Outreach Ministries

Catoctin Pregnancy Center

About: Located in Emmitsburg, MD, provides confidential help and comfort for expectant mothers.

Time: Mondays 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm, Wednesday, 12:00pm-2:00pm or by appointment.

Coordinator: Melanie Turner 301.447.3391.

Note: Donations are always needed.


Prayer Shawl

About: Prayer shawls are a simple way to help spread Jesus’ love to others. They have been given to parishioners and non-parishioners, adults and children, Catholics and non-Catholics. They provide hope, comfort, and healing to those who most need a reminder of God's love for them through the work of our hands and the prayer in our hearts.

Time: Second Mondays of each month at 7pm.

Coordinator: Peggy Leister 717.642.8903.

Note: Open to anyone who has the skills to knit, crochet, quilt or sew or who has the desire to learn.


Parish Nurse Association

About: This ministry provides news and information to help parishioners develop and strengthen healthy habits and improve their physical health and well being. We offer blood pressure checks the first Saturday / Sunday of the month.

Time:  Meets the first Wednesday of each month (except July) at 5:00pm.

Coordinator: Mary Anne Gardner 717.642.6198.

Note: Anyone who is presently a nurse or a retired nurse is welcome to join.


Gettysburg Soup Kitchen 

About: Located at the Peace House (22 West High St.) next to the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Gettysburg, free meals are served 6 days a week. St Mary’s and St. Rita's parishioners prepare and serve the meals on the second Thursday of each month.

Time: Monday through Saturday11:30am – 12:30pm.

Coordinator: Karen Graff 717.642.8075

Note: Volunteers are always needed.

Natural Family Planning

 About: Offers practicing Catholics who do not use contraception, a natural way of planning a family.  Provides education on the Church approved method of fertility recognition and family planning.

Time: Meet on individual basis, please call for appointment.

Coordinator: Jeff and Marcia Moyer 717.762.7421.

Gettysburg Clothes Closet

About: Located at the United Methodist Church on High St. in Gettysburg, an interfaith ministry that offers gently used clothing for all ages. Donations are taken at any time at St. Mary’s parish.

Time: Monday - Friday, 11:00am – 2:00pm .

Coordinator: United Methodist Church, 717.334.3032.


Fairfield Food Pantry

About: Located at the Fairfield Mennonite Church, St. Mary’s takes weekly donations as well as a special Thanksgiving food drive. Religious Education students donate change weekly to the “milk fund” of the food pantry.

Time: Distribution is the third Friday of the month from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

Coordinator: Dot Warrenfeltz 717.642.9513


AA Group

About: Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Time: 7:00pm at the St. Mary's Church.

Coordinator: Doug Shuey 443-277-0265

Note: The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.


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