Ministries
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  • Choir   Choir Blog  OLOS Choir on Twitter!

    Director of Music:  Renae Toney Szymczak renae_toney@yahoo.com 
    Our music ministry consists of cantors, adult choir, children's choir and various instrumentalists who play on special occasions.

    Our cantors sing at the 5:00 Mass on Saturday evening with a rehearsal prior to Mass at 4:30.  We can always use additional voices.

    Our adult choir is open to anyone Grade 9 in high school through adult.  We sing at the 10:30 Sunday Mass and rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00.  We also sing at all the special liturgies throughout the church year.  We always welcome new voices to join our choir family.

    The children's choir sings at Christmas Mass and rehearses only seasonally.  It is open to children Grades 2-8.

    If you play an instrument and would like to perform at special liturgies, please contact Renae. [top]

  • Community Relations

    Mary T Lerch

    The Community Relations ministry is responsible, among other things, for our Holiday Sharing program which provides gift baskets of food and angel tree gifts for children to needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. [top]

  • Dominican Order

    Ann Devine - 301-261-9347 - anndeliasd@gmail.com

    The Dominican Order is a family, composed of faith-filled men and women in a multitude of circumstances and geographic locations throughout the world. All are called to serve the Lord in a special way, following the path of our Father, St. Dominic.

    Our Dominican Third Order chapter meets in the rectory of OLOS on the third Thursday of each month from 7 - 9 p.m. The four pillars of Dominican life are, prayer, study, the apostolate and community life. We study and pray so we can know God better, love Him more, and serve Him by taking the fruits of our studies to people in the community.  We love The Church because Christ founded it, and we are faithful to its teachings. Charity is great love for God and of neighbor and it is the very spirit of the Dominican Order.  Our love for God is shown through acts of spiritual and corporal mercy. Our love and concern for our members takes place at our monthly meetings when we pray, study and share. If you think you would like to know more about us, call Ann Devine and come to our next meeting. [top]


  • Eucharistic Adoration

    Ann Devine - 301-261-9347 - anndeliasd@gmail.com

    As Catholics, we believe that Our Lord is truly present in the Eucharist, and Adoration is a special way of adoring Him.

    We have Adoration of the Blesses Sacrament here every Tuesday from 9 am to 3 pm from September through May. This ministry of love and prayer has been going on for over ten years and is the source of many blessings we have received here at Our Lady of Sorrows.

    Because The Lord cannot be left alone during this Exposition, we ask that all visitors sign in at the back of the main entrance at the time of their visit. We have 15 core members who attend every week but we need more people, even if it is just for a short while. Won't you come and spend some time with Jesus? [top]

  • Knights of Columbus

    Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church.  Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your won faith; it s about protecting and enhancing your family life.  Come see just what we are all about and take the first steps to enhance your personal life.  For further information please contact Ralph Rufino - faelo26@yahoo.com or visit the Council Site:  www.koc8251.org


    Squires are boys aged 10 to 18. for more information about the Squires program please call the parish office 410-867-2059 or email Pete Ball - pball@stjosephodenton.org [top]

  • Liturgical Ministries

    The Liturgical Ministries include:  Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Ushers and we are always happy to welcome and teach new volunteers.  We would also like to begin a new "Greeters" ministry in which people and families of all ages would greet parishioners as they enter the church for Mass.  Please contact Mary Catherine Ball if you are interested in joining this new ministry. [top]

  • Meals on Wheels

    Jackie Lauer - 410-257-2760 - jhlauer@comcast.net

    There are two routes of deliveries made each week day.  The meals are delivered to the church at about 11:15 daily.  Drivers pick them up here and deliver them to clients around South County, then return the empty coolers to the church.  Most drivers drive only every other week.  We always need substitutes.  If you're interested in volunteering or have any questions please contact Jackie. [top]

  • Mommy and Me

    Mary Catherine Ball - 410-867-1941 - youth@olos.us

    Mommy and Me is currently inactive.  If you are interested in restarting it please contact Mary Catherine Ball.  This program allows parents and care-givers of pre-schoolers to meet together in the hall once a week for the adults to interact and the children to play together.  The activities for this group are self-generated by the needs of the group. In the past it has included book discussions, guest speakers, story tellers for the children, bible study and prayer activities. Mommy and Me is open to all members of the community. . Volunteers are needed to play with the children. We invite “grannies”, older adults who would like to play with the children, to volunteer. You do not have to commit to every week.  At this time Mommy and Me meets on Wednesday mornings 10-12. There is no charge and no pre-registration. [top]

  • RCIA

    Fr. Timothy Klunk - 410-867-2059 - frtim@olos.us

    If you or someone you know is contemplating joining the Catholic Church, RCIA classes can help you discern if this is truly where you are being called. Classes begin in September. Confirmation takes place at the Easter Vigil. Those interested should contact Father Tim at the parish office (410-867-2059 or Email: frtim@olos.us).
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  • Religious Education

    Director of Religious Ed.:  Mary Catherine Ball - 410-867-1941 - youth@olos.us

    Faith formation is a life-long process. It is also central to our duties as baptized Catholics to tell the Good News and to be of service to others.  The Religious Education Department offers opportunities for faith formation from birth to death. Included in this ministry are Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, RCIA and Marriage Preparation.

    The Religious Education department provides for family faith formation allowing families to engage in activities that help make the Kingdom real in their own lives. It also establishes avenues of formal religious education for grades pre-K through 12. First Communicants are generally in the second grade or above and Confirmandi tenth grade and above. 

    Bible Studies and Book Clubs are offered for adults. 

    Vacation
    Bible School
    is held each year for children 3-12.  Teens act as helpers. 

    Volunteers of all ages and skills are needed for the many programs offered.  We always need teachers and helpers in the classrooms, help with Stone Soup Sunday, office work, making calls, mentors, etc. Training is available for those interested in teaching. Contact the Religious Education office 410-867-1941 ext14 or youth@olos.us to see where your talents can best be used.

    Faith Formation also includes outreach to the poor. Everyone should be giving some time and talent to the poor. Stone Soup Sunday is held once a month to make sandwiches and soup for the poor. We are open to other projects too. [top]

  • Respect Life

    The Gabriel Network - Kelly Mikules:  timothy_mikules@comcast.net 

    The Gabriel Network (formerly known as the Gabriel Project) is a faith-based nonprofit pregnancy support network that provides practical, emotional, and spiritual assistance to women and families facing crisis pregnancies. The Gabriel Network is comprised of churches, volunteers, and maternity homes working in conjunction with pregnancy centers and other support agencies. Services include: transitional maternity housing and emergency shelter, 24/7 helpline support, transportation, adoption awareness, education/scholarships, computer training, job assistance, resource listings and referrals for other services. Please contact Kelly for more information. [top]

     

  • Women's Guild

    President:  Jackie Lauer - 410-257-2760 - jhlauer@comcast.net

    The OLOS Women's Guild is comprised of women who are willing to help the parish while enjoying the company of other women.

    Would you like to help with the dinner in October, make candy in November, be part of the Breakfast with Santa and Secret Santa Shopping in December, help with Bingo, First Communion, Confirmation or Priest Appreciation Day in the spring or funeral receptions during the year?

    Join us at any meeting or give Jackie Lauer a call or send her an email.

    Not able to attend meetings but would like to help during evening or weekend events, just give us a call and we will let you know when help is needed during those times.

    Membership is easy, helping is a little harder, but both are always greatly appreciated! [top]

  • Youth Ministry