Alcoholics Anonymous is the nationwide program for anyone who wants help to
recover from being an alcoholic. Al-Anon is the sister program for family
members of one who is an alcoholic. Family members are encouraged to attend
Al-Anon even if the one who is alcoholic does not attend AA. Attendance at these
meetings are of course strictly confidential.
AA weekly meeting: Saturdays, 9 AM, Room 2
Al-Anon weekly meeting: Tuesdays, 11:00 AM in Room 24 and Saturdays, 10:30 AM, in Room 2 (Childcare available)
Anyone with a desire to stop drinking call Walt at (770) 736-5804 or Email
Food for the Faithful
"A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward" -William J. Bennett
St. Oliver's provides meals to families for many reasons - a new baby,
illness, surgery, or a family death.
Contact: Geri Bender 770-979-2500 x34
Email: Geri Bender
"In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and
given strength to continue and endure." -Heart Warrior Chosa
St. Oliver's offers funeral receptions for the family and friends of
departed loved ones. Volunteers provide food items, as well as, serve the
meal and offer comfort to those attending the reception.
Culinary skills are not needed, just a willingness to provide food when
Contacts: Geri Bender 770-979-2500 x34
Email: Geri Bender
Ministry to the Sick
"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."-Dr. Karl Menninger
This ministry brings the
spirit of the parish along with the Eucharist to those who are homebound
or in nursing homes. Training for this ministry is provided and a
mandatory Archdiocesan background check will be conducted. Volunteers must
be an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Communion in this ministry.
Please call 770-979-2500 ext. 34 if you have any questions or are
interested in joining this ministry.
"The power of love and caring can change the world." -James Autry
Members of the Newcomers
committee provide a welcoming meal to the newly registered members of St.
These events are scheduled approximately three times a year.
Simple meal preparation in the parish kitchen is done the afternoon
preceding the brunch and the meal is cooked and served the next morning
with light clean-up afterward. If you would like to become more
involved at St. Oliver's but have a busy schedule, this might be a great way
to make new friends and help to greet to our new members.
Cathy Hedges 770-985-6675, or
Becky Dauby 770-962-9670
Nursing Home Volunteer
"The greatest gift is a portion of thyself." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
St. Oliver's conducts a weekly mass on Wednesdays at 9:45am at Parkwood
Nursing Home (near Briscoe Park in Snellville). Volunteers are needed to
assist residents to the room where mass is held.
Please call770-979-2500 ext. 34, if you can help in any way on a Wednesday. Volunteers would be greatly
Help for Troubled and Hurting Marriages!
RETROUVAILLE/REDISCOVERY is a program designed for
couples whose marriages are experiencing difficulty. The emphasis is on forgiveness and healing, and rediscovering one another through a technique of communication which leads to a deeper and
more positive relationship. Please call (770) 495-8592 for information
and registration or visit online at www.retrouvaille.org
Volunteers are need for the Nicholas House, a long-term shelter
facility, and the Night Shelter in Atlanta to provide food and care for
those in need.
Volunteers are needed to provides rides to Mass, church functions, or
personal appointments for those unable to drive themselves.