Hill Country Community Ministries
This is a non-denominational, non-profit organization supported by volunteers from over 30 area churches and organizations. The agency provides emergency services (food, clothing, and financial assistance) to persons residing in SW Williamson and NW Travis counties. Volunteers with a compassionate attitude, are needed who have a strong desire to serve their less fortunate neighbors.
Belinda & Brian Lehmkuhle, 512-986-4273 - [email protected]
Holy Family Catholic School
This group is primarily comprised of families who have children attending the Catholic School. Holy Family Catholic School provides a nurturing environment that fosters the growth of the whole child, intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically. The support group also welcomes members who are interested in promoting Catholic education. This group provides information about the school to interested families and sponsors fund raising events in support of the school. Holy Family Catholic School is located at 9400 Neenah Ave, in the Davis Springs subdivision.
Are you considering a Catholic education for your children? If so, please contact the church office for details on the requirements for qualifying for a tuition discount at Holy Family Catholic School.
Rebecca Tovar, 512-699-9165 - [email protected]
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus (KCs) are an international organization and the principle men’s organization at St. Margaret Mary. The Knights are a fraternal organization dedicated to charity, unity and fraternity. These men do many church, community, pro-life, family and youth oriented activities throughout the year. Among the many activities, the council sponsors an on-going aluminum recycling program, a monthly breakfast, a Mardi Gras and Oktoberfest social event and an annual garage sale to raise funds. The Knights help the clergy with the Lenten Stations of the Cross and they also lead the Rosary before every Mass. The parish always looks forward to the delicious Fish Fry offered on Fridays during Lent. For many years they have also sponsored an annual “Giving Tree” to help support the Leander Head Start Program at Christmas and they can be counted on to provide manpower for all parish events.
The Knights of Columbus and the Guadalupano Ministry will lead the Rosary before each weekend Mass. Make every effort to arrive at least 30 minutes early before Mass to join us in this special devotion. We can pray together to ask for Our Lady’s intercession for peace in our communities.
The September issue of the Chaplain’s Report includes a brief summary of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson’s presentation in Toronto, emphasizing that Catholics must remain positive in attitude and practice. One positive practice that Knights of Columbus families should turn to, he said, is the Building the Domestic Church initiative.
The initiative offers a host of resources to enhance the spiritual, moral and charitable lives of families, parishes and councils. These resources include The Consecration to the Holy Family and Bishop Thomas Olmsted’s Into the Breach, which has been reprinted by the Supreme Council with a new study guide.
For more information, please read the Council's latest newsletter or see the advertisement on the back of the weekly bulletin.The KCs are always actively recruiting new members, please call Robert to learn more about this steadfast parish organization.
Robert Spranger, (214) 862-8824
Mobile Loaves and Fishes
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) at Saint Margaret Mary is a ministry focused on feeding and serving the homeless and working poor. Visit the MLF web site to read about the street retreats, housing, counseling, employment and food assistance services or link to St. Margaret Mary on the program location page to learn how you can register to help on a team or to make a secure donation to this very worthy cause. If you would like more information about serving on a truck team, please contact our parish volunteer coordinator David Tull at 512-259-2687.
The 2018 Golf Tournament benefiting MLF was a great success! We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Golf Committee, the MLF core team, the golfers, sponsors, dinner guests and all the volunteers for their hard work. Your generous support will help many lives in our community. We look forward to seeing you at the annual MLF Golf Tournament next year!
If you would like to be a sponsor, volunteer for the event or to donate items for next year's auctions, please contact Jason Ferguson at 512-843-4473 or send email to [email protected].
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic organization of laypersons that seeks, in a spirit of justice and charity and by a person-to-person involvement, to help those who are in need. Families who do not have adequate clothing, housing, furniture, health services, or income are assisted and prayed for so they may live a truly human life. Are you a concerned neighbor, would you like to join St. Vincent de Paul and work with the social services of our community? Please consider joining us with Christian-Spiritual sharing in the burdens of our neighbors.
The Austin Society of St. Vincent de Paul now has a "Find Help!" mapping tool online. Just enter an address in the search field and it will show which St. Vincent de Paul chapter is closest.
Jackie Godwin-Ditz, 512-550-1581 (English) or 512-259-1056 (Español)