Perhaps you've heard the saying, "it takes a village..." Our Parish like all others, is made up of committees, groups and organizations that ensure the smooth and proper operations and functioning of the parish as a safe and beautiful place of worship.
From maintaining the cemetery to running the managing the Pennywise Thrift Shop to governing the school, various committees and organizations exist to ensure that our parish is also a place where we can bury our dead, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, instruct our youth.
Of course we have our chapters of the CCW and Knights of Columbus to provide for many of the needs of the parish community as well, and they always love new members!
We also have committees devoted to helping form new men and women religious as well as lay ministers, and even a committee that plans and organizes the annual church festival to ensure we have some fun!
Joining a committee here at OLL can be a very rich and rewarding experience! Please signup below!!
Parish Council - The Parish Council discerns the will of God for our local Church, provides vision and leadership in decision making, solicits opinions of parishioners, acts as liaisons with other groups, participates in monthly meetings, annual retreat and our annual parish meeting. Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Seats are held for 3 years. *Please know that the addition of new members is through a discernment process and that process begins in the spring for each new church year. Occasionally we need to add a new member mid-year as well. We would love to know if you are interested so that we can consider you for our next need to add new member(s)!
Finance Committee - The Finance Committee provides advice and counsel regarding the administration and financial activities of the parish. Regular meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 am.
School Board - Provides leadership and work with the Pastor to govern the school. The School Board meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. *Please know that the addition of new Board members is through elections held in the spring for each new school year. Occasionally we need to add a new member mid-year as well. We would love to know if you are interested so that we can look nominate you upon our next need to add new member(s)!
Maintenance and Safety Committee - Provide advice and assistance on the maintenance of our facilities to ensure a safe environment for the parish community. Meets the 3rd Tuesday each month at 5:30 pm.
Stewardship and Development Committee - Develop ways to increase membership of our church and in our committees, groups and organizations. Promote stewardship as an act of discipleship and develop ways to invite parishioners to offer their God-given gifts of time, talent and financial support for the work of Christ. Meets the 3rd Thursday each month at 5pm..
Garden and Landscape Committee - Help with design, planting, watering & care of church gardens & grounds. Flexible schedule.
Incredible Festival Committee - Join the Incredible team for the Annual Parish Festival. Assist with one or more of the many activities such as food booths, ticket booths, silent auction helpers, chicken dinner and other volunteer opportunities. Flexible scheduling.
Technology Committee - Assist in Website design and in assessment and purchase of technology for school and parish.
Cemetery Committee - Oversee the operation and maintenance of the parish cemetery.
Teaching Parish Committee - Meet with a Seminarian occasionally throughout the year for mutual spiritual growth.
Vocations Committee - This committee meets quarterly to help promote vocations to religious lire, priesthood and professional lay ministry in the church.
Bulletin Assembly Committee - Assist with the assembly of the mail-out monthly bulletin. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month between 11 am and 2 pm in the Large Meeting Room.
Office Support Committee - Assist in preparation of weekly/monthly bulletins, mailings, clerical duties, data entry, and various special projects. Also, there are opportunities to attend a select ministry, take notes, prepare and distribute minutes by mail or e-mail.
CCW (Council of Catholic Women) - Spiritual enrichment, leadership training & service to others. Meets 1st Tuesday of the month September-May.CCCW
Knights of Columbus - Fraternal organization of men serving OLL and the community through many activities. Please see the Knights of Columbus page for more info or questions, or sign up below.