Community Outreach

Prayer Chain
    The purpose of the Prayer Chain is to bring prayer to our fellow parishioners, family, friends, and neighbors who are in need.  We believe prayer is very powerful because we continually pray to God for His wonderful works.  The bible states that we are the intercessors for each other (James 5:16).  We feel God has called us to direct our prayers to intercede for our brothers and sisters in Christ. 
Contact the parish office or:
Mickie Schneider
Helen Lagasse. 
Prayer Shawls
    Our prayer shawls are made with prayer, as prayer by people who are in our Busy Fingers sewing group.  The shawls are made of yarn so the recipient can wrap in it and feel God's loving arms around them.  If you know someone who is in need of a shawl or are on our prayer chain.
Contact the parish office or:
Terry Edwards  
(for a shawl or to be part of the Busy Fingers)
Knights of Columbus Council 14035
    If you are a practicing Catholic man 18 years or older please check us out!  With good fellowship and commitment to Holy Mother Church and family we carry out the mission that Fr. Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus started over 128 years ago.
See our page under Other Information for more information and details. 
Contact the parish office or:
Grand Knight Ronald Weishaar 
Women of St. Ignatius
    All women of the parish are part of this group.  The women meet to discuss upcoming church events.  Some of these women are part of the Busy Fingers, some on the Bereavement Committee, while others work on other projects.  If you would like to help with these projects contact the parish office.  The ladies meet the first Tuesday of the month (except December - February) for discussion and lunch.
Contact the parish office or:
Ginny Hoctor 
(for lunch information)
Soup Kitchen
    We prepare and serve for the Gettysburg Soup Kitchen on the third Thursday of the month.  Parishioners are provided with pans and recipes to make the main dish.  We also provide desserts and bread.  You can sign-up in the Narthex if you would like to help those in need.  
Contact the parish office or:
Jane Stockhausen
Sharon Forsythe
Food Collection
      Our Knights of Columbus  Council have an on-going food collection for the Gettysburg Homeless Shelter.  You may drop off food in the Upper Loyola Center.
Bereavement Committee
      At one of your most sorrowful times, please be comforted in in knowing that our committee will take care of your funeral luncheon needs.  Our committee will supply most of the items except for food.  We will set-up, provide drinks and desserts.  Please contact the parish office.  If you would like to help on this committee,
Contact the parish office or:
Ginny Bittle
Homebound Committee
      There are parishioners who have long or short term illness or those who cannot leave their home for different circumstances. If you are homebound, please contact the parish office so we can arrange for someone to visit and bring Holy Communion.  If you are interested in becoming a Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to shut-in's contact the Pastor, Deacon or the parish office.
"Life After Loss"
"Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted."  Mt. 5:4
The Life After Loss Ministry invites those who are grieving to come join us. Receive comfort from those who join us.  For more information contact the parish office or:
Dodie Huete