The Lord’s Supper

03-12-2017Parish LifeThe Lord’s Supper Ministry

The Lord’s Supper ministry was originally formed in 1989 to provide wholesome meals to the Ozanam Men’s Shelter in New Brunswick and to a few needy people in our community. When the shelter was no longer in need of food, the ministry was expanded in Flemington and the surrounding townships. Since its inception, there have been many dedicated volunteers to serve in the Lord’s Supper ministry. At present, there are approximately 60 parishioners who serve as shoppers, head cooks, assistant cooks, salad and desert makers, and drivers. The meals are prepared in the Parish Center kitchen, assembled and delivered by this group on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. The number of meals served is usually between 60-70. Through the years, a very efficient scheduling and communication system has been developed so participants are well informed. The nature of this ministry provides varied opportunities for participants to help by shopping, cooking, baking, or driving.

The benefits of the ministry really cannot be measured. Providing food, kindness, and compassion to our marginalized neighbors is what we are called to do. Participation in the Lord’s Supper has proven to be spiritually fulfilling for both our volunteers and our clients. This ministry contributes to building unity within our parish and community.

If you know of someone that may benefit from our meals, please let us know. Anyone interested in more information regarding the Lord’s Supper or who have a desire to volunteer can call the number listed in the bulletin directory.BACK TO LIST