Current Ministry Volunteer Needs

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP NEEDED

 

Middle School Missions Camp: ​Help Teach the Next Generation to Serve

Do you have a passion for service and want to share it with to middle schoolers in our parish? We are seeking parents of 5th-7th graders to assist in keeping our annual Middle School Missions Camp (MSMC) going to help give many more middle schoolers this opportunity each summer! The goal of MSMC is to encourage middle schoolers to spend a week experiencing the Holy Spirit's call to serve those in need in our community. The current Missions Camp team would like to share the joys of working with this age group as they learn about social justice and how they can make a difference! The camp is very hands-on so the campers are able to interact with the agencies that serve the homeless, the elderly, children with special needs, and other service opportunities. If you have children in this age group, please prayerfully consider becoming part of the Missions Camp team and helping the camp continue at OLA.

 

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Maria Thomas at rmsb@outlook.com.

WORSHIP MINISTRIES

 

Adoration Guardians

Guardians needed on Wednesdays from 10am-6pm in the Daily Chapel.

 

Adoration Guardians offer an hour of prayer each week before the Blessed Sacrament.  The Blessed Sacrament can never be left alone.  Guardians have a scheduled hour each week where you arrive on time and remain in prayer until the next Guardians arrive. We need at least 2 scheduled Guardians each week.  

 

For more information, please contact Betsy Greiff at adoration@olachurch.org

Sign up at www.olachurch.org/adoration

Greeters and Ushers 

Teen and Adult volunteers are needed to greet the faithful as they arrive and assist them with seating. Greeters welcome those attending liturgies work with ushers to provide assistance to those in need of seating and at communion. They take up the offertory collection, hand out bulletins, and straighten up the church pews and Narthex after Mass.

 

Once trained, greeters and ushers are asked to arrive 20 minutes prior to Mass time to serve.

Contact Adrian with questions: astevens@olachurch.org.

Lectors

Paul’s letter to the Romans (10:17) tells us that “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ.” Lectors are members of our parish who are called to joyfully proclaim God’s message and the Prayers of the Faithful at our liturgies.

 

If you are interested in becoming a Lector please email Deacon Ed Patterson at epatterson@olachurch.org

Mass Livestreaming

If you love technology and understand the importance of getting the Mass to those who cannot join us in person, this ministry is for you! We are seeking responsible teens and adults to livestream our Weekend Masses, Daily Morning Masses (Monday-Friday at 7:30am, Saturday at 9am), and other special liturgies.

Contact Adrian with questions: astevens@olachurch.org.

Sunday Nursery 
The Sunday Nursery is open on Sundays for the 9am Mass.

The Nursery is available for children 1- 4 years of age throughout the school year. The Nursery is located in the OLA Preschool classrooms - follow directional signs on Sunday. For more information, please contact Laura Kleiman at nursery@olachurch.org.

 

We are always looking for volunteers who have gone through the safe environment training. 

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Wedding Guild 

We are looking for happy people to welcome the Bride and Groom to this Sacrament. We work in pairs and aid the couple on the night of the rehearsal and the day of the wedding.

For more information please contact Cheri Felton at cherifelton3@gmail.com.

Life Teen Band  

All adults and teens 6th grade and up are invited to participate in the Life Teen Band and Choir that leads music at the 5:30pm Sunday Mass each week. With an emphasis on modern praise and worship music as well as contemporary arrangements of classic hymns, this group rehearses one hour before Mass begins at 4:30pm in the upstairs choir room.

 

Interested individuals should contact Jake Mappes, Life Teen Worship Leader and Coordinator, at jmappes@olachurch.org for more information.

Faith Formation Ministries 

 

Life Teen Volunteers

 We are looking for faith-filled, energetic volunteers who love teens to serve with our Life Teen Ministry. Life Teen meets each Sunday after the 5:30pm Mass during the school year. We have retreats, mission trips, and other events, too!

 

Interested parishioners should contact Andrew Knuckles, Director of Youth Ministry, at aknuckles@olachurch.org

Adult Volunteers

 We are seeking adult volunteers for our Edge with Purpose (Grades 6-8), Life Teen (Grades 9-12), and Confirmation Preparation Programs. There are a wide variety of roles to fill, both working directly with our youth and “behind the scenes.” Commitment options include Sunday Nights, Tuesday Nights, and Wednesday nights (Sept-Oct only). We are especially hoping to add some young adults to our team!

 

For more information, please email Andrew Knuckles, Director of Youth Ministry, at aknuckles@olachurch.org.  

SPRITUAL LIFE MINISTRIES

Elijah Cup Vocations Ministry

Every other weekend at one of the Masses, a different family takes the Elijah Cup home to pray for vocations to the religious life and priesthood - especially to the Society of Mary (Marists), the religious society that serves our parish. 

 

Click here to sign up.

For more information, please email Katie Schermerhorn at ktschermerhorn@gmail.com

Christian Outreach Ministries

 

OLA's St. Vincent de Paul Conference

St. Vincent de Paul Conference is in Need of Volunteer in a Number of Roles Committed volunteers with mild computer skills who are experiencing a calling to minister to our poor or those just experiencing a bump in the road are needed.

 

· Home Visitors - 2-3 short visits per month to interview a family/person in their residence to determine their actual current need.

· Food Delivery - deliver food or gift card to those in need perhaps no more than 2-3 times each month.

· Intake - Can be done at home. Take the names and numbers and need of callers off the SVdP intake/help line, call the person back, gather information, together with officers decide how we can help, then assign the caller to a Home Visitor.

 

Anyone answering the call to this ministry will be trained by an experienced Vincentian.

 

Everyone that answers the call to minister is asked to attend a Conference meeting at our Church once a month for spiritual growth and information and take a couple of informational courses during their first year as a Vincentian, usually taught on a Saturday morning.

 

Please call 404-261-7181 x 124 and leave your name and phone number with a message stating you are interested in learning more about volunteering for OLA's St. Vincent de Paul Conference.

 

Mercy Care Ministry

OLA's Mercy Care Ministry is looking for interested volunteers to join the Leadership Team! We help support the patients/clients and staff of the Mercy Care system that provideds medical and social services, delivered with compassion throughout Atlanta - including a clinic in Chamblee. As their Mission Statments explains: Furthering the healing ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Care gives tangible expression to Christ’s merciful love by providing compassionate, clinically excellent healthcare in the spirit of loving service to those in need, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. Learn more about Mercy Care at mercyatlanta.org.  


The Ministry has expanded its Meal Kit Program and Seasonal Program offerings and is looking for volunteers who are passionate about serving this wonderful Ministry.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Victoria Klyza at mercycare@olachurch.org.

If you want to learn about meal kits, contact Meg Molden at mcmealkits@olachurch.org. 

PARISH LIFE MINISTRIES

​New Member Welcome Ministry

Connect With New OLA Parishioners. The New Member Welcome Ministry is looking for volunteers who are interested in connecting with the newest members of our parish through communications and regularly scheduled New Member Breakfasts.

 

For more details, please email Amber Stewart and Lynn Sedki: newmember@olachurch.org.

Parish Life Group

Parish Life Group is looking for volunteers!! Parish Life is excited to host events this year and we need your help to make these events successful. Looking ahead we will host Trunk or Treat, St. Patrick's Day Bingo and the Easter Egg Hunt. More can be scheduled but we need volunteers. Our number one goal is to bring our parishioners together with fun, fellowship, and food!

Please email parishlife@olachurch.org.