Current Ministry Volunteer Needs

“If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them.

Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing.”

– St. Katharine Drexel

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP NEEDS

Pro-Life Ministry Leader Needed

Human life is a precious gift from God; each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence. OLA’s Pro-Life Ministry is committed to promoting the teachings of the Church and to supporting ministries that proclaim the Gospel of Life. The Pro-Life Ministry is currently in search of a new ministry Leader. The main activities during the year are the Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser and promoting the January Pro-Life March and Mass. The parish is open to additional events/activities.

 

If you are interested in leading this ministry - or would like more information - please contact Anne Stephens, Communications Director, at astephens@olachurch.org.

WORSHIP MINISTRIES

 

Adoration Guardians

Adoration Guardians are required for each hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which will resume on Wednesday, September 1 from 10am-6pm in the church.

 

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

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training

Wednesday, February 2 at 7pm

 

The Second Vatican Council reminds us that the Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." Therefore, assisting the clergy in distributing Holy Communion to the faithful is one of the most important ministries that lay persons can perform. We are looking for more EMHCs to serve our parish community.

 

Potential EMHCs must:

· Be 16 or older,

· Have received the three sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation), and

· Be married in the Church (if married). 

 

If you are interested in becoming an EMHC please plan to join us for training on Wednesday, February 2 at 7pm in the Church.

 

Advanced Sign-up is required. Please go to www.olachurch.org/emhc-training to sign up.

Greeters and Ushers Training

Training: Wednesday, February 9, 2021 at 7pm in the Church.

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.

 

Sign up for training here: https://www.olachurch.org/greeter-usher-training

 

Contact Adrian with questions: astevens@olachurch.org.

Lector Training

Wednesday, February 16 at 7pm

 

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 plan to join us for training on Wednesday, February 16 at 7pm in the Church. Once trained, you will be added to the schedule - during your preferred Mass. Sign up to attend the training:

www.olachurch.org/lector-training.

Mass Livestream Training 

Saturday, February 5 at 12pm

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.

Sign up for the training and let us know a little bit about your skill level at www.olachurch.org/mass-livestream-training

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 Anna Gonzales at nursery@olachurch.org.

 

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

www.olanursery.shutterfly.com

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  

We need people who sing or play an instrument (both teens and adults) at the Sunday 5:30pm Mass. If you are interested in helping at this Mass, please contact Jake Mappes at jmappes@olachurch.org or 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. Sign up at www.olachurch.org/elijah-cup.

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

CHRISTIAN OUTREACH MINISTRIES

 

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. 

Night Shelter Food Drivers Needed

Drivers are needed deliver food to the Bashor Men’s Night Shelter located at the Central Presbyterian Church downtown on Tuesdays,

November - March. Food is provided by the Soupremes Ministry. Please contact Jim Tiernan for more information/to volunteer at  jimtier25@yahoo.com.

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: 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 connect with Julie McNulty and Julie Mawson at parishlife@olachurch.org.