Ministries

ALTAR SERVERS: 
Gloria Clair 206-528-0057
alterservers@ollseattle.org
Student parishioners begin training at the end of 5th grade and may serve through high school.  New servers are initially placed with those more experienced and usually serve once a month.  Servers may volunteer for funerals as well.

ALTAR SOCIETY: 
Bev Reed 206-524-3933 
altarsociety@ollseattle.org
The Altar Society is a tradition in Catholic parishes and dates to 1934 @ OLL.  Currently 4 Guilds care for the altar, contribute to parish life with social and fund-raising events, and provide outreach to needs in the community.  Members value treasured  friendships and support received. New members, and the formation of new guilds, are welcome.

BIBLE STUDY: 
Theresa Ward 206-523-0781 
biblestudy@ollseattle.org
A welcoming group of adults meet on Tuesdays 9 – 11 AM in Jubilee Hall. Topics chosen by the group usually include a DVD and discussions (no homework).

CHILDREN’S LITURGY-CLOW:  
Patty Corum 425-488-2641 CLOW@ollseattle.org
This program takes place during the 9:30AM Sunday Mass Oct thru April.  The program materials open the word of God on a level appropriate for ages 4-7. A capable team of adults and older children assist.

CONSOLING GRACE: 
John Zarek 206-363-4841 
consolinggrace@ollseattle.org
An outreach ministry for those experiencing the death of someone dear. Meetings: first Sun of month after the 9:30AM Mass. Care baskets and follow up letters are sent.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY: 
Barbara Ruzzo 206-523-4371
eucharisticmins@ollseattle.org
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve the Precious Body and Blood during Mass.  Certain positions are assigned and ministers volunteer for others when arriving at Mass.  Assigned service is usually once a month.

FAITH FORMATION:
McKenzie Mauss 
206-523-6776x117
mmauss@ollseattle.org
Faith Formation at OLL is created to nurture faith into a blossoming desire for Christ. Sessions are on Sundays after the 930 mass. We welcome children PreK to 5th  grade, and their families once a month. We offer Sacramental Prep Classes for children 2nd- 5th grade. We have programs for children and adults who are considering becoming Catholic.

FUNERAL RECEPTIONS:
Mary Ann Geraghty 
206-522-0966 
funeralrecep@ollseattle.org
Our committee consists of volunteer cookie bakers and workers for the receptions. We assist families as they gather to remember a loved one following a Memorial Mass. 

GREETERS-WELCOMING: 
Pat Pruss 206-523-2118 
greeters@ollseattle.org
Members of the parish serve as the face of the community welcoming adults, young adults, and children arriving to join the congregation for Sunday Mass.  Greeters serve once every 6-8 weeks arriving 15 min before the start of the 9:30AM Mass.

JUSTICE AND PEACE: 
Lorraine Hartmann 
206-367-1518  
justicepeace@ollseattle.org
We strive to follow Christ in educational, advocacy, and service projects with recent focus on homelessness, the Middle East, creation care, and nonviolence.  Members meet monthly and email weekly. Monthly Meaningful Movies are shown along with the Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition.  A monthly meal is provided at Peter’s Place on Rainier Ave and we assist with coordinating the OLL Winter Shelter.


 

 

 

 

 

LECTORS: 
Lynn Martin  206-523-4863  lectors@ollseattle.org
Lectors proclaim readings from Scripture, except the gospel, at Mass and other liturgies.  They announce the general intercessions and, if there is no cantor, they will read the Responsorial Psalm.  Good reading skills, understanding of the readings, and practice are beneficial.  Lectors serve about once a month.

MOM’S GROUP: 
Christina Gonzalez  
momsgroup@ollseattle.org
Mom’s Group meets monthly & discusses a range of topics from positive discipline to toilet training to the importance of bringing young children to Mass regularly. We hope to be a bridge for families between the sacrament of Baptism & Pre-school/Faith formation.  Members include expectant moms to moms with teens who commiserate, laugh, and learn.

 MUSIC & LITURGY: 
Join together in song, under the talented direction of our choir director, Sara Hanson. Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, 7:15pm in the church. Sing at the weekend masses or at special celebrations, as your schedule allows. Remember, he or she who sings, prays twice. Contact Sara Hanson at shanson@ollseattle.org or by calling 206-523-6776 ex 119. 

PARISH LIFE:
Marc Linafelter 206-525-0660
parishlife@ollseattle.org
The purpose of Parish Life is to strengthen friendships & enhance the feeling of family in our OLL community. It consists of 3-4 co-chairs who organize (6) Social Events and (9) Coffee Hours September through June. Events are Sat or Sun and include picnics, breakfasts, pasta and crab dinners. Adult and high school volunteers choose to staff one or more events and guidance is provided “on the job.” Join us to experience fun events with old friends and make new ones!

SACRISTANS: 
Pat Byington 206-524-2218 
sacristans@ollseattle.org
Parishioners prepare the altar and set out the hosts and wine for weekend Masses, special holidays, funerals, etc. Training is provided and most serve once a month.

SAN SEBASTIAN 
SISTER PARISH/YALI
Kevin Jahne 206-852-4920
yali@ollseattle.org
The Yali Sister Parish Project provides an opportunity to engage with the small village of Yali in the north central mountains of Nicaragua. It supports subsistence farmers of coffee. We use our common faith as a starting point in learning about each other's culture, history, environmental challenges, & social issues. Our parish has assisted in supporting their food bank during droughts and provided health care for the elderly. 

ST. FRANCIS HOUSE: 
Terri Smith  206-234-8011 
francishouse@ollseattle.org
St. Francis House serves the impoverished, working poor, homeless & forgotten by providing clothing, household goods, & food. Clothes & household items may be left at the lower east entrance to OLL. Volunteers choose half or full shifts to sort donations, assist clients, & serve food. 

ST. VINCENT de PAUL:  
Ann Radermacher 
206-228-0811 
svdp@ollseattle.org
Vincentians have the wonderful opportunity to visit our neighbors in need while sharing their joys & sorrows.  We help with rent, utilities, & food. We meet the 1st & 3rd Thurs of the month to recap visits, pray, and renew friendships.

USHERS: 
John Whaley  206-527-8246 ushers@ollseattle.org
Ushers (men, women, teens welcome) serve at weekend Masses to greet worshipers, assist with seating, take up the collection, & distribute the bulletin. They direct traffic during communion & identify those needing the Eucharistic brought to them by a Eucharistic Minister.  

YOUTH MINISTRY: 
Kate Brown 206-632-0843 kate@stbens.net
N Seattle Catholic Youth (NSCY) is a Youth Ministry for a partnership of seven parishes in the North Seattle Deanery.  Our vision is to create opportunities to journey with youth in 6th to 12th grade from the North 

 

 

 

 

 

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