Community Outreach Ministries

Christmas Gift Collection

Each November, toys and warm winter accessories (hats, caps, gloves, and scarves) are collected for all ages.  Donations are shared with the Center for Christian Action in Pocahontas, VA and the Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC) Refugee Resettlement Program in Roanoke, VA.

CONTACT

Nancy Keoughan
(540) 309-8750
 nancy011957@yahoo.com


Community Christmas Store

The Community Christmas Store is a multi denominational Christian charity serving the disadvantaged of Roanoke County, Salem, Vinton and Craig County.  During mid-November to the end of the first week of December 2017, OLN will collect needed items.  The items will be taken to the Community Christmas Store site so qualified shoppers can select the items they need.  

CONTACT

Linda Crowley
(540) 769-2166
crowdlsml@cox.net

 

 

Family Promise 

Family Promise provides temporary housing and skills development to homeless families.  OLN is a host congregation 4-5 times a year for a week at a time.  Parishioners volunteer by making meals, hosting evenings and spending the night as an overnight host.  Just like having company for a week!

contact

Nancy Rahsman
 (540) 929-0074
nancy.rahsman@gmail.com

 

OLN Gardeners 

The OLN Gardeners are individuals and families who care for a landscape garden on their own time schedule or support the Giving Garden whose harvest is given to local charities.  OLN is blessed to have many gardens.  Our motto is "Many hands, less work and a more beautiful, caring church."

Contact

Lorraine Floryan
(540) 989-8577
floryan6@cox.net

Giving Garden -
Cindy Unwin
(571)432-6678
cyndyunwin@aol.com
 


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that utilizes donor funds and volunteer labor in order to provide affordable housing for the working poor. Parishioners participate through financial contributions and work days.

contact

Carol Sheahan
(540) 520-8611
cajdshea@cox.net


Haiti Ministry

The Haiti Ministry Committee meets regularly to discuss projects and activities that support our Haitian twin, Papaye Normal School, a 3-year teachers' training college.  Activities include sending an annual sea container of supplies to the school and coordinating a pilgrimage of OLN members to the school each year. 
Pictures

contact

Gene Yagow
(540) 330-4750
yagow@cox.net


Jail Ministry

This ministry provides weekly scripture study at the Roanoke City Jail for up to six inmates at a session. The scripture study is based on the regular Sunday readings. The ministry also provides Christmas cards with stamped envelopes to the inmates.

contact

Dennis Henry
(540) 774-3890
dwhenryvii@cox.net


Kairos Prison Ministry

This interfaith group provides a three day, forty hour weekend retreat to present and share Christ with inmates in maximum security prisons.

contact

Gerry Hartmann
(540) 774-4390
gihartmann@verizon.net


Advocacy

This group serves as the parish liaison with the Virginia Catholic Conference (VCC). The VCC provides a voice for Catholic Social Teaching in public policy matters and represents the dioceses of Arlington and Richmond.  this ministry educates, advocates social justice issues and encourages all to join the VCC email advocacy network.    

contact

Lorraine Floryan
(540) 989-8577
floryan6@cox.net


Logos Theatricus

Logos is an ecumenical theater company born out of OLN and is comprised of artists and musicians of all ages from the Roanoke Valley.  Our mission is to produce quality theatrical events that educate, entertain and enhance people’s lives and to raise money for local charitable organizations.  Click on the links to see pictures of past productions.  Like Winter Waiting / Children of Eden

Contact

Dan Keeley
music@oln-parish.com


Migrant Ministry

This group mobilizes the Roanoke valley Catholic parishes in June to collect clothing, household, religious and hygiene items for 3,000+ seasonal migrant farm laborers throughout Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

contact

Mary Branisteanu
(540) 989-5942
mary.bran@yahoo.com


Justice & Peace

Justice and Peace focuses on education about Catholic Social Teaching through activities such as Operation Rice Bowl, Just Faith modules, and a book discussion group.

Contact

Pat Marlowe
(540) 404-9980
patricia.marlowe@gmail.com


RAM House

Roanoke Area Ministries (RAM) is a homeless day shelter that provides lunch and a place to shower.  It also provides emergency financial assistance.  Volunteers are needed for front desk, office, clothing closet and kitchen work.  the OLN ministry prepares and serves lunch on the fourth Sunday of every month.  

contact

Tricia Chopski
(540) 344-0901
tchopski7@juno.com

To work on the fourth Sunday:
Lee Blair
(540)312-6559
lee.blair@brbsalem.com

 

Refugee Ministry

This ministry is a liaison with the Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC) Refugee Resettlement Program. Volunteer opportunities may include tutoring and working with refugee families as they adjust to their new country.  

contact

Pat Marlowe
(540) 772-6947
patricia.marlowe@gmail.com

 

North Roanoke Valley Home

This mission group visits the residents of North Roanoke Valley Home Assisted Living on the third Sunday of the month at 3:00 pm and on the third Wednesday from May through August every month.  We play bingo and provide fellowship and fun.  At. Christmas, the group collects presents for the residents.

CONTACT

Tricia Chopski
(540) 344-0901
tchopski7@gmail.com