This is a non-denominational,
non-profit organization supported by volunteers from over
30 area churches and organizations. The agency provides emergency
services (food, clothing, and financial assistance) to persons
residing in SW Williamson and NW Travis counties. Volunteers
with a compassionate attitude, are needed who have a strong
desire to serve their less fortunate neighbors.
Martha Collins, 512-260-1654 - email@example.com
Family Catholic School:
This group is primarily comprised
of families who have children attending the Catholic School.
Holy Family Catholic School provides a nurturing environment
that fosters the growth of the whole child, intellectually,
spiritually, socially, and physically. The support group
also welcomes members who are interested in promoting Catholic
education. This group provides information about the school
to interested families and sponsors fund raising events
in support of the school. Holy Family Catholic School is located at 9400
Neenah Ave, in the Davis Springs subdivision.
Rebecca Tovar, 512-699-9165 - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Knights of Columbus (KCs) are
an international organization and the principle men’s
organization at St. Margaret Mary. The Knights are a fraternal
organization dedicated to charity, unity and fraternity. These
men do many church, community, pro-life, family and youth
oriented activities throughout the year. Among the many activities,
the council sponsors an on-going aluminum recycling program, a monthly breakfast, a Mardi Gras and Oktoberfest social event and an annual garage sale to raise funds. The Knights help the clergy with the Lenten Stations of the Cross and they also lead
the Rosary before every Mass. The parish always looks forward to the delicious Fish Fry offered on Fridays during Lent. For many years they have also sponsored
an annual “Giving Tree” to help support the Leander
Head Start Program at Christmas and they can be counted on to provide
manpower for all parish events.
The Knights of Columbus and the Guadalupano Ministry will lead the Rosary before each weekend Mass. Make every effort to arrive at least 30 minutes early before Mass to join us in this special devotion. We can pray together to ask for Our Lady’s intercession for peace in our communities.
The September issue of the Chaplain’s Report includes a brief summary of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson’s presentation in Toronto, emphasizing that Catholics must remain positive in attitude and practice. One positive practice that Knights of Columbus families should turn to, he said, is the Building the Domestic Church initiative.
The initiative offers a host of resources to enhance the spiritual, moral and charitable lives of families, parishes and councils. These resources include The Consecration to the Holy Family and Bishop Thomas Olmsted’s Into the Breach, which has been reprinted by the Supreme Council with a new study guide.
For more information, please read the Council's latest newsletter or see
the advertisement on the back of the weekly bulletin.The KCs are always actively recruiting new members, please call John to learn more about this steadfast parish organization.
John Hicks, 512-657-3234 - email@example.com
Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) at Saint Margaret Mary is a ministry focused on feeding and serving the homeless and working poor. Visit the MLF web site to read about the street retreats, housing, counseling, employment and food assistance services or link to St. Margaret Mary on the program location page to learn how you can register to help on a team or to make a secure donation to this very worthy cause. If you would like more information about serving on a truck team, please contact our parish volunteer coordinator Peggy Saenz
The 2016 Golf Tournament benefiting MLF was a great success! We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Golf Committee, the MLF core team, the golfers, sponsors, dinner guests and all the volunteers for their hard work. We are happy to report that over $28,000 was raised this year to help serve the poor and homeless through the MLF ministry. Your generous support will help many lives in our community. We look forward to seeing you at the annual MLF Golf Tournament next year!
If you would like to be a sponsor, volunteer for the event or to donate items for next year's auctions, please contact Jason Ferguson at 512-843-4473 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vincent De Paul Society:
The Society of St. Vincent de
Paul is an international Catholic organization of laypersons
that seeks, in a spirit of justice and charity and by a person-to-person
involvement, to help those who are in need. Families who do
not have adequate clothing, housing, furniture, health services,
or income are assisted and prayed for so they may live a truly
human life. Are you a concerned neighbor, would you like to
join St. Vincent de Paul and work with the social services
of our community? Please consider joining us with Christian-Spiritual
sharing in the burdens of our neighbors.
The Austin Society of St. Vincent de Paul now has a "Find Help!" mapping tool online. Just enter an address in the search field and it will show which St. Vincent de Paul chapter is closest.
Diana Brast, 512-550-1581 (English) or 512-259-1056 (Español)