Outreach

Volunteer With Us

Would you like to volunteer and join fellow parishioners as we help and feed the hungry in our area? Here are some of the many ways to volunteer:

Highland Blessing Dinner

In 2012, eight Highland area churches combined their volunteers to support the Highland Blessing Dinner, 520 Olive Street.

VOA Veterans Meal

Our 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.

Hope Connections

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 Deacon John for donation options. 

Christian Service

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 maryshouse.sport@gmail.com.

Director of Outreach

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.

Highland Blessing Meals now offering dinners in their Dining Room 

This is great news – they have discontinued their takeout meal program and are now able to greet and feed their guests in person.  Come be a part of this wonderful outreach ministry feeding our hungry a homestyle meal, served by VOLUNTEERS!
 
The Church for the Highlands, 520 Olive Street, invites Cathedral volunteers to once again join them at 4:30pm for set up and 5:30pm orientation on THIRD Thursdays, beginning July 15.  New protocols are in place.  NOTE: All Volunteers are required to be vaccinated.  We hope you are able to join us on third Thursdays!

Email our Director of Outreach, Deacon John Basco, to learn more about Outreach Ministries. 

For all of the latest news & info, join our Cathedral Outreach Group on our Parish App!

The HIghland Center Ministries’ Clothing Closet is open & in need of volunteers!
The HIghland Blessing Meal continues – and is in need of bottled water! Contact Deacon John if you would like to help!

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