Service Ministries

"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." (1 Pt 4:10)

"Members of a stewardship parish are ready to minister to varied needs of their own parish family as well as the needs of the wider community and Church. Just as the members of a family come together to help one of their own, a stewardship parish family serves those who are hurting or in need, doubting or seeking salvation. The parish family also comes together to celebrate, thank and to return God’s gifts—all are needs of parishioners." ~ from "The Pillars of Parish Stewardship" by the Office of Stewardship, Diocese of Wichita, Kansas

Service Ministries include:

Altar Linen Care
Whatever is set aside for use in divine worship takes on a certain sacred character both by the blessing it receives and the sacred functions it fulfills.  Thus, the linens used at the altar in the course of the Eucharistic celebration should be treated with the care and respect due to those things used in the preparation and celebration of the sacred mysteries.  Volunteers for altar linen care should undergo a training session on the appropriate method for handling them. Contact Cathy Martin
Cleaning the Church
Our church is well cared for by volunteers who dust, vacuum, mop, clear trash receptacles, clean the sanctuary, chapels, vestibule and restrooms as well as stock the various paper products and do other important chores to keep our church an inviting place that is neat, clean and orderly.  This ministry asks for volunteers to give a few hours one Saturday morning a month as part of time and talent contribution.  Contact Mike Talbot at 334.207.5910.
Parish Hall Clean-Up After Sunday Doughnuts
Volunteers clear and wipe down the tables after the Sunday coffee and doughnuts social.
Serve on Parish Council
The Pastoral Council fosters pastoral activity in the Parish. It assists the Pastor in establishing goals based on the needs and wants of the parish and monitors the progress of the parish in meeting those goals. The council acts as a vehicle of communication by which the people of the parish may obtain an understanding of the operations of the parish and have a voice in the policies, which the parish may undertake, both spiritual and temporal. Parishioners may submit an item for consideration to the appropriate committee chairperson.
Our Lady’s Guild
Our Lady's Guild is an organization open to all women of the parish.  The Guild provides physical and spiritual support to the parish and community.  The Lady's Guild meets every second Tuesday of the month in the church.  Contact Lois Pribulick at 334.567.6934
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity. At Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Knights provide parish event support and make charitable donations to the community through their fund raising efforts, including providing financial support for seminarians in our archdiocese.  Our Lady of Guadalupe Council 12011 meets on the second Thursday of each month.  Contact Chris Ducote at 334.224.5275.
Environment Committee
This group supports the worship of the assembly by providing an attractive church environment with plants, banners and seasonal decor according to the seasons of the Church year: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time.  Contact Vicki Seeger at 985.246.8202
Maintenance (All Trades)
To maintain the building’s systems, OLOG parish depends, to a great extent, on the experience and expertise of parishioners with special skills in the trades.  Volunteers with maintenance skills are welcome to share their expertise as part of their time and talent offering.  Maintenance Coordinator Dave Martin at 334.312.0289
Landscaping and Lawn Crew
This ministry provides maintenance of the church grounds and includes seasonal weekly mowing the grass, care of trees, shrubs and plantings.
Transportation to Holy Mass and Medical
Volunteers offer transportation to parishioners who need a ride to Holy Mass and medical appointments.
Visit the Sick, Elderly and Homebound
Volunteers visit parishioners who are homebound and need a visitor to brighten their day
Visit Sick in Hospitals
Volunteers visit parishioners who are in the hospital.
Visit Nursing Home Patients
Volunteers visit parishioners who are nursing home patients
Communion to Sick
Volunteer extraordinary ministers visit parishioners to offer communion.  Contact Fr. Den Irwin at 334.567.0047
Prison Ministry
One of the corporal works of mercy is to visit the imprisoned, and there is a GREAT need for such ministers of mercy in our parish’s backyard!  Elmore County is home to three men’s correctional facilities (Staton, Draper, & Elmore Correctional Facilities) in addition to Julia Tutwiler Prison for women.
State-required training and background checks jumpstart volunteers who then are assigned to a team for visitation. For example, the Catholic Ministry slot for Tutwiler is on the first four Tuesday evenings of each month. OLOG volunteers team up with volunteers from Montgomery parishes so that actual service time for a volunteer averages about 5.5 hours a month. We offer Holy Mass and faith formation. Father Wayne Youngman is assigned to our Tutwiler team.