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. 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. Our world can certainly use Our Blessed Mother’s intercession.
The KCs are actively recruiting new members, please call Walter to learn more about this steadfast parish organization.
Walter Yucikas, 512-506-0117 - email@example.com
Mobile Loaves & Fishes
While the Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) ministry was only formed at this parish two and a half years ago, we have been very busy. We have 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.
We want to thank our parishioners for helping those who are in need. 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.
The annual Golf Tournament raised nearly $17,000 in 2013 for the benefit of MLF. Register your team today for the October 13 event at Lago Vista Golf Course. Check in begins at 11AM with a shotgun start at 1PM.
Those not participating in the golf tournament can still join us at the Benish Center for a fun evening at the Dinner & Auction from 6 – 9pm on October 13. The deadline to purchase dinner tickets is October 5. We cannot accommodate walk-ins at the dinner as we are limited to 200 guests. Don't miss out -- purchase your dinner tickets in the Narthex after mass this weekend!
We will once again be hosting live and silent auctions featuring a variety of enticing items. We need your help to make this event a huge success—any items you or your company can donate to be auctioned off would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to be a sponsor, volunteer for the event or donate any items for the 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.
Friends of the Poor Walk
St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 9500 Neenah Ave in Austin, will host the 'Friends of the Poor' Walk on Saturday, September 27. All are welcome! The event will start with mass in the chapel at 8:30am. Registration and check-in will begin at 9am in the parking lot near the parish office. The walk will start promptly at 9:30am on a 1-mile course around the church campus. ALL ages and abilities welcome! Water and light refreshments will be served after the walk. For more information or to register as a walker or to donate, click here. FMI you may also contact Diana Brast.
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)