In all families, there is a time for giving and a time for receiving: a time to help and a time to be helped. We want you to feel “at home” on either side. If you are willing to help someone in need, let us try to make that connection for you. For further information, please call the OLR Parish Office at (513) 825-8626 or St. James Parish Office at (513) 948-1218 or St. Matthias Parish Office at (513) 825-8626.
This ministry provides meals for families in times of severe illness, hardship or death in the family. If you are in need of this ministry or would be able to occasionally help prepare meals, please contact the OLR Parish Office at (513) 825-8626. The current ministry coordinator is Mary Harper.
Meals for New Moms
This ministry provides several meals for families who have just welcomed a new baby into their lives. If you would like to avail yourself of this ministry or would be able to occasionally prepare a meal, please contact the OLR Parish Office at (513) 825-8626. The current ministry coordinator is Maggie Devlin.
When new parishioners are registered in one of our parishes, they are provided with information about the parish as well as a welcoming gift. Those serving on the Welcoming Ministry then contact the new parishioners to welcome them on behalf of the parish and to help them make friends or find connections at the parish. For more information, please call the OLR Parish Office at (513) 825-8626 or St. James Parish Office at (513) 948-1218 or St. Matthias Parish Office at (513) 825-8626.
The Visitation Ministry provides trained parish volunteers to visit members of their parish who are sick, elderly, bereaved or in a nursing care center. Their purpose is to spend time with those in need to express the love and concern of the parish community and to pray with those who find it difficult to attend liturgical functions on a regular basis. For more information on receiving a visit or becoming a visitor, please call the OLR Parish Office at (513) 825-8626 or St. James Parish Office at (513) 948-1218 or St. Matthias Parish Office at (513) 825-8626.
For St. Matthias' parishioners, please call the church office and ask for Cindy Lewis.
This ministry consists of a group of trained volunteers who provide assistance to grieving parish families at the death of a loved one. They provide wonderful service by assisting the grieving family in planning an appropriate and meaningful funeral or memorial service or Mass of Christian Burial. Help and support for other needs of the bereaved may also be available.
To request Funeral Mass or Funeral Services please call:
Prayer Chain Ministry
Each week prayer requests from parishioners are distributed by e-mail to Prayer Ministers and our Small Church Communities who pray daily for these needs. Many of our homebound parishioners participate in this ministry offering daily prayers for the needs of our parishes. Prayer requests can be dropped into the box at the back of the church or phoned in to the parish office. Prayer requests may be made by first name only in order to preserve confidentiality. Also, please let us know if the request has been answered so that we can give thanks to God. For additional information, please call the OLR Parish Office at (513) 825-8626. The current ministry coordinator is Barry Behrmann, Email: email@example.com.
At St. Matthias church, current ministry coordinator is Nancy Zoeller, 513-851-8705.
At St. James Church: Burke Ahrens, 513-821-2585
These small pamphlets are designed to address some of the many and diverse challenges and concerns each of us may face from time to time. They also provide help with asking God’s help in prayer. The pamphlets may be found in the back of church and in the Parish Activity Center for you to take for yourself or to give to a friend in need.