Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
Lexington NC

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OLR Faith Formation News

Our Faith Formation Program has classes every Sunday from 9:30-10:50am for grades K-5; Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm for grades 6-8; Confirmation Preparation: Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00pm

This year will be having Confirmation and all the students from grades 8-12 are to attend Confirmation Preparation classes.  These classes are mandatory.  The total students enrolled in the formation program are 72.  Classes begin when the parish center is complete for occupancy.

            Our Christian Catholic Community has the obligation to instruct its children about Christ and his Church.  The Faith Formation Program takes every step to make this a reality.

            The Catechetical Program of Our Lady of the Rosary Church is a traditional presentation of Catholic Christian Doctrine, outlined by the Diocese of Charlotte in conjunction with the apostolic teaching and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.

            Our volunteer teachers are qualified and certified through hours of learning and workshops sponsored by the Pastoral Leadership Council of the Diocese.

            Because of their leadership role in our Parish, I am proud of them. It is through their sacrifice and efforts that they help to enhance and fortify what the parents have already begun in their child(ren).

            I remind parents that it is their duty and obligation to make sure that their child(ren) receive such instruction provided for them by our Parochial Programs.

          I applaud and encourage the parents to fulfill their obligations as being the first teachers of their child(ren) in the faith.

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The purpose of GLAMA is to establish a common bond and vision that the ministers have in serving Godís people.  The ministers meet the second (2) Wednesday of every month (September-May) to share their hopes and dreams, success and failures and to corporately discern the needs of their people with the help of local professionals to share also with us their goals so that we together with them can more effectively serve the community.  

Noonan Homeless Shelter
107 East 1st Avenue
Lexington, NC 27292
Phone: 336-248-5930

General Guidelines

  • There are actually 2 shelters located side by side: the adult homeless shelter & the family shelter.

  • OLR church is currently providing the evening meal for both shelters the first Sunday of the month, September - May.

  • The shelter provides disposable dishes, silverware, beverage glasses, napkins, ice and carryout containers (for family shelter).

  • Once everyone has been served, the volunteers are free to leave. The entire process usually takes 1to 1 1/2 hours.

Guidelines for the captain & volunteers

  • The captain should call the shelter Thursday to get a count of clients in both shelters.

  • He or she then phones the volunteers to plan the meal & tell people how many will be served. Meals do not have to be fancy...Martha Stewart doesn't live at the shelter! "Comfort foods" are best. Children love the dessert, but the adults are more concerned with a hearty meal.

  • Volunteers provide the evening meal: main course, vegetable, salad, bread, dessert, and drinks. The food should be already warm (or cold) and ready to serve.

  • Volunteers should plan to arrive when the adult shelter opens at 6:30 pm.

  • Meals for the family shelter are boxed up and taken to the family shelter while the clients in the adult shelter are checking in.

  • Plates of food & beverages for the clients in the adult shelter are then prepared by volunteers and set out on a counter. The clients are not permitted to handle the food, so buffet style service is not an option.

  • Many clients will request second helpings since this may be the only meal they have all day.

  • The kitchen is small, so not everyone who cooks needs to stay and serve. At least four people should help with the servings.

  • Volunteers who would like to be reimbursed for the food purchased can give Father Al the receipt(s) along with their name and address.

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           This page was last updated on Monday, May 31, 2010

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
619 South Main Street
Lexington, NC 27292