Listed below you will find a list of programs that are ongoing throughout the year. This is your central place for service projects and hours, for volunteering with the church as a family, and for responding to the needs of the community directly.
Visit the Volunteer/Service Hours page under the Social Concerns tab for the exact dates that volunteers are needed.
Do you know of someone in need of a card to lift his or her spirit?
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted- Matthew 5:4
The Card Ministry Team will send a special card to someone you know in need.
Cards will be signed “
From your friends at St. Laurence Catholic Church
”. Card requests are accepted for parishioners and their family members. When multiple requests are made for the same recipient, only one card will be sent.
To make a card request, please print out the
Card Request Form
, fill it out and drop off the completed form to the Parish Office in the Card Ministry Basket, or email to Laura Seymour @
. Forms can also be picked up at the Parish Office and the Social Concerns Office or can be emailed to you by sending a request to
For more information about this ministry or to make a donation of cards & envelopes, or interested in volunteering, please contact Laura Seymour @
or 281-638-1949. Remember to please drop off completed form to the Parish Office in the Card Ministry Basket or email it to Laura Seymour & we will take care of filling out the card and mailing it.
Monetary donations are accepted, but are not required for a card to be sent. Should you wish to make a donation, make check payable to St. Laurence with “Card Ministry” in the memo section and drop off at the Parish Office.
Handmade projects (jewelry, greeting cards, picture frames, etc.) to be donated to the Gracious Gifts gift shop at the Mamie George Community Center. No skills required. Come enjoy the fun and fellowship. We meet the first three Friday's of the month from 10:00 a.m. until noon to make our project. For more information, contact Glory Hopkins at email@example.com
CHILD ADVOCATES SNACK BAGS
Monthly assembly of 100+ plus snack bags provided the Child Advocate children a snack to eat while undergoing their forensic interviews. Volunteers are given a shopping list and grocery card to purchase items to assemble bags. To volunteer, contact Melanie Hartshorn at
COUPONS FOR A CAUSE
Stop by the SCM workroom on Wednesdays at 1:00 to learn how to save money shopping for your family while helping the hungry in our community. CFAC always needs additional volunteers to help sort & cut coupons, along with shoppers. Shoppers receive a shopping list, coupons and a gift card to purchase items. For more information, contact the Social Concerns Ministry office at
FRESH FOOD DELIVERY
Volunteers purchase and deliver fresh food (bread, eggs, potatoes, milk) to the St. John Fisher food pantry twice per month. The parish provides grocery store gift certificates to cover the cost. To volunteer for delivery, visit the
Sign Up Genius
For information on how you can assist our troops serving overseas, please contact our Military Ministry Chairperson, Lisa D'Oliver, at
OUR DAILY BREAD
Help us re-package baked goods (bread, bagels, pastries, etc.) from local businesses to be donated to Bethel Ministries to be distributed to those in need in the Stafford area as well as to Day Old Bread Ministry. We meet Mondays at 9:30am in the SCM workroom.
St. Laurence provides material and emotional support for refugee families sponsored through Associated Catholic Charities who are facing the challenge of adapting to American society. Families come from several different locations and cultures: Africa, Burma, Cuba, Colombia, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan just to name a few. For volunteer information, please contact the Social Concerns Ministry office at
THE TOOLBOX (HANDYMAN PROGRAM)
Volunteers from around the Fort Bend community gather together once a month on Saturdays to serve the elderly and disabled homeowners in Fort Bend County by offering clean up, home repairs or maintenance. Contact
with questions or to volunteer
THE VILLAGE PROGRAM
Our Village Program matches parish families with families that struggle each month to make ends meet. Car tags, a sick child and no insurance, a birthday, car repairs… all these sorts of events tend to keep struggling families on the edge of financial ruin. Matched families are a wonderful way to offer direct assistance, see the fruits of your labor and make a real difference in the lives of those in need.
Consider adopting a Village family, hear their story, embrace their struggle and help them monthly with either a gift card (for food, Wal-Mart, gas, etc.) or a physical gift like a child’s winter coat, birthday gift and balloons, a pair of work boots, a new tire… Monthly donations are communicated via a Village Tracker* and monetary values cannot exceed $75.00 per month. If you are interested in becoming a Village adopting family, please contact Pennie in the Social Concerns office
*TRACKERS (liaisons between the adopted family and the adopting family) are currently needed! For more information, please contact Pennie in the Social Concerns office
PROGRAMS FOR THE ELDERLY
Our ministry currently supports two programs at Sugar Land Health Care Center (in "old" Sugar Land): bi-monthly birthday/holiday celebrations and weekend Bingo games.
St. Laurence Senior Ministry - meets once per month, typically on the first Monday of the month. Meetings are held in the Large or Small Gathering Room in the R.E. building. Visit the Senior Ministry webpage under the Parish Life tab for information on the next meeting.
Our ministry supports weekend Bingo games for nursing home residents at Sugar Land Health Care Center (in "old" Sugar Land). For more information on Bingo, contact
to volunteer as a "caller". This is a great family volunteer opportunity!
BIRTHDAY & HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS
Our ministry supports bi-monthly birthday/holiday celebrations at Sugar Land Health Care Center (in "old" Sugar Land). For more information on Birthdays, contact Asumta Affonso
to volunteer. This is a great family volunteer opportunity!