parish and conduct Eucharistic Services, recite the rosary and visit with our parishioners.
Mrs. Jordan LaCour, 445-9748, ext. 216
Christmas Cheer-Giving Tree and Food Boxes
Our parishioners are afforded the opportunity to pick a family from the Advent Tree that is set up in the foyer of the Church during the first week of Advent. The individual or family purchases a gift for each child in that family. These gifts, along with a food basket that has been compiled through monetary contributions and food donations from our parish and OLPS school children, are put together and presented to the family before Christmas.
School Supply Drive
An annual school supply drive takes place each July for parents and guardians needing assistance with supplies for the upcoming school year. Supplies will be distributed to children in need of assistance through the St. Timothy Food Pantry. This year’s requests are for No. 2 pencils, crayons, scissors (for elementary children), washable markers, school glue, construction paper, and wide ruled loose-leaf paper. Additionally, requests have been received for gently used book sacks, public school gym and school uniforms. Donation baskets will be placed in the front of the sanctuary. Thank you for your generosity.
Nursing Home Easter Basket Distribution
The OLPS Community Services Commission hosts an annual Lenten collection of personal items for Mathews Memorial Nursing Home residents. Items such as unscented soaps, unscented lotions, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, chap stick and socks should be individually packaged. Baskets are at the front of the church for donations. Any excess items collected will be given to the Hope House or to residents at other area nursing homes.
Helping Hands Ministry
A ministry of Christian volunteers from our church to prayerfully do odd jobs parshioners can no longer do for themselves. Requests for work can be done over the phone through a call to the Church office. Volunteers meet the second Saturday of the month after the 8:0 AM Mass and work for a couple of hours. To apply or to volunteer…
John McDaniel 318-792-0233
St. Timothy Food Pantry
This new ministry will be held on the last Saturday of the month from 10 AM – Noon at the
St. Timothy Center located next to the Church office. A bag of supplemental food worth $10 will be given to anyone who requests assistance until supplies run out each month. If you wish to sponsor $10 of food each month through a donation or volunteer for the program please contact Ms. Chris Bayone at 318-955-1222 or cabbage1055 @gmail.com. If you wish to make a donation of $10 per month or more through automatic deductions from your checking account to support the program, please contact Ms. Julie Bayone at the Church office 445-3693. All food donations can be brought to Mass each week or to the Church office before the last Friday of the month.
Have you noticed a new and fresh spirit in our parish in recent months? Fr. Dan has encouraged us to reach out more, not only to each other, but also to guests and visitors. You might have noticed welcome bags for visitors in the vestibule of church and a weekly thought in the bulletin regarding the importance of hospitality. We are also contacting everyone personally who registers at OLPS and presenting them with a welcome gift from the parish, along with an updated booklet with all parish ministries, organizations, programs and services with contact numbers. Come join us at our new upcoming Hospitality Sunday for guests and parishioners on November 5th! We hope everyone will join in this effort to become a more welcoming community.
Mrs. Jordan LaCour, 445-9748, ext. 216
Provides long term support and formation for Sacramentally married couples who want to grow in holiness together as a couple. What began in Poland over forty years ago with the guidance and support of St. John Paul II is now available for English speaking couples here in the U.S. Although we know that true holiness is supposedly possible within the midst of the daily demands of marriage and parenthood, it can be very difficult to know how to access it and take advantage of the fact that marriage is a Sacrament. Domestic Church gives couples and families real, concrete help for tapping into what God has in store for us in the blessed vocation of marriage. Interested couples should attend a Domestic Church retreat,and may consider joining a follow up program (or Circle) comprised of 5-6 couples and a priest, who meet monthly for fellowship, formation and prayer time. There are currently 4 circles in the Alexandria area. For more information, contact Jenay Franco at email@example.com (337)258-4155 or check out the website Domestic Church of North America.