Christian Outreach Ministries help us to live lives of mercy and to fulfill our baptismal call as we serve others who are in need of physical, emotional, or spiritual aid.

Our Christian Outreach Ministries are always looking for volunteers. If you have questions about an individual ministry, please contact the ministry contact listed or the Commission Ministry Head.

Commission Ministry Head
Bonita Cason-Atlow, atlowb@bellsouth.net

 

Addiction Mass
This Mass is celebrated on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10am in the church. Please join us if you, a loved one or anyone you know may be dealing with the struggle of addiction.

Mark Dannenfelser, Director of Adult Faith Formation, mdannefelser@olachurch.org

Adopt-A-Cop: A Prayer Protection Program
The goal of Adopt-A-Cop is to assign law enforcement officers from the Brookhaven Police Department to a family, group, or individual who will pray daily for them and send a note of encouragement, support and a thank you for their service to the community. For more information or to register, click here. 

Anne Stephens, Communications Director,  astephens@olachurch.org
Sarah Cash,  sarahmcash@gmail.com

Body & Soul
This group organizes the parish blood drives, health fairs, and performs fund raisers for healthcare issues such as cancer and food allergy research.

Sara Sullivan, sara_sullivan@bellsouth.net

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Liturgy and Ministry of Care
This group celebrates a weekly Liturgy service and the distributes the Eucharist in the chapel  of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta every Tuesday at 12:10 pm.

Breda Roberts, bredaroberts1@aol.com

Funeral Reception Ministry
The OLA Funeral Reception Ministry provides funeral reception services that include food preparation, set-up, service, and clean-up in support of family and friends as they comfort one another following a funeral Mass. Please consider sharing your time and talent by joining our ministry! We will have many volunteer options available to fit your time schedule. Communication is by e-mail, and we use Sign-up Genius to request stewards for the different volunteer needs. You can pick an item or spot to fill if you are available to help.

Amy O’Donoghue, 404-816-6992, odonoghue88@comcast.net

IOH: Interfaith Outreach Home Ministry
The IOH-Interfaith Outreach Home Ministry assists in maintaining the IOH home in all capacities and not only works to maintain the interior and exterior of home, the ministry provides continued support to the residents and the staff. IOH allows those that have been displaced to have a place to stay, along with their families, until they are able to get back onto their feet. Please consider sharing your time and talent by joining our ministry.  We will have plenty of projects to fit any schedule.

Bonita Cason-Atlow, 404-538-2725, atlowb@bellsouth.net

Just Faith Ministry
The OLA Just Faith Ministry is open to all who have completed Just Faith training. This training transforms individuals as agents of social change and supports our team members as they work as agents of change in promotion of social justice. As part of our ministry, the team holds monthly FAIR TRADE COFFEE/TEA and CHOCOLATE sales. Fair Trade ensures the farming cooperatives that supply our products are compensated with a fair wage. All of the products are NON-GMO and are all ORGANIC. To pay these workers a fair wage is a sign of respect for the individual and allows these farmers to continue to operate using the practices needed to be certified by CRS (Catholic Relief Serves) as FAIR TRADE. A secondary benefit to supporting our farmers is any profit garnered by these sales goes toward the building of homes for the people of Nicaragua.

Maria Massey, mariamassey1950@yahoo.com

KAIROS Prison Ministry
Kairos is an ecumenical Christian Prison Ministry that ministers to men and women in medium and maximum security prisons. Volunteers are needed to join the team, help lead retreats, and show agape in the form of baking cookies for prisoners and prison staff.

Kevin Fitzpatrick, 404-376-1495, Kevin.fitzpatrick@dcbflegal.com.

Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s organization that is devoted to many activities in and around the parish; specific areas of activities are church, community, youth and pro-life.

Bob DuPree, r_dupree@bellsouth.net

Loaves & Fishes
Volunteers provide meals, on request, to families with new babies, those that are sick or hospitalized or families that have experienced a death.

Nancy Rogge, nancy.d.rogge@gmail.com

Meals for Marists
Volunteers provide meals for the priests of OLA and for special events hosted by the pastor.

Jill Pierce, jillcpierce@hotmail.com

Middle School Missions Camp
Rising 6th – 8th graders spend a week learning how to share their time and talent through service to the OLA and local community.

Joy Baljet, joybaljet@gmail.com
Maria Thomas, rmsb@outlook.com

Ministry of Care 
Parishioners bring the Word of God and the Eucharist on a weekly basis to the sick, elderly in hospitals or care centers or those who are home-bound.  Special training is required in addition to being a trained Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.

Dc. Terry Biglow, terry.biglow@cdhpartners.com

Night Shelter Food Drivers (Nov. – March)
This ministry delivers the food cooked by the Soupremes to the Men’s Shelter on  Tuesdays in the fall and winter (November – March). The food can be delivered at any time on Tuesday morning – the hours are flexible.

Jim Tiernan 678.467.8263, jimtier25@yahoo.com

Night Shelter Volunteers (Nov. – March)
Overnight volunteers serve at the Central Presbyterian Night Shelter by serving dinner to the guests (70 homeless men), cleaning up afterwards, and then staying overnight at the shelter to provide supervision of the guests. We typically have 6 overnight volunteers per night who rotate shifts of sleeping and supervising the guests. Total time on site is from 6PM to 6AM. The reward of this ministry is the direct, hands-on outreach with the homeless men. They are real people who are down on their luck. They are humble and genuinely appreciative of the warm meal and the shelter from the winter weather. Serving them in this way is a humbling and uplifting experience.

Nick Meyer, nickgmeyer@gmail.com 

Pro-Life Committee
The primary goal of this committee is to educate people about Pro-Life issues, increase awareness and raise funds for pro-life causes.

Mike Cribbs, mcribbs1@bellsouth.net

Soupremes (Nov. – March)
Teams of chefs prepare meals to be served at the Central Night Shelter (located in Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Atlanta, across from Immaculate Conception Church). Teams cook on a rotating schedule. Meals are prepared in the Marist Hall Kitchen each Monday of the Month and delivered by the St Vincent de Paul drivers or the youth group.

Anne Marie Shulman, annemarieshulman@mac.com 
Jill Termini, jilltermini@ups.com 

St. Vincent de Paul Society
The purpose of this group is to provide confidential and temporary emergency assistance to those within our parish boundaries in the form of rent, food, utilities, medicine or transportation.  Members make personal visits to assess and verify needs of clients.

Mike Cribbs at mcribbs1@bellsouth.net

Stephen Ministry, Stewards
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one care giving ministry. Through training you will show God’s mercy, care and compassion to someone who is in crisis such as a person grieving from a divorce, the loss of a loved one, of a job, health debilitation, living in a time of pain or lack of direction. We are grounded in Jesus’s command to love one another.

Paul Roberts, paul.roberts771@gmail.comsministry@olachurch.org

Stephen Ministry, For Those in Need
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one care giving ministry. If you need someone to listen and walk with you through troubled times, reach out to our Stephen Ministry. All is confidential.

Parish Office, 404-261-7181, ext. 128
stephenministry@olachurch.org