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.

Thanks to the generosity of donations and volunteer time, the drive was a great success!

The Lazarus Ministry:

  • Distributed 130 backpacks for parishioners to return with a requested list of items
  • Created another 70 backpacks to distribute using the loose items donated by the parish
  • Collected 12 large bins of socks and underwear
  • Offered homemade sweetbreads and sandwiches at the event
  • Loaded the SMM truck with all the donations

They endured a day that saw temperatures reach over 100 degrees to set up tents & tables, distribute 155 backpacks, all but one binful of socks and underwear, food for everyone who came, books, and manned a prayer table.

They also found a home for the remaining 45 backpacks at the HopeCommunity Center, Christian Service Center, and the SMM Haiti Mission.

Thanks to everyone who participated!!

Please send any questions, comments, or suggestions to [email protected]