PARISH LIFE MINISTRIES
BLOOD PRESSURE MINISTRY
We need those with medical skills to take blood pressures once amonth after one mass for 30-40 minutes. We really need volunteers to keep this very important service going.
BOY SCOUTS AND CUB SCOUTS
The scouts meet in the evenings in the Youth Center at OLN. If you are interested in joining the leadership team for the scouts please contact:
Cub Scouts - Webb King
Boy Scouts - Tim Bradley
BUILDING & GROUNDS
Many hands make light work. Help maintain our building and grounds including but not limited to mowing, planting, mulching and overall general repair work.
COFFEE AND DONUTS
Help serve coffee and donuts the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
This group meets Thursdays from 10 to 2 to make items which are sold to help local charities.
A hospitality group that prepares and delivers meals to new moms, parishioners recovering from a hospital stay, and the homebound.
Prepare donated food on fancy dishes, dress tables, arrange flowers in small vases. Replenish food platters as necessary, and cleanup after family leaves. Pack left over food for family member to pick up
after burial. Cleanup FH and kitchen after Reception.
Time commitment: Approx. 4-4.5 hrs. per reception.
Maggie Caldarella, FRC Coordinator
GRIEF SHARE MINISTRY
A 13 week program for those experiencing grief to meet and watch videos, share their loss or losses and are given workbooks to use called “Your Journey from mourning to Joy “
This session begins Monday September 11th from 10:00-11:30 am in the OLN library and runs weekly until Monday, December 4th. It includes a video on how to deal with grief during the holidays. Please contact Maggie Caldarella as soon as possible if you wish to join this session. This program is free of charge.
Maggie Caldarella, FRC Coordinator
The OLN Gardeners are individuals and families who care for a landscape garden on their own time schedule or support the Giving Garden (see below) 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."
The Health Ministry is always looking for new members! We meet quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month to plan future Parish Health Events.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society.
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.
Meets the first Thursday of the month. Join other men of the parish on this journey of faith experience.
We visit and bring Eucharist to the home-bound, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Maggie Caldarella firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Mallin email@example.com
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
We give prayer shawls to those who are bereaved, hospitalized or having serious health issues. Please consider making prayer shawls for the bereaved, sick and hospitalized. We meet the first Monday of the month (except on holidays) from 1-2:30pm in the Library.
If you or a loved one identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, OLN wants to learn how to better hear, know and love you. Please consider joining a new Listening Session series to explore ways to create more unity in families at home and in our greater church family. We have had a number of interested participants and families and are still accepting members on a rolling basis
All listening sessions will be private, voluntary, and led by trained facilitators.
Options to speak one on one with a facilitator in place of a group setting is also available.
2 separate groups will be offered: one for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and one for parents, friends, or family members.
Please reach out directly to one of the facilitators to find out more information:
Pat Marlowe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Struble: email@example.com
Chanelle Henderson: firstname.lastname@example.org
We pick up those in our area that have transportaion or medical needs and bring them to the weekend masses. We are always looking for help to drive the OLN van. No special driver’s license category necessary.