The Lazarus Ministry

Mission: Mindful of Jesus’ admonition that “Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me (Matthew 25:40), SMM Lazarus Ministry seeks to help families living in the Lee Road hotels to move into more suitable housing and to ease the already arduous burden of poverty by making available the necessities of life as the first step to a more fruitful life, especially for children.

The Lazarus Ministry has some great opportunities on the horizon for you to support the community of families living in hotels on Lee Road.  If you are looking for opportunities to BE AND SEE THE HOLY SPIRIT IN ACTION, please visit the sign-up links associated with any number of opportunities that interest you.

To be added to the Lazarus email list or indicate areas in which you are interested in participating, please complete the form below or send an email to [email protected]

Otherwise, look for Bulletin Announcements, E-blasts, Flocknote emails, for opportunities to serve or donate.

2024 Lazarus Event Calendar

  • April 18 - Spring Cleaning at InTown Suites. We deliver cleaning and personal hygiene supplies to hotel residents. For volunteer opportunities for this event, please visit this LINK to sign up.
  • June 10 – Summer Meals - Prepare and delivery of 50 meals each day Monday through Thursday.  The last delivery day is July 18. Look for a volunteer sign up link to come in May 2024.
  • August 8 - Back-to-School. We deliver school supplies to children whose families live in hotels so that they are ready when school starts. Look for a volunteer sign up link to come in July 2024
  • November 26 - Thanksgiving food delivery. We deliver food gathered through the SMM Thanksgiving Stores program to hotel families. Look for sign up link to come in November 2024.
  • December TBD - Christmas gift deliveries. We deliver gifts gathered through the SMM Christmas Stores program. Look for sign up link to come in November 2024.

There are many ways to be involved the event above including distributing items in the SMM Courtyard, helping to organize donations for delivery, loading donations for delivery, helping to distribute donations at the hotels, being part of the team by manning prayer tables at events, etc.


If you would like to donate funds to be used by the Lazarus Ministry.

  1. Electronically - go to the donate link on the St Margaret Mary website:  Once you have made your donation, please send an email to [email protected] to let us know so we can follow up with the Parish Administration.
  2. Check - If you prefer to write a check, make the check out to St Margaret Mary Church and write Lazarus Ministry in the Memo Line.

Please sign up to help below:

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