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Social Ministry/Outreach

Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Social Ministry directly responds to the call of Jesus to feed the hungry, give shelter to the homeless, care for the orphan and widow in their distress, and to assist the poor and vulnerable right here in our own Newport News community.

Pantry Needs


Instant oatmeal

Mashed potatoes

Canned tomatoes



Mixed vegetables   


Personal products:  shampoo and deodorant

Please make it a habit this Lent to always bring something for the Pantry.

Pantry Sorters

This ministry is a good fit for families looking to be involved in ministry together.  
The Pantry Sorter ministry involves:

  • Volunteering once a week on an 8 week rotation

  • Approximately 208 hours of service per year

  • Moving food donations from the Commons to the Food Pantry

  • Sorting and organizing the food onto the pantry shelves

Please email Kim Taylor if you are interested.

Outreach Office

This ministry is a good fit for those with daytime availability.  Ministry needs are Monday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-2pm and Tuesday and Friday from 9-11am – you can help on the day(s) that works best for you.  Some volunteers work once a week, some once a month, and many work somewhere in between the two.  

Parishioners can volunteer to help in many ways:

  • Answering Phones

  • Interviewing Clients/Preparing Food Bags

  • Calling Clients Back

You can help as little or as much as you want. Please email Kim Taylor if you are interested.


Pregnancy Outreach

OLMC is pro-life.  In addition to pro-life advocacy and preaching, we actively serve women, men, and families facing unplanned pregnancy in order to help them make the decision for life.  This ministry is best staffed with women.  We have opportunities for daytime or evening hours.  This is a ministry of celebrating life.

Parishioners can volunteer to help in many ways:

  • Assist in sorting and putting away baby clothes when seasons

  • Assist during appointments

  • Help with answering the 24 hour pregnancy HelpLine

Please email Kim Taylor if you are interested in checking us out or receiving more information.

Opportunities with One-Time Events

These are ways you can serve without the commitment of a long term project – consider it a one and done.  As these events come up specific need and contact information will be available in the bulletin.  Serving in this way is equally as important as a long term commitment.

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