This is a network of families who have adopted children and are willing to provide support and information to other families – both those who are thinking about adoption and those that have already adopted.
Contact: Bob and Kathy Cormier
Phone: (727) 415-6835
Over 30 years ago our former
pastor, Father Larkin, asked several parishioners to look into the plight of the migrant farm workers. They learned of the poverty and despair within the farm worker community and decided to have a special Christmas collection of toys for the farm workers’ children. A wicker basket was placed in the Narthex and approximately one hundred gifts were donated. The following year a Christmas Giving Tree was placed in the Church Narthex, decorated with tags stating the ages and gender of the farm children. The response was very generous and enough toys and gifts were donated to fill a van. Now more than 2,000 gifts are delivered each year to the farm worker families. On delivery day, parishioners and students get caught up in the Christmas spirit as they lend a hand with loading the truck.
Contact: Pat Emrick
Phone: (727) 733-3887
Contact: Julio & Mary Lourdes Haedo
Phone: (727) 734-1971
Anyone who feels his personal life is or has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker is eligible for membership in Al-Anon. Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. The focus of this Men’s Al-Anon Group is “Recovery for Men” who have been affected by living with a problem drinker.
Meetings are on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00pm in the DuBois Center
Phone: (727) 734-9356
This ministry offers the opportunity to share your story of loss in an atmosphere of caring among a community of believers who are on the same journey. Three 6-week sessions are offered throughout the year. Please call the Parish office to be put in touch with Shirley.
Contact: Shirley Celidonio
Phone: (727) 733-3606
Kimberly Home is a non-profit organization dedicated to LIFE that has been caring for women in unplanned pregnancy circumstances and their children since 1983. Whether a client is an expectant woman or adolescent, single or married, new parent, or simply in need of counseling and a compassionate ear, she is offered assistance from the first trimester through delivery and into early childhood. Services include, but are not limited to, free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound, counseling and mentoring programs, licensed infant/ toddler day care, maternity and infant/toddler clothing, information and referral network, baby food, formula, baby supplies/furniture, adoption counseling and placement, prenatal and parenting education, transitional housing, and life skills training/classes. Kimberly Home has a thrift shop that serves to fund all programs.
Contact: Kate Kelly, Executive Director
Phone: (727) 443-0471
Men’s fraternal organization fosters charity, unity and fraternity through service to the Church and community, council family, and youth. The Knights organize events for Catholic youth (e.g. basketball free throw and others), fundraisers for charities, scholarships for vocations, sponsor the annual OLL School golf tournament, and give of their time, talent and treasure to those in need. Members must be Catholic.
Contact: Alan Gauzens
Phone: (727) 733-9441
This men’s organization fosters the spirit of patriotism and encourages responsible active Catholic citizenship. The Assembly, in addition to supporting the Council activities, participates in “get out the vote” campaigns, funds Catholic military chaplaincy, and provides an honor guard to Catholic functions and ceremonies for the local Church and Bishop. Members must be Catholic and members of a Council.
Contact: Jim Hobbie
Phone: (727) 736-1574
This ministry aspires to enhance the social life of the entire family, promote good fellowship and love, and perform works of charity. The Ladies Auxiliary works in concurrence with the Knights of Columbus on activities like Vocations Appreciation, Culture of Life, and Youth activities. Membership is open to all adult women of the Parish or relative of a Knight.
Contact: Betty Green
Phone: (727) 736-0308
This ministry, coordinated by the Knights and Ladies Auxiliary, offers one-time or temporary services to Parishioners, assisting with small chores normally done by home-owners themselves, but which they cannot perform due to a temporary inability or illness. Examples of services include changing light bulbs, changing fire alarm batteries, small home repairs, walking a dog, yard clean-up, grocery shopping or moving light furniture. Work requiring a permit or professional licensure is not included. Volunteers do not have to be members of the Knights or Auxiliary.
Contact: Antje or Dennis Anderson
Phone: (727) 656-9741
This ministry coordinates the efforts to assist our twin parish, Sacred Heart of Jesus in Acul des Pins, Haiti, with various needs. The funds raised so far have enabled us to help complete the Mission Chapel, continue our support in funding classroom teacher salaries, and sponsor summer camps for the children. We have also raised enough funds to provide each child with the “shoe that grows,” purchase French Bibles and Catechisms, and connect electricity to the school. We have sent groups of teachers and young adults to the parish to work with their youth during the summers.
Contact: Father Gary
Phone: (727) 733-3606
For our annual (June) life changing experience for the young adults of our parish:
Contact: Sarah Davis
Phone: (727) 733-0872
Pinellas Hope is a program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg that provides a safe living environment for homeless individuals and support to become self sufficient. We now have the opportunity to share our compassion by feeding the homeless at Pinellas Hope.
Opportunities to Serve:
We are scheduled to serve the residents twice a month, which gives plenty of opportunity for you to participate in any of the following ways: make or purchase desserts; help prepare the meals in our kitchen; serve the meals at Pinellas Hope; or make a donation to help offset the cost. This is a wonderful ministry to get involved in – you will not be disappointed!
Respect Life fosters an understanding of the sacredness of human life in all its dimensions. As Catholics, we respect life from conception to natural death. We believe all life is God-given and precious.
Contact: Aaron & JoEllen Treherne
Phone: (727) 403-7260
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has a long history at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Located in the Dubois Center, SVDP is open to Dunedin residents every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-12pm. People of all faiths are served. During office hours, clients are provided with food, utility bill assistance, clothing, furniture vouchers, and emergency travel. They also hold an annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, which provides a holiday dinner to needy families. They do whatever they can for the homeless in our area as well.
Contact: Phyllis, President
Phone: (727) 252-0361
Come join us if you are single, 55+ and want to meet and make new friends. We meet on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00pm and provide outreach to one another, to the parish, and to the local community. We have several planned activities each month, such as breakfast, bowling, bible study, movies, picnics, and dinner. Come join us at our next meeting!
Contact: Betty Hortsman
Phone: (727) 736-0630