What you did for one of these least brothers of mine,you did for me.”
Social Action Committee
This committee, which is composed of a Parish Council member and other volunteers, undertakes activities to raise consciousness among parishioners about the Church’s social needs and issues in the parish and larger community. This committee helps parishioners in answering their call to social ministry and establishing them in their mission of service to the people of God. For more information, please contact Biz Zasadny at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aid for St. Bertin in Haiti
You can help make a difference in the lives of our poor brothers and sisters at St. Bertin in Haiti. Get involved with one of our outreach ministries, which include education support, school sponsorships, medical and dental support, sea container program, and community projects. For more information, please contact Therese Casler at 615-519-1863., email@example.com or Diane Huggins at 615-476-2667, firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about our sister parish in Haiti, HERE.
Each year, volunteers band together to reach out to disadvantaged young people and the elderly to share the joy of Christmas through gift-giving programs. For more information, please contact Heather Rickert at 615-812-5704 or email@example.com
Disciples in Action
“As I have loved you, so you should also love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13: 34-35
As you go about your busy life, do you ever wish you could make a difference in someone else’s life? Disciples in Action is a ministry offering you an opportunity to reach out to your fellow OLOL parishioners at times of crisis. During these difficult times, DIA will extend a hand of friendship by offering prayers, sending cards, making calls of encouragement, home visits & providing an occasional meal. Other needs will be addressed on a case by case basis & these activities will be expanded as resources & volunteers become available. For information, please text or call Biz Zasadny at (615) 348-8177.
There are people in our parish, whether elderly or disabled, who may need help with simple tasks around the house. Some things may seem so easy to do, but for some people, it can be a difficult task, such as changing a light bulb in an oven. If you are in need of or know someone who needs a ‘handy man’, please contact Keith Chesser at 615-822-7694H or 615-200-2028C or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLOL Food Pantry
The mission of Our Lady’s Pantry is to provide service to the Parish Office by accepting, sorting, and storing food items donated by parishioners. The volunteers in this ministry prepare bags filled with an assortment of food items that will feed a family of four a minimum of 3 meals a day for 4 days. The bags are then placed for access by the parish office to provide food for those families that come to the church seeking food assistance. This ministry is also responsible for the annual Thanksgiving Baskets for the needy. For additional information, please contact Carole Holtman at 615-206-7178.
Pro Life Committee
The goal of this committee is to educate and keep our parishioners up to date on “life issues”; to respect life in all stages and to accomplish this through prayer and action. For more information, please contact the main office at 615-824-3276.
Room in the Inn
This ministry provides overnight shelter and meals to Nashville’s homeless men who are transported to OLOL on Sunday evenings from November through March. You can serve as an innkeeper, weekend team-member, preparer of food, or linen launderer. For more information, visit our Room at the Inn page or contact Jason Knight at 615-710-5204 or email@example.com.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
A Catholic lay organization that leads men and women to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person services to members of our parish and our community who are suffering and in need. In the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul, members who are known as Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic RULE. Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing works of charity and collaborates with other people of goodwill in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, we see the face of Christ. For more information please contact Mac Holt at 615-338-3891 ext 3921 or visit ololcc.org/stvincentdepaul
The Health & Wellness Ministry
The Health & Wellness Ministry provides regular health & wellness education for parishioners and other members of the community focusing on various aspects of health in body, mind and spirit. They participate regularly in health and fitness-oriented events like the Red Cross Blood Drives, Memorial Day Classic, Walk Across Sumner, etc. and invite parishioners to these events. Often time they will post practical tips about health and wellness on our various parish platforms including social media. These generally focus on healthy eating, proper hydration, mindfulness and regular exercise.
If you’re interested in learning more, contact Jerry Klein at JERRY4WELLNESS@GMAIL.COM or 949-689-0412.
The Health & Wellness Ministry promotes the vibrant health of body, mind, and spirit for all our sisters and brothers through educational awareness, activities, and spiritual mindfulness. Jesus said, “I came that you might have life, and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) In that spirit of service we strive to love one another even as he has loved us.