Director of Outreach:
Jane Snyder is our Director of Outreach Ministries, having served as a Catholic Church Outreach Director in Shreveport for 15 years. She helps parishioners find ways to serve as the Hands & Feet of Christ in our community! For more information, contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is current information about the ministries we have been helping. If you are able, these and all non-profits appreciate your donations.
Cathedral Outreach Ministries include:
Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) these meal ministries are temporarily discontinued.
We look forward to serving the hungy in our area again soon.
Highland Blessing Dinner
In 2012, eight Highland area churches combined their volunteers to support the Highland Blessing Dinner.
VOA Veterans Meal
On volunteers normally prepare/deliver/serve a midday dinner to the 56 residents of the Veterans Transitional Living Center located a few blocks down the street from the Cathedral on Jordan. Call the Cathedral office if this is something in which you would like to participate. Click here to learn more about VOA programs.
5 Catholic churches help to supply the shower areas at the Hope Connections where 35-50 homeless people take showers daily. At this time, they are no longer a day shelter. The shower area, washer/dryer and client mail services are still open. They continue to need hand sanitizer, along with body wash, body lotion, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Email Jane for donation options.
The Shreveport-Bossier Catholic community has supported Christian Service since Sr. Margaret and Fr. Murray Clayton began serving people in need in 1970. In 2017, this ministry moved to Hope Connections on Levy Street and is now in our parish boundaries. Christian Service continues to serve two hot meals a day, breakfast from 8:00 am – 10:00 am and lunch from 12 pm to 2:00 pm in TO-GO boxes. They are in need of stryofoam to-go boxes, bottled water and individually packaged plasticware. Click here to learn more about their services and volunteer opportunities to donate time, funds and food.
St. Raphael’s Guild
This ministry helps the needy and elderly of the parish and also provides greeters for funerals at the Cathedral. Would you like to join our Guild? Call the Office for information.
St. Michael’s Meal Ministry of St. Raphael’s Guild
This special group offers meals for families of the parish who have recently lost a loved one. Volunteers will be needed! Call the Office for more information.
Meals on Wheels Program
Meals on Wheels is a service designed to help seniors, over the age of 60 and home-bound, maintain their independence as they face financial, physical, or emotional hardships. We are one of many drop off points for the meals prepared by the Caddo Council On Aging. Volunteers have a one-hour route to deliver the meals Monday-Thursday mornings. For more information, contact Mary Kay.
Welcome Baby Ministry
Volunteers prepare and deliver a meal to Cathedral families with newborns.
To learn more about volunteering, please contact Dotye Stanford at 221-5296.
Mary’s House – Embrace Grace
Looking for an outlet for your compassion? Embrace Grace – 12 week program for single and pregnant women to learn that God loves them and has a plan for their lives. So begins their journey …. “To convert someone, go and take them by the hand and guide them.” St. Thomas Aquinas. To learn more about volunteering, email L’Anne at email@example.com.
Kairos Prison Ministry
This ministry is a multi-denominational group that assists inmates to develop a Christian community inside the walls of prison. New volunteers are always needed. For more information click here, Kairos Inside Brochure.