Question of the week
When was the last time I experienced God as really absent from my life? Really present? To whom am I called to be Jesus’ outstretched hand of strength and support?
OLA Poor Boxes
Outreach is an integral part of the Catholic community. The money collected from our Poor Boxes, which are located in the Candle Room and in the Vestibule, is used for our Outreach Ministry.
Having reached the halfway point of the 2017 Catholic Charities Appeal, we are happy to report that OLA has reached 70% of our parish goal. With this year’s theme of “Giving Hope to All”, we ask those who have not yet contributed to prayerfully consider sending your gift to help the countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese that give hope to those in need. Envelopes are still available in the racks in the vestibule of the church and in the Parish Office.
In an effort to address the social needs of our Parish, the OLA Pastoral Council is providing the following information, which may be of help to those in need. Listed are the programs and the local organizations or churches that provide services:
Catholic Human Services – Archdiocese of Philadelphia – 215-587-3903
- Project Rachel Ministry – Post Abortion Healing
- Domestic Abuse Support – Support for those in abusive relationships
- Catholic Human Services
Stephen Ministry – A one-to-one lay caring ministry that provides high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting, going through a crisis, grieving or just having challenges coping with life’s daily stress:
- St. Helena Church, Blue Bell
- St Helena Church
Gethsemani Ministry – A Catholic faith-based approach to reduce the stigma association with addictions while raising awareness and providing a Catholic faith-based approach to recovery, healing and support to those in need:
- St Norbert’s Parish, Paoli – 610-644-1655, Ext. 131
- Norbert’s 12-Step Program – 610-640-0848
- St Norbert Church
Christ’s Healing Hands Ministry – A ministry for those affected by addiction:
- St Joseph Parish, Downingtown
- St Joseph Church
Augustine’s Brothers – A Catholic-centered men’s support and accountability group for men who struggle with pornography, offering help with maintaining chastity and purity:
Trinity Senior Transitions – Educational programs about legal, real estate, financial and funeral planning for seniors and their family members/caregivers:
- Steve Lybrand – 610-587-2814
- Trinity Senior Transition