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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
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. For more information, please read their latest newsletter or see
the advertisement on the back of the weekly bulletin.
The Knights of Columbus and the Guadalupano Ministry will be leading 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 need to ask for Our Lady’s intercession for the world of today.
Be sure to read Father Jonathan’s beautiful article in the May issue of the Chaplain’s Report where he recommends, “As the grace of the Easter season in the Year of Mercy unfolds, let us invite our brother Knights and their families to deepen their sharing in the mystery of mercy through a renewed outreach of consolation to those who are under their own crosses. May the testimony of forgiveness of St. John Paul II — who forgave his would-be-assassin 35 years ago — penetrate even the hardest of hearts to open to the grace of forgiveness.”
The KCs are actively recruiting new members, please call John to learn more about this steadfast parish organization.
John Hicks, 512-657-3234 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Loaves & Fishes
While the Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) is a fairly new ministry at SMM, there are 42 teams of 6-8 people that go out to the homeless and the indigent poor 21 times a month, providing meals and other necessities to 75 people per run. Through your generous contributions to MLF, approximately 27,000 people have been touched by this parish. We offer up our works of charity with the sufferings of Christ to be united in solidarity with the poor worldwide.
Please visit the MLF web site to read about the street retreats, housing, counseling, employment and food assistance services, or link to our own St. Margaret Mary community page to learn how you can register to help on a team or to make a secure donation to this very worthy cause.
This year’s MLF Golf Tournament was a huge success! On behalf of the Golf Committee and MLF, we would like to thank all of our sponsors, golfers, volunteers and those who attended the dinner and auction event. Your generous participation made this year’s golf tournament a huge success. We were able to raise over $27,000 -- our best year yet! With your support we are able to continue providing help to our brothers and sisters in need of clothing, food and spiritual guidance.
We look forward to next year's tournament and we hope you can join us. If you would like to be a sponsor, volunteer for the annual event or if you would like to donate a major prize or items for the auction, please contact Jason Ferguson at 512-843-4473 or send email to email@example.com.
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)