Our Lady of Lourdes Apostolates
Gift of Mary
Gift of Mary of Our Lady of Lourdes is an apostolate that serves the needy in our Parish and our community. We sponsor a community meal the third Saturday of the month for people in need of food and/or fellowship. In addition to the meals at the Church Hall, we deliver a meal to many homebound members of the community.
We join with other churches in our community to provide summer lunches for children from ages 0 – 18 during the months of June and July. We participate in the Backpack Program which provides for the weekend to elementary students as determined by the school district.
We offer monetary allowances for food, meds, and rent.
If you can cook, deliver food, make phone calls, listen or support others, we need you. All talents are used. Join us and together we will grow in a deeper love for our neighbors. Contact Brenda Povenski at 330-831-6898.
S.A.L.T. – Our Lady of Lourdes (Servants Anchored to the Lord’s Teachings)
Teams of two (2) visit parishioners who are lonely and those who are housebound. The visits include prayer and Holy Eucharist. Visits are scheduled twice monthly. Teams take the church bulletin, prayer cards and other items that may interest those visited. The SALT Ministry is designed to let those people know they have not been forgotten and that they are a real part of the parish and the Body of Christ active through His Church. If you would like to be a part of this ministry or know someone that could benefit from these visits please call Barb (330-426-2387) or Joan (330-457-1517).
Joy Apostolate – Our Lady of Lourdes
JOY of Our Lady of Lourdes seeks to serve members of our Parish at times when they could use support, the arrival of a new baby, a catastrophic situation or the death of a family member. If you are aware of anyone who could benefit from this ministry, please contact Melissa Gatchel 330-301-6688. New members welcome meetings are the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 PM in the Church Hall.
Ministry to Nursing Care – Our Lady of Lourdes
Weekly visits are made to Catholics residing at local assisted nursing living and nursing facilities. The visits include prayer and Holy Eucharist. If you would like to be a part of this ministry or know someone that could benefit from these visits, please call Barb Lynch (330-426-2387).
Rosary Cenacle – Our Lady of Lourdes
The rosary cenacle meets the first Monday of each month at 9 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes. In addition, we continue to seek God’s ear with our prayers and petitions specifically for our priests and seminarians by praying the rosary every Monday morning at 8 AM.
Saint Mary Ladies Aid Society – Our Lady of Lourdes
Established in 1905 the St. Mary’s Ladies Aid Society of Our Lady of Lourdes primary purpose is to build Christian fellowship. The group supports many charities in addition to projects done at Our Lady of Lourdes. Members meet the first Thursday of each month at 6 PM and new members are always welcome.
Prayer Chain / List – Our Lady of Lourdes
If you or someone you know needs prayer call Jim & Terri Scullion 330-426-3142 and they will start the telephone chain, or you can add your request to the prayer list in the nook. New members of this apostolate are always welcome.
Knights of Columbus – Our Lady of Lourdes
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. The social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief, and public relief works. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church.
Funeral Lunch – Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of Lourdes Funeral Luncheon Committee is made up of women of the Parish that offer their services to prepare and serve a funeral lunch in Lourdes Hall. The lunch is now offered free of charge for the funeral of an Our Lady of Lourdes parishioner. Donations are welcome to help fund this important Apostolate. For more information, please contact Paula Pruitt 330-360-2667 or Susan Stacy 330-831-2800.
Environmental Committee Apostolate – Our Lady of Lourdes
This Apostolate oversees the seasonal decoration of the Altar and Church. Volunteers are always welcome to help with new ideas and assist in decoration. Please contact Paul Pruitt at 330-360-2667.
Security Apostolate – Our Lady of Lourdes
Volunteers help to secure the Church during Mass. Please contact Patty Zocolo at 330-831-1598 for more information.